HTC One now available at select T-Mobile stores

T-Mobile’s HTC One originally launched online April 19th, but if you wanted to buy the device in-person you had to wait until today. Well… today is here, so you should be able to waltz into a T-Mobile store and nab your very own HTC One. I say “should” because T-Mobile is only promising that you’ll be able to find it in “select” stores. That means you’ll want to call before you make the excited drive over to one of the carrier’s retail locations.

On T-Mobile’s new UNcarrier plan you can walk away with the device for a $99 down payment, and pay the device off in 24 monthly installments of $20. If you aren’t interested in going that route you can pay for the entire thing outright for just $580. It would seem worth it if you’re an HTC fan, according to our HTC One review. The phone is lauded as HTC’s best work yet, combining a great achievement in engineering with software that HTC can finally be proud of.

HTC was going to have some competition starting today as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was slated to be released on T-Mobile, but the carrier unfortunately pushed the device back another five days at the very last minute, citing inventory delays. Our Samsung Galaxy S4 review says it is one device worth waiting for, but the HTC One throws a very big wrench into a very tough decision.

If you’re backed up against the ropes and absolutely can’t wait any longer to get a device today be sure to call your local T-Mobile store up or buy the HTC One online. PS: the free car dock deal is still on so jump in joy knowing that you’re getting one of the best deals on this phone, even without a two-year contract.

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  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    I avoided the frustration of going from store to store. Pre-Ordered my T-Mobile htc One Friday, it arrives today w/ the official htc One car kit for free which is a $60 value. No regrets. So I can change the oil in my lawn mower as I wait for my delivery. : )

    • RobertArias

      I just need #Phandroid to tell me which one is better, the #HTC #One or the #Samsung #Galaxy #S4 .
      COME ON Chris, Quentyn, Rob, and crew !!!!.Decide for me because street trading both reviews I’m even more confused than after they announced both were coming to #Magenta .
      Throw a brother a bone and make life easier for me. My #Xanax bottle is getting low. J/K .
      But seriously, the plusses and minuses of each are KILLING ME !
      Boon front speakers and metal or removable battery and sd ? Yikes !! To make it worse, I’ve had the N1 and the Note. They both were stellar. Your lack of fulfilling my personal needs is abominable.

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        well honestly, you can’t go wrong with either. Both are simply incredible devices.

        • RobertArias

          You’re not helping my Xanax addiction. Lol (actually I prefer Jack Daniels but I digress)

      • Guest

        Maybe if you knew the cons for both you could decide for yourself. Here they are some:HTC One has limited video codec support (no DivX, AVi…support), 64GB storage options is exclusive to AT&T, swipe down power toggles (WiFi, bluetooth gps) are not present, no hardware menu key, non replaceable battery means that once the battery juice life is done so is your beautiful hardware and blink feed takes up one of your four available homescreen options. The Galaxy S4 is loaded with software that may never be used by most people daily, device feels cheap, no dynamic text reflow when browsing (text does not fit screen when you zoom in, you have to scroll left or right to read), PenTile matrix display (AGAIN) and no FM radio. I’ve gone from an HTC HD2 to a Galaxy S2 and now back to an HTC One. Each time, I was willing to forgive the cons and I made the phone work for me. If you can do that, then you would be happy with your purchase regardless of which device you end up with.

        • Keith

          It’s weird but nice to see someone take an honest look at both sides, instead of just being a fanboy for a single phone.

        • yankeesrule587

          As far as I know you can turn off the Blink Feed. I also heard that its not a whole screen so much as a swipe to see screen.

          • Keith

            Isn’t blink feed part of that launcher too? So if you switch launchers you can get rid of it?

          • yankeesrule587

            good question, i dunno.

      • Guest

        Maybe if you knew the cons for both you could decide for yourself. Here are some:HTC One has limited video codec support (no DivX, AVi…support), 64GB storage options is exclusive to AT&T, swipe down power toggles (WiFi, bluetooth gps) are not present, no hardware menu key, non replaceable battery means that once the battery juice life is done so is your beautiful hardware and blink feed takes up one of your four available homescreen options. The Galaxy S4 is loaded with software that may never be used by most people daily, device feels cheap, no dynamic text reflow when browsing (text does not fit screen when you zoom in, you have to scroll left or right to read), PenTile matrix display (AGAIN) and no FM radio. I’ve gone from an HTC HD2 to a Galaxy S2 and now back to an HTC One. Each time, I was willing to forgive the cons and I made the phone work for me. If you can do that, then you would be happy with your purchase regardless of which device you end up with.

      • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

        Stay tuned. :)

      • No_Nickname90

        In this case, start thinking about the small things. Where the clock is; who easy it is to root/ dev support; do the apps you want work on it; color options. This is what helps me in this time of need. I chose the HTC One because it can automatically make my pictures into a nice video without me having to go search for the make into slideshow feature on my phone. =.P

    • No_Nickname90

      *takes 2 days to change oil in lawn mower* LoL!!

  • bboyAndroid

    Pass

  • Ken

    I really like this phone, but am unsure about the sealed battery. I like the satisfaction of knowing that if the battery depreciates, I can change it. At $580 this isn’t something I plan on throwing away in a year!

    • No_Nickname90

      I heard internal batteries last way longer, though.

    • casualsuede

      Sealed batteries often last alot longer than removeable batteries. There is less exposure to the dust and other elements and the contacts (between the board and battery) are often sealed. The problem is getting that one phone that has a bad battery. U can’t just fix it youself.

  • http://www.vimeo.com Paul

    FYI, there are some really spammy Facebook Pages and
    Twitter feeds out there for us HTC One users (from offshore, with broken
    English), so I created these — with constant fresh content — to Like
    and Follow without all the B.S.: http://facebook.com/HTC.One.users and
    http://twitter.com/theHTCOne

  • George

    Ha! It’s been available from Walmart since Monday for $148.00

  • Tony Lai

    Not sure how to check out the phone by itself. T-Mobile website keeps on asking a plan is required to check out, wtf!!!

  • Dose11

    Got mine. Love it…the speakers alone make it worth the buy

  • Chrisrj8084

    Only two stores in Sacramento, CA got the phone and both sold out in an hour. Online is out of stock so not only will I have to hope more come in soon but I will miss out on the $100 trade in offer. I’m quite frustrated right now as I was hoping to get it after work. This really sucks

  • CRUZdaddy

    well I got mine!!!! No regrets.. phone feels soO, makes me wanna slap yo momma!

  • http://www.facebook.com/styazn Tommy Pham

    do you have to sign up for the service to purchase the phone? I’m currently a tmobile customer but i just want to purchase only the phone, can I do that at the store?