Verizon Wireless is now offering its flagship Windows Phone 8 (WP8)-powered handset, the Lumia 928, for free.
The Lumia 920 has attracted many customers since its release on AT&T in Nov. 2012. Verizon customers, however, didn't have a Windows Phone 8 (WP8)-powered top-end Nokia device until recently, when the Finnish company announced the Lumia 928 exclusive to Verizon.
The carrier had started selling the Lumia 928 for free on a two-year contract from mid-August and the deal is still on. We don't know for how long Verizon will continue this offer.
"Relive your favorite moments by documenting them in photos and video worth sharing. The Verizon exclusive Nokia Lumia 928 features optical image stabilization, a high-performance loudspeaker and Carl Zeiss® optics, helping you capture events in low light. Share quickly with 4G LTE and this Windows Phone 8 smartphone," reads the product description of the Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon.
The Lumia 928 is an upgrade to the Lumia 920 and the handset packs in top-end features just like the Lumia 920. The Lumia 928 is currently one of the four WP8 handsets available from Verizon, and it is now available for free on a two-year contract. The other three handsets on the carrier include the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, the Nokia Lumia 822 and the HTC 8X.
Interestingly, the HTC 8X has a price tag of $49.99 on a two-year contract and the Samsung ATIV Odyssey is priced at $0.99 on a two-year contract.
If you don't want yourself to be tied to a contract, then Verizon is also selling the Lumia 928 handset for $449.99 outright.
Online retailer Amazon is also selling the Lumia 928 for $0.01 on a new two-year contract or on eligible upgrades and for $499.99 outright.
The Lumia 925, which has very similar features, has a price tag of $99.99 on a two-year contract with AT&T. The Lumia 928 is an impressive top-end WP8 handset which packs in high-end features in its category. The current price reduction from Verizon may definitely attract more customers to the handset.