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.
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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!
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.
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.
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!