Walmart Selling The HTC Sensation 4G Early?

Attention Walmart shoppers the Sensation 4G has landed for a lucky few. We’re receiving word and we’ve got some pics to prove it that at least a few lucky Walmart shoppers have been able to pick up the Sensation 4G from their local store today. The lucky sender of these pics definitely isn’t alone as this XDA forum thread shows at least another dozen individuals scoring the Sensation 4G at Walmart with everyone receiving the same $148.88 price plus tax. Better start calling your local Walmart and see if they won’t part with their inventory!

For those asking the Sensation 4G is coming with an 8GB microSD card in the box.

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  • eYe

    ZIP codes!!!!!!!  I want locations!!!!!!!! (yes, I am impatient)

  • Secano

    $148.88??? Here I come!

  • Anonymous

    Nice 6.00% tax. We pay 9.75% tax. Suxs

  • Greg

    Where are they getting that price from????

    These people buying can’t ALL be out of contract, can they?

    Would T-Mobile price match that?

  • Chris Earle-Handley

    Hooksett NH 03102 – local Walmart has 5 in stock (apparently this is how many each select store was given) on my way to pick one up right now!!

  • Anonymous

    Bought mine, Deptford NJ.

    $642

    • Deff

      really? i’m in burlington nj… might need to hop on that. haha

      • Anonymous

        Yep, she said they have a bunch of them too.

    • JT

      Which one? There are 2 Walmarts in Deptford.

      • Anonymous

        the one by Sams club.

  • KIndMidas

    so?

  • Why so cheap?

    • Ash

      Contract.

  • Aaronkt

    Got mine in Kansas City walmart off of I-29 and 152 by zona rosa.  148.88 + some 18 dollar activation fee!  Good luck all!

  • Joe

    is this with a contract extension?  new contract?  or priced individually?

  • I need to find one of these deals!!!  Wal-Mart here I come.

  • eYe

    Skimming through XDA thread:  $148.88 + $18 upgrade fee + tax for new contracts or extensions , $599+ tax to buy it outright.

  • I checked my local walmart and the guy had no idea what I was talking about. He had never heard of the sensation.

  • Khughes

    Called two Walmarts here in CA Central Valley.  Neither had it.  Shucks.

  • Cheaper to buy and cancel (pay ETF) than buy outright.

    • lol true

      • eYe

        Not if you buy through Walmart, I’m sure they have their own fees on top of T-mobile’s ETF.  Read the fine print if you do end up doing it.

    • Anonymous

      If it was that easy then everyone would be doing it…. Please don’t mis-inform people.

  • i wont’ even bother with Walmarts here in Dallas…easily the worst and least knowledgeable of the franchise … they never know wtf is going on much less get things in like this early.

    • nunyabiz

      Just got one in Benbrook (Walmart)

  • just called 2 walmarts in colorado springs and they don’t have it or even show in their system

    • UNC

      Hey I called one of the walmarts in Greeley and they had 5 in stock. Going now to pick mine up. 

  • Anonymous

    I called and confirmed inventory and availability at the Skokie, IL location.  But then someone on XDA and talked to another person and said they can’t sell them yet.

    I’ll probably go over there anyway.  $148 for this phone is an AWESOME deal.

  • Joe

    if you want the deal…do not call…just blows it for everybody else.  go into the store.

  • Anonymous

    This happened to me last year. I picked up the HD2 at walmart early and I got some time on engadget and other sites. I know I am majorly cool. Lol. I am off to walmart!

  • Anonymous

    Boo Tracy, CA walmart don’t have any. but does anyone know if the 148.88 only for new activations? or would it be for someone upgrading as well?(:

    • Anonymous

      you should call the Elk Grove walmart, and let me know if they have any extra!

  • None the Walmarts I called in Michigan even sell T-Mobile

    • i know! i just called 4 and they stopped at the beginning of the year. sigh!

    • Andtwizzy

      I just called the Walmart in livonia and they are selling them right now.

    • I live in Michigan and I bought one in Livonia

  • Sdadsad

    anybody in ARIZONA FIND ANY?!

  • ratedz

    I got a Sensation in Olathe, KS this morning!

    • Cheap

      about to drive up there from topeka

      • ratedz

        They had a few more in their display case when I was there around 11:45 this morning.  I went to the location off Sante Fe & Blackbob.  Good luck!

        • 4g

          I work right here in overland park KS. Guess I’ll be headed to Walmart after work

        • ratedz

          As an added FYI to people in KC, don’t waste your time at the Walmart off 435 and Shawnee Mission Parkway.  I called there first and was told they were in, but when I got there, the lady said they wouldn’t be sold until the 12th, so I asked why I wasn’t told that when I called and she had no answer.  I called the Olathe store and without directly asking if they’d sell me one today, I got enough info that told me that they would, so I went there.

        • Bigbeerdrinker

          Well what’s the difference between the 2 stores??  Why can one sell it and the others cant??

        • ratedz

          Not sure…maybe one store read the memo that said to not sell it until the 12th and the other didn’t?

        • 4G

          Walmart in blue springs sold me one and they had a ton!!!

    • Anonymous

      I’ma swing by in Raytown and post back!

  • Marcus

    Thanks for the tip!  I’m heading to get one right now!  I found some “near” Austin…:D

    Marcus

    • Danny Perez

      Brodie Lane?

  • Freddayyy

    Im in Miami and I called about 5 Walmart and they all said that they don’t sell tmobile phones anymore….anyone in Miami that found some? Pleaseeee

    • None

      All our WalMarts do not sell TMO in the Columbia MD area either.

  • K20acivic

    anybody in california find some in stock at a walmart yet?

  • Sedaigle

    Why didn’t the person who sent the pic have to pay an upgrade or activation fee?

    • ratedz

      I was told that the $18 activation fee would be applied to my next Tmo bill and I only had to pay the $148.88 plus tax today.

  • K20acivic

    any zip codes in california yet have stock?

  • Anonymous

    Well poo. None of my walmarts have them

    • Brian

      I assume you’re in Portland?  Which ones did you check?

      • Anonymous

        I checked every single one in the Portland metro area as well as Vancouver. I called as far as Woodburn and 40 miles up fron Vancouver as well. So go. However some reps didnt even seem like they were checking at all. I am going over to the wood village store soon and will check them out. I need some things anyway.

  • I called as soon as I saw your Twitter post and got my Sensation!! They had 4 in stock so Thank you David!! – D. It really is Phenomenal

  • Brian

    Question for all you gurus out there.  I’m interested in this deal.  I am a current t-mo customer but my 24-month contract (on my old blackberry curve) completed last month, so I assume I’m month-to-month out-of-contract now.  How do I go about buying a phone from Walmart (or Radioshack/Costco, etc) and keep the phone number yet get treated like a new customer with a new contract?

    • LC

      You just upgrade? When you do the upgrade, you get the best two year contract pricing and you keep your same phone number. You’re just renewing your contract to get the best discounted pricing.

      • Brian

        So does this mean I can’t  take advantage of any promotions for “new customers”?  I’m treated as an “upgrade” even though I’m done with my contract?

        • Curtishamm23

          yes

        • Someguy

          yes

    • Generally you pay whoever you bought the phone the $ of the phone + $ of upgrade fee, usually $18 for Tmo.  And you tie yourself to Tmo’s back for another 2  years.  I’m not sure what you mean by “new customer with a new contract” You’re just buying a phone in this case to be a Tmo’s back pimple for another 2 years.

      Now, if you’re talking about taking advantage of say a Father’s day promotion like last year where you get a free phone for opening a line or for each line you open, (i forgot how it went), you’d have to cancel your service and open a new #.  That though comes with issues as I think Tmo screens apps now to make sure you dont do exactly what was said, and if its same address you have to prove you’re not related or something.  No clue how that one is enforced but there’s a few roadblocks with that method.

      If you’re off contract my suggestion is to just buy the deal from walmart.  Its the cheapest way, though take into account of warranty issues.  If you call in for the upgrade Tmo will send u replacements. Buy in Tmo store, Tmo will replace at store, etc.  HTc will be doing the warranty i think if u get it at walmart, etc.  Not sure how costco does theirs.

      I just realized you may be asking how the process goes that they note your account with the purchase of a handset.  If thats the case, i’m not sure, but i figure when you buy the phone, they will note your account and work it out to add 2 years to you.

    • Curtishamm23

      you go in to the walmart connection center, they will ask you for your id and a credit card as a second means of identification. they then will input information from your id into their kiosk and ask you to enter your social security number (none of this information is accessible to the associate without your input). The associate will then access your account through the kiosk, using their system that psuedo-syncs with Tmo’s and they can process the standard two year upgrade for you at a cheaper price. The reason WalMart can sell Tmo and Verizon and ATT phones cheaper is because you do not pay commission to the store for the upgrade. That commission comes from the representative company – meaning that ATT, Tmo and Verizon, even Sprint where available pays the store the commission to sell their phones and contracts. The upgrade fee is billed to you on your next applicable billing cycle. You must be eligible for a standard two year contract to get the phone for the advertised price and you must sign a two year agreement – WalMart cannot offer a one year contract agreement through ATT, Tmo or Verizon. That is, of course, unless you want to fork out the money to buy the phone at full retail price.

  • Danny Perez

    Walmart near brodie lane in texas has some :P

  • Peter fitzenwell

    None here in Orlando :(((

  • I called 23 Walmarts in my area. None of them had any idea what I was talking about. :(

  • Bigbeerdrinker

    I contacted about 7 Walmart stores in MD and I found one that has it but they are not allowed to sell it until June 15th :-(

    What gives??

    • Bigbeerdrinker

      Sorry I meant June 12th is when they would be allowed to sell them at Walmart

    • Demarcom

      where in maryland you live? How far from newark, de? from baltimore its about 45 minute drive to this walmart 1251 Centerville Road, Wilmington – (302) 683-9312

    • None

      Where in Maryland… All the ones in the Columbia area have ditched TMO altogether.

    • None

      Where in Maryland… All the ones in the Columbia area have ditched TMO altogether.

  • K20acivic

    any in cali?

  • 50/50 Want it but scared….

    To everyone that has lucked up on getting it, what is your true opinion about the phone?

    • Dytryn2187

      this phone is a beast i work for t-mobile and have had it for a couple weeks now i had the g2x and this phone destroys it have yet to find a glitch and believe me i tried to cause it but still runs smooth

      • 50/50 Want it but scared….

        Awesome, thanks bro!

    • Birdsfan

      I am loving my new phone! Waiting a long time for this bad boy and it was well worth it!

    • Anonymous

      Freaking awesome!  Reminds me of the Nexus One’s big brother.  

  • For anyone in denver I just left the walmart on I70 and Tower road with 1 of only 5 of their in stock Sensations in my hand! Call michael and ask him to set 1 aside for you.

  • Cubzfan1968

    I called my local Wal-mart in Niles IL, they said they had them and yes I could come and buy one. I drive there and then they tell me that they can’t sell them till the 15th, They have no idea what they are doing

  • Jerzeeloon

    Just called my local walmart they have it,on my way

  • Dom

    does anyone know if you have to pay full outright? or can u pay 1/4 and have tmo bill you later?

    thats pretty much what i wanted to do instead of all at once(college student)

    • Curtishamm23

      it’s all at once only

  • Jim888

    I’m guessing this is the upgrade price?

