RadioShack receives signage for HTC One, offers $50 Google Play gift card


The US isn’t set to get the HTC One until the end of the month after component shortages have led to a delay in the flagship handset’s launch. That won’t slow down the marketing blitz, however. RadioShack has begun receigin signage for the One and is now displaying it in stores. Specifically, the signs are for the AT&T and Sprint versions of the phone.

Should we read into the arrival of the placards as a sign that the device could launch sooner than expected? We wouldn’t hold out hope for that option. What is revealed, however, is a deal that will score new buyers signing up for a new 2-year service plan a $50 Google Play gift card. RadioShack is also offering a whopping $10 off the phone’s $199 on-contract pricing.

T-Mobile will also receive the phone, but RadioShack is no longer a vendor for that carrier. Verizon, which does do business through RadioShack, is officially not receiving the One, though recent rumors indicate otherwise.

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  1. Really cannot wait to see this beauty in the state side.

  2. A lot of leaked flyers show no at&t logos on the smartphone… I wish it stays that way.

    1. The carrier logo goes on the back. I saw it in the AT&T 64gb exclusive video.

  3. I’d stay away from Radio Shack for phone purchases. See if anywhere else has this offer first or hopefully you signed up for Best Buy Phone Freedom to get $50 off any phone this year.

    1. Being serious, not trolling, why do people say to stay away from radio shack for phone purchases? I’ve seen comments on other sites saying this same thing.

      1. Some people complain about the crazy ETFs, but even Amazon and Best Buy have crazy ETFs if you didn’t know. On top of what you would owe the carrier, you would owe Radio Shack or Amazon like $400 if you cancel within the first 6 months. Most people don’t know that.

        The reason I say stay away is because of post purchase support. Although you have 14 days to return the phone if you do not like it, good luck if you try. Most stores will try anything they can to keep you from returning the phone. And if something isn’t working, they will probably suggest you send it to the manufacturer rather than swap it out. Also, I’ve never experienced it, but they are untruthful about the phone warranties they offer and what it covers and the deductible. Overall they are just really shady. A lot of that is the pressure they get from corporate to sell phones and warranties because it is their major bread maker.

        Now Best Buy isn’t perfect, but honestly their warranty and return policy are pretty good. You may get back a shitty refurbished back with their warranty, but you can just turn around and send it back again. Also no deductible. And so long as you are in your return policy, it’s really easy to swap out a phone.

        1. Never bought a phone from the shack, but have from BB and in general I agree with you. I buy my phones from BB now instead of Sprint, at BB you can return for a full refund within 30 days, while Sprint charges you a restocking fee.

  4. I hope BB offers a similar promotion specific to buying the HTC One (to directly compete with Radio Shack), and offers this in conjunction with their Phone Freedom $50 gift card promotion which wasn’t specific to any 1 device.

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