Looks like the free phone and $25 airtime bonus with $100 airtime purchase is back:
The free phone option is a BLU Advance 4.0L only.
October 25, 2015
This seems like a good deal, I think it'll run games like Tapped Out and Clash of Clans on Wi-Fi, since the phone itself can handle it. But Speak Outs data speeds are so slow on the Edge network, it won't load games.
Can anyone offer some feedback on whether the data speeds are faster on a Speakout Phone rather than BYOD?
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November 23, 2015
They must have been overwhelmed with orders. I was told they are on back order. I just received mine from the current stock.
So far I'm liking the phone. Snappy, stable, not too much bloatware. No problem installing the Speakout sim, mini SD card. No problems with the bluetooth, wi-fi, audio, camera video and stills, connection to a PC via USB link. It is slim and light weight.
It comes with a power adapter with USB socket, a USB to mini USB cable, a screen protector, a quick start guide. It does not come with a full manual, but there is a link on the opening screen to an online manual. http://s536785483.onlinehome.u.....-l-manuals
I installed Sophos virus checker first and it flagged an app, "Device Management v1.0" as having an SMS trojan "Gedma-A". A second checker also flagged it. Not sure if it came with this or I acquired it in the first few minutes of surfing. Some research revealed this flag may be due to questionable behaviour by this app, not necessarily malware. At any rate, I did a total phone reset before installing software, disabled Device Management (it could not be removed since it is an Android system app). Sophos no longer flags it. Just a heads up for something to check when you get your phone.