    • DeMarco

      I found a walmart in my area, the shipment came in 20 mins ago and they only had 5. i was able to grab one but beware, here is the trick…walmart does not honor partial upgrades, only full upgrades. the $148 is for a new line or full upgrade. If you do not have a full upgrade the price is $600 but depending on how bad you want it you can do what i did. I added a line which was free, paid $148 for the phone, will cancel my old line and get my old number back…grand total $348…or take your chaces on the 15th in the store…it would have cost me about $300 in the store anyway since im only good for a partial upgrade

    • DeMarco

      I found a walmart in my area, the shipment came in 20 mins ago and they only had 5. i was able to grab one but beware, here is the trick…walmart does not honor partial upgrades, only full upgrades. the $148 is for a new line or full upgrade. If you do not have a full upgrade the price is $600 but depending on how bad you want it you can do what i did. I added a line which was free, paid $148 for the phone, will cancel my old line and get my old number back…grand total $348…or take your chaces on the 15th in the store…it would have cost me about $300 in the store anyway since im only good for a partial upgrade

  • For anyone in Denver I just left the I70 and Tower Rd Walmart with 1 of their 5 in stock Sensations in my hand! Ask for Michael and he’ll set one aside for you.

  • Not all walmarts have’em.

  • TweetMo

    Another reason why I love TmoNews!! Thanks David!!

  • Nthnsutton

    Just got mine! walmart. olathe ks

  • I just called my local walmart a few minutes ago. They have them and are up for sell in montgomery, alabama. Too bad I only qualify for partial upgrade! Maybe I’ll score some cash off my folks to get it full price. I dont really wanna renew the contract. I want EM+

  • Jacob Simmons

    Cary, NC Kildare Farm location. Ready and willing to sell.

  • pensacola fl got em!

    • ChrisV

      which store? I also live in pensacola and want to buy it.

      •  The Wal marts on Mobile hwy and the one on Navy blvd has them, dont know about the hwy 29 and theone on Creighton.

  • Joe

    none in Bellingham – WA

    • Alex

      That really sucks!! But thx for the info. I’m in bham too

  • Bjh2379

    Stl Walmart have them

  • rev2redlineguy

    So if I add a line on my account I can get it for the $148.88 price?

    • TweetMo

      I don’t believe you need to add a line if you have a full upgrade. I believe that’s at least 22 months after you’ve signed a 2 year.

  • MeanDean

    Anyone found any in Phoenix Arizona Metro area? 

  • tk421

    The walmart here in Gilber, AZ on Greenfield RD has them too but they couldn’t give me a price over the phone(huh!).  I will have to go by and check them out and get more info. 

    • MeanDean

      Thanks!

  • russ

    Anyone know one in the Detroit area I called five stores and no one had them. One guy told me the 15th but I hearing the 12th here which one is it?

  • Anonymous

    For those of you in the Denver CO area, I just called the Walmart in Westminster (9499 Sheridan Blvd, Phone: (303) 427-4882) and they currently have 4 in stock

  • College Station Walmart (77840) has 3 units left.  Has any other early buyers had problems with 32GB microsd?  The 1st unit that I got automatically eject the SD card while it’s still in the phone (not safely removed, sdcard just become inaccessible).  Also that unit has a strange polarization on the LCD when I wear my polarized sunglasses (LCD becomes red through the polarized lens looking straight up). 

    I exchanged it with a 2nd unit, no LCD problem.  SD Card problem still persisted, but I suspected that it’s T-mobile’s contact restore that’s causing the problem.  I turned the tmobile sync function and now (fingers crossed) no more sd problem.  Thanks for the walmart heads up!

  • Brandon

    Got mine in Atlanta for $148!

  • Marcus

    Jesus Christ T-Mobile!  If you have an Even More Plus account and you try to go buy the phone, even on a new line of service, Walmart can’t do it.

    I hate you T-Mobile!  LOL

    • Celtic88

      Then Im F**ked too then

  • Elmano68

    Just gor word that 2 walmarts here have em! 148.88!

  • Bababhai

    Yup, a bunch available in my neck of the woods, stupid tmobile system coudn’t allow me to upgrade, so i can’t get it until whenver tmobile decides to release it.  Probably why tmobile is still the smallest company, when it treats longtime (over 10 years, since voicestream) customers without preference, causing them to defect…sadnesss

    • Jpceynar

      Amen brother I had that same experience I have been with TMOBILE for 10 years also and could not upgrade.  Also why does WALMART get first option to sell?  That is what I could not understand when I went to the TMOBILE stores why does Walmart get to sell them before you. 

      • Anonymous

        Early upgrades are to be done at T-Mobile directly, not so entitled ones.

      • tre

        i called tmobile about that and the rep said that Walmart is their on independent cell phone company and they just use tmobiles towers

  • Dmo

    None in Fresno CA

  • blaze

    benbrook, tx has 3

    • nunyabiz

      Haha that’s where I got mine. The guy had no clue what I was talking about, said I was the first to ask about it when I asked how many he sold. Had 4 more when I left.

  • has anyone in Albuquerque, NM had any luck?

  • F800

    Walmart in Richmond, TX has them and they say they’re happy to sell them.

    • Anonymous

      I went there, they’ve changed their mind.  Don’t try the one on Frye and I10 either, no dice!

  • NashvilleGal

    I got mine! Smyrna, TN (outside of Nashville) got 5 in, and I am now the proud owner of one. I only paid $148 with my full upgrade. I was still using my old G1 until this afternoon – so this was a MUCH NEEDED upgrade! :)

    • jef benigno

      Yeah, I’m planning on upgrading my G1 to this phone too. I can’t wait!

  • SJames23

    i called 5 walmarts in houston, 1 had them and i went to see if i could convince them to sell me one but the guy said that they have been specifically instructed not to see them until sunday. he showed me the box and said that they hadnt even given them price tags yet so he couldnt really do anything

    • T.mcclure

      Don’t call Walmart, just drop in (if you can).  Just picked up 2 at 1960 (Humble) Walmart.  They have 2-3 left now.

    • MzHtown05

      The one on Beltway 8 and Wallisville had about 5 of them as of 3pm. 

  • SJames23

    *sell them

  • Melissa

    Just checked Walmart in Glendale, Arizona…he had them and was putting them into inventory as I walked up. He refused to sell it to me, said they were not allowed to sell it until the 12th. I should have used my female flirtation skills to try harder, but I am still an early upgrade and he told me I had to do that through T-Mobile anyway. Boo guess I have to wait a few more days.

    • Farhan

      You should have flirted. He would have probably given it to you for free.  :)

      I’m in Tempe, so I won’t bother going out there until the weekend. Perhaps they’ll sell it for a lot cheaper for 4th of July? One can only hope.

      • Melissa

        There is another Walmart pretty close to me, I’m tempted to go try again…

  • Kjkjw

    Very true but not all stores are doing it. I went to one wallmart in my area and they were about to sell it when an employee wearing a tmobile shirt called his headquarters. His boss told him not to sell it. They seem to think they will not sell till the 15th (same day as tomb). I think he was a wallmart employee wearing the tmobile shirt. Anyway I drove 10 miles to another location and they did not hesitate to sell it. There was an issue getting on contract as the computer would not finish the transaction so I paid full price.

    • servantofjc

      What was the full price?

      • Kjkjw

        600 bucks… A lot cheaper than my factory unlocked iphone. 

  • Todd Nelson

    The $148 price has to be a mistake.  Wish I could take advantage of it right now.  I know that it will be at least $350 for me to upgrade at a T-Mobile store and/or online since in only eligible for a partial upgrade at the moment.

  • i called the walmart on North Ave in Chicago, IL . They said they had them, but couldn’t sell them. :(

    • ChiWog

      I got one there!

  • LA Boi 93

    see thats wrong, they breached their contract to not sell before jun 12th, so they screwed tmob by breaching that, and by selling it 50 dollars cheaper, im pretty sure that they are doing that just to get more revenue so people go there for better deals and avoid tmob. i hope tmobile learns from this and never trusts walmart again, because honestly, i am a diehard fan of this phone, but i would never buy from walmart, i hope tmobile starts learning to not go to walmart or other places for their devices (or atleast after THEY launch the devices THEY own!)

    so i wouldnt go to walmart, even though ive waited since january, walmart being scums, would make me wait another week. 

    • Farhan

      Are you for real?

    • whosaidwhat

      How do you know they are breaching their contract? Do you know what kind of deal they have with T-Mobile? They could have agreed to sell them as soon as they arrived in stores.

      Your second concern about Walmart under cutting T-Mobile has got to be a joke. T-Mobile will love it if Walmart sold a half a million of these on new and upgraded contracts. They don’t make their money on the phone. The two year contract is all that matters to them. Same reason why Amazon can sell phones on the cheap, it’s the commission they get on the contracts that count.

    • Mp46241

      you dont know what you are talking about, i spoke to a walmart Mgr and he says they have no contract with T-mobile, they actually get the devices they sell from the OEM and get them cheaper because nationwide they buy more then Tmo does.. which makes sense because there are more walmarts here then tmo stores. just about every phone walmart sells is cheaper than TMO sells them for and there is no MIR.

    • Dean

      I bought mine at Walmart for $148 plus tax.  But when I told my friend that works at tmo how it all went down, he didn’t believe that i actually had the phone.  So I had to take it over and show him.  After he saw it, he was like, wow, walmart goofed because they weren’t supposed to sell it until the 12th.  And he went on to say that alot of people really got one over on Walmart because they’ve obviously made a mistake.  But like he said, it doesn’t do anything to hurt tmo per say, if it’s going to get anyone in trouble, it will be Walmart, cuz they are selling the phones before the release date and at a ridiculous price.  As a side note, my friend felt reasonably certain walmart was not supposed to be selling the phone BECAUSE it is not even in tmo’s system.  My friend pulled up my account and while it showed the line, they were not able to identify what kind of phone it was. 

  • 4g

    Now that I have mine the walmart in blue springs has a ton of them. This phone is sensational

    • 4G

      Blue Springs Missouri that is

  • tw3akistry

    went to a Walmart store a few hours ago, they have a very limited supply at each Walmart, around 4-5 sensations, she opened the box and showed me the phone, that “they don’t have yet” and i asked her about price, they said that in there system that it doesnt register the total in there system until the release date, even the Walmart employees don’t know about the launch date, she said that she didn’t know when the could be sold, i then informed her that the 12th is the launch date for Walmart and the 15th for t mobile, and she was surprised they were going to be exclusive and wondered why they hadn’t ordered more sensations, but the other lady in the store had no clue they weren’t allowed to sell them, so most likely these people who bought these phones so cheap did it because either the store thought they were another phone and charged them for another phones price or they weren’t in the system yet so they made a number up and sold them for that much.

    • NUNYABIZ

      It was in the system when I bought it. Took 5 minutes and no release date was ever mentioned

      • ratedz

        Same here, the guy scanned the bar code and it showed up in the system immediately.  My receipt, as the receipt in the picture above, says HTC on it.  I also glanced over the phones on display while I waited for the guy to enter my info into the computer and not a single other phone that I saw was priced at $148.88.

