Pre-Order The HTC One S From Best Buy For Just $199.99, No Rebate Required

If you’re looking to score an even better deal on the HTC One S, take a look at Best Buy who is offering up the One S sans rebate. That means you’ll pay just $199.99 up front, without worrying about the extra $50 mail-in rebate from T-Mobile. For some, buying directly from the carrier equals piece of mind, but if you’re looking to save a little cash right from the start, Best Buy has you covered.

Also, take a look at our HTC One S preview.

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  • daghost

    Is tmobile really charging $250 for this phone before the rebate? They are crazy. At&t and sprint are charging $199 for the better version. Wth?

  • Chuck

    Wat you mean by piece of mind David?
    Wats Different if I buy it from a tmo store or best buy

    • http://twitter.com/FarJayD Jesse Donkor

      If you buy it from Best Buy you don’t have to worry about sending in the rebate form for your $50.00, if you buy it from T-Mobile you’ll have to do this process for the $50.00, This is what I assume he means.

  • Daddym469

    I am post paid and a Value plan customer. It is time for T mobile to stop raising the retail value of the phone to offset the savings on the Value plan. If I’m paying full price, still on contract, and extending my contract and additional two year (required for any new phone added to a family plan), the retail price needs to be lowered. What many of you don’t realize initially is, this phone is $199 to classic plan members only, who also must be due for an upgrade. WHY ARE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS NOT IN BOLD PRINT??? The full retail value of this phone will probably be 599.99, but I’m hoping fro less! My main point is paying full retail value is asking way too much for an ever evolving technology.

    • Bleacherbums1

      I feel bro…that’s why when the N1 came out I bought it (unlocked) so I won’t be on a two year contract again and it gives me a bit of freedom to whom I / family to go. ( at&t, Verizon)

      I am getting this HTC one s for my wife but I’m buying it unlocked . And as for me either the HTC one x or maybe the sg3.

      If you do the math on unlocked phones it will the same amount or even less but then you too will Have the option to leave the carrier.

      Just my opinion …. :)

    • NardVa

      This phone should be no more than 450.00 off contract. To put a tag of 600.00 on it off contract  scares people into getting the phone at 200.00 on contract.

      • DADDYM469

        This phone will be $600.00 on the value rate plan….200 down 400 deferred.

  • Eh2_92

    The price on Best Buy’s site now shows $649.

  • Bleacherbums1

    At the end it WILL still be $199… WHY WHY WHY TMOBILE …

    Just please Take a look at your competition (AT&T) …HTC one x is going for $199 …

    Sell this HTC one s FOR $150 then for sure it will sell in a big way !!!!

  • Gabyhanna2013

    Not worth a dollar I have. T…mobile but at&t have best phone

  • randomnerd_number38

    So what happened to that T-Mobile/HTC press event tonight? Nobody’s covering it. Is it just because T-Mobile let the cat out of the bag earlier today so the “event” means practically nothing now? 

    • Bleacherbums1

      Sup randomnerd … Why is Tmobile pricing the one s for $199 and att one x is going for $199? Don’t they check att’s pricing?

      • randomnerd_number38

        Heh, good question. T-Mobile always does this though, so no surprise to anyone that pays attention. Definitely not smart on T-Mobile’s part. 

  • Anonymous

    whoa $50 cheaper (retail) than from a tmobile store? or what?

    • Anonymous

       nvm the price on bestbuy doesn’t seem to match the price in the picture posted here, the pictures retail prices shows $549, but the bestbuy website shows $649?

  • Udubb

    So couldn’t you just buy this phone for 199.99, pay the 200.00 etf to cancel, and then start up a new line on a value plan. That way you only pay 400.00 instead of the value plan price. Does Best Buy have their own penalties for cancelling early. 

