Mail in rebates are the devil. That is one of the reasons why we love Best Buy Mobile. Customers pay what they see on the price tag because Best Buy offers only instant rebates on all products.
Through December, Best Buy shoppers will be able to pick up the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment for only $99 with a new two-year activation. That is an $80 instant savings over the normal retail price of $179 for both devices.
Both phones feature the older Android 1.5 and Sprint has no current plans to offer OTA updates, but it is hard to pass up the sub $100 price for a new smartphone. We expect both devices will eventually be upgraded to Android 2.0, but neither Sprint nor the handset makers have given us a time table for that release.
“Best Buy Mobile is committed to offering a great shopping experience and helping holiday consumers get the most out of mobile technology, whether it’s for them or as a gift,” said Shawn Score, president of Best Buy Mobile. “This fall has brought an unprecedented amount of highly-anticipated mobile devices to the market. We are excited to offer customers great selection, value and support to help them make sense of it all.”
[via Best Buy Inc.]