Deal: HTC offering $150 discount codes for the U Ultra

Deal: HTC offering $150 discount codes for the U Ultra

One of the first flagships revealed this year, the HTC U Ultra, suffers from overpricing. When the Taiwanese company announced the smartphone would be available for purchase for $750 outright, many customers decided to wait for other flagships to be unveiled, such as the LG G6 or even the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Two months after the U Ultra's release on the market, HTC is trying to sweeten the deal by offering discount codes to those who are members of TEAM HTC, a promotional membership program that runs special sales events and allows customers to earn points toward HTC products.

Starting today, many members of TEAM HTC have received discount codes worth $150 via email, as part of HTC's Spring Promotion. These codes seem to be unique, so once they are used towards a purchase, they can't be applied to another purchase.

It's also worth noting that the $150 discount code is only available for the HTC U Ultra, so you'll be able to grab the smartphone for as low as $599, a more appropriate outright price for many potential customers.

If you're not a member of TEAM HTC and did not receive a discount code, you can head over to Reddit and try to nab one from those who already got one and don't want to use it.



source: Reddit via Phandroid

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U Ultra
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The Htc ocean is the offer that i want to see

5. htcisthebest

Posts: 434; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

S8+ for me!

6. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

You know you're finished as a company when one of your ardent fanboys decides to buy some other product. Btw, u aint waiting for the ocean? Its said to be more inovative and will be launching this month by the ever reliable evleaks. So, what do you think bro? I am pretty much curious myself especially since there's being absolutely no leaks whatsoever even by evleaks himself. So, i'll advice you to wait just a little longer, maybe 2 weeks.

12. htcisthebest

Posts: 434; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

You've got a good point bro. I used to be a HTC fanboy, but I feel like their newer products are far behind in terms of innovation. I personally dislike the antenna design on the back of HTC phones which Apple copied from (hope the Ocean doesn't have those ugly antenna bands). Also from the leaked specs and pictures of the HTC Ocean (although that picture is claimed to be fake), it looks like the Ocean will still have fingerprint scanner on the front which looks like the outdated iPhone, and could also have thick bezels unlike the slick S8/S8+. In addition to that, it's April 14 already and HTC still hasn't sent out any invite for the Ocean unveil event; that makes me think Evleaks might be wrong about the late April launch date and HTC might unveil it even later. All these being said, rumors are rumors, I will have to wait and see what the Ocean ends up being like. But I think for the amount of money I am paying, I will likely get more values from the S8/S8+ than from the HTC Ocean. Let's wait.

13. htcisthebest

Posts: 434; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

You've got a good point bro. I used to be a HTC fanboy, but I feel like their newer products are far behind in terms of innovation. I personally dislike the antenna design on the back of HTC phones which Apple copied from (hope the Ocean doesn't have those ugly antenna bands). Also from the leaked specs and pictures of the HTC Ocean (although that picture is claimed to be fake), it looks like the Ocean will still have fingerprint scanner on the front which looks like the outdated iPhone, and could also have thick bezels unlike the slick S8/S8+. In addition to that, it's April 14 already and HTC still hasn't sent out any invite for the Ocean unveil event; that makes me think Evleaks might be wrong about the late April launch date and HTC might unveil it even later. All these being said, rumors are rumors, I will have to wait and see what the Ocean ends up being like. But I think for the amount of money I am paying, I will likely get more values from the S8/S8+ than from the HTC Ocean. Let's wait.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

oh right.. username : htcisthebest member since : nov 2011 HTC still great at that time.. (HTC still one of the best phonemaker even at S3-S4 era, and going downhill since then)

7. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Me too!

2. Xboxsucks69

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

$150 out the door and I'm in

9. fyah_king unregistered

But the battery life is atrocious.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How's your stock doing with Apple? I've never heard of a millionaire wanting the number one cash cow of the company that made him rich, to fail. Mmmmmmmmmmk

14. fyah_king unregistered

Dude!! I dont need anymore money. I am happy with what i got and set for life. I dont care if they go down, cause i am good to go. You wanna know why i want them to fail? They, "Apple" treat workers overseas like they are scums of the earth. I can't be down with that. You can keep buying their products but i won't. I just sold 80% of my stocks and will sell the rest by summer.:)

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I just sold 80% of my stocks and will sell the rest by summer.:)" Power to you!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mmmhmmm LMAOOOOO.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Funny s**t he got there LMAO.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@Plasticsh1t, I can't stop laughing at his post from the other day lol. He got grilled, and immediately vanished. If I had stock in Google, no way would I want to see android die lol. Just doesn't add up. ;)

19. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Nice joke xD

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not even gonna get started on post 15 lol.

3. A_A_A

Posts: 221; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

It's good that HTC finally realized that they made a terrible crap nobody in sober mind is going to buy. But unfortunately even after 150 USD price cut it's still very expensive. Such obsolete looking, with neither 3.5 mm nor water proof, with mediocre battery and strange design device shouldn't cost more that 450 USD. But I seriously doubt that even at this price there will be many people willing to buy U Ultra. It's just too bad to attract consumers irrespective of price.

4. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

I agree. HTC was really starting to win people back with the 10 in 2016, sadly no one was really buying it compared to other flagships. But they did do alot right with the device. Then the Bolt came out and now this weird business model of a phone that doesn't belong at all. HTC really needs to restructure their entire business model and mission statement in order to get back in the game. Because these experimental/overpriced phones are causing much more harm than any good.

8. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I may buy one for $ 450 .. Not more than that..

10. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Not even $450. Maybe $300.

16. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Even at $599, it's too expensive. I can get a Huawei Mate 9 for less than that - $519 for the 32GB version in fact.

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