This morning, along with its event announcement for the One follow-up on March 25, HTC announced a new program called “Advantage” that is free to all owners of the HTC One, One Mini, and One Max. Think of sort of like handset protection in a way, only this is free and certainly has time limitations.
The program includes things like a “commitment to Android updates” for two years, free cloud storage, HTC’s backup service, and “hands-on” help. But where you may really find some use, is through the program’s free cracked screen replacement. HTC will replace the screen on your One, One Mini, or One Max within the first six months of ownership for free.
All you have to do if your screen is cracked and you are within the first six months of ownership, is call their support to see if you are eligible and ship the device into them. You can ship it for free using ground shipping, but you’ll be without your phone for 8-10 days. If you want it faster, you can pay for overnight shipping that will run you $29.
Sound good? Well, I’d imagine it only sounds good to those of you who just bought a 1-year old phone like the One within the last few months.