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Aug
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Dell sells computers. They also sell other stuff. Usually we don't care - after all, Amazon sells even more other stuff, and most of the time it's cheaper. But every once in a while Dell comes up with a jaw-dropping deal. Like today: you can pick up a Sprint HTC One from the Dell Mobility Store for $50 on-contract for new customers. That's a cool $150 off the retail price. But wait, there's more... a lot more.

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In addition to the reduced price of the phone itself, Dell will give you a voucher for $36 of Sprint credit, essentially erasing the activation fee. You also get a $50 gift card for the Dell online store, which is nice, the aforesaid lack of stuff notwithstanding. (It's cool, they've got a lot of things that aren't Dell computers, like TVs, game consoles, cameras, software - you can probably find something to spend it on.) Want even more? How about a pair of urBeats headphones, currently valued at $100 retail? Still not enough? Fine, take free FedEx shipping, and be glad of it.

The activation waiver is good from now until August the 16th, the Dell gift card comes with purchases from now until the 31st, and there's no date on the headphones. There is a bit of a catch, though: the urBeats will be sent out separately, a full 14 days after the phone is shipped. Bummer. Returning Sprint customers renewing a new two-year contract get the free Dell credit, free shipping, and free headphones, but the price of the phone is raised to $99.99 - still a pretty good deal. You can choose silver or black no matter your contractual status.

Assuming that you use everything in this bundle, you could view it as Dell giving you $120 worth of stuff to buy from them. Nice.

Source: Dell Mobility Store - thanks, Derek!

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.
  • No Coverage

    but its sprint!

  • GreatNews

    i am sad now that i dont need as of the moment a new phone and that its the HTC one and not the S4!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Genjinaro Genjinaro

    Crap, If only my upgrade wasn't in February. I'd take advantage. Still, by then there will be newer & better on the horizon.

  • Niall Murray

    US customers have to pay to activate a phone? :s

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Yeah, nickels and dimes. And also dollars. Usually in large amounts.

    • Cory_S

      Sometimes. I think the fee is primarily there so they can tell you they are giving it to you personally for free...they love telling you how free everything is.

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

      They love charging extra $36 all the time. And when they waive it, they treat it as a deal.

      I've never paid an activation fee - you can always wiggle out of it by calling them after.

      • Ryan O’Neill

        Do you mean that if you activate it yourself, they don't charge you?

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

          No, they do. You just call them and ask them to refund it for INSERT REASON.

          • sy

            Not for att I had them ship my gs4 and all I did was swap my sim card and still had to pay an activation fee why I don't know Cuz it was just an upgrade they didn't do squat but nickel and dime me but the joke is on them Cuz I have unlimited data and I tether my phone just to see how much data I can use to piss them off lol haha while I give them the big middle finger

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

            Well, I just got a credit on AT&T for $36 no problem. You just have to find the right CSR who would do it for you.

          • sy

            Wish I knew that at the time. I'll definitely look into that next time

    • Donatom3

      Generally they only charge activation when you buy any new phone from them. If you bought your own used phone or reactivated one of your old phones they dont' charge it. They should really call it a phone Purchase fee and not activation fee.

  • TechGuy22

    i have the ATT ONE running on TM networking. but this is a steal

  • M

    The One already comes with unbranded beats headphones, are they giving a second pair?

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