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Windows 10 Mobile (Only) Continues to be Free Past July 29

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 Mobile will continue to be free past July 29th. Keep in mind this if the Mobile version of Windows 10 only and not for PC. The PC version will stop being a free upgrade on 29th as initially reported.

If you don’t have a Windows Phone or other Windows 10 Mobile device, you’ll need to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade after the 29th if you don’t take advantage of the current offer.

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After the 29th, Windows 10 Home will cost you $119, and the Pro version will cost you $199. Those are the MSRP, but you can probably find it cheaper by hunting around online.

Windows 10 Mobile Free Past 29th

The main reason for this extension for Windows 10 Mobile is due to the fact Microsoft hasn’t done much to push the mobile upgrade. Dona Sakar, the leader of the Windows Insider program, made the clarification on Twitter this morning.

Of course, we still don’t know how long Microsoft will offer Windows 10 Mobile for free. However, it should allow enough time for those of you who want to upgrade their phone from Windows 8.1 plenty of time – if you haven’t already.

Remember, if you do want to upgrade, you need to use the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor. For a complete guide on how to do that, read our article: How to Upgrade Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile.

How about you? Do you plan on upgrading your device to Windows 10 Mobile or are you moving to Android or iOS? Leave a comment in the section below and let us know.

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3 Responses to Windows 10 Mobile (Only) Continues to be Free Past July 29

  1. Dana July 10, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    Unfortunately, my service provider is Verizon, and I know of no time frame for this update through Verizon. Can I update on my own and maintain cell service?

  2. Laurence Frishman July 11, 2016 at 6:44 am #

    I’m still waiting for availability of Windows 10 mobile for my Cricket phone. Upgrade Advisor keeps telling me that Microsoft and Cricket are “working on it”

  3. Fred July 13, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    Depending on your model phone you have, you may be able to get it by joining the Windows Insider preview program. I have had Windows 10 Mobile on my Cricket Lumia 640 since August of last year. To join, download the Windows Insider app from the store. The insider preview builds are very stable now, as Microsoft is concentrating on bug squashing.

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