Buy a red hot HTC One with NextRadio service, get another one from Sprint for free
Exclusively from Sprint Beginning Aug. 16
NextRadio seamlessly brings live FM radio with interactive content to Sprint smartphones
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Aug. 15, 2013 – Do you love rocking out to your favorite local radio station on your smartphone but hate the toll it takes on your battery when you stream? Music lovers rejoice! Sprint signed an industry first and will offer access to the new NextRadio® interactive FM radio application beginning with HTC One® and HTC EVO® 4G LTE. This deal will allow Sprint to provide the NextRadio service on a broad range of Sprint smartphone devices during the next several years.
With NextRadio, listening to FM radio on smartphones offers a new type of interactive radio listening experience. When compared with streaming, NextRadio consumes about three times less battery life than other music apps. That’s because the audio is coming through a built-in FM tuner instead of over the Internet.
NextRadio is a free app that comes preloaded on HTC One from Sprint for all new activations. Customers who already own HTC One or HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint can download NextRadio through Google Play™ at no additional charge.
Don’t have HTC One just yet? No worries! Beginning Friday, Aug. 16, HTC One is launching in a hot, new red color, exclusively for Sprint customers. HTC One in red will be available in all Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (excludes taxes and surcharges). The device is currently available in silver and black.
And to turn up the heat even more, from Aug. 16 through Aug. 30, Sprint will offer a special promotion to make it even easier for customers to get their hands on the HTC One with interactive FM radio from NextRadio. For a limited time and while supplies last, customers can purchase an HTC One and get a second one for free, in any of the three color options – silver, black or red1.
“Our customers already enjoy listening to a variety of music apps on their smartphones, but NextRadio makes it easier than ever to interact with the local radio stations they enjoy listening to in the car virtually anywhere,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Marking another innovation milestone for Sprint, our partners at NextRadio are transforming the FM radio listening experience by allowing users to interact with their favorite radio shows by calling or messaging directly from their smartphone.”
NextRadio allows users to:
- Browse stations in their local area by genre or frequency, set favorites, view recently played stations or use a traditional tuner interface
- Call or text the radio shows they love, providing the ability to send instant feedback to the station whenever and virtually wherever they are listening
- Watch music and talk come to life with album art, station logos, song and show details, and instant actions like sharing or purchasing songs right from their phone
A headset or speaker wire plugged into the 3.5mm stereo audio jack is required and serves as the antenna for the FM radio chip. Customers can easily find a radio station from the NextRadio onscreen guide, which is divided by music genre or selecting the station dial position. The app also includes radio station logos, slogans and programming description.
“We’re excited that an innovative wireless carrier like Sprint is leading the effort to offer American consumers something they’ve always loved – listening to the radio – right in the palm of their hands,” said Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters. “This service expands on that experience by enabling consumers to interact with local broadcasters directly through the application.”
For more information about the NextRadio application, visit www.nextradioapp.com.
1. RoTheChamp (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Kinda mad I didn't wait for this deal to upgrade my phone. I took advantage of the BOGO for the S4. Would have loved to take advantage of this deal!!!
2. ECPirate37 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
Wasn't the BOGO for the S4 within the last 14 days? If so, you can take them back, and do this one. (I'm not sure if you are talking about the one from a week ago Saturday. If so, I hope this helps!
12. PhoneGuy0619 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Actually you can not exchange a bogo for another bogo. Sprint is not able to do this.
3. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Really tempted to get this!
4. sudhiir.reddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Htc plz offer some deal in india like 60000rs for 2 htc one and 3 for 80000rs....
5. evarod48 (Posts: 136; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
holy crap that's a lot of money to carry around
6. ammarnadim93 (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Red and gold would have been much amazing call that an Ironman edition of HTC One :p
7. ECPirate37 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)
I was thinking the same thing. I'm thinking about buying this, and getting two red ones. Then, taking one to my friend who paints for a living to see if he could make it red, and gold. However, I think I'm still going to wait for the One Max.
10. ammarnadim93 (Posts: 13; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
One Max will take too long to come to carriers.. in my country i get unlocked phones... we dont have to be tied with carriers for 2yrs..
Still i thing it will be worth a wait
8. a_merryman (Posts: 605; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
This is super tempting, but O'm really trying to hold out for a tri-band LTE device. Aghhhh, why didn't the One come as a triband.
9. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 159; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
This phone are beauty full not about color great nice beauty amazing lovely
Now in red are more nice
11. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 159; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)
great one red for she one silver for me nice