It’s all about the All New HTC One (M8) today, and the most interesting news is going to be where to get the phone in Australia. We know that Optus, Vodafone and Telstra will be offering the phone on their Network so, what are the details?
Vodafone have advised that Pre-Orders for the All New HTC One (M8) will be available to pre-order online from 9am today through their website, with the phone arriving in-stores from April 1st.
Vodafone will be offering the All New HTC One (M8) for $10 a month on a $65 Vodafone Red 24-month contract, this plan includes 3GB data, unlimited national calls and unlimited national and international text messages.
Optus too has announced their plans to have the phone in-store on April 1st . They will be taking orders now online, in store or via telesales.
Optus will be offering the All New HTC One (M8) from today until 10 April, on an Optus $60 My Plan with $12 monthly phone repayments. The Optus $60 plan comes with an extra 500MB of data, for a total of 1.5GB mobile internet data. Also included are 600 minutes of standard talk and unlimited standard SMS and MMS all for use within Australia.
Head over to the Optus Website to pre-order.
Telstra will be offering the All New HTC One (M8)
but we are waiting on their plan details.
Telstra has advised via their Telstra Exchange Blog that they too will be receiving the All New HTC One (M8) into stores on the 1st of April.
Telstra are taking expressions of Interest from people who are interested in purchasing the phone on the Telstra Network on their website.
Telstra at this stage has not released any plan information but we know from a previous leak that the phone will be available on the $70 per month Mobile Accelerate plan with a $12 per month handset repayment. Or if you want it outright you’re looking at $840.
Update: Telstra has provided further information on their plans :
Consumer customers can purchase the HTC One (M8) on the $70 Mobile Accelerate Plan™ with a $12 handset repayment per month (when you stay connected for 24 months), with $700 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excluding use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $1,968 ($82/mth) and 2-minute standard call is $2.38.
Customers on our Mobile Accelerate Plans can also enjoy Peace of Mind with excess data rates reduced to just 3 cents per MB and excess voice and MMS capped at $130.
Business customers can purchase the HTC One (M8) on the $80 Business Performance Plan with $2 per month handset repayment when you stay connected for 24 months, with $800 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1.5GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. This plan also offers $2.50 flat rate standard voice calls (drawn from your $800 monthly call allowance) made within Australian between 9am and 5pm local time (Mon-Fri). Min cost $1,968 ($82/mth) and 2-minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.
Outright price for the Telstra All New HTC One is $840.
While they are not listed as a launch carrier for the All New HTC One (M8) as a subsidiary of Optus we expect them to get the phone at some stage. We have reached out to Virgin Mobile to clarify where they stand on carrying the All New HTC One (M8) on their network.
Unfortunately we can now confirm that Virgin Mobile will not be carrying the All New HTC One (M8) on their network, so if you’re a Virgin Mobile customer you will have to look at the outright pricing and decide from there.
Update : HTC has advised that the RRP for the All New HTC One (M8) will be $899.
Which carrier are you going to be ordering the all New HTC One from?