  • Tomnewtn

    It’s available online at Costco for $189.00, plus Costco gives you a $25.00 Costco card. Also you get free accessories with the phone- 
    Hard Shell Carrying Case2 Leather Cases3 in 1 ChargerScreen Protectors

  • sensationuser

    WHY NOT GET IT FREE DURING THE MOTHERS DAY SALE??? Why would anyone buy it now when its free in just a few weeks???

    • TMOTECH

      Very astute of you…  People are impatient and they have to get it before their neighbor does so they can be the cool kid. Then they will complain when it  goes on sale or the G4X comes out and wish they would have waited. 

      • Bleacherbums1

        TMOTECH…can you give us any inside news abt G4X? Is it due to come out?

        • TMOTECH

          I find out about these things the same way you do. I usually send out emails to my co-workers with news from this site before it is told to us by the company. I found out about the G4X here. David has better contact ninjas than I do.

        • Bleacherbums1

          LOL … David come tell us please

      • ZhenyaK

         During the mothers day sales they make you bump the data plan up, it still might be cheaper to get it the regular way.

        However, someone told me that I could later downgrade back to the lower 2gig plan.

        Right now I have the unlimited and would love to keep it that way :(

  • ZhenyaK

    It’s 199 to new contracts. Does anyone know what the price will be for people renewing a contract?

  • lubbalots

    $199.99?  That doesn’t seem right.  Something fishy is going on here.  Rumors has The One x for ATT will be $199.99.  Who’s rippoing who off here?

    • TMOTECH

      AT&T has more money than we do to subsidize and their plans are more expensive. The Phone is 600 bucks without subsidies. 

  • Izzybrexx

    My upgrade is in may…could they honor it in april?

    • Kenny O

      Call in to customer service and inquire about canceling your service, they will send you to customer retention – ask them, they will usually do it for you if they think they might loose you over it. 

      • Izzybrexx

        Ha!..Ill give it a shot

  • lubbalots

    Tmobile and HTC think they con customers with $199.99 pricing on this One S device and of course they will but only smart educated people will know the better premium HTC One X  for ATT will also sell for $199.99.  I shake my head how Tmo can pull this crap.

    • Vim

      I doubt HTC has anything to do with this. In Europe HTC is selling the S for approximately $50 cheaper than the X.  It’s pretty normal however for AT&T to subsidize their phones a little more heavily than T-Mobile.  Given that their plans are more expensive, they can certainly afford to fork out larger subsidies. T-Mobile’s plans on the other hand are cheaper, so they’re not willing to spend as much on subsidies. 

  • Kenny O

    Just wait until Walmart gets a hold of it……they will probably sell it for less than $100 on contract. 

  • Taron19119

    Now that the one s is out can we move on to the next phone now

    • WirelessRefugee

       Exactly, the HTC One is yesterday’s news and outdated. Let’s move on to the SGS III.

  • Izzybrexx

    ill wait for wal mart to get it…i wondef if sams club is getting it also???.. K neec to szve a buck n get rid lf tjks gnexus

  • Izzybrexx

    Ill wait for walmart to get this…i wonder if sams club will get it..i need to get rid of this galaxy nexus

    • Bleacherbums1

      Why don’t you Like your galaxy nexus?

  • Anonymous

    Costco is selling it for $189.00.

    • TMOTECH

      Costco always has the best deals on our handsets…

  • S2j3607

    Reading the full spec article, with only the onboard 16gb an no miscro sd card slot and sporting a similiar dual core 1.5 processor, I fail to see how this phone beats out the htc amaze.

  • S2j3607

    Reading the full spec article, with only the onboard 16gb an no miscro sd card slot and sporting a similiar dual core 1.5 processor, I fail to see how this phone beats out the htc amaze.

    • TMOTECH

      The processor is newer and the One S is Lighter. it also has a better camera and GPU. Also it comes stock with ICS.

      That being said, I am not going to run out and replace my Amaze for this phone. I just wanted to point out that the 2 phones are somewhat different. 

  • BB

    Costco: 399-210+25 costco card + accesories bundle.

