Called my local store, at first the associate says no wifi, then told her a friend at another store location was allowed to use their store wifi, she goes to ask manager, manager approved. So told me to come on in, but no rooted phones (lol). Crap hopefully they don't look for super user on my old Eris.
Gonna go check it out, will be pissed if I do the challenge and get shot down on a phone trade in because of root. Don't feel like doing an undue root.
Most likely they won't check. When I brought my palm pixi in, they asked what phone it was, none of the 4 reps standing there knew. Then they asked what is. I said webOS. Oh. One of them did ask if it was HP. If you are worried, just remove su and other root apps. Or if you are really worried,just unroot.
What challenge did you do? Did you pick or did they?
They asked me if I was familiar with the challenges and I said yes. Then they asked me which one I wanted to do.
You only need a phone with access to internet, doesn't matter if you use 3G or the WiFi in store. Since I don't have a data plan, I connected to their WiFi while waiting in line with the first Gen iPhone that I was trading in.
lost the challenge at Los Angeles area store on Santa Monica Blvd.
super easy, traded in Blackberry i bought used for $50 4 years ... (the challenge was update your Facebook status, i actually could have won if i hadnt hit the wrong key) but i need a new smartphone more than a new laptop
FYI if you are serious about trying to win the laptop ... the LA store said they gave away 2 yesterday while the Costa Mesa store told me (over the phone) that they were undefeated
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Well, my friend an I succeeded (er, lost) with a BlackBerry 7290 and a BlackBerry 8700. Neither were able to get online, and one didn't even have a SIM card installed at the time of the test. Nevertheless, we each walked out with a Lumia 710.
If you spend nine minutes of your life trying to save a dollar, you're working for less than minimum wage.
Went to the Costa Mesa store with my rooted and wonderful Evo 3D and tied with the windows phone twice (we tried the uploading a pic and checking the local and vegas weather). Got a BRAND NEW WONDERFUL LAPTOP FOR FREE!!!! According to other reps, I was the fourth person winning the laptop at their store!! Thanks Microsoft!!
Did you guys get a receipt or any paperwork when you got your phones? I just got the phone, no receipt or paperwork at all.
Didn't get a receipt or anything even after I purchased this $50 bundle thing (included car charging kit, 2 year Microsoft store Warranty and an extra usb cable). They said that all the information was stored on their computer system so if I had a problem all I needed to do was come in with my phone and they could ring up my information.
Just got a Samsung Focus S after trading in my Palm Pixi at the Oak Brook, IL store. I was hoping for an HTC Titan but they were out of stock. Question to Windows Phone users: Is it possible to use a Windows Phone like an ipod touch without activating it? I would like to use it on wifi for web browsing, apps, xbox live, etc without activating mobile service.
If you try to win the competition but lose can you try again on another day or do they give u 1 shot only? Reason I ask is I would like to try to compete with them using my galaxy nexus, but if I lose I wouldnt want to give up my phone. I would rather then bring in a old $20 blackberry and lose and swap it for a new windows phone.
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