        I think it’s funny that people who weren’t allowed to buy the phone today automatically assume it was a mistake and it wasn’t in the system so employees made up prices or say it was a breach of contract to sell the phone before the 12th.  Some people got the phone today, others will have to wait until Sunday.  So what?  It’s four more days.  Life moves on.

    • MzHtown05

      The lady at my Wal-Mart told me the same thing about it not being in the system, but she double checked (took about 15 mins) and she sold me the phone for $148 (before taxes). 

    • Marcus

      The Wal-Mart that I bought the phone at had a piece of paper with a bar code and pricing information on it.  It was just a printed piece of paper from their printer. 

      It was only a hassle for me because I wanted a new line of service and my account is Even More Plus so they showed me being a no-contract flex pay customer.  I ended up having my wife go in there and open a new account that I will “assume” ownership of this week sometime.  Pain in the rear but a great deal on a great phone.

    • Mike

      When I called the Walmart’s in my area and finally tracked one down, I spoke to a lady who was able to quote me the $148 price.  After getting all of the details, I decided I was going to get this phone.  By the time I got off work and got to my local Walmart, the lady I had spoke to had already gone home for the day,  so the young guy working there checked on it and after he scanned the phone and checked my account told me the exact same thing the lady did; When all was said and done, I walked out of the store with the phone in hand for $148 plus tax.  So it seems to me that it must be in Walmart’s system to sell the phones for this price.  After speaking to my buddy who works for tmo, he says that Walmart “goofed” because they weren’t supposed to sell the phone til the 12th.  He thought I was lying when i said I had the phone, I had to take it and show him to make him believe me.  He was in shock that I had this phone so early and for such an amazing price.

  • Youngjoke

    Northern Virginia walmart in kingstowne got 6 left I got mine! #satisfied now back to being a sneakerhead lol #godspeed

  • Mike

    Salisbury NC has them, but Kannapolis, Lexington and Mocksville NC store’s do NOT.  I paid 148.88 :-)

    • Minioninnc

      Lexington walmart was doing inventory today, so I don’t think they wanted to put anything new out til after this is done. Just my 2 cents worth. Not sure on this. Did you get one Mike?

      • Mike

        I got one and absolutely love it so far.  It is by far the best Android device I have owned thus far.  I have had NO issue’s with the reported “death grip” problem and the phone is blazin fast.  Hope you can get your hands on one too.  I’m sure you will love it!!

  • Joemamma22

    anyone have any luck around chicago?

    • ADIRICO

      SKOKIE YES

  • Jeffhilljr

    The bf and I both got ours from Camden sc walmart. $148 plus tax each. I’m in love with this phone.

  • OMG ! I went to walmart on Razorback in Colorado Springs and they had 5 in stock. I am opening mine as we speak

    • Rob W.

      The one at Powers & Woodman had them, and I touched the box, but they said that they couldn’t sell them until Sunday.

      • that sucks, I bought mine at Razorback but the guy told me he usually doesn’t work at Phone department so he probably had no idea :)

  • Marcus

    Got one finally!  Met a gentleman there picking one up too!  Nice to meet you! 

    BUDA WALMART HAS ONE LEFT.  Or they did anyway.  Killer phone.

  • Melissa

     Also I don’t know if this was mentioned (haven’t read ALL the comments), but I see people saying they are selling the phone for the wrong price but in a Walmart ad that came in the mail today (valid beginning the 12th) lists the phone for $148.88 with a 2yr contract or qualifying upgrade.

  • jtuttah

    my local walmart didn’t have it. i was the 10th person today to ask. haha. i’m gonna hold out and see if i can get a deal for the father’s day sale!

  • Sofakingstoked

    Looks like it’s time to sell my unlocked iPhone 4 on eBay and get this beautiful bitch! Finally a legit 4.3″ Android device for T-Mobile. I will be paying full pop, but then who cares cause some sucker will pay $550 for my iPhone only because “it’s an iPhone”. Can’t wait to open the box! 

  • lfurlong

    I am in Charleston, SC. Most of the Wal-Marts here have 4-5 in stock. I went and got one this afternoon. I had to add a line to get it, but I got it for $148. Awesome! I love this phone. So guess what I’m doing the rest of the night :-)

    • Elmano68

      Which Walmarts did u check!?

  • T.mcclure

    Humble, TX Walmart on 1960 had 3 left after my purchase of 2.  WOOT!  Time to go power em up!

    • MzHtown05

      The one by Deerbrook Mall??? I called them earlier and they said they did not have it and were not going to get it, luckily I checked other locations and the one on Beltway 8 and Wallisville had about 5!  

    • Ekuzco

      Nope….there’s is only 1 left at about 8:30pm when I left the store after getting the other one ;-)

  • Bummed in Hollyweird

    I’ve checked Wal-Marts from Rancho Cucamonga to Burbank here in SoCal & nada. Most of the people were clueless. Only 1 store said they had them, but were locked until they go on sale until the 15th, even the employees couldn’t get to them to check them out. Couldn’t go in in person (am injured, but would have braved the pain & picked one up if they’d of had it), so maybe that makes a difference. Still, usually do pretty well with people on the phone. Bummer!

    • Rey Martinez

      saaamee :/, socal should be the first to get it >:O

    • lattelady

      I called 12 stores today, all clueless.  I have it all figured out.  The truck leaves the South, drops by the East Coast, then makes it way through the heartland, past the mountains in Co.  Eventually, it will make it’s way to So. CA!

  • Jhough10

    The Walmart in Palm Bay, Fl has one left. You have to get them to look where the phones are kept since they aren’t on display and not in the system. My wife and I badgered 3 people to get them to look for them after they said repeatedly that they didn’t have them. Woot!

  • Wdh4

    I got mine today at the Wal-Mart in New Carrollton, MD (Capitol Plaza).  Didn’t see them on display but told the guy behind the counter that I’d heard a rumor that they might have them…and he said, “You are #2”  I was activated and out of there in 20 minutes…. for $148+tax

    • Jcstugotts

      Where at in MD is that. Did you happen to try the super wall mart elkton on 40?

      • Wdh4

        Captial Plaza – intersection of BW Pkwy (MD-295) and Annapolis Road (MD-450).  It was the first place I looked…they did mention that not all WalMarts had the “Connection Center” like they do.  It’s located at the front of the store like a separate business (like the hair salons)

    • Nahshon Forde

      do u know if thet have more i live minutes away

      • Wdh4

        They had three left at 7pm last night

  • Lgbl7192

    So, are they being sold 148 without an upgrade also or do you have to have a 2-year/New Line?

  • Bigstinky

    Has anyone bought one out of contract (full price) at Walmart< If so how much was it?

    • Admin

      ive heard that is $550 full price

    • MzHtown05

      When I was buying mine I think I remember something saying $600 for no contract, but don’t quote me on that bc mine was an upgrade. I hope that helps.

    • Youngjoke

      I bought mine it was 600 plus tax

  • blaze

    $600 plus tax

    • Joemamma22

      Unfortunately I don’t have a upgrade available so I had to pay full price.sucks to pay 658 after taxes but the phone is bad ass.if I can somehow get it cheaper from tmo when It’s finally released ill return this one.

      • TweetMo

        Check out the Father’s Day Sale on the 18th, but I still think you’d need an upgrade. RadioShack is selling the Sensation on the 26th for new/upgrades at $150… maybe the retail price will drop then too. Good luck.

        • Joemamma22

          hope so, i’m gonna try to get them to give me some type of discount on the phone. glad i’m getting rid of the g2x, although its quick it has too many bugs. always overheating connection and gps will stop working till i reset the phone and lets not even talk about the random reboots.

  • Jcstugotts

    Any luck in the delco area out side of Philly. I called Chi Chester, Mac Dade Blvd, and essington store ands had nothing. I called the king of Prussia store and the Guy there told me that they haven’t sold T-Mobile contract phones there in months.

  • DF

    No dice in Dallas/Irving called several & they either didn’t have em or wouldn’t sell em

  • Anonymous

    So I just got mine and had to drive all the way out to Mount Prospect, IL Walmart.  They only had 2 left when I got there.  This phone is so much better in hand than it looked in videos. 

    Not only that, I was able to get my old BB unlimited plan for $20 grandfathered into a $20 unlimited android plan after making a few calls to Customer Service.

    Great Day!

    • Craibailey

      How much did you pay?

      • Os2_sw

        It’s $30 extra on top of the other $30 for the 5gz!

    • Snsngh10

      I was wondering how much did you pay as well

      • Anonymous

        148 + tax.  $18 upgrade fee applied to next bill.

    • Guest

      When you say unlimited does that mean you got the 10gb before reduced speeds?

      • Anonymous

        Possibly, but I don’t foresee myself coming close to that mark.

    • Cubzfan1968

      I got there (Mt. Prospect store) to buy the last one and just as I was going to pay, the electrical transformer for the store blew up and they had no power, big ass fire though. I went to Niles and they sold me one

      • Anonymous

        Sounds fishy.  Niles was definitely not selling them which is why I didn’t head over there and drove further to Mt. Prospect.  What time was this transformer issue?

        • Cubzfan1968

          Around 9:45 P.M.

        • Cubzfan1968

          I tried to get it at the Niles store first, they couldn’t get the sale to go through on their register, then they told me I would have to wait till the 15th. even if I was gonna pay full price. so after the bullshit at the other store I went back to Niles and the manager was pretty cool and sold it to me

        • Anonymous

          Interesting. 

    • NAV

      How did u get the $20 unlimited plan?

  • K20acivic

    how does california not have any of these phones? maybe we will get them tomorrow. cali we may be next tomorrow.

    • Fatsooo

      I HOPE SO! 

      I called laguna niguel walmart. they thought i was calling for an at&t phone. so i just hit up Foothill ranch walmart (both in south orange county) and they didnt have em. the chick didnt know what it was talking about. the other dude behind the counter called laguna niguel to ask if they had it either, and laguna niguel once again said no. but after he said no, he sat on the phone for like 15 min just listening to the guy from laguna nigel so i think something shady went down…

      • Gentleman559

        Im In La Mirada and DAMN I want one today? No where here in Southern CA seems to know what the heck Im talking about. =-(

  • bigmerf

    can anyone confirm if hotspot
    /tethering is blocked?! please

    • Itsbrandoyo

      confirming it for you – just tried it out and it works fine.. not blocked at all, at least not right now

  • Itsbrandoyo

    I got the last one in stock today in North Charleston, SC – great phone from what I can tell.

    • Elmano68

      I was gonna get that!

      • Itsbrandoyo

        My bad man I hauled ass to get it, goose creek had some

        • Elmano68

          Too far. I’m going to try Dorchester rd

  • Tmarquez0410

    I got mines grander ks

  • Darksavior

    asked someone i know that works at costco selling phones and said he should get them in tomorrow 6/9 for $180. cool for me because theyre close by and walmart is not. 
    im in los angeles.

    • Rey Martinez

      the costco in los feliz? o.O!? or the burbank one.

