T-Mobile opening HTC One M9 pre-orders tomorrow at 9am Eastern, promising delivery before launch

HTC One m9

This morning, T-Mobile announced that it will be opening up pre-orders for the HTC One M9 in store and online from tomorrow, March 27th at 6am Pacific/9am Eastern. The device will be $0 down with 24 monthly payments of $27.08, giving it a full retail price of $649.92. And if you do pre-order it, T-Mobile will get you the device before its official launch day on April 10th. Meaning you’ll be among the first people in the U.S. to own one.

“The HTC One has built a fanatical following, and the M9 will be a favorite whether you’re a fan boy or soon-to-be convert,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “And with Carrier Freedom, there is absolutely nothing stopping anyone from picking up HTC’s latest at the Un-carrier.”

Head on over to the HTC One M9 page on the T-Mobile website to register your interest, or bookmark it in time for tomorrow. And do let us know if you plan on pre-ordering. Let’s just hope the T-Mo system copes better with this device than it did with the iPhone 6, Nexus 6 and Galaxy Note 4 launches last year.

In the mean time, you can check out my hands-on video from MWC while you’re waiting to get HTC’s latest device in your own palms.

FULL PRESS RELEASE from T-Mobile

Bellevue, Washington − March 26, 2015 − If you love to be first, love a great value − and don’t mind being stared at − T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has news for you. The Un-carrier’s offering the crave-worthy new HTC One M9 for purchase at T-Mobile.com starting tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. PDT for $0 down (and $27.08 a month for 24 months). Which means you could order HTC’s latest beauty and have it delivered to your door weeks before it’s available for everyone else. For those who want to see, hear and feel the device firsthand, the HTC One M9 will be available at most T-Mobile stores nationwide on April 10.

“The HTC One has built a fanatical following, and the M9 will be a favorite whether you’re a fan boy or soon-to-be convert,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “And with Carrier Freedom, there is absolutely nothing stopping anyone from picking up HTC’s latest at the Un-carrier.”

Launched earlier this month, Carrier Freedom™ demolishes the final obstacle customers face when making the move to T-Mobile. On top of paying your early termination fees, the Un-carrier will now cover every cent of your remaining device payments when you switch to T-Mobile and trade in your old phone.

HTC One M9 Features:

  • Iconic all-metal unibody design with a new dual finish that is as distinctive as it is durable.
  • 20MP Main Camera with sapphire camera lens delivers crisp, clear photos and durable scratch resistance for long-lasting use. The UltraPixel front camera provides photo and imaging control like never before.
  • HTC BoomSound™. With dual front-facing speakers and 5.1 channel Dolby® Audio Surround, HTC BoomSound™ has two modes (theatre and music) to deliver the ultimate audio experience for movies, gaming and music − the perfect complement to T-Mobile® Music Freedom.
  • UH OH Protection from HTC, a first-of-its-kind which provides a one-time replacement within the first 12 months of purchase for cracked screens or water damage.
  • Ships with Wi-Fi Calling. T-Mobile is one of the only U.S. wireless providers that will support Wi-Fi calling out of the box, allowing customers to make calls beyond the reach of any cellular network.

Learn more or be one of the first to get your hands on the new HTC One M9 at http://explore.t-mobile.com/htc-one-m9.

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  • Michael Handsaker

    So…am curious to know…both the M9 and the GS6 have the same launch date. Does this mean that the S6/S6 Edge will be available to pre order as well tomorrow? The Netflix promo starts tomorrow, so here’s hoping!!!

    • bisayan

      Cam Any Word? Tick…Tock.. Tick…Tock…Cam?

    • Epic_Ninja420

      Preorders open tomorrow for the GS6/E and it is in stores on 4/10/15

      • Michael Handsaker

        Epic, where did get this info from please? !??

  • galaxyNote4isBoss

    Anyone buying this I feel sorry for them.

    • Cam Bunton

      Hehehe. Because it’s not a Samsung, right? ;-)

      • thepanttherlady

        You deserve to sit in the corner today for encouraging him! LOL

        • Cam Bunton

          Sorry! :-p

        • squiddy20

          I’m curious why you don’t just ban him. You get on our butts for replying to him, when it’s well within your power to head off the “problem” before it begins.

        • thepanttherlady

          Why does he need to be banned? Because you don’t like him? We don’t ban people simply because we don’t like or disagree with them.

