Yahoo Employees Getting Free Smartphones Including iPhone 5

The former Google executive, Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer just sent out a memo to all its full-time and part-time employees in the US of getting free smartphones including iPhone 5. This is part of the new program at Yahoo calling “Yahoo! Smart Phones, Smart Fun!”. The company is also going to pay the employees data and phone bills.

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According to Business Insider, Yahoo employees have the option of choosing the phones from Apple, Samsung, Nokia and HTC. The list of smartphones include iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, HTC EVO 4G LTE, or Nokia Lumia 920. These are the top phones on the market today and they will be replacing the BlackBerries that Yahoo employees were given up until this point.

Recently, according to GeekWire, Microsoft employees are also getting free Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8 devices. These kind of benefits will certainly boost morale among employees with motivated workforce.

Below is the memo. Marissa was famous for her use of Apple’s iPhone, even within the walls of Google. Clearly, Yahoo will be buying lot of iPhone 5 devices via this fantastic program.

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
* Android:
– 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