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Best Buy now offering the T-Mobile branded HTC One for $299.99 on contract

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Best Buy now offering the T-Mobile branded HTC One for $299.99 on contract
After mistakenly pricing pre-ordered units of the HTC One for T-Mobile at $249.99, Best Buy now has it right. The big box retailer is offering the T-Mobile variant of HTC's sexy Android flagship on contract for $299.99. Since Best Buy is a national retailer, the phone must be purchased for those using the Classic plan which means that the device is subsidized (although to a far less degree than other carriers), and buyers will need to put their signature on a two-year pact.

If you were to buy the phone at T-Mobile with the Value plan, you would be paying full price for the device by making a down payment of $99.99 and paying the balance off in 24 months with $20 monthly installments. Best Buy is planning on eventually offering the Value plan and its pricing to its own customers. At this point though, T-Mobile has said that it is too difficult to ask national retailers to keep track of inventory and commissions like T-Mobile does in its own stores.

The T-Mobile version of the HTC One offers 32GB of native storage while AT&T has the exclusive on the 64GB model in the U.S. The HTC One does not offer a microSD slot which is why the device is offered with no less than 32GB of native memory. 

source: BestBuy via TmoNews

T-Mobile's HTC One is now available at Best Buy

T-Mobile's HTC One is now available at Best Buy


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posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:02 1

1. AndiAllDay (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


T-mobile No-contract deal is a TRICK!! If you put down $99 for a phn, and U have to pay $20 for 24-months, You end up paying $579 of course plus taxes....so if u can pay up to 24-months, You might as well get the phone from other carriers for $199 for 2 yrs contract!!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:11 3

2. a_merryman (Posts: 605; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


You can pay off the phone whenever you want, just as you can also change carriers and stop paying for t-mobiles service whenever you want. You still have to pay off the phone though, otherwise you would be stealing it...Do you also not expect to have to pay for the car you want at the dealership?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:15 4

3. izim1 (Posts: 73; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lolwut?

I dunno, dude. Not a mathematician or anything but it seems to me that paying $99 plus $90($70+20phone payment) a month for unlimited everything for 2 years is a bit cheaper than paying $199 plus $110 a month for 2 years...

Cheaper upfront, cheaper plans vs more money upfront, more money a month. Let me get my abacus out and crunch some numbers.. yep. First option was "surprisingly" cheaper.. who woulda thought

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 16:18

13. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I'm paying 50 a month plus 18 a month for the phone on Tmobile with unlimited everything so I'm getting a great deal

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:32

17. TheMan (Posts: 373; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I am not sure where you got your Classic figures. Here's a comparison of Value vs Classic, assuming unlimited talk, text, and "truly unlimited" data and the HTC One figures above:

Value: Upfront $99.99; monthly, $90 ($70 plus $20 EIP)
Classic: Buy for $299.99 (ouch!); monthly $90

Of course at Month 25, the Value payment drops to $70, while the Classic remains at $90.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:56 3

10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


This. The reason why the rest of the world thinks us Americans are all idiots.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:27

4. AndiAllDay (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


***signing 2 yrs contract and pay $199 or $299 is a DIscount! compare to paying the full price!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:59 2

6. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 240; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You should go through best buy's site and then tmobiles site so you can do straight on comparisons to view the advantages. You might be viewing the $299 or $199 as a discount and advantage, but you'll find out that there is no unlimited data plan being offered with the contract plan through best buy. Take it for what it's worth but the proof is in the pudding, or plans in this case.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:59

20. TheMan (Posts: 373; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It's bizarre that Best Buy left this option off. One can call always Customer Care to have the data plan switched to the unlimited, unthrottled data plan.

Or better, buy it somewhere cheaper like Costco where you can get this plan.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 16:20

14. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


No it's a rip off. I'm paying 50 a month unlimted eveything for Tmobile service. I will pay everything off for the phone soon so it will be just 50 a month plus some tax. All the other carriers is a rip off yes, cuz they charge u more and u don't get as much out of it plus tax goes up for the higher charges...Do the math lol I already did

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:41 9

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Another reason not to shop at Best Buy. $300 + a 2 year contract?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:35

9. Droiddoes (unregistered)


It's not an outdated novelty toy with an apple on the back, what do you care?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 15:02

12. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)


I agree 100% that see that people really want the phone and jacked up the price. There was no "mistake" that went unnoticed for 3 weeks when it was announced at that price.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:10

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6141; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


R u serious best buy? U can buy the htc one at a local walmart store for 199$

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:18

8. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 240; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Off contract through best buy it's $699.00.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 18:26

16. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Yep. You pay around that much one way or another, today or tomorrow.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 15:01 1

11. Gtrav (Posts: 13; Member since: 31 Mar 2013)


I got my HTC One from tmo website put down 350 for the phone and only have 10 dollar a month payments I dont use much data i have the 2.5 Gb since I dont stream really I have my tablet for that. 70$ a month is more reasonable then anything else out there. With an amazing phone I might add.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 16:24

15. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


How are u paying 70 a month? Is that with the phone charges? Cuz I got 50 a month unlimted everything without the phone charges but than again I had the value plan before Tmobile started the uncarrier service but still...

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:35

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The basic simple choice plan is $50 for unlimited talk, text, & 500MB of data, he added 2GB which costs $10, & he pays $10 for the payments. That's how he pays $70 a month.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:47

19. TheMan (Posts: 373; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Xtasy, sounds like the phone was paid in full or you already owned it if you have no phone charges. That monthly 4G plan (if that's what you have) has (had?) unlimited talk and text, with unlimited data that's throttled after 100 MB of high speed data.

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