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Deal Alert No-Contract HTC One M7 for AT&T, Verizon or Sprint $199.99 at Best Buy

If you are looking for a deal on the 32 GB HTC One M7, Best Buy is clearing out the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint versions for $199.99. 

Yes, this is the 2013 model which has been superseded by the HTC One M8, with the 2015 M9 is expected to launch this quarter. Still the M7 is high end phone with an original price of around $700. It has a metal body which is CNC machined from a single piece of aluminum, there's a quad core Snapdragon 600 1.7 GHz, processor 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a great 4.7 inch 1080 x 1920px screen and front facing "Boom Sound" speakers that deliver loud and surprisingly good audio. 

The HTC One's main camera is a little unusual in that it only has 4 megapixels. HTC deliberately reduced the pixel count so they could make the individual pixel sensors larger in order to greatly enhance low light performance. The camera also has optical image stabilization, HDR and a "next-generation" image processor. Most reviews of the camera say it that pictures taken in normal light look as good as with typical 8-16 MP smartphone cameras unless you blow them way up or use maximum digital zoom. On the other hand, the One's low light performance, a weak point with phone cameras, is excellent. There's also a conventional 2.1 MP front facing camera for selfies.

Enough about the phone, here are the deals:

AT&T HTC One M7 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99

Sprint (use on Ting, RingPlus, etc.) HTC One M7 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99

Verizon (or PagePlus, Straight Talk) HTC One M7 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99

The links go to the blue versions of the phones which are the only ones Best Buy will ship directly to you. The AT&T version is also available in black and the Verizon one in silver but only from stores subject to availability and they seem to be put of stock most places.

At this price I expect the HTC Ones to sell out fast so don't delay if you want one.


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  1. I do believe the ATT version carries the correct bands for T-Mobile LTE, but I think you are left out in the cold for HSPA unless you are in a re-farmed area, correct? Are the AWS bands still critical for most places when using T-Mobile or is the 1900 band adequate these days?
    Anyone know what it costs to unlock the ATT M7?

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    1. In my experience, AWS HSPA+ support is desirable but not essential on T-Mobile. I have two phones with band 4 LTE. One lacks AWS HSPA+ and it that drops to 2G in basements and large buildings while the other phone with AWS gets fauxG in the same places. I'm in a re-farmed market but 1900 HSPA+ seems slower and less prevalent that AWS HSPA+. Both phones get LTE most places so it's not a big deal.

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    2. $4 to unlock any Tmo or ATT HTC phone on unlockcode247.com $6 for iPhone 5/5C/5C and $8 for Moto X ATT.

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    3. Thanks for the input!

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    4. Super Cheap on popunlock.com took less than a day

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  2. Does anybody know if this can be used on Sprint prepaid?

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    1. Excellent deal! I had this phone for a bit on T-Mobile and it was my second fav phone of 2013 after the Moto X. Never got use to the home button placement and after I got the Moto X, it just felt too long for a 4.7" screen. Ended up selling it. Came with free Dropbox storage as well. Excellent speakers. Great screen and colors for a LCD.

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    2. @Anonymous Sprint postpaid phones like HTC One on sale at Best Buy can't currently be used on Sprint Prepaid, Boost or Virgin Mobile. It can be used on most Sprint MVNOs.

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    3. The M7 doesn't have Spark/Enhanced LTE on Sprint. You really don't want it, as you would miss all the work that they are doing to improve coverage and speeds.

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  3. Never any flagship or last year's flagship specials on T-Mobile phones. {

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  4. I had this phone with Verizon. I loved it, very snappy with a great screen and iPhone like build quality. If they included T-Mobile I'd for sure snap one up.

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  5. How does the M7's camera compare to the first gen Moto X? I have a Moto X, but I feel its camera is particularly weak.

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    1. I own both phones, and they both take excellent pictures very quickly. The HTC is very slightly faster. They both work well in low light without the flash. The Moto X double-shake often enables photos that others miss.

