AT&T's HTC One release date is April 19, price starts from $199
0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2013, 09:13 posted on
AT&T has finally announced the release date and price of the HTC One - a smartphone that a lot of people have been looking forward to. The device that many believe to be a key product in the history of HTC, will finally be available for purchase on April 19, at an on-contract price of $199.99 for the 32GB versions, and $299.99 for the 64GB version...
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1. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Bundled with the HMDI adapter? Not a bad deal. Almost makes me want to quit my job for a week then come back and be late daily! Very tempted.
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6963; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Wait a minute how can they charge 199$ for the HTC ONE and charge more for the GS IV 249$? AT&T FIX YOU'RE PRICES
3. baldilocks (Posts: 593; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)
Because Samsung phones are more popular at this point and demand a premium. It sucks, but that's just the way it is. Besides, Best Buy will have it cheaper AND Best Buy has a better warranty. :)
9. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
BB has a better warranty because if you pay $169 (last time i checked) you not only get to return the phone, but you can use the retail price of the phone that you returned for any other phone they have (depending on your carrier)
I bought the S3 at best buy in december of last year. the retail price was $650-$700 i think. I couldve used that to get the Note II and only pay the difference which would have been a $150-$200 price difference
That might have changed since then, but thats what they told me
10. megadirk (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
The price is $169 for 2 year coverage on your phone through BB, that covers everything but lost and theft pretty much. You CAN'T return your phone at anytime for retail price and get something else. They will replace your phone with the exact same refurbished model from their service center (unlimited times and no deductible), and if for some reason they don't have any refurbs left, then they will replace your phone with a comparable SKU.
They used to give you an option to repair your android phone a year ago but now they only swap refurbs.
15. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
o ok. I didnt get the warranty from BB so i tried to remember most of what they told me. thank you for the correction MegaDirk
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It is easy - they set a price. If consumers are willing to pay the difference, it sticks. If not, it drops.
8. bubbadoes (Posts: 477; Member since: 03 May 2012)
It's called supply and demand...look at Apple--they are still charging $199 for a 16gb iphone 5..and their is no demand
4. Slammer (Posts: 1367; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I love HTC. In fact, I love it so much, that I bit my pride and moved on. I truly enjoyed using HTC phones and have always recommended the product every chance I had.
I've caught a lot of critism from new found HTC fans, but the fact of the matter is, that owning an HTC phone is similar to owning an iPhone. There are some things people knowingly overlook because of what the product offers. HTC allows the best usable experience through many indigenous offerings. However, one huge issue that has been tolerated through the usage, is battery life in regards to either hours used or batteries failling completely and to overheating. Two colleagues of mine purchased the HTC one LTE. They purchased regardless of my experiences and nothing but high regards. I tried to suggest that they keep in mind that not having a removable battery will catch up to them.
Well, as karma has it, both experienced exactly what I stressed to them. Neither will purchase an HTC phone again unless removable batteries are re-instated.
Again, HTC is an awesome product, but knowing the dynamics of what is strong and weak, helps in continuous support. My trust factor is low on completely sealed batteries with my 27 years of experience dealing with cellphones. HTC doesn't have as much wiggle room when going this route.
It will be all trail and error from this point on.
12. ahhxd717 (Posts: 330; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
Dude, you post this same stuff on every HTC post. I've had HTC phones since the Diamond/Dash and idk what you're talking about. I mean, didn't they only do non replaceable batteries until recently? And I've never had batteries just fry for no reason. That sucks if you happened to have those experiences but it's not really common, well to me.
14. Slammer (Posts: 1367; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I guess experience doesn't matter? So, you admit that having a removable battery never swayed you away from purchases? It's not just HTC. This pertains to the industry across the board. The manufacturers are trying to groom this generation into controlling every aspect of the user. Does this not bother you? More than half these people complain about the government controlling everyone, yet it is ok for carriers and handset makers to do the same. Don't you think manufacturers are capable and could design a great product while maintaining some consumer accessibility? As a technicain, there is an underlying motive here for eliminating crucial elements. It's not all about slim and elegant designs. There is a potential for a lot of money being made by carriers and manufacturers to force customers into shops for things that customers should be able to do themselves. There's nothing wrong with wanting to do your own oil change or battery replacement on a car. I'm sure there would be an intense out cry if this was taken away in the auto industry.
I've learned a lot over the years in this industry. I know what works and what doesn't. Eliminating choice doesn't work. It only plays into the game of reaping more financial benefit for those holding all the cards.
