Mar 25 AT 12:12 PM Nick Sarafolean 16 Comments

New HTC One availability and pricing

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After months of glimpses and tidbits, the new HTC One is finally released in all of its aluminum-clad glory. You can check out the specs list right over here, but in the meantime, you’re probably wondering about availability and pricing. Starting today at 1:00 PM EST, the HTC One will be available online through Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon. If you’re a Verizon customer, you can even go into your local Verizon store at 1:00 PM EST and purchase the phone immediately. HTC is saying that the other carriers will have the phone in-store by sometime in mid-April, with most stores being stocked by April 10. If you’re wondering where T-Mobile is on that list, the new HTC One won’t be available for purchase from T-Mobile until April 10, when it will be available both online and in-store.

As for pricing, the new HTC One is going for $199 with a two-year contract. If you prefer to have an unlocked device, you’ll have to pony up $599. The Google Play Edition of the new HTC One will sell for $699.

With that information in mind, are you planning to buy the new HTC One?

Source: HTC

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  • bitbank

    For that price, I’ll stay with my Nexus 5

  • Aditya Siddharth

    Where can I buy the unlocked device and what are the specs in terms of RAN and spectrum band support? Can I use the same device for LTE and HSPA on both AT&T and T-Mobile? (like the Nexus 5)

  • Lane

    When so many phones are coming close enough to these specs or at least have good-enough specs but at a much lower price point (looking at Moto X) why would anybody shell out $649-$699 for this?

    I don’t like to stoke flame wars, but it seems pretty clear to me that HTC is in trouble if this is the best they’ve got.

    Most US carriers have stated publicly they would like to wean customers off the subsidized phone model. The only way that’s going to happen is if high-end phones start getting cheaper.

    To quote Squidbillies: “Oh those truck stop pros were uppity trannies. Plus the cost of diesel is drying up the trucker money.” “Yup it’s a race to the bottom.”

    A race to the bottom indeed.

    • renyo

      Do u mean they want to get customers off contracts or just stop subsidizing phones? If it is contracts, other than T-Mobile, I don’t see other carriers wanting to do away with contracts… I also think that subsidizing phones is what is keeping people with the big carriers and away from MVNOs and the likes of Nexus and Moto phones…

      If subsidies were done away with, Apple would definitely crumble while Samsung and HTC may survive by adapting… Chinese manufacturers would thrive (they somehow give pretty good specs for low prices (no comments on the build quality though))…

      So unless I’m missing something, I don’t think carriers have expressed any interest in removing subsidies (other than T-Mobile which has already done it)… Feel free to correct me and do quote a source if possible…

      • Lane
      • Lane

        Besides Verizon, AT&T might also be leaning toward ending subsidy pricing. CEO Randall Stephenson said back in January that he found contracts-free pricing to be interesting and something that he will monitor to see how the market receives it.

        • renyo

          These articles came in early last year… Since then nothing has been done about it… Vzn CEO said they will see how users react to the new Tmo system… Att CEO said that there is not enough interest in this system… Both of them are basing it on what users want…

          Question is what do users want? Users don’t like change… So changing from a contract plan to a contract free plan isn’t easy… Since Vzn and Att have a pretty stable model in which their system runs, they are not gonna change it… And since they are the biggest providers all they are doing is keeping the users at bay…

          What would cause change? Tmo reducing the price of their prepaid plans by 10 dollars… They just increased the $50 dollar plan data allowance (LTE) by 0.5 GB… And they have the phone payment plan as a gradual step from a contract model to a contract free one… Will others follow… Yes they will… But it will be painfully slow… And might require the help of the likes of Google…

  • gaurav badkar

    I want to buy htc m8……

  • Hiran Alles

    I am thinking of maybe, but carrier. I am going to get the HTC One on Verizon, because Verizon has the best, largest, fastest and 100% Reliable 4G LTE Network. Especially the Calls are excellent. I am NOT going on Sprint or T-Mobile, because my Dad had Sprint as a work phone and he did not like it and the network is horrible. T-Mobile my friend has, it sucks. T-Mobile and Sprint suck. Because I am a college student, Verizon has the best reception and service in Detroit, and my house, Verizon is the only carrier that I can get best and 100% Reception. My Mom, Sister and I were on Verizon we love it, bit expensive. But the network and calls/data/text/reliability/speed is excellent and perfect for my Mom, Sister and me. My sister’s friend has AT&T and better than T-Mobile and Sprint, but it was expensive when it comes to billing. If you want a great smartphone with excellent coverage, Verizon is your Number One Choice. If you want cheap service, Sprint or T-Mobile is your choice. Verizon is not that expensive, but it depends on the price. If you do talk, text, etc. Verizon is the best choice. Also Verizon has the best and nice customer service 100%.

    • Stanglifemike

      It all depends on location, and I’m just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. I was on Verizon for years, then switched to Sprint just over 4 years ago. My girlfriend is still on Verizon, and she and I have performed multiple speed tests in many various locations over the last year, on both 3G and 4G. Sprint was faster than Verizon 99.9% of the time, and it wasn’t even close most of the time! In many places Verizon has NO service at all, while Sprint has 20mbps LTE!
      Again, it all depends on what region someone is in. The best carrier in one location might be the worst in another, and vice versa…

  • yorkshire_geek

    At the price keep on my Nexus 4 til it breaks, if it breaks soon get a Nexus 5.

    There isn’t a vast difference in spec and if you try to trade one thing up you trade another thing down, this phone adds weight.

  • Tamar

    This article is so disappointing.

    The new HTC One is called the HTC One M8. For this site’s sake, you might want to use the proper name so that your article is actually found in search engines. This article is written by someone who clearly doesn’t know anything about the new phone and is merely regurgitating from a press release. Sad. Time to unsubscribe.

  • Mike C.

    I will never buy another HTC phone. Samsung is able to support their phones for a long time – with HTC actual support ends while the devices is still being sold. Great phone from a shady company.

  • RK

    At Verizon, Buy one get one look attractive and you may get two phones for $200 but in long term, buying at T-Mo would be beneficial>>>>>>>>>>

  • donger

    Great phone.