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A great deal on HTC One

Screen Shot 2013-03-03 at 1.36.25 PMAre you lusting for the new HTC One selected as Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress? HTC’s newest flagship was chosen by a panel of industry experts from the media and analyst communities, the award recognizes the mobile device that the judges believe holds the most promise for success in the market this year, providing game-changing features, design or functionality. Well here is a great deal on HTC One.

If you buy a HTC One before the end of March, you can trade up from your old phone and HTC will give you at least $100. Of course there are conditions:

To receive the $100 Canadian trade in value (or actual device trade in value, whichever is greater) in exchange for the Device you trade in, you must register valid email address on the HTC One® Upgrade site, you must purchase and activate a new HTC One by March 31, 2013 and mail in your used Device with a valid Proof of Purchase of your HTC One (copy of UPC or invoice/ receipt showing the IMEI) post marked by April 30, 2013. The prepaid card will be mailed via regular Canadian Postal Service within 60 days from receipt of both the trade-in Device and required paperwork. Your new HTC One device must be activated and remain in service for 60 days to qualify for the promotion. Used Devices that are sent in that do not qualify either because a) the model of used Device is not eligible or b) the Device is not in the condition stated or c) does not have a qualifying Proof of Purchase will not be eligible for Program and will be recycled without any payment and any OEM incentives are forfeited. After you mail-in your used Device, you cannot get it back, even if you return the merchandise you purchased. In addition, you must accept any other Terms and Conditions presented by your wireless service provider that may include specific provisions or eligibility to a particular promotion.

Looks like a pretty good deal and it is if you have a ratty old phone but less so if you have a current model. For example the Upgrade site values my HTC One X at $115..not so hot when I could get at least $300 on Kijiji. However $100 for my three year old HTC Desire is interesting. That means I could score a brand new HTC One for about fifty bucks on a three year contract.

I am really looking forward to trying out this new powerhouse from HTC. Expect to see it at all the major carriers around mid-March for about $150 on a three year contract.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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