Sprint HTC 8XT at Amazon.com
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Sprint's HTC 8XT at Amazon for as low as a penny!

It didn't take long for the Sprint HTC 8XT to be on the market before we started seeing penny sales. Amazon.com may be the first and is offering the 8XT for only a penny for new Sprint accounts.  You've got the obligatory contract requirements but a penny isn't a bad deal at all.

Looking to upgrade? Then the 8XT will cost you $79.99 and to buy the HTC 8XT outright (without contractual strings) it'll cost you $429.99. There are separate pricing for those on Sprint's Family plan ($29.99-$79.99) and shipping is noted as "usually ships within 2-5 weeks".

Still... not a bad deal if you're in the market for a Sprint Windows Phone.

Source: Amazon.com; Thanks, Tyrone, for the tip!

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blackhawk556 says:

It's a fire sale!!! /s

rodneyej says:

I guess I'll stick with my 920... Lol❕

Dk92 says:

Meh, still a good looking phone though.

Bgrubb says:

Sprints a joke

rodneyej says:

Well, they are supporting WP, so we should give them some credit.

Bgrubb says:

I'll give them very little but agreed.

I really care less about other manufacturers making windows phone,as long as Nokia makes them that's all I need :) the rest can go make whatever they want sent from my Lumia 925.

chad08er says:

Whatever floats your boat,sent from my Ativ S ;)

jacob114489 says:

Yep Sent from my HTC 8X on Verizon in the USA with an LTE network connection in Boise, Idaho ;)

lolpetewtf says:

You people sound like retards.

Sent from my iPhone
OOOWWWWNNNNEEEEEEDDDDD
 
/nope

jacob114489 says:

That sounds like a downgrade?

chad08er says:

@lolpetewtf.Don't be bitter because you're stuck with a Nokia Lumia 900 ;)

jsnod25 says:

I get LTE in Nampa and Caldwell, hell all over the place. Sent from my Lumia 920

Flagz says:

If you say so, I have all 3 first flagships and prefer the 8X over them all. Lumia xo.e in last for me unless in taking pics. Sent from my HTC 8X. ;D

Robborboy says:

How is that abysmal 16gb treating you? That's why I was never able to justify the 8x. I have 10GB of music on my phone. And it will be higher once I sift through more of the collection on my PC.

Eas195 says:

Sent from my Lumia 620, the second lowest tier of the Lumia family ;)

sholokov says:

Spec-wise, not quality-wise.

So, you come to a page that has absolutely nothing to do with Nokia to express your indifference towards phones from other manufacturers. Okay.

WilliamC1972 says:

Lol.... Good one and I agree 100% with you!!!! Sent from my 925 as well.

Anybody who was apprehensive about coughing up $99 for this phone now has no excuse.

Wow, sweet deal for contract lovers on Sprint.

RyanAMG says:

Any chance it has wireless charging like its Verizon cousin?

If u like Sprint, contracts, and HTC WP8 devices...meh. A Lumia 810 on TMo is better than this, just not as "pretty". But it's a better phone with no contract.

oddom says:

I think people will like this phone, I played with it and its a very capable phone imo. I use and HTC 8x and still love the design HTC uses with its phones.

OMG55 says:

Off topic, but what would fellow WPC members think about Vizio making a WP phone? The intro into the desktop/laptop isn't bad

Not a bad idea. Their 1st 8in Android tablet was ok. I would love to see a proper WP8 Vizio Phone or Phablet.

absolutshame says:

The more the better. I've been waiting for Vizio to release a WP device, they have great style.

OMG55 says:

I'm not on Joe Belfiore's twitter to message him, but I would strongly suggest that members who are to flood his twitter box with the suggestion of Vizio making a WP phone because they do have good design taste and 1080p HD screens are right up their alley

Why the indigo one? Grrr... In my opinion, it's the worst colour for a mobile device in at least these past few years. Just needs a little bit of teal and it'd fit in perfectly with the 1990s.

If offered in black/white, grey/yellow, or black/red, they'd sell a lot more.