          “You get on our butts for replying to him…” No, I get on you for your posts because you seem to have taken it upon yourself to cyberstalk him when he posts here. Matter of fact, I can’t recall when you’ve ever posted here other than to continually remind him of what he said and when. It’s a bit unhealthy in my opinion.

        • squiddy20

          No I don’t think he needs to be banned because I “don’t like him”. All I’m saying is, he’s been banned from many other websites before over the years, for the same crap he’s pulling now, many times over.

          And what was your reply to Cam Bunton? Sure, you threw an “LOL” at the end of it, but you still got on him for even replying, so why not get rid of the problem altogether?

        • thepanttherlady

          I’m going to tell you like I tell my kids, you worry about yourself and we’ll worry about others. When we deem someone is causing a problem we’ll deal with it at that time.

    • KingofPing

      GTFO, Yarrell. Find something better to do. Please?

  • Mike

    They should give this phone some branding identity. Which ONE is it? Lol

    • Michael Handsaker

      Is the HTC M9 Hima

      • Mike

        I get which one it is, but I think they could sell more of these if they marketed the device and the brand better. When I asked which ONE is it, it was a rhetorical question. lol

        • Michael Handsaker

          Oh, ok..new to this disqus thing…lol

        • Mike

          Its all good man! :) Welcome!

    • KingofPing

      Can you tell the 2015 Impala from the 2014?

      Doesn’t seem to hurt Chevy much. …but you can still tell it’s an impala. Model years are just spec bumps and functionality tweaks. The branding and design carry over.

      Not sure why people think this is such a bad thing…

      • Mike

        Is it an LS, LT, or a LTZ? Only a car enthusiast will know the difference without research. Much of the same with the one series. You hear me know?

        • KingofPing

          *laughs*

          LT, thanks for asking.

          Do you need to know when you step onto the lot to buy one, or is the dealer going to sell you the 2015 model?

          The customer doesn’t need to be an enthusiast to be able to buy the latest model. It’s what they are selling. (They may still offer last years model, but it sure isn’t what they are pushing customers to buy.)

          “You hear me know?”

          What are you; the Verizon guy?

        • Mike

          So you are saying that the One has the same level of brand identity as the Galaxy S or the iPhone series? People know the branding and models there.

        • KingofPing

          If they know of the “One”, they can tell it *is* one by looking at it. Model year, again to my point, doesn’t matter.

          Apple, Motorola and Samsung have both kept the same design language for years. People seem to criticism Apple and HTC for it while praising Moto and Sammy. I guess they like what they like, but the logic doesn’t follow.

        • Mike

          Dont get me wrong either, im not saying the One is a bad product because its not. Im saying if this device was marketed better, HTC could sell many more.

        • KingofPing

          Anything could be marketed better, and yes; HTC’s has been downright horrible.

          If they got together with Microsoft’s marketing department the universe would implode with the sheer incompetency.

          I just do not agree they need to differentiate between model years. :-)

        • Joshua Lawson

          You don’t like horrible television ads with an old dude sitting in a dark room telling you that he could tell you all the reasons why to buy one but HTC One owners are thinkers so find out for yourself? Sorry, that TV ad was horrible.

        • KingofPing

          ” Sorry, that TV ad was horrible.”

          You seem to be arguing, but I am having trouble finding where I said their advertising was anything but horrible…no, wait..I actually described it in exactly that way in the comment you replied to.

          Did you actually read it? /smh

        • Joshua Lawson

          Nope. I was agreeing with you and providing an example. We are on the same page. I did not mean to make it sound like you supported their advertising and I did not. We both think their marketing is crap.

        • KingofPing

          Ah. I got it now. My sarcasm-detector must be wonky. Sorry. :)

    • tomarone

      M9!

  • luvHtc

    I’m waiting for a side by side CAMERA comparison with the S6 before deciding

  • Mike Thaler

    Partner’s first phone after many BBerries was an HTC about 3-4 years ago. Would have gotten another – but 2 years ago HTC had decided to emulate Apple with a non-replaceable battery – so got an S4. I gave up BB a year ago, he gave me S4 and got an S5. Now that Samsung has also decided to emulate Apple and S4 is dying, I will have to get an LG G4 when it comes out in a few months. That old HTC was a well made phone., but we rely on our phones too much to take chance of having a dead battery late in the day.

