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It's no secret that HTC has had some issues getting component suppliers to take it seriously after a few bad years. This has led to delays in getting the much-improved HTC One on store shelves. As such, the Taiwanese company has already extended its $100 trade-in program once, and now it's doing so again. You now have almost another full month to take HTC's free money when you buy the One.

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The previous cut-off date for buying a One was April 26th, but now you have until May 19th. When you have your new device in hand, register with HTC and send in your old device. For some newer phones, you might even get more than the $100 minimum value. HTC will send you a $100 pre-paid Visa card, or the value of your old phone (whichever is greater). Just make sure you get the deal complete by June 19th, which is when HTC says the promotion will be over – for real this time.

Even though the phone is much easier to find now, the extension of this deal is a win for consumers. Some old devices won't fetch a whole lot on Craigslist or eBay, and this is a guaranteed cash windfall.

[HTC Trade-Up, Promo Sign-up]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • HotInEER

    Good to see HTC extending this.

  • X3R0

    Still no black in Canada... Still not in m pocket

    • NemaCystX

      Still no Black on AT&T too

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonz10 Jonathan Zelayandia

    anybody have any idea how much theyre giving for GNex i9250? its in practically mint shape, only scuffs

    • Kevin

      Might as well sell it on swappa, honestly. You'll likely get more out of it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonz10 Jonathan Zelayandia

        yea i went and figured it out myself. no way im giving up this phone for $100 haha thanks for the quick replies.

    • turb0wned

      $100 exacly. I went on and put the information in just to see.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/104684441318752696089/about/p/pub Lokifish Marz

    Well, finally found a use for that old Hero sitting in desk drawer.

  • NemaCystX

    Have HTC said when they expect the black HTC One's on AT&T ? I have the money burning a hole in my pocket

  • http://twitter.com/briansim Brian S

    Does anyone know if this applies for the unlocked version of the HTC One? I checked the terms and conditions and didn't see anything indicating otherwise but wasn't sure if I had maybe missed it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonz10 Jonathan Zelayandia

      im sure it does, since it doesnt seem to specify that you need to buy it with a carrier. give it a try, enter your information on the website

  • http://www.facebook.com/ricky.lam.3950 Ricky Lam

    go to newegg.com and get this phone for $130 plus $20 visa card. Pretty much any smart phone that's no longer than 2.5 years old get you $100.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenslyn Jeppe Rishede Thomsen

    Forgot to mention the offer is limited to US and Canada.. :-/

  • tmthrower

    So where do you find the required promo code?????

    • kenjab

      Go to the link above called "Promo Sign-up" and put in your email address. They will send you an email like in the image in this article that will have a promo code.

  • http://www.facebook.com/djayrage Gerardo ‘Djay Rage’ Herrera

    I get $27 for my Atrix.. For that price I'd rather hold on to it and have a backup smartphone just in case I ever break or lose my One.

    • http://www.facebook.com/DaATXMan Danny Davis

      Take it to AT&T. The least they paying on 3 year old phones is $100. Can't beat that.

      • castlefox

        Dont you have to sign up for a 2 year contract though ?

        • http://www.facebook.com/DaATXMan Danny Davis

          I don't know. It would be great if you could get it off contract.

  • Stephen Fronda

    Woo $150 for my GS3 - 16gb

  • jamesjunkyjunk

    Why isn't the Sprint Palm Pre an eligible device? The only option is the Palm Pre Plus, which only came out on ATT and VZ. You can say that it's for Sprint on the site, but that's not technically true. I feel like they could use that to disqualify the phone.

  • Thierry Thomas

    It is more a scam than anything else, good luck trying to get your $100. I registered for 2 rebates back in April to trade in a Blackberry and a Palm pre and had a code for each. I bought 3 HTC ones in April and wanted to use my 2 rebate codes, but of course I get "code xxxxxxx is already a submitted trade" so I am unable to use my code. There is no contact information for Clover and HTC forces you to use their Web page form to get in contact with them regarding issues, but of course never answers. It's been a full week and they never bothered to give a ticket number to my request, and yes I check the junk mail folder. All I ever got is an acknowledgment that I sent them a request. I even escalated the issue at HTC 4 days ago (it's been 3 times I call them and not even the beginning of a resolution), and of course, no ticket number there either, and no answer either.

    Don't count on your $100, those mail in rebates are more a scam than anything else most of the time. Judging by how they're handling this issue so far, you can almost guarantee Clover will find something wrong with your rebate submission to deny your rebate or its full $100 value. Personally, I feel like I fell in a trap, I'm returning all 3 phones and will be getting 3 S4s and I'm done with HTC for good.

    Buyer beware.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isak-Andre-Woien/100000232331793 Isak Andrè Wøien

      The ad says:"register your phone at htc website BEFORE you purchase the htc one. ", could this be what they meant?

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