A deal offering a free one year subscription to Office 365 Personal for those who purchase a Lumia 640 or Lumia 640 XL is ending on June 30 in the UK. If you’re shopping for a new phone in the UK, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are great mid range options but if you’d like to take advantage of the deal, you’ll have to act quickly. A Lumia conversations post (via Neowin) explains the deal and how to get your free one year subscription.
The deal gets you a one year subscription to Office 365 Personal. Specifically, it includes one desktop version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook for a PC or Mac and access on one tablet. The Office suite is available on iPads, Android tablets, and Windows tablets so many users can take full advantage of the deal. It also includes sixty Skype world minutes per month to over sixty countries for a year and calls to land lines and mobile devices in eight countries. Microsoft adds that the Skype parts of the offer are limited to “select markets only.”
The June 30 deadline is referring to customers purchasing the device, meaning to get the deal you have to buy the device before that day. For those that have already purchased a Lumia 640 or Lumia 640 XL you have until August 14 to redeem your subscription.
To actually receive and activate your subscription, you download the Office 365 Gift app. It verifies your device qualifying for the deal and after entering your email you have an activation link and code sent to you. You can activate it from your phone but they suggest you activate it on the tablet or PC you plan to use Office 365 Personal on. Your phone has to have an activated SIM for the promotion to work.
Edit: The Skype portions of the promotion that are now listed were not originally in the included in the article.