      • Darksavior

        hawthorne. but i assume all stores must carry it on same day

        • Fatsooo

          nah, i went into my local costco too (laguna niguel) and the guy said he was told they were gunna start selling it on the 15th. i told him that other places started selling it today and he just smiled and was like well im told were putting them out on the 15th. 

          im def going to call them tomorrow tho!

        • Darksavior

          so i got mine today at costco 6/9 for around ~$220 with tax (fu cali tax). technically they arent allowed to sell them (it rang up as DO NOT SELL), but since  they put up the display they were forced to sell it to me. 

    • Melissa

      When I called Costco today I told the guy that Walmart was selling him, and he told me they shouldn’t be, yadda yadda…when I told him that they would be officially selling them on Sunday, 3 days before TMo he said “Well I am sure Sunday is when we will sell them then.”
      Who knows, I hope he was wrong, I am definitely going to call tomorrow!

  • sean

    sensation is by far the best phone on the market. battery life is phenomenal. internet is fast enough to stream movies off sites that require high bandwidth for buffering. watched hangover 2 streaming full blast volume barely phased battery life. charges fast (2 – 2.5 hrs). screen is so clear. new lock screen is tits. camera can take a picture per second. pretty cool. movies look super crisp. perfect weight. can barely feel it in your pocket. only complaint is that it’s going to collect an insane amount of dust between the screen and the body even if you’re super clean. 

    • Drej14

      hey what site u went to to watch hangover 2

  • Yassora7

    I just got mine today 159$ included the tax. This phone is really awesome. There is no issue at all even the death grip it’s not real. I tried so many times and nothing happen.

    • guest

      is that price with a 2 year contract or the phone itself without a contract?

    • NAV

      So the videos we have been seeing recently about the death grip are crap???

  • Waynewash

    Anyone in Michigan have any luck?

  • Anonymous

    I was able to find one today. After calling my local Walmarts this morning and finding none, I made a few calls again and tracked one down. Despite what one shmo around here thinks, this phone was worth the wait. I have experienced no slow downs so far, the browser is excellent and Sense 3.0 is superb. The new lock screen is genius. By far the best HTC device I’ve had. I’ve also tried to replicate that death grip that was reported the other day and i have not been able to replicate it. Seems that guy had a faulty sensation. Call around guys and if you can find one, go and get it. You’ll be very pleased!

    • Anonymous

      And in case anyone was wondering, tethering is enabed.

    • NAV

      What about the Wifi and Bluetooth Signal lost when u lay the phone flat on a table or your palm??

      • Anonymous

        Nope. Nothing. I replicated the video of that one guy and did not get the same results. In fact if you look on google, I believe it was slash gear, the guy even said himself that he thinks that his review unit might have been faulty. I had a feeling this was an isolated incident

    • Brian Bloom

      What location?

      • Anonymous

        Lakewood, wa

  • Guest

    Hey David I’m loving all the “sensational” news lol but…… Can you please find out if the htc sensation is going to be part of the fathers day promo and if so how is that whole promo going to work ? Much thanks for your hard work

    • Anonymous

      I would be very surprised if it was. I doubt it.

      • Guest

        I’m with u but really really hope ur wrong lol

        • Guest

          Oo nd I went to my local tmobile nd they had the demo phone nd omg I fell in love with it definitely buying it some time soon

    • Jerzeeloon

      I talkedto my local tmo store rep and he said that they’d be giving vibrants away on the 18th.not much detail all he could tell me is that they ordered a lot and were giving some away on the 18th for promotion.

      • Jerzeeloon

        I’m sorry I totally meant sensations not vibrants.

        • TweetMo

          Hold on… what? Sensation 4G for free w/2 year contract?!?!
          I definitely can wait 9 days to see if its true. If not, RadioShack will be selling them for $149 again on June 26th.

        • Anonymous

          Not going to happen.

  • Mjsherrick

    Just got it at walmart and its a slow phone my vibrant rooted works faster….. But theres alot of cool things on here

    • Guest

      Wow jus wow

    • Anonymous

      BS.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong.

    • Sherwin

      Mjsherrick = tool

  • JustMe

    Has anyone been able to confirm if the Sensation bootloader is unlocked?

    • Anonymous

      It’s not. An update is supposedly coming shortly that will unlock it.

      • guest

        is the $148 price with a 2 year contract or just the phone by itself?

        • Anonymous

          2 year contract. If you are eligible for a full phone upgrade then you can extend on a 2 year and get it at this price.

  • EJD

    I`m curious has anyone on the east coast grabbed one at walmart yet?? I really hope I can pick up this phone by the 12th. Besides it would seem the price for upgrade/2 yr extension will be cheaper than at a tmo store. If anyone hears anything about a walmart having this phone in Mass or R.I let me know!!! Thanks :)

    • Chris Earle-Handley

      NH Walmarts have them…. Hooksett NH still had 4 left as of yesterday

  • Yassora7

    JustMe, It’s lock 

  • Yassora7

    The phone is 148.88$ with 2 yr contract and 600$ without contract. 

  • 4g

    Is anybody’s else’s settings not staying set?? This might be a bug????? :(

    • Cubzfan1968

      I set my desk top icons and they won’t stay

  • bigmerf

    in your guys opinion , I have an Nexus S and a xoom.. would you get rid of your N S in favor of this phone? I dont want to lose my mlb tv and netflix capabilities.. who know when it will be compatible with this phone

    • Anonymous

      I would drop the nexus s in a heartbeat. Hell, I dropped it way before that. Great pure android experience in a terrible hardware build. Samsung makes pure crap. HTC is much better in quality. And sense 3.0 is great!

    • Sharper77

      I’m in the same exact dilemma as you are. I am currently a Nexus S owner, and i don’t know if this phone is worth dropping my nexus s for. I will certainly miss the super amoled screen of my Nexus S, but a dual core proccessor and better camera/camcorder would be nice, and the design of the sensation is to die for. I love the back of the phone. I’m also afraid of losing stock android, and all its speed and updates that come with it. WHAT DO I DO???? SOMEONE PLEASE COMMENT AND HELP ME WITH ME DECISION PLEASE!!!!!!!!! thanks

  • ‘Gator’

    Anybody have any intel as to whether all Walmarts will be selling this on the 12th or a “select few?” If so, which stores? It seems like most stores only have/had 5. Any word on whether Walmarts selling the phone will get more by the 12th?

  • Chris Earle-Handley

    Something to make this phone even cooler….. the updated Netflix apk over at xda WORKS!!!!!!!

    • Cybersedan

      HOLY CRAP, can’t wait to get mine now.  Thanks for sharing.

  • Does sensation have any kind of a notification light?

    • Anonymous

      Yes.  It’s faint, but it’s there.

      • Cubzfan1968

        have you tried the speaker phone? mine sucks big time.  I also can’t get the icons to stay on the home screen when I set them,  I’m on the phone right now with HTC, trying to figure it out

        • Anonymous

          Speaker is probably the only negative I have had.

          I’ve had no issues with icons staying on the home screen. I have 5 of the screens customized already and have had it locked, rebooted, etc, multiple times and everything is still in its place.

        • Anonymous

          Speakers for me are okay. Not the best like Motorola but they are decent.

  • Alex Leykin

    Anyone was able to locate one in central INdiana ?

    • Outlawjoe007

      have one for sale on ebay item #270762859163 still on the auction block if u want it

  • GB55

    Hopefully someone has encountered this and will be able to inform me:

    My family has 4 lines and would like to upgrade to a new contract and new phones for all the lines with TMobile. We settled on the 1000 Min + Unlimited Text contract for 4 lines ($100) + 2G Data on three of the lines (Add $20/Line). We need 2 HTC Sensation, 1 Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and 1 Smiley.

    We were originally going to purchase through Tmobile but seeing the prices are much lower at Walmart, I am interested in learning more:

    1) Are the plans available at Walmart identical in price, coverage, and restrictions as those via TMoble (refer to plan above)
    2) Are the phone prices valid for the purchase of mutliple phones? For example, will I be able to purchase 2 HTC Sensation at $148 each, 1 Samsung Galaxy S at $99 and the smiley for free with the upgrade? When I check on the website, their phone prices varies and changes depending on how many phones I select.
    3) Does the TMobile 14 day “buyer’s remorse” still apply?

    Thanks!

    • 88post

      1) plans are identical to t-mobile. 3rd party only sell what the carrier offers in terms of service. they cant makeup their own service plan
      2) “usually” prices are good for the first 2 then there will usually be an increase. you gonna hve to check with walmart on that one.
      3) Their is a “buyers remorse” , sumtimes longer and sumtiems shorter. Again you hve to check with walmart or whoever you purchase phone from.

      • GB55

        Thanks!

      • GB55

        I ended up calling them and apparently if you buy in store, the price listed is the price you get, no matter how many lines you upgrade! So I can get 4 HTC Sensations, if I so wish, at $148.88 per phone.

    • 88post

      1) plans are identical to t-mobile. 3rd party only sell what the carrier offers in terms of service. they cant makeup their own service plan
      2) “usually” prices are good for the first 2 then there will usually be an increase. you gonna hve to check with walmart on that one.
      3) Their is a “buyers remorse” , sumtimes longer and sumtiems shorter. Again you hve to check with walmart or whoever you purchase phone from.

    • Birdsfan

      Buyers remorse is two weeks in the PA Walmart

  • Bigmerf

    just picked up mines in Kissimmee Florida

    • NAV

      For how much?? and did you check the death grip?? is it really there??

      • Anonymous

        It’s been said about 49 times in this thread.  It’s $148 on a 2 year contract.

        Also, there is definitely no death grip issue with my phone. 

        • NAV

          lol thnx!
          btw what about the screen icons issue??

        • Bigmerf

          yes that does exist

  • OKI

    Any idea what’s the price with an early upgrade? I called tmo but they couldn’t tell me before it’s released in their system. 

  • Icewiz

    Walmart in Sterling VA has at least 3 for 148.88 and will do an upgrade.  I was blocked only due to an aborted upgrade attempt 8 months ago that has “locked” my account for retail upgrades (despite the fact that I haven’t upgraded in over 5 years).

    Nice rep there … figure it takes about 20 minutes new or upgrade. 

    • EJD

      Were you able able to get your account unlocked for retail upgrades? If so could you pass that info onto me? I ask because I too aborted an upgrade a few months ago.

      • EJD

        Did you call customer service or talk to a rep in person? I just talked to customer service and asked them if an earlier aborted upgrade would lock me out from an upgrade at a retail store and she said no. Did you upgrade at a tmo store or retailer?

    • Icewiz

      No.  I talked to TMO for a while and it is “not possible” with the current system.  I believe them.

      Will have to try and negotiate the WM price and maybe a bit extra when it goes for sale by TMO.  Hope I get a good rep.  So far, all have been helpful and nice, but nothing they can do.

    • Birdsfan

      Same thing happened to me because of my G2x return.  I called T-Mo C/S and handed the phone to the sales guy at Walmart and they were able to push the upgrade through!!

    • H Darin

      DUDE!!! Same thing happened to me! So you’re telling me that all I have to do is hand the phone to the walmart rep and they will push it though!!! AWESOME!

  • AntMarini

    Just picked mine up in Princeton, NJ. They have three left.

  • AntMarini

    Just picked mine up in Princeton, NJ. They have three left.

