HTC has made available for pre-order the unlocked version of the HTC 10. The unlocked version of the variant supports both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s LTE network. And since AT&T won’t be carrying the 10 officially, consumers interested in the 10 have no other option than buying the unlocked variant of the handset directly through HTC.
Making this deal better is a $100 discount coupon that reduces the price of the phone to $599. To enjoy these savings, simply enter the code ‘HTC1008’ into the promotions field.
Buying directly from HTC means that you can take advantage of a monthly installments plan offered through PayPal Credit. This plan gives you the possibility to pay off the phone in a year or less, and you incur a 0% interest. Over a period of 12 months, that works out to $58.25 a month. If you use the promo code, the lowered monthly payment would be $49.92 a month.
If you are a T-Mobile customer and are contemplating buying the unlocked variant of the 10, you will be glad to know that the handset also supports the Un-carrier’s VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling features. This was confirmed by a tweet sent out by HTC’s VP of product management, Mo Versi.
If you are a T-Mobile customer and are contemplating buying the unlocked variant of the 10, you will be glad to know that the handset also supports Un-carrier’s VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling features. This was confirmed by a tweet sent out by HTC’s VP of product management, Mo Versi.
— Mo Versi (@moversi) April 12, 2016
Wi-Fi calling allows one to use a Wi-Fi network to make calls in areas where T-Mobile has a weak cell signal. VoLTE, allows for the same but over a 4G LTE network instead. This improves the audio quality of the call by allowing the use of HD voice.
Another benefit of buying the unlocked HTC 10 is that you will get quicker updates, and unlocking the bootloader of the handset will not void its warranty in any way.
So, sold on the unlocked HTC 10? or are you still going to buy it through your carrier?