Best Buy & Sprint giving students 12 months free talk, text & 1GB of data w/ new Android device


BestBuy and Sprint are offering a truly rare deal for students leading into the holidays this year. Starting today, students in the US that purchase a smartphone from BestBuy will be able to get 12 months of free talk, text, and data for 12 months. You’ll have to pick up an eligible Student Activated Price device in-store with an Unlimited, My Way plan, but that won’t require a contract and there are plenty of great phones to choose from.

You’ll pay a little more for BestBuy’s student pricing. For example, $449 for the Nexus 5 or $599 for a Moto X, but the free year of service (normally $70/month) will still save you a ton of money by the end of the first year. There will also be a $36 activation fee per line.

In addition, Best Buy is offering an additional 12 months of free service by adding another phone line to the same account on a two-year contract.

After your free year of service is up you’ll have to cancel your service or hand over the $70/month that the My Way unlimited plan with 1GB of data normally goes for. The deal will be available in BestBuy stores until January 4. A full list of eligible devices with pricing below:

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 $749.99
Samsung Galaxy Note II $699.99
Samsung Galaxy S 4 $649.99
Samsung Galaxy S III $549.99
Samsung Galaxy S II $549.99
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini $449.99
Samsung Galaxy Victory $299.99
iPhone 5S 16GB $699.99
iPhone 5S 32GB $799.99
iPhone 5S 64GB $899.99
iPhone 5C 16GB $599.99
iPhone 5C 32GB $699.99
iPhone 4S 8GB $499.99
LG G2 $599.99
LG Optimus G $599.99
LG Nexus 5 $449.98
LG Viper 4G LTE $449.98
LG Rumor Reflex $329.99
LG Rumor Reflex S $279.99
HTC One $599.99
HTC EVO 4G LTE $599.99
Motorola Moto X $599.99
Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE $449.99
Kyocera Rise $299.98
Kyocera Kona $249.98

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