HTC rewards you for your patience: gifts $25 Google Play credit to HTC One first orderers

HTC rewards you for your patience: gifts $25 Google Play credit to HTC One first orderers
The HTC One was supposed to be one of the first big Android flagships to arrive in 2013, but after issues with the manufacturing and supply of its UltraPixel camera, the device was pushed multiple times to launch almost at the same time as the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Those supply issues have reportedly been ironed out now, but HTC is still feeling the guilt of not delivering its One on time and has decided to reward those who have placed their orders on the first days with a $25 Google Play gift card.

Check your email to see if you are amont the lucky ones. In the letter, HTC says:

It’s great to see HTC caring about its customers, especially in tough times for the company like these. The HTC One has been a relative success so far, recording 5 million sales in around a month, and hopefully giving HTC that needed momentum to get it out of the gutter.

source: Android Central Forums

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1. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

They can give me Play credit for not wanting to purchase their phone.

15. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Youb ertainly can't resist the urge to bash each and every positive article about htc, can you?

19. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I must admit I have some bias against HTC for the way they handled a phone I previously owned by them. But in taking a step back and just looking at the company as a whole, I still think that while they can get credit for having some great ideas and at the very least design style, they lack some serious focus. And that is bad for any company.

24. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Serious focus? Mind to elaborate a little bit on that? Perhap even mention examples of other companies as well? Motorola, Sony and LG Thanks

17. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

you are a cheapo. life must be miserable. lol..

20. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Nah, not cheap. not at all.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

They don't need to give me play credit I'll buy it anyway...

3. Kurai unregistered

at least they care for their costumers . . unlike other companies like "you're holding it wrong" and "buy an sd card for storage expansion"

4. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yeah I remember how much care they showed when the screen problem occured on most of htc one x unit when it was released last year, or when the sensation had the heating and random shut downs problem. If HTC cared like you are claiming, they wouldn't screw up their customers by releasing a "better" version of their flagship 6 months after the initial release. The one x was priced at 480$ here in lebanon 1 day before the one x plus release, next day it dropped to 390$ while the s3 maintained its 490$ price. One x now is priced at 360, one x plus 440, and the s3 is 430. THAT should tell you something.

5. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

It tells me that, your post doesn't make any sense

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree. +1

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

cool story bro..

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So after your purchase, all world should freeze and wait until you decide that you need a new one? Or at least all world should freeze until devices will reach Lebanon? Also talking about the prices which you have mentioned, if it is resellers prices, then blame resellers not HTC.

13. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

One X price will go down when a new product is launching with better specs. Whats problem with that ? Dont talk s**t

18. No_Nonsense unregistered

Yep, 'cause other manufacturers never had a problem with their devices.

14. addicted2088

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Did you know that it's only companies that are going through tough times do all this for the customer, not those that are already doing well? Really, HTC is just doing what it can to get back strongly into the game, not because they care about you. None of the companies care about you, stop being delusional.

6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Who does this apply to? I bought mine the day after launch at a T-Mobile store. I don't think HTC even knows what my email address is.

16. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

So whens the One Plus come out and the long period of HTC fanboys crying over slow updates.

22. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I doubt there'll be a One+ this time... Nice phone on your avatar btw.

26. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Your comment has absolutely nothing to do with this news!

23. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

oh. so now they copy the strategy of nokia/microsoft? giving free 25$ credits?

25. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Not bad!

27. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

Hm, what they need to start doing is make commercials that highlight the features of the phone. Between the 100$ gift card offer for upgrading, the free double dip cases, and now this...they acting like its a crappy phone

31. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

Exactly what I thought.

29. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

HTC makes nice solid phones. I still love the original sprint version of the HTC 4G phone (hate sprint). Nice display and solid construction.. Underwhelmed by my Rezound, they did not keep up the OS updates and should have. I would be excited if they gave $25 for their delay.

30. papss unregistered

Is there really a delay still? I'm planning on getting the One in a few weeks.

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