  • Dcrethers

    Picked mine up yesterday. Augusta ga

  • Dcrethers

    Picked mine up yesterday. Augusta ga

    • Jordan

      I just got mine too! Augusta, GA!!!

  • Dcrethers

    Picked mine up yesterday. Augusta ga

  • Gpjon3104

    Victoria, Tx has about 8 in stock.  Just picked mine up…  and its awesome!

  • SlySy

    San Antonio hwy 281 has 4… make that 3 now!

  • Foosh418

    wal mart in mesa and scottsdale have them. Arizona

  • Thebizness12411

    called all the wal marts in charlotte nc…they got dem but not selling dem until the 12th…

    • Dean

      Salisbury NC has them, got mine there yesterday!!

  • Jerkymckgee

    After using the g2x for a few weeks and getting my hands on the sensation 4g for about an hour. I’m glad I chose the g2x instead of the sensation. Why? Because it’s faster, WAY more internal memory and no stupid htc sense to slow the phone down and cause problems. 

    • Smokey2115

      The sensation has 1 gb internal

      • Jerkymckgee

         Pull down the notification tray and look at system memory. It only has like 500 something MB for app storage. I’d run out of space within 15 apps. And apps to sd doesn’t work for all apps.

        • Jerkymckgee

          Also, the g2x smokes the sensation in the benchmark tests. 

        • Anonymous

          Ugh. Not another one. Benchmark tests…sigh.

        • jaxonville

          sensation is good.  don’t need to run 15 appz, and benchmark test.  hmmm, as long it works well with a nice UI and all.  lots of sensation owners loves it, and if they don’t.  return it.  it is that easy.  i’ve seen fb and all, no complaints.  all happy ’til we get a glitch with no update in sight for months.  lol.  we’re screwed.  hahaha

        • Birdsfan

          I have 25+ apps downloaded from the Android Market and my internal available space is 0.95GB.  Also, Sense makes moving all apps that can go the the SD card very easy and can be done with the press of one button.

    • SensationRawks

      hehehe.  good for you.

    • Birdsfan

      I also had the G2x and after playing with my sensation for a day now I have not noticed it being slower than the G2x

      • Gentleman559

        As soon as you root it and boost the cpu speed whats the difference? I have a Mytouch 4g and its as fast as the g2x. The G2X was so bogus we returned all 3 of them that we had bought within a week.

    • Barcelo

      mine g2x alongg the speed  has 3 flash lights and 3 reboots per day, i’m happy with that! :) just kidding

  • Anyone have any luck in Cleveland, Ohio????  Called Steelyard and Brookpark and no luck

    • Landotheripper

      ive been calling to every walmart within an hour drive of my zipcode (44111) and absolutely no luck. everyone told me it goes on sale the 12th

      • Thanks!  Yeah same with me… guess the Ohio Walmarts are sticking to the 12th… poo :-( 

  • ineedled

    Can anyone who bought the Sensation confirm whether or not it has LED notification?

    • Cubzfan1968

      it does

    • Birdsfan

      It does in the right side of the speaker grille

    • Anonymous

      Sure does but it’s not too strong.

    • It does, left side of grill, bright green. Nothing wrong with it.

  • Gentleman559

    Anyone have luck In  Southern California? HELP, I want one NOW….LOL. 

    • Fatsooo

      ive been trolling this and so far nothing, i went to my local walmart (foothill ranch in OC) and got nothing. they called another one that was close as well and nothing too but i think that they have it but are just playing dumb until sunday…

      • I called 19 Walmarts in 20 mile radius of Long Beach, CA (Los Angeles) and 19 in an 20 mile radius of Mission Valley, CA (San Diego) None of them knew what I was talking about.

    • lattelady

      As payback for our wonderful weather in CA, we will get our tech last, sorry!

  • Yassora7

    I have a question, I got the phone last night but I feel the screen is the screen fuzzy. I seen the white kinda yellow. Is I am right or wrong? 

    • nunyabiz

      Must be just your eyes or your phone. Mine is fine.

  • Masrico

    Just got mine, I am in love…where was this all my life – upgraded from MT3G..felt like I was in prehistoric age..WOW!

  • Melissa

    I just went to my TMo store to play with the Sensation so I could ensure I was REALLY ready to part with a physical keyboard.
    The guy said with an Early Upgrade it will be 300-350.
    The more interesting part of our conversation was that when I told him at one point I had considered getting the G2x he said, “Don’t do it. Not yet at least. The G2x is the most amazing phone that TMobile has had….that doesn’t work.” He said that they were intending to pull it from shelves until LG fixes all the problems.
    Just thought I’d share. I feel like there was another piece of information I had but I am drawing a blank.

    • jaZzyjeff

      So did the Sensation ensure you were ready to part with a keyboard?

      • Melissa

        Yea…I do believe so.

  • Quick update for everyone: Not all Walmarts have them, but the ones that DO have them will NOT put them out in front because they’re not supposed to advertise them until this Sunday at 9 AM. What you CAN do, however, is ask them specifically for it. If they have any in stock, press them to sell it. They will / should do it. I was able to buy one today too at $148.

    Good hunting!

    • ratedz

      The store that I bought mine at yesterday had 4 or 5 of them in a locked glass display case with all of the other mobile phones that they sell, so saying that they will not put them out and you have to ask for them is inaccurate.  That may be the case at some/most stores, but not all.

    • Hooraywalmart

      No store “should” be selling yet-to-be-released products as it’s violating contractual obligations with carriers and manufacturers, resulting in chargebacks for them. They’re losing money and possibly business partners with every sale.

      Scratch all I just said: Keep it up Wal-Mart!

  • lattelady

    Just talked with a tenured CS rep @ TMO. I’m sure everyone knows this but as a reminder: If you buy a phone via an upgrade @ Walmart you have 14 days to return it but you will NO longer have an available upgrade at a TMO corp store. You will have to deal with Walmart to change out the phone. So, if you pick up the Sensation at the great rate of $148.88, but then TMO includes “upgrades” in the 6/18 sale, you will not be able to get it for free! If you upgrade at a corp TMO store on the 15th, & then they include “upgrades” in the sale, you can get the phone “returned” & take advantage of the promo. I realize the Walmart price is really good, but if you plan to pick up a couple, it would be great to get them free. Just sayin’

    • Chris Muder

      Can you explain what you mean by ‘upgrades’ and getting the phone for free?  what promo are you talking about on the 18th?  I haven’t seen anything about this?  is this direct knowledge from the CS rep that they haven’t released yet?

    • Guestt

      Free???? how and when?

  • Racebannon42

    I went to one Wal-Mart over lunch. They were sold out. Guy said a store 8 miles away had 5. I go to that store and they refused to sell one. So it looks like it varies from store to store what they are willing to do.

    • Get the guy at the store that told you to go to the other one to call them and tell them that the stores are selling them now on-request.

  • H-Town Freak!

    Gots Mine :-) Thanks Wall-E World!!!

  • Boblee

    I like the sensation its a beautiful device theres so many ways to customize it! But like the reviews said its not as fast as what ud think a 1.2 ghz processor would be. There is lag and im sure its because of 3.0 taking up so much space. Ive had it for over a day now and im sad to say im gonna return it. Its built so amazingly!!! But i like fast and with whats coming out later this year i think i can wait. Some people will love this phone others will want somwthin else

    • Why not hold out until a custom rom is built with vanilla?

  • Boblee

    I like the sensation its a beautiful device theres so many ways to customize it! But like the reviews said its not as fast as what ud think a 1.2 ghz processor would be. There is lag and im sure its because of 3.0 taking up so much space. Ive had it for over a day now and im sad to say im gonna return it. Its built so amazingly!!! But i like fast and with whats coming out later this year i think i can wait. Some people will love this phone others will want somwthin else

  • UncleFester

    I love how everyone keeps posting how fast and great their G2X is. Let’s be honest, you G2X owners all wish you didn’t upgrade so early, and waited for the Sensation. Stop lying to yourselves. It’s okay to be a little jealous. You should have returned it once you realized it re-boots four times a day. I smell a little 4.3” screen envy in the air.

    • Gentleman559

      The G2X sucks. We bought three of them and they constantly crashed, randomly rebooted, Wifi errors, complete freezes ETC. Thats what to expect from LG= Lifes Garbage. All three were returned and going to go with a company who actually knows how to make Android phones. Woohoo for the HTC Sensation. LOL

    • guest

      LG phones suck. period.

  • Screwymatt

    The 5 stores I’ve called have all said they don’t have it and/or have no idea what it is. It’s looking like I have to put my big boy pants on and wait 3 more days to see if they get them finally >.<

  • Ldelossantos1107

    Haha i went to my walmart today, bought this phone, then they had trouble finding the plan I wanted, go figure…. anyway I then took the phone to the t-mobile store across the street to configure my plan. They were NOT happy about my purchase at walmart and were well aware that they are not supposed to be selling them until the twelth. Kinda funnny, One terrible thing guys if you guys, if you buy the phone outside of a tmobile store they will not let the data plan take affect until the next billing cycle. Luckily I only need to wait a week but for some people that may suck. 

    • Anonymous

      This is incorrect regarding the data plan

  • SimplyUniQ

    G2X owners are all upset trying to convince themselves.  BENCHMARK says this.  hehehe.  I can’t wait to get mine. 

  • Gordonwbrewer

    Multiple Walmarts in Oklahoma City have them In stock. I just now purchased one.

  • i just got the phone…from walmart…148.88 but does not compare at all to g2x or even mytouch 4g. the mT4g is faster with cyanogenmod than the sensation.

  • San-Martin

    not worth it, death grip in landscape mode watching youtube, I experience from 4 bars  to NONE!
    Unacceptable!!!

    At least Iphone has a fix, a free cover!
     

    • Dean

      I’ve tried every way imaginable to duplicate the “death grip” problem, but I have not been able too.  It seems after reading numerous post’s that is NOT an issue.

      • I hope it goes that way for me when I get mine

        • Anonymous

          No signal loss for me

    • Carms

      I’ve tried replicating every imaginable way but to my fortune I’ve gotten awesome reception! U should consider getting a new SIM card 

  • Rodrigo de Alexandre

    any idea of how much does it cost without 2yrs plan? couse I can’t get the 2yrs since I will stay in US until December…

    • Ldelossantos1107

      ive hurd 600 hundred

      • Rodrigo de Alexandre

        Thkz

    • Yassora7

      600$ Without Tax :)

  • El Guapo

    Anyone had any luck in Los Angeles? I’ve called around and no dice.

    • Gentleman559

      A Wal Mart in Whittier has them but they arnt selling them until Midnight June 11th. Ive called a few others but none of them know what Im talking about. Oh well Ill just wait.

      • Guestt

        Cell phone department opens at 8am on sunday but they cant sell them till 9am. WTF!!

    • Akd73

      No dice in torrance and lbc

    • Guestt

      No luck brother still looking. Costco has them for 249.99. Pico said “MAYBE” sunday they are all on hold for the employees..lol

    • Darksavior

      got mine at the hawthorne costco for 180 + tax of the original price which came out to like 220+. they  werent allowed to sell them. the official date is the 15th.  phone was on display early so they were forced to sell it to me.  they couldnt even ring it up. it rang up as “DO NOT SELL”. he had to get a manager override.

      so fat chance now. you guys will have to wait until the 15th like the rest. but trust me, the costcos have them already.

