January 4, 2009
May 27, 2015
I purchased this phone earlier this week. I needed a new phone right away but didn't want to spend much. For $157 (including taxes), this was an awesome deal!
I can confirm that it works great with two sim cards installed (see photo). One can't get a dual sim phone for this cheap anywhere! I may even consider moving to Speakout Wireless after my Telus contract expires in November!
The phone works great for me. Everything works as fast, if not faster, than my previous phone (Galaxy S3). The only drawbacks for me are the camera and the interface to get into the phone from the locked state. I have to swipe up and then my pattern before I get to the home screen. But I can handle this for a $40 phone!
I just noticed on the website that I need to activate the $100 voucher by July 1. Can anyone confirm this or can I leave it until when I want to switch to Speakout Wireless in the fall?
April 22, 2009
Speakout vouchers never expire if they are not activated. However, you will lose that $25 bonus if you activate after July 1. But if you activate on another $25 bonus promotion period, and they usually have 2 a year, you should be able to get that $25, judging from previous history. You just have to pick the right time to activate to get the bonus.
January 18, 2009
May 27, 2015
January 4, 2009
Don't know about any $25. The 2 months data will be lost if the phone is not used on Speakout and you don't call in to get them by July 1 I believe. Data tied to phone IMEI not the voucher. If you are not planning for Speakout now no big loss.
Yes, the $25 bonus is not currently running, but will likely be back in August/September. They almost always have it in place for the beginning of the school year. The way the $25 bonus works is that when a $100 topup voucher is activated -- added to any phone number/account -- during the promotion period, that account gets credited with $125. It does not matter when the voucher was purchased, and it is fine if it was used with some other promotion (e.g. discount on a phone, free SIM, etc) even if the timing of that promotion, based on when the voucher was purchased, is different.
It's not entirely clear to me how the 2 months free data is restricted. Certainly if one buys the phone, with the $100 voucher, for a combined $139, and activates that voucher on that phone before July 1, all is well. That was their intent. But if you buy both and activate just a $25 voucher on the Acer phone in June, is that enough to trigger the free data? If the $100 must also be activated, can it be on a different account? Presumably one could put a different SIM into the Acer, activate, and then switch the sim back to its original phone...
* Offer includes 100MB free data add-on ($10 value) with any Acer phone purchase. $50 off any Acer phone offer included with a $100 top-up purchase only. Must purchase new Acer phone between May 1 - July 1, 2015 to receive offer. 100MB data is free for the first 60 days from first activation date between May 1 - July 1, 2015. Note: usage overage fees apply above the free 100MB data add-on. Any remaining free data will be forfeited should the user switch data products before the 60 days is complete. Balance must be positive every 30 days in order for free 100MB data to continue. Negative balances automatically forfeit any remaining free data. Free data is good for 2 months, or sixty days.
Limited time offer, while supplies last. Plus applicable taxes. Offer valid with $100 SpeakOut top-up purchase. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. $100 top-up must be activated by midnight July 1, 2015.
January 18, 2009
The voucher had nothing to do with my bonus data. The phone had to be active on the network and I had to phone to get the data months set up by "management"(is how it was described)
I still have the voucher to be used in future. The phone is on an existing SO number(s) with no recent voucher purchase applied to the account. Just using the phone qualified for the 2 months.
Customer service was really good about explaining that before my purchase. Gotta give them a few points!!
I'm pretty sure they were clear that the voucher would be treated as any other but I think the last lines you quoted really mean for new accounts the voucher(account) must be active by July 1 to get the data bonus.