As of this morning, we finally know when the HTC One is launching on America's reddest network: August 22nd. But if you're not the kind of person who pays full price for anything, and obviously not on-contract smartphones, you probably know you're better off waiting for a deal on a new phone from a 3rd-party retailer. Wirefly to the rescue - they're already accepting pre-orders on the VZW HTC One, and they're charging a full 25% less than what Verizon's asking, at $149.99 for both new subscribers and upgrades.


Shipping is free, and you can probably expect to receive your phone within a few days of the official launch on Verizon. Head on over to Wirefly if you're interested, at the source link below.


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  • mustbepbs

    Always read the fine print, fellas. If you get one of these, you need to keep your contract with this phone on the line you upgraded for a full 6 months or you'll be hit with a huge ETF from WireFly.

    • Ryan Fino

      6 months isn't a terribly long time though, but it is good to be conscious of this.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Completely true, and it's something to be aware of. However, it'd be a bit annoying to footnote every article about a deal on a phone involving a secondary ETF with such a warning.

      • mustbepbs

        I agree. Just wanted to throw in a heads up to potential buyers! :)

        EDIT: I realized that it sounded like I was pointing something out with the article, but it was purely for people in the comment section.

    • Ashish

      Is the Wirefly ETF on top of the Verizon ETF?

      • mustbepbs

        The Wirefly ETF happens if you do anything to your line as far as taking the phone off or canceling it. The ETF from Verizon happens if you cancel your line. And to answer your question, if you canceled the line you'd be hit with both.

    • Dwight

      Will I be charged the ETF if I use the upgrade discount under one number on the contract, but actually used the phone for another number on the same contract/plan?

      • mustbepbs

        Yes. The device cannot be moved to another line. If you're going to do that, you need them to do it on their end.

        • Dwight

          how can i contact them? I've emailed and called through customer support and all they say is go to whereismyorder.com that gets me no where!

          • mustbepbs

            You called their 1-800-552-9000 number? I've never actually ordered through them, but I know their terms. Unless they can do an in-place upgrade from one of your other lines, you'll be hit with an ETF if you try to do it yourself. You could call Verizon and ask them to switch the upgrades on the lines for you.

  • loyalty888

    Lol does that say the normal value is $899? Right...

  • GreatNews

    How huge is the Verizon logo on this phone? I see they forgot to place one in front probably cuz HTC put the speakers, but hey as far as I know Verizon they would dump their huge Verizon logo on the speaker grill just like they did with the Note 2 on the Home button....!

  • gr227

    off contract price is $650 .... Don't have that much extra sitting around for a phone... my Galaxy Nexus will make do longer.

  • nicotinic

    Finally... Ordered One!

  • kgirot58

    If you look at the features list it shows it having the 4.1 OS, not the 4.2.2 that has been hyped. Does anyone know if this is true or a mistake? If i buy this preorder version and it has 4.1, will it upgrade to 4.2.2 or 4.3 when released?

  • MasterB

    Yes but wire sells with os 4.1 not the new 4.2. Read specs carefully

  • MasterB

    You can upgrade to the 4.2 as it becomes available and 4.3 just don't expect latest version with the purchase.....

  • thatguy

    has anyone's preorder been shipped yet?