    • Pat_m

      That’s true, but they can’t do anything for me: I have an unlocked Nexus One with a T-mobile month to month plan (from over 2 years ago). So I want to purchase a One S, sign-up with the new 2 year agreement, keep my current T-Mobile phone number, but their system (and customer support) cannot process that… How stupid is that?

  • Erick Carpio

    Never from best buy, I have had so many bad experiences with them I would rather pay that extra $50.00

  • Will

    Its sad the battery is embedded and not removable like sensation… and no sd card slot too.. ill probably pass on this

    • tommy

       Two points:
      1) tablets also have ‘non-removable’ batteries but you can open them up and replace the battery if you need to. If you need to reset them, there is a special recessed Reset button that serves the same purpose.
      2) You can use USB dongle sticks with these now, so that serves the same purpose as an SD card except it might be somewhat slower, but you’ve got your 16 GB on board that is fast so why complain? USB dongle sticks are really cheap.

      • tommy

         When I bought my 32 GB Micro Sd card, I got a free adapter and USB dongle adapter with it so it’s the same thing…

      • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

        How do you plug the USB “dongle stick” (meaning flash drive or thumb drive?) into your phone?  Last I checked, my flash drive had a standard USB connector and the phone had micro USB.

        • http://toddmarshall.livejournal.com/ tommy

           you use an adapter

        • http://toddmarshall.livejournal.com/ tommy

           just a cable that changes 1 size to the other should be a dollar or so…plus you use a cable which makes it more convenient than actually ‘Dongle-ing’ it on the phone itself….:P

  • tommy

    It’s a pretty screen but too small!

  • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

    What’s with the required data plan options at checkout?  I already have a data plan.

    PS – when I close your annoying page-covering ad, the NS_WA_adOverlay div remains in place and I can’t click anything unless I use the Chrome developer toolbar to set display: none.

    • Jgaleas2011

      sorry answered late i was confused about that too just click either one, since its req’d by tmobile for that phone to have web. i clicked the 2gb unlmtd and then called tmo to see if i could just up it to 5gb which is what i have right now and they said it wouldnt be a problem

      • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

        The Costco people told me the same thing.  I could call in and they would put a “note” on my order saying not to change the data plan.  Except I don’t trust them to do it or for it to work.  I would hate to get screwed out of my legacy data plan chasing after a small discount.

  • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

    What’s with the required data plan options at checkout?  I already have a data plan.

    PS – when I close your annoying page-covering ad, the NS_WA_adOverlay div remains in place and I can’t click anything unless I use the Chrome developer toolbar to set display: none.

  • Jgaleas2011

    for any of those who are a reward zone members at bestbuy and u you guys signed up back in january for the mobile promo, you do get a $50 giftcard so its 199.99 plus tax but u get the 50 back so looks like i mght be going with that

  • Jgaleas2011

    for any of those who are a reward zone members at bestbuy and u you guys signed up back in january for the mobile promo, you do get a $50 giftcard so its 199.99 plus tax but u get the 50 back so looks like i mght be going with that

  • Bleacherbums1

    Good god so many rumors floating around….

    ” TMOBILE USA will get HTC one x renamed as G4X with quad core….” announcement on may with a summer release”

    Ill believe it when I see it … :)

    • http://toddmarshall.livejournal.com/ tommy

       The G4X is an LG phone. I hope TMobile gets that one them maybe I could afford a decent phone on my value plan. ( a big phone tablet call it a phone-blet or tablone?)

      • MadJoe

        I’ll call it an idiot’s accessory since you’ll be looking the fool with a VCR up to your head when you take a call.  And since I like using my phone with one hand, anything over 4.3″ is typically too big except the Galaxy Nexus which has a small bezel, but even that is on the hairy edge of being too big.

        • http://toddmarshall.livejournal.com/ tommy

           looking the fool? that’s a quaint idea. No-one really looks the fool just those who think that way.