  • I got one today at WalMart 138 In Springfield, MO $148.88! They are $600 with no contract…..

  • 219jmac90

    Picked up mine today for a total of around $160 including the tax in Valparasio, Indiana Wal-Mart. They had 4 in stock still. Great phone! Upgrading from a Nexus One. 

  • Elmano68

    Got mine today from Wal-Mart, bye G2. Wal-Mart in West Ashley has 3 in stock. Charleston,SC

  • Anonymous

    Lakewood, WA has 4 left.

    • Mrharris8

      Did they sell you one??

      • Anonymous

        Yes they did.

  • Edward_2k1

    Just Got Mines!!!!!, Haven’t Even Opened It Yet. Still in disbelief, Hmmm I may have to call into work tomorrow just to play with this new phone. Well i’m off now to open it, hope everyone is able to locate one.

    • Edward_2k1

      Oh in case anyone is wondering, I’m out of town currently in Montgomery, AL and I got it from a Wal-Mart here. So if any of you are in Montgomery they still have them!!!!!!

      • Did you get it from the one on the boulevard?

  • Rick

    just got mine!! Brandon Walmart!! Had 3 in stock
    Its beautiful and fassst!!
    Upgrading from a Nexus One

    • Elim

      Is this Brandon FL?

  • Mrharris8

    Any in Seattle or around ther at all?

  • Markaina

    I got mine today at the WalMart in Oklahoma City on I 240 and Santa Fe location.  They told me it was the only one.  I was there waiting for the truck to arrive and only 1 was sent.

    • Markaina

      Oh, with OKC taxes and stuff, my total came out to be: $161.35

  • sharky

    Im from Chicago and It is true i just got mine from Walmart. I had to drive 35-40 miles and check 3 wallmarts but i got it its $148.99 with 2 year plan.

    • Ed

      Can you tell me where in the Chicagoland area?  Thanks, Ed.

  • Migue

    i got meni today walmart salen NH 148 

  • Hollywood JB

    Got mine this afternoon in philly. Think it was the last one. Roosevelt and Grant.

    • Jcstugotts

      awesome,finally someone from philly area, i am in delco and tried all thestores south of philly, did they have any more left?

  • Reyesmm

    Scored one in Bakersfield, CA. I love it.

    • Jojotd1283

      which store in bakersfield and how many did they have.???

      • Reyesmm

        Rosedale n Coffee, they had 4 left when I left.

        • Reyesmm

          It isn’t on display, ask for it. They have in the glass case.

    • K20acivic

      yeah which store did u buy it at? was there any left?

  • 4g

    I got to go exchange mine already dust has found its way under the screen. Check your screens

    • Honest.

      Ur the first to complain about this I’m keeping a close eye. Do consider cleaning ur surroundings so dust doesn’t get into such particular places… ^.^

  • extra extra

    i purchased mine at walmart in mesa az next to the bass pro shop. they had 5 left

  • Anonymous

    I got mine at the Wally World in Landover, MD this afternoon. However, the transaction took roughly 2 hours because the employee was mildly ______ (fill in the blank). The transaction required me to leave WM and go to a tmo store to get another SIM card because the WM employee f*cked up so many times on the transaction for THE LAST SENSATION. Totally worth it. I am completely enjoying the phone but I can’t quite comment on performance because I am coming from using a malfunctioning BB 9700. So everything with this sensation is faster than anything I am used to. Also, the TMO rep was there and I thought she was going to somehow prevent me from getting the phone but she was excited that I even knew about it.

  • Anonymous

    Longview, Washington has 3 left as of 5 pm

  • Tre1232

    Got mine today here in the Phenix City Alabama.  There were 5 in stock total and I was the first one to come in and ask for one at 6:30pm. I am coming from a fully customizable linux based open sourced Nokia N900 and what can I say this Sensation blows it away just absolutley Love it WOW!!!!! The phone was 148.00 and with Tax came out to 160.00.  Clerk knew what to do and had everything set up for me in minutes my number was eligible for an upgrade and thats the route that I took

    • Craibailey

      How far are you from Columbus GA.?

      • Tre1232

        5 minutes

  • Marcus

    Will we be able to buy a cover for the phones on launch day? I’m hanging on to my Vibrant until I have a cover. Otherwise I know the new phone will meet an early demise. Lol

    • Carms

      We already got gel skins in black & purple at my store for sale immediately just come get yours T-Mobile on 1200 NW 87th Ave Miami, FL 33172

  • EJD

    OK so I found a walmart 5 min from where I live that is selling the phone on the 11th. Now here in lies my dilemma. I`ve read a few comments about the death grip in landscape and also one comment stating dust had found it`s way under the screen. Is there a real flaw in the body design that will allow dust under the screen and is this death grip thing for real or what? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    • Carms

      I own the device got it straight from HTC on 6/6 and there is NO death grip in any direction. Actually has amazing reception and as expected short battery life.

      • EJD

        Thanks for your reply. I expected the battery life to be short on this phone. Have you noticed any dust getting under your screen?

        • Reyesmm

          I turned it all over, no death grip.

      • Anonymous

        Dude, if you just got the phone on 6/6 it’s kind of hard to speak on battery life.  Condition and calibrate your battery.  I’m getting pretty decent battery life now. 

  • Blountman747

    WELL, i Love the phone, and. I got , one, but , its, lags, so much, and, and gets, hot, my, mytouch , 4g, is, a, 1ghz snapdragon , and I have, a bunch, of apps, and no, lag, mmmmmm, I’m not sure, but im returning, the phone,

    • Reyesmm

      You might want to return it, mine has no issues, no death grip, no lag, no dust n all these ppl complaining about. Perfect… It doesn’t order starbucks is what upsets me.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe, it, heats, up, because, of all, the, commas you, use,

      • Cupcake

        hahahahahaha

      • Cubzfan1968

        Hey Ark,
        How is your phone so far?
        Mine is just ok, has some issues that I talked to 
        HTC about, they are aware……..

        • Anonymous

          GPS is great, no lag or freezes.  Just working on the battery which I’m sure will get better over time.  Plus, I’ll probably just rock Sense for a few months until the bootloader is unlocked and then run something clean and efficient like CM7.

      • Anonymous

        Lol

  • corona

    corona

  • Brody

    I’ve called the walmarts in my immediate area(30-40) miles southwest illinois 25 minutes from Stl. None of them have it yet. In 2 days they’ll all have them anyway so i”m not really freaking out. But, I do remember what happened with the incredible and getting burned.,,, with low supply issues.  Just want to get this device in my hands and put it through its paces.

  • Tony Song

    Hi kids,

    Got my HTC Sensation 4g here in Honolulu, HI.  Well, I went to Walmart (Mililani) location to pick it up.  $600 + applicable taxes (4.712%). Sweet!

  • THEBIZNESS12411

    IS THIS TRUE IF U GET THE PHONE FROM WAL MART…YOUR INSURANCE PLAN WONT PASS OVER TO THE NEXT BILL AND  THEY’LL GIVE YOU SOME OTHER TYPE OF WARRANTY? AND DOES THE PHONE HAVE T-MOBILE LOGO ON IT IF ITS FROM WAL MART..I KNOW THAT WEIRD QUESTION

    • Dru

      Of course it has the Tmobile logo on it. They’re the only carrier this phone works for in the US.,..how much do you even know about this device?

      • THBIZNESS12411

        I KNOW MORE THAN U KNOW DRU…I JUST HEARD THIS…YOU MAD

        • Dru

          Obviously you don’t if you have to ask if its going to have a Tmobile logo on it. If you knew ANYTHING about it.. that definitely wouldnt have been one of your questions. And no I’m not mad, i just thought it was kind of a silly question. And if you’re so new to just hearing about it, why not research a little first before asking question like that? It makes you look very uninformed, which you are. The phones manufactured by HTC being sold by Walmart and Tmobile but will be branded Tmobile only. It has a duo core cpu clocked 1.2 ghz. And you do not know more about than I do, because you just said you just heard this. You sound like you need to do more research before commenting…

        • Thebizness12411

          Ok Dru….I’ll see u soon…u need to stop talking to underage girls to…i know who u are…watch what happens to u today…sensational…

        • Mrhtc

          THEBIZNESS your crazy. the phone has t mobile logo on it from wal mart. End of that and insurance thing…call t mo…and dru u ok…jus asked a question..ohwell yall all can go to hell…lol i heard bout u dru

        • Anonymous

          Everyones hard on the Internet

    • Keoni

      Yes, the Assurance Plan with T Mobile covers what ever phone you have from the time you make the first call on it.  Even it you bought it from Wal Mart. 
      Wal Mart is a T Mobile Agent so yes it is a T Mobile Logo Product. 

    • Tre1232

      Yes it has the tmobile logo and i just called when i got home and had a tmobile rep square my insurance away its all good.

  • Cupcake

    Are there any ATL readers out here who have found any?  Was gonna check the Walmart near my house but dont wanna drive all over the place if nobody has been lucky enuf to buy one!

    Atlanta anyone?????!!!!!

    • Elmano68

      Call and ask the Wal-Mart’s, tell them to look where the phones are kept. Because It’s not on display yet.

  • matt

    I think you need to just go to the store?  I just called in and this store has it/is entering it into their system as we speak, but said it wouldnt be avail until 6/12.  but the official WM release is 6/13?  From this, I am assuming each store is kind of on there own as to how quickly they can get it into their system and selling… trying other locations now

  • How good is this phone?

    • Reyesmm

      it is awesome, i done the research.  watch the vidz, phonedog, sensation vs g2x and all.  my brother and i were really debating on waiting on samsung galaxy II or get this.  well, we couldn’t wait and got it.  i am enjoying the phone. 

  • Keoni

    I bought mine yesterday.  Already a great phone

  • Brody

    I called the Walmart near my work and they have them.. but will not sell any until Sunday. Collinsville Illinois…I guess i’m just going to have to wait.

  • C.RY.M.

    i can wait a few more days. payday is on the 15th. =)

  • Mrharris8

    Can anyone let me know if it has 2.3.4 or just 2.3??

    • lattelady

      2.3.3

    • Dc1128

      It has 2.3.3 but google talk and yahoo messenger video calling all need 2.3.4 to use the front facing cam for video calling.

    • Dc1128

      It has 2.3.3 but google talk and yahoo messenger video calling all need 2.3.4 to use the front facing cam for video calling.

      • Anonymous

        I used qik and it was phenominal.

  • Screwymatt

    None of the Walmarts in my area even know if they are going to be getting them or not. I hate living where I live sometimes. Olympic Peninsula, where the women are hairy then the men and you’ll hard up to find a good 3G signal.

  • lattelady

    Looks like stock in making it into CA.  Costco Chino Hills said they had it yesterday & $199 upgrade, no off-contract selling.  Picked up mine  at  Glendora Walmart & kept the grandfathered plan, just the phone upgrade.  I was able to clarify you can get the upgrade reset, but it’s NOT automatic.  The clerk @ Walmart has to call TMO CS tell them the phone was returned & ask to have your upgrade reset.

