Best Buy giving away free mobile phones every Friday in October

Best Buy will be giving away four different mobile phone models from various carriers — including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint — every Friday in October.

The Best Buy free cell phone campaign began Oct. 1, with a giveaway of one free phone each from carriers Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. The Samsung Fascinate (Verizon), BlackBerry Curve (Sprint), HTC Aria (AT&T) and Samsung Gravity 3 (T-Mobile) will be the phones offered for free Oct. 8.

The catch? Not much, but each recipient must sign up for a two-year phone contract with the giveaway.

Why do this? Best Buy, which has been enjoying good earnings lately, wants to keep the customer traffic coming in, and what else brings ‘em in like free stuff?

How it works: Each Thursday of October visit the Best Buy Mobile Facebook page or Best Buy Twitter account to find out which phones will be handed out.

The Associated Press