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T-Mobile’s HTC One now available to pre-order from Let’sTalk

T-Mobile’s HTC One now available to pre-order from Let’sTalk

While browsing HTC’s site today for details on the Developer Edition of the HTC One, we noticed that the pre-order page for T-Mobile’s version of the silver 32GB HTC One is now available. Remember that ordering phones from HTC’s site is actually partnered through Let’sTalk.com, in other words a third party vendor for the convenience of ordering from HTC’s website.

T-Mobile has not officially listed the HTC One for sale, but reports suggest it will be in stores later this spring and they will only be carrying the silver model with 32GB’s of internal storage. If you are a new customer or eligible for upgrade the HTC One can be yours on T-Mobile for $199 with a new 2-year service plan and shipments will be begin on April 18th.

The phone details don’t seem to be listed completely accurate here, because it says NFC is not available and says that it does have support for a Micro SD card with a removable back cover. We noticed these details are also listed on the Sprint version from the same interface through HTC.com so we think we are looking at some sort of mixup with the version we talked about earlier this week going to China. Another strange detail if you select that you are a current customer and want to buy this phone off contract the price comes to $649.99 which is the same price as the unlocked model with 64GB of internal storage, but at least you can get $100 if you pre-registered for the trade-in program.

HTC One Details (t-mobile)

Some users, like myself, are pretty much bound to buying the T-Mobile version compared to the unlocked offering, because there is no sign of HSPA+ in my local area and it is hard to justify buying a phone for a data speed that might be here this summer.

If you want to pre-order yours now, keep in mind this does not qualify you for the rebate offered on T-Mobile’s site that also includes the car dock (approx. $40 value) for free. You should however, be eligible for the $100 trade-in offer if you signed up for that during the window HTC had it listed.

Source: HTC

About Andy Medders

With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.

  • Chris

    I’m a bit confused by the Pre-Order page… (http://htconeprereg.com/brands/HTCPreReg/homebrands/index.htm)

    As an existing T-Mobile customer, I want to buy this phone outright. I can do that one of two ways: 1) Buy off contract from T-Mobile, but the price is $650, or 2) buy the “Unlocked” version for $575.

    Both seem to list out the same radios? I’d like to be able to take advantage of current HSPA+ speeds and also future LTE speeds on T-Mobile. Will both do the same thing? Does anybody have any clarification on the difference of either phone? Thanks!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I wish we had the answer. We’d suggest reaching out to HTC on twitter or Facebook.

    • Eric

      I believe the $650 is for the developer edition with 64GB of space instead of 32GB. But you’re right, it is somewhat unclear.

  • http://meddersnation.com Andy Medders

    The unlocked version does not have the bands to support T-Mobile’s 3G network which is primarily run at 1700 MHz. I recently owned the HTC Droid DNA since it was SIM unlocked, but there is no T-Mobile HSPA+ where I live so I consistantly had to deal with 2G data speeds and mostly kept the phone in my pocket, because that speed was too slow to get most activities done. Check out http://airportal.de to verify that HSPA+ is present in the areas you will most likely need the service in.

    • Chris

      I see… so as long as I’m living in an area with 1900 MHz coverage, I’ll be getting HSPA+ speeds for the Unlocked SIM version. Otherwise, best to get the T-Mobile specific version?

  • http://meddersnation.com Andy Medders

    I also want to add that if you can wait until T-Mobile lists the One on their website you should be eligible for the free car dock the are offering, but sign up on T-Mobile’s website first.