Best Buy taking pre-orders for Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile's HTC One
0. phoneArena 08 Apr 2013, 02:29 posted on
Big Box retailer Best Buy is taking pre-orders for the HTC One and will reserve your device regardless if you are a T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T customer although right now pre-orders are limited to the 32GB model in Glacial Silver; AT&T has an exclusive on the 64GB variant of the handset, which will also be available in Stealth Black...
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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: 30; 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: 150; 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: 30; 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: 150; 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: 30; 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: 150; 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: 30; 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: 5951; 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: 150; 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.