HTC One (M8) Available Today at 1PM – Online at All Carriers, In-store at Verizon

Just as we exclusively reported yesterday, the all new HTC One (M8) will be on sale today at 1PM Eastern in the U.S. All of the major U.S. carriers will put the device up for sale through their online stores, but Verizon will have some in-stock, in-store today. That’s right, if you want to get your hands on this phone now, you can.

If you don’t want to go to Verizon, all U.S. carriers will have in-store stock within first few weeks of April. Most in-store before April 10.

“All New HTC One” Inventory Arriving at Verizon Stores, “Exclusive” Likely Only In-store

Sources have informed us that “All New HTC One” inventory is now arriving in Verizon stores, ready for tomorrow’s launch. That lines up with our report last week, saying that Big Red would indeed have stock available minutes after HTC makes the phone official.

With that said, we also reported last week that Verizon would have some sort of exclusive on the device, however, that will likely just be for in-store availability. AT&T and other carriers should have the phone available for order (online or via phone) tomorrow as well, if not within a couple of days. Verizon itself said on Facebook over the weekend (before editing the post) that they would have the phone “in our stores exclusively on 3.25.14.” The word “stores” is the key word here.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Pre-orders on T-Mobile Begin March 24, $0 Down With 24 Equal Monthly Payments

With pre-order dates and pricing for the Galaxy S5 from Samsung set through AT&T and US Cellular so far, it’s time for the rest of the American carriers to jump onboard. The next to announce pricing and pre-orders is T-Mobile, putting a slight twist into how they plan on selling the device.

For those looking to pre-order the GS5 through T-Mobile, you can do so beginning March 24 (next Monday), at the price of $0 down. Yes, $0. While that might seem fantastic, you will be made to pay 24 equal monthly payments (two years) of $27.50. Added up over the two year period that equates to $660 for the full retail price, which isn’t all that bad when you think about it.  (more…)

T-Mobile Celebrates First Anniversary of 4G LTE Rollout, Announces Major Network Upgrade Program

Less than a single year ago, T-Mobile launched its 4G LTE network in just a handful of markets across the US. Today, the Magenta Monster covers 210 million people in 273 metro areas nationwide with its LTE network. To celebrate this joyous occasion, T-Mobile announced a “major network upgrade plan,” one which will turn most of its 2G/EDGE service areas into an oasis of LTE coverage.  (more…)

AT&T Reduces Individual Plan Prices by $15, Now Start at $65 for a Single Line

Competition is a good thing, especially when it comes to smartphone plans. Almost certainly in response to T-Mobile’s doubling of data for entry-level price tier customers last Friday, AT&T announced a price cut for no-contract plans with two or fewer lines.

Single-line Mobile Share Value plans now start at $65, a $15 savings, while two-line accounts are $90. That price will net you 2GB of data, unlimited talk and text, unlimited international messaging in 190 countries and 50GB of AT&T Locker cloud storage. In addition, AT&T is offering a $100 bill credit for activating a new line of postpaid service. (more…)