AT&T will not sell the HTC 10

AT&T will not sell the HTC 10
You can search up and down, high and low, but you will not find the HTC 10 for sale at AT&T. HTC's communication head Jeff Gordon sent out a tweet this morning that read, "We encourage AT&T customers to purchase our unlocked model at HTC.com, Full AT&T support!" Unless the HTC 10 becomes a huge hit, this is bound to be a bigger problem for HTC than AT&T.

When the HTC One was launched, Verizon did not offer the phone at first since it already had what it considered to be a high-end HTC phone with the HTC DROID DNA. Eventually, Verizon did start selling the HTC One.

We should point out that AT&T users are not shut out since they do have the option to purchase the device unlocked from HTC. The manufacturer is offering a 12-month installment plan through PayPal Credit with 0% interest. Well qualified buyers will have the opportunity to purchase the phone without interest as long as it is paid off in 12 months or less. At $699, that works out to $58.25 a month.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect to this news is how AT&T reached this decision. Was the carrier upset with the poor showing of the HTC One M9? Outside of confirming that it won't be carrying HTC's new flagship, the nation's second largest carrier has nothing to say about its decision.


source: @urbanstrata , HTC

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29 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Say what?? Total nonsense but I'm going to purchase this off contract to use on AT&T as long as the reviews are good and the battery holds up

5. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Yeah, it's better to buy an unlocked version rather that to be locked in a contract.

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Another issue is that I wanted the red one which isn't available as unlocked

9. TimidUser unregistered

I was a little annoyed when I heard this news. But this may end up hurting AT&T in the long run if more people are encouraged to buy unlocked phones.

13. MSi_GS70 unregistered

atat is shi**ttiest OP in USA

27. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

ATT is alright in most areas for me. It's better than my buddies Verizon phone in most of Washington state

2. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

As far as updates go this works out for the best. Carrier QA can extend update wait time by several months *if* they decide they want the update pushed to their customers in the first place.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

0% interest on PayPal credit, now that's a deal Would've bought the S7 edge but it has interest

4. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Knowing AT&T and their "timely" updates, people would be better off getting the unlocked version anyways.

22. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The last phone I got off a 2 year contract was a Microsoft Lumia 1020. Last thing I ever get on a contract.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1833; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This is how phones should be bought anyway!!!! We pay for the phone and choose which carrier we want to go to....

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

unfortunately you can only do that with nexus, iphone and moto x even an unlocked HTC would only work on CDMA or GSM carrier

26. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

unlocked htc 10 for verizon will work for gsm unless htc is retarded

8. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Good deal with PayPal credit but wish it was a little longer to pay it off so the payment would be around $30 a month.

11. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I don't mind all OEM's going unlocked route instead of carrier and give good financing options to users.

14. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yeah, hate the carrier shxt!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn HTC, that's bad.

29. bintheham

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I suspect the decision was AT&T's.

15. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Well I just got a code from HTC since I bought the m8 that gives me 100.00 off which puts it at 599.00

16. RodStiffington

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

I also just got the $100 promo code. Not sure if it's a one time use code. Have at it. "HTC1008"

18. sonnyt

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Just tried it, it still is in effect

17. sonnyt

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

I applaud HTC for heading this route. I absolutely hate bloatwares from any of these carriers. For that alone, I'm probably going with this instead of S7 Edge that I've been waiting to come into inventory.

19. niteiknight

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

Will the unlocked version work with VoLTE or WiFi calling? How about band support? If any of these fall short, then its not "fully compatible with AT&T" like they say it is. I realize that none of that is absolutely necessary to average users, but to the informed buyer who does care it can give pause for concern. Me, I'm a Verizon user so the point is moot for me. But since I've come to rely on and utilize the benefits of VoLTE and WiFi calling, those two things have become requirements for when I buy a new phone. If neither of those are offered, I don't consider buying it.

20. Senthilg

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 07, 2016

Agreed. ATT or any carrier have never supported wifi calling on any unlocked phone not bought from them and unlikely to do so. Except ZTE Axon pro which supports VOLTE and Wifi calling I guess on T-Mo.I could not see the Bands supported as well in the spec.Does anybody have the band support details?

23. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Android 6 supports WiFi Calling....

21. GrimJow

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Well I have International version of M9, and it does support VoLTE.

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because they didn't sell and I don't blame ATT for to wanting to buy a phone, that is goign to get stuck on their shelves. HTC phones don't sell with any carrier anymore. Even T-Mobile with the original One series, had trouble selling them and got stuck with a lot of them.

25. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

If you're on att just don't buy unlocked phones. The nexus 6p or iPhone are exempt but all others are treated like 2nd class citizens. I wanted the titanium note 5 so I got it unlocked and network speed was half of what an official att note 5 can do.

28. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Well that just sucks. Unlocked A9 on T-mo has the same high speeds.

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