FLO TV Offers Up Device Rebates

San Diego-based Qualcomm has detailed rebates and refunds on users of its FLO TV devices, as the firm gets set to shut down its mobile television service. Qualcomm--which said in October that it would be shutting down FLO TV--said it is ending FLO TV service on March 27, 2011. As part of that shutdown, Qualcomm said it will offer up rebates to users of FLO TV devices, including the FLO TV Personal Television, Audiovox Portable DVD Player with FLO TV, and the FLO TV Auto Entertainment device. According to Qualcomm's FLO TV unit, it will offer up pro-rated rebates based on when users disconnect their service. Qualcomm's FLO TV service never quite took off, despite offering live television broadcasts over mobile bandwidth. The firm finally acknowledged the effort had not gained enough traction in October, saying it had laid of staff in the unit and was examining "strategic opportunities" for the service, technology, and spectrum.