Lets be honest here — you want to get your hands on the lastest smartphone from Apple, the iPhone 5. But you just got the iPhone 4S less than a year ago, you say? Well, don’t fret! There’s one way you can get the iPhone 5 without having to shell out any money…
All you have to do is work for Yahoo!
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has circulated a memo announcing the “Yahoo! Smart phones, Smart Fun” program which offers free iPhone 5s and other top-of-the-line smartphones to all Yahoo! employees. The list includes the Nokia Lumia 920, the Galaxy SIII and the HTC One X. And what’s more, Yahoo! will also be shouldering all data and phone bills. How cool is that?
Mayer explained one of the program’s goals is to get their employees to use devices that are similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.”
Yahoo! employees were of course overjoyed by the news and morale is reported to be extremely high. The only one disappointed by this is probably BlackBerry as Yahoo! has decided to drop its use of their devices.
Here’s the employee memo leaked by Business Insider:
We have a very exciting update to share with you today – we are announcing Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun! As of today, Yahoo is moving off of blackberries as our corporate phones and on to smartphones in 22 countries. A few weeks ago, we said that we would look into smartphone penetration rates globally and take those rates into account when deciding on corporate phones. Ideally, we’d like our employees to have devices similar to our users, so we can think and work as the majority of our users do.
Moving forward, we’ll offer you a choice of devices as well as provide monthly plans for the data and phone.
The smartphone choices that we are including in the program are:
* Apple iPhone 5
– Samsung Galaxy S3
– HTC One X
– HTC EVO 4G LTE
* Windows Phone 8:
– Nokia Lumia 920
We’re getting started right away and taking orders starting now