Posted by: kurtsh | November 10, 2014

RELEASE: Microsoft Work & Play Bundle – $149

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UPDATED APRIL 2015:
The Work & Play bundle is now $149.  Post modified to reflect the new price.
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ORIGINAL POST NOVEMBER 2014:
We announced the “Work & Play” bundle, a set of 1 year Microsoft Subscriptions that get you:

  • Office 365 Home ($99 value)
  • Xbox Live Gold ($59 value)
  • Xbox Music Pass ($99 value)
  • Skype Unlimited World + Wifi
    ($150+ value – NOT AVAILABLE SEPARATELY)

All for just $149.

WAIT – “SKYPE UNLIMITED WORLD + WIFI”?
It’s that last one – Skype Unlimited World + Wifi – in the bundle that I’m blown away by.  We NEVER offer this:  This provides unlimited voice calls to any phone imagenumber around the world for a year.  If you’re an International Skype user, (or you’d LIKE to make International phone calls without worry about toll charges) you know that you can EASILY use $149 of Skype voice calls.  If you’re a business traveler, you should know that you can EASILY use $149 of Wifi access on Gogo Inflight or any other Internet service.

How good a deal is this?  Well, basically if you don’t use Skype to call people around the world or you travel and use Wifi Services in hotels, airports, and coffee shops and business lounges, this is potentially a ridiculous money saver.

SO THAT’S SKYPE, BUT WHAT ARE ALL THESE OTHER SUBSCRIPTIONS?

  • Office 365 Home ($99 value)
    This provides the user with the ability to download and install the entire Office Suite on up to 5 of your computers for 1 year with all upgrades during that time being no additional cost as well as UNLIMITED online storage via OneDrive to backup or share your files:

      • Windows – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, OneNote
      • Mac – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Xbox Live Gold ($49 value)
    This subscription enables Xbox users to play multiplayer online games against other human opponents as well as two FREE games every month to be downloaded for Xbox 360, 1 free title for Xbox One, discounts on all sorts of other games.
  • Xbox Music Pass ($99 value)
    My personal favorite:  Xbox Music Pass gives you unlimited streaming & download access to the entire Xbox Music catalog.  All the kids music your kids want without paying a dime more.  All the comedy albums you can listen to at no additional charge.  The Billboard Top 100 all downloadable at the drop of a hat.

Go get it at a Microsoft Store near you!


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