  • Gwapo

    Those who are complaining about the price of HTC One S (Tmobile) vs HTC One X (AT&T) are the same. Please note that the Plans on Tmobile is much cheaper than AT&T :0)

    Thanks,

    Tmobile iPhone 4$ user :) Value plan the best!!!!

    • Nick

      The price of the plan has nothing to do with the price of the phone.

    • 21stNow

       I realize that my situation is unique, but even if I tried to even out the features that I have on my plans, my T-Mobile bill would be higher than my AT&T bill by $5/month.  : )

  • TrUsTmEi’MaNuRsInGsTuDeNt

    Is this the only color this phone is coming in for T-Mobile or can we expect to see a black or white colored phone sometime in the future?  

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Black with red accents in June.

      • TrUsTmEi’MaNuRsInGsTuDeNt

        Thanks David. @ @90b3b457d5126ffe0b168ac691362c08:disqus I don’t intend on getting a case for it, since HTC is saying they developed the phone to not need a case with it’s Micro Arc Oxidation coating on the phone.  I saw a video about it on youtube.  Am I correct to assume this David or have we been misinformed?  

        • Bleacherbums1

          What’s going to protect your screen? A case for your investment !!!! But feel free not to get one hope you drop it crack that beautiful screen and go DAMN should have bought a leather case or something ….

        • TrUsTmEi’MaNuRsInGsTuDeNt

          WTF! Why are you hating? It has laminated Gorilla Glass. Who cares if I drop it and it does break, I’ll just buy a new one. Leather cases are not for me, it doesn’t protect anything. If you want to really protect a device, get an Otter Box or a DO3 case. I got money to buy any phone I want, I’ve owned every Android Device since the G1( white and black) that TMOBILE has carried and some unlocked devices and have never used a case and never cracked a screen. I was asking David for advise, not you.

        • http://toddmarshall.livejournal.com/ tommy

           my what an attitude. i bet most of us don’t have money to buy phones whenever we want, either. I don’t think Bleacherbums1 was being a hater….check out some of those great drop tests on youtube. Does the OneS or X have laminated gorilla glass? the last one they said they did and it was a lie. I keep waiting for HTC to get excellent.

        • Nick

          There have been a lot of reports of global One S phones with the MOA finish that have chipped.  For now I’d say don’t hold out just for the new finish.

        • Nick

          There have been a lot of reports of global One S phones with the MOA finish that have chipped.  For now I’d say don’t hold out just for the new finish.

    • Bleacherbums1

      Aren’t you going to get leather casing for it? Or any thing that would help protect it?

  • Samadkins

    These plans are bullshit. I get unlimited everything fro $59. If I pay the $189 for the “upgrade” I will then have to pay $79 which means the phone is costing me $189+$480 over two years….

  • Hey

    What are usb Dongle sticks for?

    • http://toddmarshall.livejournal.com/ tommy

       sorry about my terminology. Flash Drives, flash memory drives, they are for storing files just like SD cards. Dongle means it sticks out. I think use of USB drives is an ice cream sandwich feature? You Also can use USB keyboards and mice.

  • Anonymous

    How is it possible that AT&T charges $549 retail for the One X, yet
    tmobile is charging $599 for the One S? WTF is that about? 

    • Aaron

      crying over $50? WTF is that about. If you aren’t aware..
      T Mobile is greedy.

      • Anonymous

         no you dumbfuck, i’m talking about the price discrepancy between a high and mid tier phone.

        It’s sad that tmobile is trying to promote this sensation/amaze upgrade as a top tier phone.

        • http://twitter.com/ingram1225 William Ingram

          the amaze just dropped $50 in upgrade price; now $149 for full upgrade. 

  • stu

    Anybody got a back order ? Like me

  • http://twitter.com/ingram1225 William Ingram

    can’t buy online… getting an error code and the online chat is helpless telling me to call the 1-877 number. I’ll just take advantage of the trade in deal.