Buyers of HTC One M9 (and other HTC handsets) to get free repairs for 1 year

Buyers of HTC One M9 (and other HTC handsets) to get free repairs for 1 year
HTC is getting ready to announce something tomorrow, on March 18, in the US. According to Android Central, one of the things that the company will unveil tomorrow is a new and improved version of its HTC Advantage program, which could offer customers free repairs for one year.

The new program might be called HTC Uh-oh (there's even a trademark filed for this name). Reportedly, buyers of the One M9 and other HTC smartphones will get 1 year of free broken screen repairs, water damage support, and even "support for switching carriers." Currently, HTC Advantage only offers support for broken screens for 6 months, so the Uh-oh program is definitely more advantageous.

Tomorrow's event will probably also see HTC announcing specific US launch dates and prices for the One M9. The new flagship smartphone was supposed to be released this Monday in Taiwan, HTC's home country, but the launch was postponed. Another thing that HTC could announce tomorrow is the One M9 Plus. Well, we'll be waiting to see what this is all about.

source: Android Central

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21 Comments

1. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

HTC Uh-oh programs for the worlds hottest(!) smartphones? Seems legit ....

5. cheetah2k

Posts: 2146; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Free replacements including the 810 that will cook eggs and bacon on the sapphire screen at the press of a button?

7. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

why dont they make it like 5.5" or higher? then I could cook beef steaks easily on this ...

17. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

The HTC Foreman.

11. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

why isn't there a death ray button for cooking trolls.....^^^^

19. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Free repair is the same as warranty right ? So what is the point in saying this now ?

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Have you heard of something called reading comprehension, or did you just not read the article at all?

21. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

A warranty doesn't cover broken phones.

24. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

It's basically an expanded warranty. Most warranties only cover manufacturer defects and such, it doesn't cover any damage to the phone.

2. walkman800

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

Seems like they're expecting it, given all the software/hardware issues that stroke m9

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Just make sure there's no water damage. If the phone shows any signs of water damage HTC will charge for all repairs even if it's totally unrelated

15. tedkord

Posts: 17051; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It said right in the article that water damage is covered.

23. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

To bad the M8 I purchased last year wasn't. I'm done with HTC for the time being. I'm definitely getting a G6 of some kind

4. PryvateiDz

Posts: 439; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

YES! This is perfect!

9. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Gave my mom a M8 and still no issues. Great phone!

10. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Awesome. Ready to pick mine up on AT&T.

12. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Again, for us only. They probably won't be able to handle it if it was in asia.

13. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

Even Samsung offers it for their smartphones as well caked Protection Plus Mobile Elite. It covers broken screens and water damage up to 2 years after date of purchase. I guess it's their version of Apple Care.

22. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

For free? I never heard of this.

14. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Nifty

16. guest

Posts: 365; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

I think a lot of screens will break on day 360 of owning the device.

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