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Sprint to launch HTC One on April 19th, pre-orders begin April 5th at $199.99 on contract

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:06

The nation's third largest carrier, Sprint, has tossed its hat into the HTC One ring by announcing that starting April 5th it will accept pre-orders for the HTC One with the launch of the phone coming on April 19, the same exact date that AT&T plans on releasing HTC's new Android flagship model at the same $199.99 price...

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posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:20

1. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

that a way sprint, screw verizon & at&t for trying to charge 250$ now for their flagship phones.

Edit: nvm just saw at&t is offering it for 199 as well. Hopefully the gs4 will be 200$ at launch.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 18:26 1

10. true1984 (Posts: 830; Member since: 23 May 2012)

i heard the galaxy would be $250

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:44 2

2. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

Good deal, it will sell like... an iphone

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 11:45 4

3. j-rod2079 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

Ready For The One!

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 12:51

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Im curious too know sprint gs iv price tag. At&t are a bunch of greedy turds

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:03

5. Filip. (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

I wonder if they're planning another Evo phone..maybe it will be this one instead..I'm almost ready to upgrade my epic touch but I think it will be worth seeing the gs4 and the upcoing motorola nexus..we'll see..

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:06 1

14. MoonFallsDown (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)

Something tells me the Evo name is dead. Sprint is advertising the One to people with the slogan "Liked EVO? Here comes the One". The Evo 4G LTE was largely a dud compared to the GS3 -- I myself am now regretting buying the Evo over the GS3, despite having owned nothing but HTC phones for 8 years.

I think Sprint has recognized that people seem to care less and less about HTC. The Evo 4G LTE has been $99 for months now, while the GS3 remained full price until the announcement of the GS4.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:22

16. Filip. (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

That's a good point man. The original Evo was a groundbreaking device since it was the first awesome android device (1ghz Cpu, 4.3 inch screen, etc) together with the droid incredible. Ever since then HTC has been making many smartphones that were only incremental improvements and you're right the GS3 dominated the market. I had a friend too who ended up switching the evo for a GS3. He only bought it because he had the old one...it's too bad I remember a time when the Evo was arguably the best device on the market since then the competition went nuts.

For me it's between the S4, HTC w/e on sprint, or the Motorola Nexus. I hope the Motorola is going to be a god-like device.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:13 3

6. papss (unregistered)

If you think AT&T is going to be the only 250.00 cell carrier you are delusional. I'm certain all will retain the same price.. FYI sprint sucks period.. They need to sell this phone at 99.99 to get customers back to there weak network

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 13:53 7

7. lsutigers (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)

Not anymore buddy. Sprint's network is rock solid in many places and getting much better in those markets being upgraded.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 19:59 3

11. threeline (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

Yep, sprint's network sucks.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 00:09 1

15. MoonFallsDown (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)

The network is improving but it's definitely not up to the Verizon/AT&T standard in terms of data coverage. That said, my plan costs less than people on those carriers and still functions sufficiently that it's not crippled.

Yeah, it would be nice to have some LTE in my small town (it's under construction) but at the end of the day, it's not like the 3G isn't working.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:29 2

17. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

I give you a yr or 2 at most and you will be switching to sprint...

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 06:04 1

18. johnriii (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

here in KC, one of Sprints headquarter hubs, I know a couple dozen people who complain of dropped calls, bad LTE connectivity and of course, bad customer service. Sprint needs to drop the price of this phone even more, because T-mobile is quickly gaining ground on them.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 14:38 3

8. prince9030 (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)

Glad to be a sprint customer today we just got ltd a few weeks back now this wonderful phone will be mine.. So it should be 599 + tax off contract then

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 16:40 1

9. HASHTAG (unregistered)

Plus the $35 upgrade fee.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:34

12. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

Damn if it only supported micro SD. I'd prob get it. But look side I'm sticking with the my Evo LTE. Now that they aren't going to carry the Z10, looks like I'm rocking the Evo until my contract is up, then make a decision.

posted on 02 Apr 2013, 22:40 1

13. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

And yes Sprints network has been improved. I used to barely get 2g speeds here and now regularly pull 1.5-2 here in my small town in south east Ohio on EVDO

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