T-Mobile Is Giving Away 5 HD2′s, Yours If The Tweet Is Right

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Since buying an HTC HD2 these days tends to be difficult due to the whole sold out aspect, T-Mobile has decided to up and give some away.  The hook?  You have to follow @T-Mobile_USA on Twitter, and then you have to retweet the following message:

I have a chance to win an HTC HD2! Just follow @TMobile_USA and retweet. Official rules at http://ow.ly/1sH9A #TMOHD2

No purchase necessary and the promotion runs March 30, 2010 until 11:59AM PT on April 13, 2010.

It’s that simple.  Hit the jump for the full rules!

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OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR MOBILE TWEETING NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR MOBILE TWEETING DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCE OF WINNING.

Please read the following Official Rules carefully before deciding whether to submit your entry to the T-Mobile HTC HD2 Ultimate Entertainment Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is made available to you by T-Mobile USA, Inc. and third party administrator Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (“Waggener Edstrom”).

ELIGIBILITY: T-Mobile HTC HD2 Ultimate Entertainment Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Employees of T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Waggener Edstrom, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

DURATION: Promotion begins at 9:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 30, 2010 and ends at 11:59 AM PT on April 13, 2010 (“Promotion Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, complete the following steps:
1. Follow @TMobile_USA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TMobile_USA
2. Tweet the message below, or retweet the message if you receive it via Twitter:
I have a chance to win an HTC HD2! Just follow @TMobile_USA and retweet. Official rules at http://ow.ly/1sfzE #TMOHD2

The entry consists of the tweeted message above, including use of the #TMOHD2 hashtag, from a Twitter account without protected or private updates. All entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. PT on April 13, 2010 to be eligible. If you choose to tweet using your mobile phone, standard text messaging fees for text messages sent may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Twitter account throughout the Promotion Period. Entries received from any person or Twitter account after the first entry received from that person or Twitter account will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which attempt to subvert the entry process will be void. By entering the Promotion, entrants affirm that they have read, accepted, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. By following @TMobile_USA on Twitter you are opting to receive Sponsor’s marketing communications, but can opt out at any time by unfollowing the @TMobile_USA account.  However, if you cease following @TMobile_USA during the Promotion, it will not be possible to contact you via Twitter direct message for purposes of notification. A Twitter account is required to enter and can be opened for free at http://twitter.com. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

DETERMINATION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Five (5) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from all valid and eligible entries received on or about April 13, 2010. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be contacted via Twitter direct message by Waggener Edstrom on or about April 15, 2010 and required to provide their email address, phone number and mailing address within twenty-four (24) hours of time of direct message notification. The potential winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) business days of date of issuance. Failure to return such documents within the specified time period, the inability to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, the return of prize or direct message notification as undeliverable, or potential winner’s failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. If any winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, and such parent/legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

PRIZES (5): Each of the five (5) winners will receive an HTC HD2 device. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $450 each. Wireless phone service plan not included. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent of prize is permitted by winners. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. Total maximum ARV of all prizes: $2250. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners are responsible for any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prizes not described as being awarded including, but not limited to any cost of a wireless phone service plan and any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize received.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, garbled, damaged, delayed, misdirected or undelivered entries and/or tweets or for the malfunctioning of the Twitter service; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, wireless or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries and/or tweets, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries and/or tweets will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Promotion, or submission of entries and/or tweets, or should the Promotion be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. By participating, entrants agree that Sponsor, Waggener Edstrom, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this Promotion. Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, location address (city and state), and photographs, for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further notification, permission, or compensation, in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from a shared Twitter account, the authorized user of the Twitter account at the time of entry submission will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized user of the Twitter account is the natural person who originated the Twitter account.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of the winners (available after April 13, 2010), send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: T-Mobile HTC HD2 Ultimate Entertainment Sweepstakes, C/O Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, 225 108th Ave. NE, Suite 700, Bellevue, WA 98004. Requests must be received by April 27, 2010.

SPONSOR: T-Mobile USA, Inc., 12920 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006.

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  • GreenRobot

    Thank you for letting us know about this. I wouldn’t buy an HD2 but I’ll definitely take one for free with no contract extension.

