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    Default Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    Hi guys!
    I have finally decided on the HTC One but I hate contracts and I prefer paying full price upfront and using a prepaid (such as Straight Talk).

    So what do you guys suggest, is it better to buy it from AT&T, T-Mobile or from htc.com?


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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashank Reddy1 View Post
    Hi guys!
    I have finally decided on the HTC One but I hate contracts and I prefer paying full price upfront and using a prepaid (such as Straight Talk).

    So what do you guys suggest, is it better to buy it from AT&T, T-Mobile or from htc.com?


    Cheers
    Get the unlocked One, no question. It has a few advantages over the carrier versions:
    1. Its cheaper from HTC
    2. Unlocked supports T-Mobile and AT&T LTE so no loss there
    3. No carrier bloat
    4. No carrier delay on updates
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    Unlocked form HTC. I ordered mine on Friday morning and received my (today) Saturday morning even with standard shipping!
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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    But does the Unlocked phone from HTC support AWS HSPA+ of T-Mobile?

    Crap! This is what I see on htc website "Out of Stock - Next Shipment Available to ship: 05/23/2013"

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    No it does not, it will either go to Edge or LTE on T-mobile. However, it supports 3G, HSPA+, and LTE on AT&T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashank Reddy1 View Post
    But does the Unlocked phone from HTC support AWS HSPA+ of T-Mobile?

    Crap! This is what I see on htc website "Out of Stock - Next Shipment Available to ship: 05/23/2013"

    If your going to use it on T-Mobile, then T-Mobile may be the best choice to get it from. Their LTE Network is very small, so unless you spend 90% of your time in one of their LTE markets, you'll want HSPA+ support.
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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    Getting this phone at full retail has been a challenge for me. AT&T and Best Buy will not sell the phone to me. Best Buy said they don't sell the phone outright to anyone, which I think is horse ****. The AT&T rep said they will only sell the phone to me if I have an AT&T account with them. Only way for me to get this phone is if I get the Dev version. *sigh*
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    Quote Originally Posted by majiklantrn View Post
    Getting this phone at full retail has been a challenge for me. AT&T and Best Buy will not sell the phone to me. Best Buy said they don't sell the phone outright to anyone, which I think is horse ****. The AT&T rep said they will only sell the phone to me if I have an AT&T account with them. Only way for me to get this phone is if I get the Dev version. *sigh*
    So they would rather the phone sit on the shelf than sell it. Wow.

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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    I'm facing the same trouble!
    Don't know how to buy it with T-Mobile..even they want me to take the service even after paying full amount

    Any ideas guys? I'm inclined to get the T-Mobile version as it supports it's AWS HSPA+...
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    Amazing huh? I've always purchased my phones off contract. So if this is the new trend I am screwed!

    Quote Originally Posted by aokusman View Post
    So they would rather the phone sit on the shelf than sell it. Wow.

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    I got my sprint version on ebay open box but new $505 shipped!! So worth it
    Sent from my amazingly sexy HTC One.
    P.S. Just because I love my HTC One doesn't mean I hate the S4. I understand why you love it, I just love mine more.
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    Tmobile unlocked version is the optimal choice. It supports all tmobile and Att bands where the unlocked and Att are missing the 1700 band for tmobile hspa when in an area that's not refarmed. You'd probably have to pay an unlocked service but you'll be golden after that then you cam pretty much switch prepaid carriers and not worry about if your phone is compatible with att or tmobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpiodsu View Post
    Tmobile unlocked version is the optimal choice. It supports all tmobile and Att bands where the unlocked and Att are missing the 1700 band for tmobile hspa when in an area that's not refarmed. You'd probably have to pay an unlocked service but you'll be golden after that then you cam pretty much switch prepaid carriers and not worry about if your phone is compatible with att or tmobile.

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    Will the Att version get tmobile ltd?

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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    I wonder if I'd be able to use it on Verizon LTE... the unlocked from HTC directly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by majiklantrn View Post
    Getting this phone at full retail has been a challenge for me. AT&T and Best Buy will not sell the phone to me. Best Buy said they don't sell the phone outright to anyone, which I think is horse ****. The AT&T rep said they will only sell the phone to me if I have an AT&T account with them. Only way for me to get this phone is if I get the Dev version. *sigh*
    Best buy doesnt make any profit off of the phone it's self. They make all their money off the fee att pays them for each contract they get someone to sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashank Reddy1 View Post
    I'm facing the same trouble!
    Don't know how to buy it with T-Mobile..even they want me to take the service even after paying full amount

    Any ideas guys? I'm inclined to get the T-Mobile version as it supports it's AWS HSPA+...
    I spoke to a Tmobile rep who told me that I could buy the One from them with a postpaid paid, pay for it in full, and then immediately cancel the postpaid plan. At that point, you can buy a Tmobile SIM card from the MNVO of your choice and pop it into your new phone. The rep assured me that if I cancel immediately, I will not be charged for the postpaid plan.

    Personally, though, I went with the unlocked version even though I'm on Tmobile's $30 plan. It's cheaper and, since I live in a 1900Mhz refarmed HSPA+ area, I've been getting 3G/4G pretty consistently. The AWS HSPA+ thing is going to matter less and less as time goes on and should pretty much be a non-issue by the end of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    I wonder if I'd be able to use it on Verizon LTE... the unlocked from HTC directly...
    Well, I found out that it does not work on Verizons network. Bummer.
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    I just talked to a Tmobile customer service guy. I was asking about the 1700 band that is not included in the unlocked phone from HTC. He told me where I use the phone the most(Lexington) there is 4G coverage. Where I live, I am actually roaming from AT&T. He said if I am not in a 4G area, I would still have Tmobile service but I could be a couple of seconds slower than the HSPA with a 1700 band. Is this correct? I wonder if I would be better off buying it from Tmobile rather than HTC. As of now I plan on keeping it on Tmobile unless Verizon changes their plans, which the One wont work on anyway.
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    Does anybody know if this has wifi calling? That's the only way I'll be able to use it in my neck of the woods.
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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    Yes it does support wifi calling :-)
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    Default Re: Paying full price. From where to get? AT&T, T-Mobile or Unlocked from HTC

    So I went to order off the HTC website and noticed that they don't offer a billing and shipping field to be filled out. They only offer an address field. The thing is, I need the phone shipped to a different location that I am visiting. Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by majiklantrn View Post
    So I went to order off the HTC website and noticed that they don't offer a billing and shipping field to be filled out. They only offer an address field. The thing is, I need the phone shipped to a different location that I am visiting. Am I missing something?
    Call them. They are friendly and very helpful on the phone.
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    Update: I ended up buying from AT&T WITH Contract
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shashank Reddy1 View Post
    Update: I ended up buying from AT&T WITH Contract
    Too bad Att is coming out with a new prepaid plan at $50 with 2gb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aokusman View Post
    Too bad Att is coming out with a new prepaid plan at $50 with 2gb.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    You know when that plan is coming ?

    Also I wanted to get the t-mobile version as it would have all the bands but t mobile doesn't unlock the phone even if paid in full until after 40 days of service. This would have not worked for me as I still have year contract with Att. So I went with the unlocked version.
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