So, if you want to ignore the fact that I always loved and supported HTC, that's fine. But do not allow the industry to take away reasonable common sense. Just because something hasn't happened to you, doesn't mean it doesn't happen. And even if doesn't happen in the higher percentile. A low percent of 10-12 is still a market in which the industry has a potential to tap for additional cash flow for stupid things.
This is just a damn phone, there should be no mystery or headaches in making a stupid phone call. Unlike my colleague that was 113 miles away from his next business destination and the battery shorted, shutting down and rendering his iPhone useless. He had to purchase a 12 dollar TracFone at a dollar general for the afternoon and night until he got to Atlanta the next day. He was laid over until they rectified the issue.
So. While many don't feel having a removable battery is a big deal, there are other's that feel differently. So, let's keep it relevant.
17. chocolaking (Posts: 490; Member since: 22 May 2012)
As a consumer, you can not change the trend of a industry.
Unless you are one of the richest and powerful 1% of the united state.
20. Slammer (Posts: 1367; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Actually, the consumer has much more power than you think. You witnessed it with the iphone. If no one had bought the phone in the numbers that they did, the other manufacturers wouldn't have taken notice to compete on the level. If manufacturers see no one purchase their product, they will employ other tactics or change their direction to accommodate their consumer. I commend HTC for making a change but also feel HTC has the smarts and capability to design a great phone as they always have while keeping key elements. Why swing all the way to the left, when a beautiful middle can be met. Don't us consumers deserve this?
I keep getting thumbs down on my posts against HTC. The fact remains that as a strong supporter of HTC, I took the consumer initiative to voice my concern to them about the removable battery issue. I love HTC and wanted to give constructive criticism. If I was alone in my belief, I would carry on without further incident. However, The fact also remains that I talked to not one, but two reps at HTC. A Kathy and a Mike on seperate days. Both without delay or resistance, claimed I was NOT alone on the complaint and have received many calls on the same. From what I was getting from the conversation, these weren't small amounts. I still love HTC, but I come from a generation that fights for a balance. I'm not helping them if I continue to support something I don't believe in. I assure you and tell you the truth here because I'm too old to play games. There are a good many outgoing HTC customers passing the incoming not due to this change alone, but from their first change with the first HTC ONE. Hense, the spike in Samsung sales. Not all from HTC. but enough that do like the option of having access to batteries and being able to expand memory at will. From what I see with all these posts and thumbs down ,It looks as though this generation doesn't believe in fighting or gives a crap.. Telling me there is nothing a consumer can do, is a literal cop out. Then you wonder why the industry doesn't care about us .
I'm a consumer advocate for the whole wireless industry. Not just in phone design. I really wish people would understand where I and countless others are coming from. I want the best for the end user. This includes great looking phones. But not at the expense of giving all the control to these carriers and manufacturers.
Also, In response to your other question. I write in letter form and sign my name because I believe in what I say. I have nothing to gain or lose in my posts. I'm not always right and I will admit to being wrong. But, I wont hide behind thumbs up or thumbs down and I certainly won't let these sway my beliefs unless someone can rebuttal with healthy, knowledgeable debate to prove otherwise.
18. pokerc (Posts: 60; Member since: 24 May 2012)
In my 50 yrs of cell phone experience blah blah blah
21. Slammer (Posts: 1367; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
I gave you a thumbs up because you like HTC and you like the same carrier.
16. chocolaking (Posts: 490; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Bad *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hi Mr. John B.,
Why do you always post the same frking comment in letter style to most HTC news? What is your intention?
Would You like me do the same thing to Samsuck News?
How would you feel about that???????????????????????????????????
7. ajac09 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Should have released a bit sooner. Hopefully HTC can get some sales before gs4 if not.. HTC risks a not so bright future.
11. Rodney13 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
SAME FOR SPRINT ANNOUNCED ON SPRINT NEWS ROOM! april 5th pre order instead.
19. warren24 (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
waaaait. Why is preoreder price like 50 bucks more expensive?
23. darkkjedii (Posts: 14399; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Don't know, but it does guarantee you a phone though.
22. darkkjedii (Posts: 14399; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm glad this drops before the s4. Now I can spend some time in AT&T playing with it before that beauty is released. I love that Samsung re did the camera/flash/speaker housing on the s4. Much much better looking now.
25. TheBeaconProject (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)
The S4 is a lot of things. Beautiful however, is not one of them.
26. geodude074 (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I'd rather have a plastic phone that's easy to hold/less likely to to drop, than a slippery "premium" phone made out of 5 cents worth of soup can aluminum.