Mother's Day promotion: 3 Samsung phones from AT&T

| April 17, 2009

Mother's Day is coming on May 10, and in its honor, AT&T has a new promotion for three Samsung messaging phones with $50 rebate offers.

Samsung Propel, $99.99 (not including rebate): Features a sliding body, full QWERTY keyboard, instant messaging, Mobile Email, AT&T Navigator, CV, AT&T Video Share calling, AT&T Mobile Music, a 1.3 megapixel camera  Comes in orange, blue, red, and white/red.

Samsung Eternity, $179.99 (not including rebate): Multimedia 3G touchscreen device. Features AT&T Mobile TV, ?Video Share? calling, AT&T Navigator, mobile email and instant messaging.

Samsung Impression, $249.99 (not including rebate): Recently released handset has 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, sliding QWERTY keyboard, and 3.0 megapixel camcorder/camera. 

Each comes with a mail-in rebate good for a $50 AT&T promotion card. All of them also feature A-GPS, which makes it easy for Mom to locate you with AT&T's new FamilyMap location detection service.


CORRECTION: Edited to remove info regarding Mobile TV 60-day free trial. (Initial report from AT&T included the free-trial information, but those details have since been taken down off the AT&T site. No word on why.) There's also been some confusion regarding the Mother's Day promotion itself. The press release alluded to "buy-one-get-one-free prices," not a genuine BOGO offer available at the retail counter. I asked a representative from AT&T to explain the promotion in more detail, and here's the response:

Let's use the Propel as an example.

Customer goes into store and buys two Propels for $99.99/each.  They then can mail in for the rebate of $50.00 for the first phone (making it $49.99) and $99.99 for the second phone (making it free).

By the way, the details on getting a rebate for a second phone was not explained in AT&T's release, only the initial $50 mail-in rebate offer. But it still seems to suggest that the "buy-one-get-one-free" enticement really only refers to the rebates, which ? as stated in the rest of the press release ? are only good for AT&T promotion cards, not cash. So does it truly qualify as buy-one-get-one-free? Well, I don't think so, but you can decide for yourself now that you have the info. I'll keep looking into this and if those details change (or more clarification about this comes to light), I'll update this post. Thanks for the good lookin' out, hookajoe.