I know someone on sprint that is waiting for a decent WP, got to play with mines for about 10min and was like 'Wow, I'm super impressed, everything is just so simple, clean, designed wonderfully'

iggypop120 says:

I'd rather wait for it to be $100 off contract

Jf.Vigor says:

Which would be neveruary

DavidinCT says:

You sure ? 3 months from now on ebay for a used one, I would bet you could find one for that price. Even the Verizon 822 could be had for less than $100 if you look around a little...

Good luck with that.

Kadcidxa says:

pretty much paying twice as much by the end of your contracts.

lippidp says:

I can't wait for the penny 1020 sale.  It might take some time, though.  They don't offer the 1020 at all yet.  I just can't part with $300 knowing that the Other Storage bug will eventually render the device useless.  What a bummer.

You can just delete the tempoary files now using Nokia's storage check setting. (Meaning there's no more bug)

cannon#WP says:

Temp files is not the same as other storage

pwrof3 says:

I just ordered one contract free from Ting for $375. Even if you do buy the .01 cent deal as a new customer, the data fees and minutes for two years are more than just buying the phone outright.

absolutshame says:

Well wouldn't you pay for wireless service with a contract free device?

pwrof3 says:

Yes, but with Ting I pay only $3 per month for data. My entire bill for one month is $16

absolutshame says:

How much data and minutes at that price?

igorbear says:

I actually think that the design is half-baked. I preferred the 8S and even 8X to this, design-wise.
The metalic circle around the camera just stands out from the polycarbonate. In a bad way. It is too much with the two-hues-of-the-same-colour approach.
Love the dual-colour-design though, but then 8S is much much more aesthetically pleasing.

Just picked up this phone yesterday from the Microsoft Store for 99 with a 50 MSFT store gift card and 10$ toward the use of apps.

snowmutt says:

Still waiting for Sprint to start releasing those WP8 commercials. And in store displays. And billboards. And magazine adds. Not so much, huh? Come on Now network, give WP an actual chance. Maybe when they start pumping out the ATIV S Neo?? Maybe??? Please?????

cannon#WP says:

Nah, that's Sprint's style: get a WP device (7 or 8), tuck it in a dark corner, don't push or advertise it, then claim it's not selling due to no demand.

SMMinke says:

Yup, made even more the case now since they exhausted all of their marketing and network expansion money to offer the iPhone. I can make a reasonable guess that Apple has imposed other "limitations" on them as well... Such as "thou shall not market Windows Phone...". Sent from my HTC Arrive which is, as of today, off contract! Love the phone, hate the carrier! What does unlimited data mean when the network behind it makes it tough to use said data? Now weighing options... =D

cowboy6201 says:

Just Glad to see sprints in the game too I had them for my Nextel love my 2-way I miss that whish Nokia made 1 then that would be the best phone ever a 1020 with 2-way how sweet that'd be. Mmmmmm ya baby ya.

OMG55 says:

To me, that's the problem with all. Carries and WP. While there are some commercials, all they highlight is the camera; why the camera + all the other features?? I used my phone more for productivity (office, sharing/editing/creating and uploading corporate docs to SkyDrive to share with coworkers), text messaging, banking, scanning documents, and playing games via apps that are on the store. Honestly, I think the store has matured enough now that app count/selection isn't that big of a deal because there are comparable if not better apps to substitute the missing top apps.

Glad to see all 4 major carriers finally having an offering...plus a few regional carriers to boot. I'm on US Cellular with my lowly Ativ Odyssey. Sure I'd love to be rocking a Lumia 9XX...but they have to start somewhere. This can only help the case for future Windows Phone offerings.

ambroShuS says:

so what happens when my Arrive becomes faulty/unusable, will they offer me this phone instead or can I still get the arrive (via insurance claim)? I vowed that the Arrive will be the last HTC phone that I purchase, plus I love the physical keyboard; however, I am done with HTC (after my Arrive kicks the dust) as well as Samsung phones. Does anyone know?

sayyadina says:

the way things sound US Cellular is the only carrier that does not have a HTC or Nokia WP8

Letstalk has it for free. Upgraders also get it for free http://www.letstalk.com/raf/jcable2