    • Fahad Khan

      how much did you pay for the phone?
      How can i keep my grandfathered plan and still get his ? explain the steps  please.
      thank you.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait either! Hopefully they’ll be plenty in stock come Sunday morning!

  • Blountman747

    I bought , one, but it was, super. Slow, I heard. of lag, but this, was, bad, right out the box, the phone, also, had, problems, getting, really, hot, man, I love HTC, I HAVE RIGHT NOW, THE MT4G, : , AND, IT’S FASTER, I took, it back, I’m wait for something. Else, , caution, when buying this, phone, !!!!!

    • Tre1232

      Remember you might have just gotten a bad phone production isnt perfect.

    • Minioninnc

      whatever, phone, you, get, you, need, to, tell, them, to, delete, your comma.

    • Anonymous

      Fail. I don’t buy this tripe.

      • Anonymous

        And why do you keep posting the same nonsense. Tmonews has been attracting a lot of trolls lately.

  • Brody

    I went to the Walmart near my work and they wouldnt sell any. Didnt have any demo out either. I was told I could “look at the box’! ( i left promptly before I said something regretable). I then went to the Tmobile store and played with a demo unit. And I have mixed feelings. I still love it, but have decided not to get one because it didnt feel like a huge increase or upgrade over my incredible. Not so much faster that I even noticed a speed increase. The physical build quality.. is outstanding though. It feels like a very high end device. It has the right amount of weight and heft to it, that i would prolly rock it without a case on it because it hit the sweet spot on how a device should feel in hand. It looks futuristic and sleek, the curved screen was genius. But like I said I have an HTC incredible thats rooted and I wasn’t blown away. For some one new to android or HTC devices pick this device up.. you will love it.

  • Jgroney

    I got two in Garner, NC.  all the stores in Raleigh either didn’t have them yet or where out but as of yesterday there were still 3 in the Garner store.

  • Mmmaxheadroom

    Like my cliq 2 alot, however the first Walmart I stopped by today had a sensation and bam I fell for it hook line and 148.88 dollars sinker. Besides my wife liked the keyboard on my cliq2 and now no more behold for her. Also, the girl at Walmart said lots of people calling but she had 3 left after me, so give it a shot.

  • Chris

    Just got mine from porter ranch in socal. Thy only have like 1 or2 left. Typing from it right now and have to say its really nice. A big upgrade from my hd2. Sense 3.0 is really nice and snappy. And theeeeee screen is gorgeous. I have absolutely no problems with it. The speaker isn’t quiet at all and it sounds real nice and the led notification is nice and bright. Sure its not as fast as my computer but its is faster than my hd2. For all of u saying the phone is slow probably have a bunch of stuff running. If u want this phone go get it. Ohhhhh and it is the same size as my hd2 but feels a loooot nicer holding it. Annnnnd the keyboard is a lot better than sense 2.x

    • Anonymous

      The speaker is weak. Period. Try using it outdoors or in a crowded area. It’s weak. I hope an update fixes it

      • Chris

        Its definitely loud enough for me. I did notice tho that my catheter is broken. It makes my screen do things I am not. So Inma be exchanging it in a week.

        • Chris

          Charger*

    • jaZzyjeff

      Porter Ranch that’s wassup! Though I’ll be waiting til T-Mobile is selling them, I don’t wanna buy from a third party again.

  • Rudy

    Anyone in Texas area get one?

  • HadesHnds

    Just read some rumours that T-Mobile will be offering some sort of promotional event on Father’s day. Last year they gave away free phones with a new contract. That would be new, not renewal(I think, based on the limited amount of stuff I read.) Don’t even know if the Sensation is included in this promotion. Last year, new phones were. Maybe I’ll (BIGGGGG SIGH here!-really need a new phone) wait and save $$s. UGGG Anybody else have an inside scoop on this??!!

    • Rudy

      It was Renewal too.. I remember, they told me mine was not ready for 2-year contract.

  • Disphoiboi

    If you lived in the Kansas City area Lee’s Summit, MO Walmart has 4 left around 9 am.this morning. Picked up mine and its a awesome phone.

  • Disphoiboi

    If you lived in the Kansas City area Lee’s Summit, MO Walmart has 4 left around 9 am.this morning. Picked up mine and its a awesome phone.

  • C.RY.M.

    eastlake, chula vista (ca) has 1 left and sold 3 of them few days ago. would not sell it to me. appearently their manager had a notice to not sell it til the 12th and was in trouble for selling the 3 phones prior. haha. =/

  • C.RY.M.

    dont think id see myself actually holding and GRIPPIN IT that tightly especially in that position.

    • Chris Earle-Handley

      Wasn’t gripping it tightly at all – I hold it that way to watch netflix, play games etc. Hoping its just specific to my phone but holding it landscape in any way effects the wifi signal significantly

      Otherwise I frikkin LOVE this phone

      • Chris Earle-Handley

        Just got the following response from HTC:

        I understand your wifi signal drops when you hold the top portion of the phone. At present I do not know the status of this issue as HTC Technical support receives all device information and becomes fully engaged in the support of a device right at launch time, so I was able to get a Sensation and replicate your test however I do not know if this is an issue that can be addressed via software or if the WiFi signal will still function at those reception levels for a typical user. We may need to find if certain WiFi transmission channels are affected more than others.

        I would like to escalate your issue for early review within HTC Technical support

        • TweetMo

          Thanks. Keep us updated on this page.

  • HadesHnds

    Is the free day the 1`8th or the 19th?! I read on some post that T-Mobile is having a promo on Father’s Day, like they did last year. Father’s day is the 19th, not the 18th. Anybody hear anything different, and does anybody know if the Sensation is part of that promo? As for speed, it seems like it really depends on where you are with phones. My kids have the My ouch 4G and the speeds are all over the place here in Northern Cali.

  • N1oty

    Picked mine up today at one of the local Wal-Mart’s for the $148.88 price.

  • Dc1128

    The Walmart in Columbus, GA on Buena Vista Road has them.  I think i was the first to get it from there.  I picked it up yesterday.

  • MT3GS

    No luck here in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale) – NO Walmarts sell them here and also my T-Mo store won’t have it firmly until the 15th. I played with a rep’s own personal unit and Man! I held it in my hand and it just felt right!!!!!

  • guest

    How is everyone’s 4g speed on the sensation? I bought it a couple of days ago along with a friend of mine, and the “4g” speed has been sad. We are only get about 300-400k? Anyone else having this issue?

    • Snsngh10

      My internet speeds have been slow too 

      • It’s the network, not the phone. Right?

        • Snsngh10

          The phone is super fast it’s just the network speeds are slow, it’s kinda frustrating

  • Souggie

    As far as this phone goes, the only true difference is cosmetics. my tmobile store here in douglasville, ga had the live demo, and there was a lot of lag, which was kinda disappointing, as well as some choppiness in the ui. Htc should have put more effort into the performance of the phone. Its not a bad phone by any means, but the only reason id chose this over a g2x is because of the g2x’s current issues

    • Anonymous

      Uh huh

  • Anonymous

    any Seattle, WA readers. There’s a Wal-Mart down in Bonney Lake (167 way past kent) that as of when I left the store had ONE left in stock. The guy on staff there in the morning was more than happy to hold it for me while I made the long trek down from Seattle (took 45 mins from downtown).

    • Mrharris8

      That trip worth it?

      • Anonymous

        I drove an hour from Portland to Longview WA and it was totally worth it. Stopped in my local tmobile store to get a new sim and the store reps were all over it. :)

  • LC154

    Got my sensation yesterday …  but while it was connected to my PC in charge mode it restarted itself about 4 times in 6 hours. Has anyone experienced   this issue with their sensation. I am planning to return to Walmart and get a replacement

  • Flamitaz1

    I bought two yesterday at retail, one as a gift and the other for myself, but there is a huge difference between needing and wanting. I don’t need it. I have a wonderful Nexus one (one of the best phones, if not the best phone made ever) that is going strong, only had for about a year, and I have a brand new Nexus one in the box, in case and for when my current one kicks the bucket. So I am planning on returning one of the HTC sensations I purchased back at the wal mart I bought it from. The one on Houston at Wallisville and East Sam Houston freeway. If anyone is interested. The only thing is, yesterday the salesperson did not know that this phone was not be out yet, and another customer was there for the same thing, and wanted the upgrade but had a problem with adding the data plan features, so one of the employees called Tmobile, and they were told that it was not to be on sale yet. So no upgrade price, and no sale. But the employee that was attending me did not know that, until I told her, after I purchased them both. So there will be one in stock as of tonight, the only thing is I don’t know if they will give someone a hard time purchasing it. Anyone interested?

  • Kickdrum74

    Yeah I tried to get one at my local Walmart and they was gonna sell it to me but t-mobile wouldn’t allow me to upgrade. Sucks

  • Kickdrum74

    Yeah I tried to get one at my local Walmart and they was gonna sell it to me but t-mobile wouldn’t allow me to upgrade. Sucks

  • Djgabriel

    I was able to get the Sensation 4G, then the salesperson @ Walmart was told that the phone is not officially for sale. He had to check with the manager and since the transaction was already completed, I still was able to get it.

  • Meg

    Has anyone who has been lucky enough to get the phone tried a screen capture app (without rooting) and had success? I know it’s still early and everyone is still trying things out but I am very curious.

  • jes

    I got one yesterday. I had the mytouch 4g before which was nice and I never really had any lag with it, but I must say this thing is as smooth as butter. I just can’t even imagine what these people are talking about saying the demo’s they played with really lagged. I have all my stuff on it already too. And yes I’ve played with the g2x, and I must say I’m really glad I waited for this instead. Only complaint is I like swype a little better than HTC’s version of swype on this phone

    • Anonymous

      I actually prefer HTC’s version better. To his his own.

    • You have to figure, people are always playing with the demo phones and either don’t close or restarts apps when done playing with it. Having 20 apps open will of course create lag. Processing and memory law 101. lol

  • jubby jones

    I was a sucker that bought two. Fortunately we only opened one. Returning the other. Bloatware and a washed out screen killed this phone. Sad, as it’s so slick!
    G2X rooted with CM7 is my phone of choice. 

  • Jess

    Tried it on mine just like the video I saw and nothing happened to mine. I’ve never held a phone like that anyway. For those that do, would it be that inconvenient to hold it a slightly different way?

  • Mrharris8

    Any luck near Seattle anyone?

  • Mrharris8

    Any luck near Seattle anyone?

  • JG24

    bought mine today in Warner robins GA watson store. been playing around with it for a few hours. so far so good. screen looks really good compared to my rooted g2x. sense takes some getting use to as i’ve always had stock android but i like it. doesn’t seem laggy at all and if there is its barley noticeable.  i tried out the “death grip” a few times while connected to WiFi and playing slacker radio. i went from full WiFi connection(3 bars) to 2 bars on the WiFi symbol but IT DID NOT disrupt the song. if your interested in getting this phone get it. dont let a little thing like a so called “death grip” keep you from it. all phones when held a certain way will lose some kind of signal strength 

  • Herb

    Anyone buy one from Northern Ohiol Walmart? Thanks.

