Aug 15 AT 9:04 AM Nick Gray 8 Comments

Sprint’s red HTC One goes on sale tomorrow with BoGo offer through August 30


HTC has announced the red HTC One for Sprint will go on sale starting tomorrow, August 16th. Sprint will be the only US carrier to offer the HTC one in red. The red device will add a touch of color to the silver and black HTC Ones already in Sprint’s handset lineup. The red HTC One will sell for $199.99 with a new two year contract, but Sprint will be sweetening the deal with a buy one get one free promotion which will run through August 30. Buy an HTC One in any color from Sprint and get a second HTC one completely free (as long as you sign a two-year contract for that second phone).

We know Sprint doesn’t have the best network, but if you can’t seem to pry yourself away from them, you might as well have a red HTC One. If you were on the market for an HTC One, which color would you choose?

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Rock Out With New NextRadio App on Red Hot HTC One

Exclusively from Sprint Beginning Aug. 16


NextRadio seamlessly brings live FM radio with interactive content

to Sprint smartphones

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  Aug. 15, 2013 — Do you love rocking out to your favorite local radio station on your smartphone but hate the toll it takes on your battery when you stream? Music lovers rejoice! Sprint signed an industry first and will offer access to the new NextRadio® interactive FM radio application beginning with HTC One® and HTC EVO® 4G LTE. This deal will allow Sprint to provide the NextRadio service on a broad range of Sprint smartphone devices during the next several years.

With NextRadio, listening to FM radio on smartphones offers a new type of interactive radio listening experience. When compared with streaming, NextRadio consumes about three times less battery life than other music apps. That’s because the audio is coming through a built-in FM tuner instead of over the Internet.

NextRadio is a free app that comes preloaded on HTC One from Sprint for all new activations. Customers who already own HTC One or HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint can download NextRadio through Google Playâ„¢ at no additional charge.

Don’t have HTC One just yet? No worries! Beginning Friday, Aug. 16, HTC One is launching in a hot, new red color, exclusively for Sprint customers. HTC One in red will be available in all Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (excludes taxes and surcharges). The device is currently available in silver and black.

And to turn up the heat even more, from Aug. 16 through Aug. 30, Sprint will offer a special promotion to make it even easier for customers to get their hands on the HTC One with interactive FM radio from NextRadio. For a limited time and while supplies last, customers can purchase an HTC One and get a second one for free, in any of the three color options — silver, black or red1.

“Our customers already enjoy listening to a variety of music apps on their smartphones, but NextRadio makes it easier than ever to interact with the local radio stations they enjoy listening to in the car virtually anywhere,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Marking another innovation milestone for Sprint, our partners at NextRadio are transforming the FM radio listening experience by allowing users to interact with their favorite radio shows by calling or messaging directly from their smartphone.”

NextRadio allows users to:

  • Browse stations in their local area by genre or frequency, set favorites, view recently played stations or use a traditional tuner interface
  • Call or text the radio shows they love, providing the ability to send instant feedback to the station whenever and virtually wherever they are listening
  • Watch music and talk come to life with album art, station logos, song and show details, and instant actions like sharing or purchasing songs right from their phone

A headset or speaker wire plugged into the 3.5mm stereo audio jack is required and serves as the antenna for the FM radio chip. Customers can easily find a radio station from the NextRadio onscreen guide, which is divided by music genre or selecting the station dial position. The app also includes radio station logos, slogans and programming description.

“We’re excited that an innovative wireless carrier like Sprint is leading the effort to offer American consumers something they’ve always loved — listening to the radio — right in the palm of their hands,” said Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters. “This service expands on that experience by enabling consumers to interact with local broadcasters directly through the application.”

For more information about the NextRadio application, visit

About Sprint

Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at or

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • triangle

    I know that Sprint’s network isn’t great right now, but it’s going to get a LOT better. It just takes time to rebuild the network and add LTE at 3 frequencies (800, 1900 and 2500). Should be the best by the end of 2014.

    • triangle

      I should amend my last statement to best in the metro areas because I will admit that their coverage is never going to be as good as Verizon or AT&T’s.

    • nottabrat

      While I agree that Sprint will become an excellent carrier one day, they aren’t there yet. I left TMO when the ATT merger was just about set in stone, because I’ve had horrible experiences with both ATT and Verizon. I was with TMO since Cellular One sold out to ATT, many many years ago… I switched to sprint because TMO had such crappy service in my area and no 4G at the time. Now Sprint has to catch up. I don’t mind paying for unlimited data service, but I should NOT have to pay an additional $10.00 for ‘smartphone’ data plan since I can rarely use the 4g except once a month when I visit my parents in a city that has 4g, and of course, while I’m there, I rarely use my phone… Sprint should NOT be allowed to charge a premium data package when the phone you have doesn’t support 4G, and the 3 G is so slow (typicall 120k down and 65 K up, that you would NEVER be able to exceed 100 megs in a month, let alone 2 gigs, 5 gigs or 10 gigs..

  • thekaz

    ugh. I know I will be paying at least $199 for a single HTC One when this comes out on Verizon. My wife’s been having issues with her Droid DNA lately, too… this offer is tempting…

  • Walter Newbury

    I absolutelty love sprint i live in minnesota and their 4g coverage here is phenominal i stream 15 gbs of data a month i dont drop calls and verizon doesnt even get 4g at my house its kind of confusing but ive had sprint for years now and the only time i had complaints about their service is when the contruction was going on for the new towers. I suggest ACTUALLY taking a look into sprint in your area see if they have the coverage because at this point ill never go back to limited data.

  • Walter Newbury

    Also does anybody know if this phone is coming to best buy mobiles i work their and just got a black one and will exchange it for this one if it is gonna be available at our stores. they dont tell us anything lol

  • donger

    Sprint, haha. Haven’t heard about them in a long time.

  • Haziq Alzahari

    Hmmm… I read from GSM Arena that it’ll be coming in Ruby Red, not exactly the awesome hue of Glamour Red as in the UK and it seems you only get a CHANCE to win a 2nd HTC One by buying one from them, it’s not an actual offer :/