Best Buy has announced today that it is kicking off another deal with free smartphones for the month of December. Back in October, the mega retailer was offering select smartphones for free every Friday. This time, the sale is good for the entire month and includes a number of pretty hot handsets. Of course, there are a few catches as you’ll have to sign up for a new, two-year contract for each device. That means you’ll either have to be eligible for a full upgrade or you’d have to add a new line to your existing account.
Best Buy didn’t specify exactly which handsets will be included throughout the month, but it does offer phones from each carrier and has a few listed on its site to give us an idea of what will be part of the deal. While there are some really sexy handsets not available on the list, there is an entire month for all that to change. Here is what Best Buy is offering so far as listed on its site:
- HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon
- LG Optimus S for Sprint
- HTC Aria for AT&T
- BlackBerry Curve for Sprint
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 for AT&T
- LG Ally for Verizon
- LG Optimus T for T-Mobile
- Sanyo Zio for Sprint
- LG Vortex for Verizon
Not a bad bunch considering they’re all free with a two-year contract, but perhaps we’ll see a few more that weren’t mentioned or maybe more smartphones will be added to the list as the month goes on. While I wouldn’t hold my breath for it, it would be nice to see maybe a small handful of Windows Phone 7 hit that list eventually, but chances may be slim since availability is low and they’re on the GSM carriers only for the time being.
The retailers sure are making it incredibly easy for us consumers and mobile fanatics to shop for the holidays this year. But if you’re looking to nab a free smartphone this year without a contract, give our sweepstakes on Facebook a shot for your chance to win a smartphone of your choice. Also don’t forget to check out our holiday gift guide if you’re still wondering what to buy for your loved one – or yourself – for Christmas this year.