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    2. Had both phones. Honestly neither cameras were anything to write home about. The Moto X 2013 camera got better over time with updates. Before the updates, I'd give the nod to the One M7 camera. Just a tad. Now I would say they are probably both the same. The One camera may appear brighter because of the "UltraPixel" technology but I would still say they both fair game now.

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    3. I agree with 312city -- I am very much not impressed with the Moto X camera. But it sounds like everyone would agree that if I am not happy with the Moto X camera, I won't find the M7 camera to be much of an improvement...

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  6. Will this phone work as a Tracfone?
    Thanks.

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    1. If you are referring to Tracfone's BYOP plan, the answer is no. TracFone only allows 3G phones. The HTC is a 4G LTE phone.

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    2. This is not true yes you can use a 4Gphone on the byop I have net 10 and I use a note 2 and I'm running 4G right now

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    3. Correct today. However when Catt left his comment in January TracFone did not allow LTE phones.

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  7. Will the Verizon version work with Straight talk BYOP? A user posted on Howard's fourm saying that new phones do not activate on any Verizon based mvno unless it has been used at Verizon for 6 months. Is there any truth to this claim?

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    1. Verizon doesn't allow its MVNOs to activate Verizon Prepaid phones unless they have been used for at least six months on Verizon Prepaid. The HTC One is not a Verizon Prepaid phone so it should work.

      On the other hand, Straight Talk's BYOP activation system is buggy and sometimes rejects phones that should work. I recommend trying to activate the phone using the MEID printed on a label on the outside of the box before breaking the seal on the packaging for easy return if it doesn't work.

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  8. Can I get the at&t version unlocked and use on metro pcs?

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    1. You can although it doesn't support MetroPCS/T-Mobile's main AWS 3G band. It does support LTE bands 4 and 2 which are the main LTE bands used by T-Mobile. So it will work pretty well on T-Mobile but the T-Mobile version of the HTC One (which isn't on sale for $199.99) will get faster speeds in some places.

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  9. Dennis,

    You may wish to do an article about the ZenFone 2. It's coming out in a couple of months and has really good specs for the same price as the HTC One M7 listed here. I'm thinking that it's going to be new new king of prepaid phones. It should have a much better camera than the M7.

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    1. Intel SoC is really exciting and seems like a no brainer for Windows 8.1 platform. I'm not so convinced for Android. I've read that there are many in compatibility issues with Dell Venue and ASUS Memo devices, because many APK include native code targeting ARM instruction sets which don't run on x86-64 cores. Hopefully the new Android runtime (ART) included with Lollipop solves many of the problems Dalvik couldn't which required native code hacks in the first place, or perhaps Android devs will get newer tools like XCode which made the PPC to Intel transition easy for Mac devs, but until then, you may have a frustrating experience with a flagship phone that can't run many flagship apps.

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  10. Best Buy also found a few of the original HTC One Mini in the back of the warehouse, and is clearing them out for $199.99 for those who want a narrower, silver phone for AT&T. SKU: 1609949

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  11. i picked up one of these for at&t. disabled the social network apps, but could not get rid of blinkfeed, until after two program upgrades in 24 hours brought phone up to 4.4.2 version of kit kat.

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  12. Can this be used on Cricket Wireless?

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  13. Are we sure this is contract-free? Clicking on the AT&T link when I scroll down it talks about ETF and $20/month min plan.

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    1. To the best of my knowledge it is. A number of SlickDeals Forum users have purchased the phone and none have reported being forced to activate on AT&T, add a plan or sign a contract. See: 32GB AT&T HTC One M7 4.7" 1080p No-Contract Smartphone in (Black, Silver or Blue) $200 + Free Shipping: SlickDeals.net

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  14. I just bought the M7 and the Mini, upon arrival discovered both to be open box items, must have been returns. I am not sure if I want to keep them or not.

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  15. @Dennis -
    If these are no contract HTC One M7, can it be used on an existing Verizon postpaid account?

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