  • rolo

    i called genta 2 upgrade my 2nd line so i could give the bold 9700 2 the wife & they told me 2 kick rocks. i was pissed but i’m glad it didnt work out because i just might b willing 2 jump ship for an evo. a free hd2 sounds like a gift horse in the mouth. u know u cant turn that down…

  • Fred

    David, every other post you mention how glorious the HD2 is. We get it. You want us to buy the phone. With that said, it’s really not that great of a phone. Sold out this, sold out that, it didn’t sell that much compared to other recent premier releases, so tone it down dude.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      Fred… why even post such a moronic, rude comment. Do you think anyone gives a fcuk what you think about this site and its owner.

      What arrogant little piss ant you are. I bet you got beat up a lot in school.

      • Fred

        Actually no one has the balls to mess with me. I wish you could say those things to my face instead of being an internet bytch. You have feminine ways. What makes you so upset, the fact I’m not a fanboy?

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Oh don’t be such a pussy. Anyone who says “oh come see me in person, say it in my face” is the one relying on the safety of the Net.

        Here’s a free piece of advice for you… be careful when talking smack, there’s some nuts out there. You best mind your manners.

        The only thing that bugs me about your post is that it serves no purpose except to be rude to the site owner. On any national site you would have been banned and your comment taken down, but he leaves them up, for reasons I don’t know why.

        As far as the HD2 I understand the concept that no one item is loved or even liked by all. Some people love this, others love that. To be sure, that’s why there’s how many different car models, for example.

        Personally you don’t exist to me. You are nothing. So which phone you like and that you are nuttier than squirrel sheet, well I could give a fcuk about all that. ;)

      • zodiac

        dont mess with fred..or you will be the one who flees

  • http://shadyhaitien.com/blog SHaitien

    Thanks for the info, just tweeted the message. I’ll take a free HD2!

  • eYe

    I got a chance to play with one at the local store. I have an upgrade or two available but I walked away (even though they had one in stock). Here’s why:

    HTC Sense does not make as much sense as it does in Android.
    Scrolling was inexcusably choppy given the specs.
    No pinch-to-zoom in IE? WTF? You have to hit a spot on the bottom for the menu to pop-up so you can slide the zoom leveler-thingy.
    Browser took the same time to load pages as my 1.5 y.o. G1.
    Menus/Settings made even less sense then Sense skin.
    Seeing stock WinMo parts almost made throw up.

    What I did like:
    Screen – huge!!!! Absolutely awesome!!!!
    HTC IME – I could actually type on VK, no need for hardware KB.
    Look and feel – this phone is absolutely gorgeous.
    Most likely the best phone out there with WinMo.

    Overall, I truly feel that this phone could win my heart but the OS is dragging it down. This is purely my opinion, YMMV. I would pay more for this phone if it had Android on it (I know, I know, it’s been said many times but never less…). I’ll take one for free though in a heartbeat. I would actually pay $199 for it as well, just don’t want to sign up for 2 more years and see a similar device with Android coming out in the next few months and be out of luck.

    Needless to say, I entered myself and my wife to win :-)

    • efjay

      Oooh, another “if only it had android” post, with some puking thrown in to boot! Awesome!! :)

    • CW

      Well Sprint is coming out with HTC EVO that has Andriod yay!

  • Brent

    I entered to win, but I’m actually still trying to convince myself I need a 9700 which is what I feel I really need.

  • http://www.gadlaw.com Gilbert Davis

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ve retweeted the tweet and have contributed to Twitter pollution but I don’t do that often so it shouldn’t be too bad. Well who wouldn’t want two of those phones. Mine is presently in a Wagon Train going across the great Prairie or hitchhiking on secondary roads while dressed like a hippy so it’s having a hard time getting a ride – it should be here any day now. Woo hoo.

  • craig

    I pray I can get the HTC HD2 for free. I was able to get upgrades and buy phones but with me out of work the monies is not there, but this is the phone to have. :-)

  • J-Hop2o6

    i entered in.. results wont be revealed until after April 13th

  • John

    I’m new to whole twitter thing. Even though I have a account I rarely use it.I am now following T-Mobile USA. But how do I or where do I retweet the line… I have a chance to win an HTC HD2!?
    Anyone know?

