HTC One

We’ve written a lot about the HTC One – in the weeks since the phone’s official Australian launch there’s been rumours of overseas launch delays and even frank admissions by HTC staff about their component sourcing issues.

Despite the seemingly endless wait, and the looming release of a certain other flagship device, enthusiasm is still strong for the One. HTC has today announced on-contract availability across Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile, and Ausdroid will have a full Australian review coming soon.

Some carriers are already operating registration and preorder pages for the device, while others will open up theirs tomorrow (April 5). The device will become available to the public on Tuesday April 23.

You can check what the carriers have said below, or use our easy-to-browse widget for the latest live deals:

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Telstra

Customers can purchase on a 2 year contract for $60/month, with a $10 per month handset repayment – total cost $1,680.

You will also be able to buy the device outright in Telstra stores for $768.

Telstra is already running a ‘HTC’ registration page, and advises that customers ordering before April 23 will receive a free set of Beats Solo headphones (RRP $199).

Update: Telstra’s pre-order page is now live!

Optus

Customers can purchase on a 2 year contract for $60/month, with a $3 per month handset repayment – total cost $1,512.

Optus will start taking pre-orders tomorrow.

Update: Optus has now put pre-order pages up for personal and business customers.

Vodafone

Customers can purchase on a 2 year contract for $60/month, with a $5 per month handset repayment – total cost $1,560.

Vodafone has listed the device on their site, but the pre-order button is not currently working — we expect this will work as of 9am tomorrow. The page also mentions the Beats Solo pre-order bonus.

Update: Since this post was published, News Limited’s Jen Dudley-Nicholson reported on Twitter that Vodafone has revised their monthly handset repayment down to $3, changing the total cost to $1,512.

Update (2): Vodafone’s pre-order page is now live.

Virgin Mobile

Customers can purchase on a 2 year contract for $59/month, with a $3 per month handset repayment – total cost $1,488.

Virgin Mobile’s HTC One page (currently blank) will be available from 9.30am tomorrow.

Update: Virgin Mobile’s pre-order page is now live.

Will you preorder the HTC One? Will you go on contract or buy outright? Let us know in the comments!

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Mike
Mike
7 years ago

I’m just trying to find a place to buy the 64gb developer edition outright. Funnily enough it’s turning out to be a lot harder than you’d expect.

Andy D
Andy D
7 years ago

Just ordered mine from Optus. It is a bit strange how I’m paying a few bucks more for a worse plan… but meh. It’s only a marginal difference. I know plans did kind of increase in leaps and bounds for a while so I guess they went a bit too far for what their infrastructure could handle.

Still rather happy that I’ve finally got it ordered. 🙂 It’s going to be an awesome phone regardless.

Wes
Wes
7 years ago

I wonder if telstra will give you the bears headphones when you buy outright?

No One
No One
7 years ago

All plans are suck and only 32GB

Shaun Brown
Shaun Brown
7 years ago

What plans. Nothing on Telstra except sign up to their advertising

Sujay Vilash
Sujay Vilash
7 years ago

Or just buy from MobiCity for $769 and put it on a Kogan $29 plan. I purchased mine today with a delivery ETA of 22nd April. Can’t wait.

NaughtyBudgie
NaughtyBudgie
Reply to  Sujay Vilash
7 years ago

3g only though isnt it?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  NaughtyBudgie
7 years ago

HTC One – Available from Mobicity with Optus/Telstra compatible 4G Bands for $769 http://www.mobicity.com.au/htc-one-m7.html

Sujay Vilash
Sujay Vilash
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
7 years ago

Thanks for answering the question, Daniel.

Ic3MaN
Ic3MaN
7 years ago

Any news on the 64GB version?

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
7 years ago

Surprised virgin was the cheapest actually

fourl6
fourl6
Reply to  Sean Royce
7 years ago

But it comes with the coverage (or lack of) to match

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  fourl6
7 years ago

It runs under Optus, I never really had problems with Virgins service, but network signal wasn’t amazing. Can’t wait to get off Optus.

James Finnigan
7 years ago

Wow, these plans are horrible.

PointZeroOne
PointZeroOne
Reply to  James Finnigan
7 years ago

Yeah plans have gotten worse in the past few months.

TT
TT
7 years ago

Current contract with Vodafail will be finished in Nov, anyone can tell me how can I get rid of Vodafail?

antzpantz
Reply to  TT
7 years ago

either ride it out, or sign up to another provider and pay an exit fee

Eugene
Eugene
Reply to  TT
7 years ago

I just asked, cited severe coverage issues and rode out 3 different “discount” offers.
Why would I want 3 months free until they fix coverage in my area, which a year later is still not fixed.

Phil Tann
Phil Tann
Reply to  TT
7 years ago

Move to drOptus or Hellstra!
Hmm… the choices are all crap!

antzpantz
7 years ago

What are the outright prices from various online stores?

Ray
Ray
Reply to  antzpantz
7 years ago

According to the article, $768 from Telstra. I’d imagine somewhere in that range from online stores as well – anywhere from $600+ at a guess.

Luke Monahan
Luke Monahan
Reply to  Ray
7 years ago

UK-based stores with UK warranty only are in the $600-$650 range. Stores providing an Australian (but non-factory) warranty are pretty similar to Telstra’s price (e.g. Mobicity is $760).

Sujay Vilash
Sujay Vilash
Reply to  antzpantz
7 years ago

MobiCity = $769 + a delivery of $19 which sucks