    • Mike

      What is the issue for you with a non replaceable battery?

      • Mike Thaler

        We depend on our phones for business. They are our main lines. While we only need to replace a battery (easily carried in a wallet) once or twice a month — we would get a bad case of anxiety near the end of many days wondering if there will be enuf battery to last.
        We are not stationary much of the time – thus often can not plug in a phone during day to recharge.
        It appears Samsung is keeping replaceable batteries in its mid and low level lines. Maybe, if it comes to that, eventually will get a mid-level phone. One of our people has a Samsung Avant. 1/4 the price of an S5 and seems to have almost everything except high end camera.
        We definitely want a TM branded phone, so that limits our choices.

        • Mike

          Ah gotcha. I have just been an iPhone user and have gotten used to no replaceable battery. I just keep one of those rechargeable usb devices in case I need it. Though it hasnt been an issue since the iPhone 6 plus has a decent battery.

        • Andrew Singleton

          portable batteries are an even better option IMO. most come with a very short cord so you can have both in the samer pocket and just be charging at all times. a 3k super slim one will more than double your battery life.

        • Mike Thaler

          The females carry phone in purses so size and extra bulk isn’t that big a deal. The males, like me, mostly carry phone in shirt pocket. Not room for extra bulk. We dress casual out here in Ca. – rarely wear a jacket which would allow us to slip all kinds of things into an inside pocket.
          Personally, I am on the phone so much during the day – wear a BT headset ALL day. Don’t have to touch phone to answer it as I have it set to answer automatically. Still need access to the phone on occasion to send a SMS or read one or look at an email. Shirt pocket makes it easy.
          I mentioned elsewhere that maybe I don’t need a high end phone. I used a midlevel Samsung Avant that seems to do everything I need that the S4 (or s5) does. Problem is that TM carries all the high-end phones – doesn’t seem to be much choice in lower level phones.

  • tomarone

    My One-S is running a bit slow these days….
    But…It still feels great…. and when I drop it, the little plastic piece flies away, but the phone does not stutter a bit. The only worry is finding that little plastic piece!

    • vission1

      I to have the One-S, I truly wish I could rip the innards out of the M9 and stuff them into my One-S. I keep comparing weight/dimensions between the two, and the M9 is just such a bigger/heavier phone. For me the One-S is the perfect size, people are usually surprised just how thin the phone is, I was really hoping the M9 was going to look more like:

      http://cdn01.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/HTC-One-M9-render-7.jpg

      I would not be having this anxiety of which phone to move to, as like you said my beloved One-S is getting very sluggish, especially with Google Maps(which originally worked great, until all the changes), so I do think it is time for a change…

  • MagicMiguel

    Anyone know if it supports LTE band 2?

    • nat x

      Yes, obviously. It will also support Band 12.

      • Not so fast

        “It will also support Band 12.” Not according to the HTC specs page for the HTC One M9: http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-one-m9/ “4G LTE: FDD: Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28 TDD: Bands 38, 40, 41”

        • Sam Samuel

          You really think T-Mobile will sell a phone that doesn’t support ANY of it’s bands, are you a troll? FCC: http://tinyurl.com/pwkynhx Go to Test Report (SAR), Page 4. LTE 2,4,7,12,17.

      • not so fast

        Not according to the HTC website.

        • Sam Samuel

          According to what HTC submitted to the FCC for testing, The T-Mobile version will support band 2 and 12. Google it.

        • JayInCA

          The M9 supports all of T-Mobile’s LTE frequence bands and HSPA frequency bands in use today, including Bands 2, 4, 12 (&17). I live chatted with a rep this morning. It also supports HD Voice and VoLTE on T-Mobile’s network, although the Voice over LTE was confirmed by their list of supported devices and not the specs sheet listed here. https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-20853

  • el_perezo

    Anyone know if the M9 is water or splash proof?

    • It’s not

      • You’re not correct sir. It sure is. Not waterproof certified tho, but certainly coated up and has water damage warranty.

        • Stone Cold

          If it is not certified then it cannot truly considered waterproof.

        • It’s certified ipx3 or some shit, meaning it’s water resistant, not proof, but it’s not bragged about, BUT if they give one year water damage warranty and replacement, rest assured.

