07
Jun
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If you're looking for an audio-focused smartphone and some sweet speakers to use it with, have we got a deal for you. Today the AT&T website published one of its occasional package deals, a 32GB HTC One plus the Beats Audio Pill Bluetooth speaker for $99.99 together. Naturally you'll need to sign a new two-year contract with AT&T in order to take advantage of the price, but even if you don't care about the portable speaker at all, it's $100 off the base price of one of the best Android smartphones around.

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Let's take a look at the prices, shall we? With a two-year contract, the 32GB version of the HTC One is $199.99 of anybody's money at AT&T. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker is technically discontinued, but it's still going for just under $200 at Amazon. The 32GB One is $129.99 at Amazon. Assuming that you want both the phone and the speaker, that's a net savings of $300 off the retail price for the package, and a solid $230 off the "bargain hunter" price. (Just for comparison, the cheapest you can get the Galaxy S4 on AT&T is $199 for the 16GB version, and $249 for 32GB.) It comes with free shipping, but you'll have to pay AT&T's $36 activation fee.

The Beats Pill is one of a new crop of mobile-focused Bluetooth speakers with integrated batteries. It comes with both line-in (for devices that don't have Bluetooth) and line-out (for connecting to a larger stereo) ports, and an integrated microphone allows the Pill to function as an external speakerphone. A unique feature is an integrated NFC reader, which allows the Pill to quickly pair with a similarly-equipped smartphone like the One. Online reviews put the Pill at between 3 and 4 starts - not fantastic and lacking in bass, but otherwise serviceable, and somewhat expensive compared to other units in its size range.

If you'd like to take advantage of AT&T's package deal, you may want to hurry - it's probably limited by the amount of Pill speakers that AT&T has in stock. You can get the HTC One in silver or black, but the silver/white version of the Pill is the only one advertised, so choose the former if you want to color coordinate.

AT&T: HTC One 32GB + Beats Pill - $99.99

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • ProductFRED

    Looks like new customers only?

  • Herman

    I hate that Beats Pill commercial.

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  • mpaliulis

    I can't add it to cart for an upgrade.. maybe it's sold out?

  • Ryan Dack

    Liereally just got an HTC One from amazon yesterday for my dad. CURSES!!!

  • BloodiedWraith

    In stores it's for upgrades and new lines and you can still trade in an smartphone less than three years old in for an additional $100 making it free. And it's any color Beats Pill in stores as well.

    • Jake Wease

      Did you go into the store? I was going to try and use an upgrade but from what I read they don't do bundles in store

      • BloodiedWraith

        I work for the company. It's an in store bundle as well and it's $99.99 for both new customers and upgrades. And if you trade in a smart phone you get it for absolutely free.

        • Jake Wease

          Waiting to hear back from my local store they said they needed to talk to the manager. Will let you know how it goes.

          • BloodiedWraith

            I don't know why they needed to talk to a manager - clearly your store is staffed by incompetent employees. It's listed right in their internal database "MyCSP" and it should automatically discount once an upgrade/activation are done with an HTC One and Beats Pill in the cart.

          • AmusedGeek

            The website now says $298.99 for the package. Guess it might have been a mistake earlier in the day.

          • Jake Wease

            Looks like they did update, but now I've wasted a day waiting for the store manager to call me back so they could sell it and they've updated the price. I think it's going to be a little bit of a bitch to get them to honor the deal now.

          • Jake Wease

            Had to come back to say thank you BloodiedWraith. They tried to shut me down, but I had confidence from this post that it was misadvertised and because I got into the store before they fixed it I made them escalate me to the district manager. They finally folded. I am now the happy owner of an HTC One which I paid $100 for and that will be completely subsidized by the selling of those speakers I got for free.

  • Jon Manzi

    Called customer care and if you're a current customer, this deal requires trading in your old device. Apparently they give you a coupon code at the store and then you order it online. PLUS it's dependent on the condition of your device. SOOOOOOOOO not a great deal after all.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      And if you're a new customer?

      • Dealman

        When does this deal expire?

  • AmusedGeek

    Just got off the phone with my local AT&T store. The rep I spoke with said it's only the phone that's discounted to $99.99. You still have to pay full price for the Beats Pill (which is $200.00)

    This seems to contradict what the website says, so I'm going to head over to store anyway and see if I can get the deal as advertised.

    This package is available on upgrades too (as long as you're eligible for an upgrade.) Additionally if you have a smartphone in good condition that is less than 3 years old, they give you a $100 credit to trade that in, so you can get the HTC One for free. With a $36 upgrade/activation fee of course.

    • AmusedGeek

      Yup, it's $298.99 for both. The website has been updated to reflect the new price too.

      Guess anyone who got the deal earlier was lucky! :)

  • jdrbrn

    Just tried to get this deal at a store and couldn't. The price is 299.98 or similar for both. I saw an internal email that stated that was the deal with no mention of the 99.99 price. The AT&T site now reflects what the "correct" price is.

  • Samsung Fanboy

    this does not work as you guys are advertising it. I went to AT&T today ready to get the HTC One and was told that the deal is as follows.

    - you have to buy the beats pill for $200

    - then you buy the HTC One for $100 off ( you pay $100 for it)

    so you total out of pocket is $300, NOT $99 so please tell me where the hell did you people get this nonsense from about getting the phone and the pill for only $99?

    even in the link you posted its clearly says "due today $298

    • renek40

      Maybe I was lucky, I went into a store location to trade in my old HTC and got the HTC one 32gb and a pill for 99.99 + tax

      • Alejo

        it's simple, they gave you $200 for your old phone

    • Nathan

      I went to the store yesterday and they confirmed that for 99.99 total you can walk away with the phone and the pill. Very strange how conflicting the response has been.

  • Thejoeyh

    I saw this deal but when I clicked on the link it showed $298 so I called the store. They told me to bring any smart phone in to trade and they could do it. I brought the original iPhone and walked out with the One and Pill for $99. It was probably their mistake because it took some severe discounting on their part when I pulled up this article

    • Alejo

      they gave you $200 for your phone, I was just at the AT&T store and that's how much they offered me for my iPhone 4S

  • ASS

    NOW IT'S 299.99 NOT 99.99 TRUST ME

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