Last month Microsoft started the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to older smartphones that are currently on Windows Phone 8.1. The company published a pretty long list of devices that will be getting the latest version of the platform, but unfortunately the Lumia 920, 925 and 1020 are not on the list. Are you a user of one of these phones? No one would blame you if your first impulse was to throw the thing away, but you may want to hold on a little longer. The Lumia 920, 925, or 1020 still have some value for Microsoft and the company is willing to give you $150 toward a Lumia 950 or 950 XL when you trade in one of these models.
Microsoft is not going to update the Lumia 920, 925, or 1020 to Microsoft 10 Mobile but you can still put these models to good use and trade them in for a decent discount on the Lumia 950 or 950 XL
The whole process is very simple and Microsoft gives you the choice between trading in online or at store. If you opt for the latter, you will have to take your phone to a store where an employee will evaluate the device and give you its trade-in value. If you prefer to do business online, you will need to go to Microsoft Store and select your model. Then you will be asked a few questions regarding the phone’s condition and once it’s done, you will have one week to send in the phone. After that, you will receive via email a redemption code which will be valid only online and will shave up to $150 off the price of the Lumia 950 or 950 XL.
Of course, in order to qualify for the deal, the phone your are trading in will have to meet a few conditions. First and foremost, it must power on, contain a hard drive and be fully functional. Moreover, make sure that the battery holds charge, the handset is not password protected and no components or original accessories are broken or missing. Also, keep in mind that a cracked display or case, any modifications or broken warranty seal will disqualify the phone from trade-in. Last but not least, you can’t get as many codes as you want, since there is a limit of 1 trade-in per purchase, per customer, and 3 purchases per household.
The deal is not valid on prior orders or purchases and the code can’t be exchanged for cash or gift cards. You will have time until June 30 to redeem your code, however, it might be a good idea not to wait until the last day, since Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time.