Want an extra $200? Give Microsoft your old iPhone

If have an old iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you could be $200 better off, courtesy of Microsoft. CJ Arlotta, in a short feature story for the MSPmentor Web site, writes that Microsoft is now offering $200 for customers who agree to turn in these old phones at a Microsoft store.

Will it work?

According to Arlotta’s column, consumers who turn in an old iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 to a Microsoft store will receive a gift card worth $200. Consumers can then use the cards like cash at the store, buying whatever items they’d like.

A similar move

Of course, this isn’t the first time Microsoft has urged Apple customers to trade-in their used hardware. Microsoft earlier offered consumers a similar $200 trade-in offer for handing over gently used iPad devices. These customers also received a $200 gift card that they could use at Microsoft stores.

The details

If you wish to get in on the offer, you will have to follow some rules, Arlotta writes. First, you’ll need to make sure that your devices aren’t password-protected. Secondly, you’ll have to meet a time limit; the offer is only good until Nov. 3. Finally, Microsoft prefers you turn in your device’s power cord along with the phone itself.