The all new HTC One M8 may have been one month behind its biggest rival the Samsung Galaxy S5, but to compensate the longer wait, HTC surprised us with immediate phone availability. It usually takes a few weeks, in extreme cases even months, for a high-end smartphone to hit the stores. For example, the Galaxy S5, which was announced back in February 24th, can be pre-ordered since last Friday and won’t start shipping until April 11th. The HTC One M8, however, is available today – just few hours later it was announced. Three of the biggest US carriers, that is AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless are now selling the phone.
Verizon BOGO Promotion on HTC One M8
Let’s start from Verizon, since it’s offering a deal that will be hard to decline. The carrier is the first to start selling the HTC One M8. As of 1 PM local time, you can order the phone online through Verizon store. If you are too impatient to wait for the device to arrive at your doorstep, you can take a walk to a Verizon retail store and buy the phone right there. Through April 9th, Big Red is the only network that will allow in-store purchase of the new HTC One M8.
Not only that, but customers who buy the new HTC’s flagship can get another one for free, as long as they sign new two-year contracts for each phone. The BOGO deal will be available for a limited time, however, Verizon didn’t disclose when it expires. The One M8 costs $199.99 with a new activation.
The One M8 for AT&T and Sprint are available for online purchase at $199.99 with two-year service agreement. Off-contract price is set at $639.99 on AT&T and $649.99 on Sprint. Both carriers also offer installment payment option. If you go for Sprint’s Easy Pay & Family service, the phone will set you back $0 down plus $27.09 monthly for 24 months. With AT&T Next service, you can pay off the device within either 20 or 26 months, for $32 or $24.62, respectively. The new HTC One will arrive at retail stores on April 11th.
Earlier rumors regarding the availability of the HTC One M8 on T-Mobile didn’t pan out. The carrier confirmed today that won’t start offering the phone until some time in April.