Best Buy taking pre-orders for Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile's HTC One
authorized resellers like Best Buy will not be selling new phones using the EIP that the nation's fourth largest carrier uses in its own retail locations. Under that plan, the carrier asks buyers to plunk down $99 and pay the balance in $20 installments each month for 24 months.
Best Buy has a web page for those interested in the HTC One with links to AT&T and Sprint. You can find that site at the sourcelink. The T-Mobile link is currently blacked out which means that you will have to manually search for the pre-order page for the carrier. The HTC One will be available from Best Buy on April 19th for customers of all three mobile operators.
If you're interested in some deals, as we told you earlier on Sunday, Wierefly is accepting pre-orders of the HTC One for new and current Sprint customers for $149.99 with a signed two-year contract. Or, you can go to Radio Shack and reserve the Sprint version of the HTC One for $199.99 and receive a $50 Google Play Store gift card and a $10 Radio Shack credit.
2. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
I work part time at best buy and got to see the mock demo HTC One and it was pretty cool. You get that aluminum feel of a iphone 5, the volume rocker has a weird texture to it. All In all if i had the cash or the upgrade waiting Id pick it up in a second, not to mention the duo speakers seemed legit also. Probably the best build quality in a HTC yet and they usually make some great underrated phones.
3. JadeMoon (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
What I would love to know is, why are the T-Mobile HTC Ones all sold out or unavailable??? And why does the HTC One Developer Edition only use AT&T's 1900mhz 4G? Its like HTC doesn't want T-Mobile customers. Its been such a strife to try and buy one of these. It is put me off so badly I cant wait to get my hands on the SGS4.
5. taunjaswenson (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
The developer edition doesnt just use AT&T's 1900MHz spectrum.........Thats not how that works, your SIM card will determine what network its on.
7. Troysyx (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Thank you taunja! Not to mention that it will ALSO run on T-Mobiles LTE spectrum when that launches in more area's
8. JadeMoon (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
I don't down you guys for what your saying because you are correct, its just that im not dumb enough to invest $650 in a phone that I MAY be able to use to its full capabilities in the next year when T-Mobile LTE comes to town. And my SIM uses the 1700mz as do all T-Mobile SIMS. I pay T-Mobile for 4G, I wont buy a phone that can only go 2G for the next 10-12 months.
9. Troysyx (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Unless you live in a city that doesn't have their restructured 1900MHz HSPA+ spectrum, then i understand. I do live in a city that has it, so the developer edition will work on 4G for me. Also, the developer edition supports AWS LTE. AWS is also considered the 1700/2100 band, this is what T-Mobile uses for its LTE services. The 1700MHz frequency is for the upstream traffic, while the 2100MHz frequency is for downstream. Plus, i highly doubt your SIM card uses just the 1700MHz spectrum, and even if it doesn't support 1900MHz all you'll need to do is walk in to a T-Mobile (or call them) and they'll give you a new one.
10. JadeMoon (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
I live in a small town in central Florida. I doubt we will be getting LTE anytime soon. I get 1700mz 4G no problem right now. I spoke with a T-Mobile rep and he was unable to help me with anything. I even asked if they were going to have a patch for the phone like they had for the iPhone 5 (back when they had the bring your own iphone promo). I was more or less told to buy my phone from T-Mobile, which in itself is contradictory to their bring your own phone offerings. Needless to say I was pissed at HTC and T-Mobile by time I got done (I emailed back and forth with HTC also to see what could be done- again nothing). Its a big huge headache. I'm buying a Samsung this go around.
11. Troysyx (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Well damn lol, I would check outwww.airportal.de its where people label where they are seeing tmos 1900 HSPA+ signal. You could always preorder from best buy as well, they'll price match (this of course is if you want the One still :-) )
12. JadeMoon (Posts: 29; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
I looked at that map before I went to order my One. I am no wheres near a 1900 signal. Lol I am 45 miles from the nearest Best Buy store. I am looking to see what I can order online. But I am still leaning towards the SGS4.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5921; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
At this point in the release cycle, the black edition of the One is MIA - even from AT&T direct. If you are wanting a One, it is looking like you can get it in any color you want, as long as that color is silver.
6. Troysyx (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Don't pre-order from Best Buy, they are awful! i did it once, and i'll never do it again. Pre-ordered the Galaxy S3 when it was first announced. When the phone actually came out, they of course didn't have any stock and didn't know when they would get any. I walked into a Verizon store right next door and picked one up WITHOUT a pre-order through them. Best Buy then proceeded to try and tell me that i couldn't get a refund on my pre-order deposit (though it states it right on the receipt you can). It just give credence to why they are almost going out of business.