  • Mrharris8

    Didn’t the Sense 3.0 suppose to come with built in Skype video support?? anyone know if it has it?

  • musiccity

    I think its pretty sweet.  I bought mine in Nashville and honestly didn’t think I would get much 4g here at all.  My 3g phone was on edge half the time around here.  The 4g speed here has been great.  At home i can barely tell if its any slower than my wifi.  The full page calendar, email, messages widgets are great!  I haven’t had any problems at all.  

    On the down side, I don’t like the power button on top and that it is the only way to activate the screen.

  • Screwymatt

    Anyone else have their Walmarts tell them that they have no idea what phones they will have till they get there? Every Wal-mart I’ve called have said they won’t know till they get them. I don’t want to wait 3 days but I also don’t want to deal with these people.

    • Jcstugotts

      Ok Guys I am gonna try to post this comment again, I think my computer was acting up and it wouldnt post earlier. I was a little ticked earlier when I finally found the phone at the walmart just south of philly in eddystone. I called and the young lady said sure we got them and to come in. when I got there the man behind the counter was extra nice and had to call his distric manager to see if he could sel it. the district managers exact words were “sell, sell sell” we got 3/4 of the way done when the computer said i wasnt elegable for the upgrade. we called cust loyalty and they said to me yes you are elegible because its notated because of problems with your account but unfourtanatly you cant buy it there cause they are a 3rd party dealer. you can buy it from us or a tmobile corp store at full discount pricing on wednesday. so not only do I have to wait, which is ok but I have to pay 100 dollars more then i would have paid today. I know there are a lot of clever people on this stie, has anyone encounterd this issue, and if so have you been able to fix the issue so that you can infact purchase it from wal mart. any feed back would be awesome. thanks.

      • I had the same type of situation on Friday around noon when I bought mine.  I just threatened to cancel, and instead of that happening the Customer Loyalty department swapped me over to a qualifying plan, credited my account with an available upgrade, and even put $40.00 on my account because of all the trouble.  Essentially, I walked out of the store with the HTC Sensation @ 120 dollars (160ish with tax minus 40 dollar credit on my next bill).  The toughest thing about owning this phone early is that I cannot find a single store that can sell me a case.  The Walmart I purchased my phone at didn’t carry them, and T-Mobile stores aren’t selling them until the official launch of June 15th.  My temporary fix has been to use the gel case from a Samsung Vibrant.  No, the holes don’t line up, but it fits around the case pretty well if I’m not charging or taking pictures.  BUT, If you buy the Vibrant case from a T-Mobile store, you can return it within 30 days for the one that fits the Sensation (both list @ 16.99 in the Philadelphia area).

        • Melissa

          I ordered one on Amazon a few days ago and it arrived today. It isn’t the case I’d like to use for the long run but it will keep it safe until Wednesday.

        • Elmano68

          Got a nice snap on black hard rubber case from eBay. It was only 5 bucks, it fits perfect and it arrived with in 2 days of the order.

      • jaZzyjeff

        Doesn’t full discount mean free? I know this because one of the lines in my Family Plan just ended its 2 year contract last month and when I called Loyalty to see what kind of deal they could give me they told me I could upgrade to a new phone at “full discount” which I assumed meant free.

        • Dewey Cox

          No…..it doesn’t

        • jaZzyjeff

          Oh…..ok

        • Marzucobbt

          Full discount just means you get the same price a new customer would.

        • Full discount just means you get the same price a new customer would.

        • jaZzyjeff

          Well that sucks!

      • EJD

        I had the exact same thing happen today. I had an aborted upgrade in march and it caused the same problem for me. Although you will have to wait til wednesday the earliest, if you play your cards right you`ll pay the same price that Walmart listed and get a $30-$40 credit on your account. You just have to speak with customer loyalty and tell them you going to cancel your account and believe me they will be more than willing to match Walmarts price and give you an account credit for you trouble. The only down side is you`d have order the phone through customer loyalty (retail stores are not authorized to price match) directly and wait for it arrive.  (usually 2 days) I know this because they offered it to me, and I will most likely to do it. It sucks I know, but if your diligent and patient you can essentially walk away with this phone for around $120. You`re other option is to wait for the fathers day sale on the 18th and hope they have a sale. (we should know by like wed or thur what the promo for the sale will be) I hope that helped. 

    • Screwymatt

      I’ve called every Wal-mart that I’d be willing to drive to for this phone and every single one of them have said “We won’t know if we are carrying this phone until the day it gets here” to me this kind of business seems a little silly. All the Wal-marts are 1 1/2 hour + drive from here so I don’t want to just go on a whim. Today after being bounced from womens lingerie and house hold electronics I finally got a nice person in Wireless Connections who said to call at 8am tomorrow because that’s when they will finally know.

      • jaZzyjeff

        Well tomorrow is the official day for Wal-Mart to be selling them so I would think you can go into any Wal-Mart and pick one up.

        • Screwymatt

          Got mine today!

  • Now the HTC Sensation seems to have a sale price of 149.99 @ Walmart.  I checked this morning, and the phone is higher than the 148.88 (by a whole 1.11, oh no!), but still a different price.

  • Inthepyramid

    I’m eligible for a partial discount, does Wal Mart honor that?

    • no

      no

    • EJD

      Walmart will only honor full upgrades for purchases of this phone. You`ll have to get it from a tmo retailer. They do have a trade in program now so if you are replacing your current and you purchase a new phone and turn in your old one they will cut you a check for it.(up to $100) This may help to offset the fact you have a partial upgrade. Hope this helps.

  • Celtic88

    I just ordered the sensation on tmobiles customer service line

    • EJD

      really? When did they say you should receive it?

      • EJD

        I just called customer service and they do not even have a date in the system yet, so they are unable to place any orders for the phone. Maybe I`m missing something here, and maybe you know something I don`t, but if you know of a way to order this phone through customer service let I`m all ears.

        • Celtic88

          i called them this morning about 2 hours ago and asked them if i was eligible for an upgrade and they said yes and asked what phone i wanted and i told them sensation they went over the new 2 year warranty and asked if i wanted express shipping or ground and i said express for free and they agreed and that was it.

        • Celtic88

          they said i should get it tuesday

        • EJD

          How much did you pay for it?

        • EJD

          Do you have the name of the rep you spoke with??

        • Celtic88

          i forgot her name but i started off complaining about why i couldnt upgrade from the even more plus plan since they talked me into it and that was when we started wheeling and dealing

        • EJD

          I just called again and they said this phone is not in the system yet and could not process it for an upgrade.

        • Celtic88

          wow thats weird.. i even have my confirmation email and everything

        • Inthepyramid

          I just ordered it from customer service too. He originally told me it wasn’t available yet, and I told him about this post, so he checked it and found it. Went with the express shipping and it will be here Wednesday.

        • EJD

          I ordered the phone!! I should have it by wednesday And because I had an earlier aborted upgrade which locked my account from uprading at walmart they sold me the phone for 199.99 plus a $30 credit on my account! Making my grand total $169.99! It is a little more than walmart but I`m good with this price. Thanks for the heads up celtic

        • Celtic88

          no problem

        • ekoy

          yes I also called customer service. they said I can order it today but told them I’ll just wait from the retail store to pick it up.

        • Celtic88

          $216

        • Celtic88

          Order summary Item nameQuantityHTC SENSATION 4G CARBON GREY KIT HTC SENSATION 4G CARBON GREY KIT1

  • Melissa

    Just got mine from Costco. Not as impressed as I thought I would be. As because I have had a BlackBerry for the last year and a half. In all fairness I have only had it an hour.

    • Melissa

      Oh I also had to increase my monthly payment by ten bucks

  • Eduardo8636

    Does anyone know what Walmart around the Chicago area is selling the sensation?

    • GB55

      I got 2 of them at the Kenosha location (about 1hr north of Chicago). They had 3 left yesterday morning.

  • Pissed in Houston

    omg!!! walmart just ruined my weekend!

    i went today at 10am when they had promised the would be able to sell it. the only guy there didnt know how to use the system, he told me to come back at 3pm when the other person would be there

    i went back at 3 and the guy who was supposed to be there was late so there was a line already waiting for him to get there

    he spent like an hour with the guy in front of me trying to figure out how to do it and calling the Tmo help line… when i finally got to the front of the line, the f*cktard told me that he couldnt do it bc i was on a family plan! even tho i called Tmo ahead of time and told me that they would be able to do it

    the gas and precious time wasted was worth way more than the $50

    i called Tmo and they gave me free express shipping, no activation fee and discounted data plan to help make up for what happened, thanks Tmo!!!

    i remembered why i dont go to walmart and vow to never set foot in that dump again!

    • jaZzyjeff

      What kind of discounted data plan did you get?

  • J. Williams

    Got mine today…woohoo…

  • Anonymous

    I got two this morning at the Elk Grove, CA Walmart for only $148.88 each! Whatya think about THAT?

  • Eduardo8636

    Does anyone know if when you renew your contract does the phone still cos 149.99?

    • H-Town Freak!

      Yup… $148.88 with an upgrade :-)

  • Eduardo8636

    Does anyone know if when you renew your contract does the phone still cos 149.99?

  • TP06

    Saw this post…headed up to my local Wal-Mart…and yep…they had ONE in stock. I added a line to my account, purchased the phone for the advertised 148.88 price and then immediately headed to the nearest t-mobile location to make sure the person at Wal-Mart entered the correct information on my account. The t-mobile rep was happy to look over my account…explained that “everything looked good”. So there you go…simple as that…I added an extra step by visiting the t-mobile store, but all-in-all…the process was painless and I ended up saving some $$$.

  • TP06

    Saw this post…headed up to my local Wal-Mart…and yep…they had ONE in stock. I added a line to my account, purchased the phone for the advertised 148.88 price and then immediately headed to the nearest t-mobile location to make sure the person at Wal-Mart entered the correct information on my account. The t-mobile rep was happy to look over my account…explained that “everything looked good”. So there you go…simple as that…I added an extra step by visiting the t-mobile store, but all-in-all…the process was painless and I ended up saving some $$$.

  • Bod

    How did u get the sensation through t-mobile customer service? I tried and tried and tried….no dice. They said they dont even have a date in their system for it….even worse, I thought I was eligable for a full discount, but instead, I’m only eligable for an early upgrade.  :-(   I guess I’ll just have to add a line to get that discount, then just cancel after 14 days….

    • Vcmedina00

      They told me it was released and available for order since Sunday, June 12th!

  • Eduardo8636

    so i can’t find a walmart store that is selling the phone in chicago can any one help thank you

    • GB55

      Try Southeastern WI. I got 2 of them at the Kenosha Walmart on Sunday morning.

  • Eduardo8636

    so i can’t find a walmart store that is selling the phone in chicago can any one help thank you

  • august

    Just ordered my Sensation ten minutes ago from T-Mobile Customer Service. They said they ALL thought it was coming out tomorrow (June 15th) and were surprised when it was released Sunday (June 12th). It is officially available for order. Call them now…

  • Cappiwilliams

    Can some one tell me ho much are they selling the htc sensation with out services plan pls i need your help.  

  • kkreww12

    I got my sensation from walmart in January I upgraded and got it for 78 bucks haha