        • The question was if it is waterproof….it is not. So i am not incorrect. Having a water warranty that will allow you to exchange your phone once during a12 month period does not make it waterproof.

          “The One M9 is not dust and waterproof, but the company promises IP69-certified cases for the One M9.”

          If you can find a source that says otherwise go ahead.

        • I cannot believe your a total lack of any humility or awareness of others reading your nonsense sir, it is overflowing me with annoyance,” me me, me”. The guy just wanted to know if it can survive water like previous One’s, the truth and info is important not the messenger, nobody here cares about you or me, and even though you keep on insisting with the incorrect information you don’t even apologize for, you STILL want to be right, wasting both of our time, my going rate is $45/hr, if you wanna keep this going, ill send you a bill lol, I dunno out of wise funny insults, take it easy bro, have a nice day! ;)

        • Lol what? I was just trying to answer his question. It’s not waterproof. It’s a fact. This isn’t about me at all and I’m not trying to make it out to be.

        • Brandon Jiang

          I think PG Man has a point in the sense that the OP asked if it was “splash-proof,” and if what he says is true there seems to be some splash resistance… the OP didn’t explicitly ask if it was waterproof which it is obviously not, but rather he was wondering if there was some sort of water resistance

    • Yes of course it is. HTC doesn’t brag about water proofness, but it so trusts the nano coating job it did, they offer 1 year no questions asked replacement for water damage, or any kind of damage. It’s insane. It’s the new UhOh program lol! You can definitely splash it or even drop in water without any concern but never charge any wet phone for at least 18 hrs if you dunked it. Just in case. So if you’re gonna keep testing the faith, charge up. If you get it, take good care of it, don’t do what I’d do!

  • Stephen

    I was able to do a jump online for the M9. I had to chat with them to get the shipping charge adjusted since it came up as $24.99 for overnight shipping, but there is a banner on the product page stating free overnight delivery if ordered by 4/9.

    • Stephen

      Nice, my M9 shows as shipped with a tracking number!

    • Zach B.

      Are you new to T-Mobile? I had the same issue and called, but was told by multiple representatives that its for new customers only. A giant f*** you to their loyal customers.

      • Stephen

        No I ordered this morning using a jump upgrade, picked overnight shipping, and paid. Then I chatted to get a credit. They asked for a link showing where it said free overnight shipping and I provided it. Then they misunderstood and said that it was if you ordered ON 4/9. Of course I said “it says order BY 4/9 and not ON 4/9 and that’s a big difference”. They went away for a minute and then came back and said they would do an account credit. We actually used the jump on 2 lines and they credited it for both. It was easy and painless. I would try doing the online chat if you have called so far. If that doesn’t work I would honestly try sending a message on facebook. Sometimes their social media reps are willing to do more.

        • Zach B.

          The online chat redirected me to customer care number. I have since placed my order with the overnight shipping. I’ll try contacting them again later for a credit. Thanks!

        • Stephen

          Just be sure to get a screen shot showing it saying free overnight shipping, just in case they take it down. You should have no trouble getting the credit. Good Luck!

        • Zach B.

          Ok, I just got off the phone for the 3rd time (called 1800TMOBILE this time), and this time the representative was able to credit my account for $25. No arguing needed, she just went to the website, saw the pink banner, and boom. Still frustrating I had to do a online chat, and call 3 times, but the end result feels good!

  • David Coleman

    Per the T-Mobile site these are the frequencies:
    Quad Band GSM; LTE: 4, 17; UMTS: Band I (2100), Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100), Band V (850)

    That immediately rules me out as Cincinnati is Band 2 LTE!

    • JayInCA

      It’s good to go for Cincinnati! T-Mo’s M9 supports Bands 2, 4, 12 & 17 in LTE… as well as VoLTE & HD Voice… check this out: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-20853

    • Zach B.

      T-Mobiles “askDes” responded to a review question on the One M9 page. He posted,

      “Thanks for asking – we have an error on our page for the HTC One M9 – here are the bands it supports:
      GSM bands – 850/900/1800/1900

      UMTS bands – B1/B2/B4/B5

      LTE bands – B2/B4/B12/B17 with CA + B3/B7 roaming

      We’ll be updating our site as soon as possible.”

      Looks like both band 2 and 12, among others are supported.

      • David Coleman

        Thank you for the update!

  • David Coleman

    Thank you!