    • J-Hop2o6

      I have a chance to win an HTC HD2! Just follow @TMobile_USA and retweet. Official rules at http://ow.ly/1sfzE #TMOHD2

      Copy and paste that whole line into your “Whats Happening” box.. but yea, i rarely use twitter.. only to follow a few ppl to get updates (like TmoNews)

  • alex

    David, I’ll follow Tmonews if you’re giving away a HD2 also.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Alex… I’ll give you MY HD2 if you jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • rapaleeman

    I chose not to buy an HD2 since let’s be honest, it is dead in the water in terms of upgrade potential (ignoring the cooked ROMs for a minute).

    Not to mention it can’t play Street Fighter IV. Seriously I hate the iPhone but that game is downright awesome and the only reason I dusted off my iPhone 2G which surprisingly could run it.

    Anyway, if the T-Mob will give me an HD2 you better believe I will rock it since it is an amazing piece of hardware even though they are whoring it out there using Transformers. I just can’t justify dropping $450 on a product with zero upgrade potential from official channels.

    Side-note: I hate Android with a passion and recently switched to Blackberry outside of work. Before that a Wing that ultimately died after 2 years of loyal service.

  • CW

    I had the HTC HD2 and took it back because Windows has about 200 apps and most of them u have 2 pay for. Yeah they have Blockbuster but that is 9.99 a month. Yes, Transformers is uploaded on there is that’s good and all but what happend to personalizing ur phone like Google allows u to do with all the various apps it has. I am soory I hated that phone but I would take one for free I just am not paying for an upgrade. It’s a cool phone butI need something I can customize with various apps.

    • lol

      so you just don’t wanna pay? lol obviously you haven’t been to freewarepocketpc.net, handango and other sites… lol

      windows is as customizable as android, i’ve had android. i love that os. but i think the shortcomings of people over the hd2 is that people don’t use their task manager… hate me or not, i also used task manager app on android too because the hardware which was g1 can’t handle it too even with overclocking. 2nd shortcoming is that people don’t wanna pay for apps. apps are hard to develop, how do i know? i’m a developer myself. but for people not to pay for quality apps. I was kinda hesitant before about buying an app on windows market especially the game. But the game actually worked well and didn’t have any lock ups or something similar to android’s ‘force close’…

      mobi tv is the 9.99/month service not blockbuster.

      the only reason why a lot more google apps is free because they take advantage of google’s adsense… so technically those aren’t free games. because ads being shown in ur screen pays for the app.

      free apps is also another reason why app development in android hasn’t skyrocketed… honestly if people just do their well being and paid for apps, you would get alot more because these companies that makes these apps will actually have the funding to continue software developments on these devices. I LOVE ANDROID and all but this is one area i have to give APPLE a thumbs up. being able to actually profit from ur hardwork with building apps. instead of having a customer base where people don’t want to pay.

  • beez

    Ug. These comments. Retweeted because I’m pretty sure winning here is faster than waiting for a store or online to get more in stock. Pff waiting…. I am not patient and unfortunately had to WORK when this initially released and missed out to be one of the 10 people in my entire area who got one.

  • http://n/a Brian H

    I have used Twitter for a while, but I locked my account/protected my tweets because I’m looking for work and don’t want employers searching me.

    So, does anyone know if that would prevent them from knowing I tried to enter? Or do i have to unprotect my account for them to know, since they obviously won’t be following me in return?

    • http://n/a Brian H

      I should have looked before I posted… it seems they DO follow you back. Problem solved!

  • Vaneisha

    I was trying to get one for my birthday (April 6) but its sold out everywhere

  • http://www.volkswagen.de Michael

    Sucks that you have to “Tweet” to enter… No thanks, you can have the phone. I refuse to partake in the “Twitt Phenomena” lol

  • http://www.fishoilfaq.com Erin Turner

    The first time that i tried overcloking over a year ago, my CPU got overheated and got fried.`.”