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Trade in your old phone for up to $300 with HTC's new "Trade Up" program

HTC offering credit for your old phone

Not long before their big event today in New York City, HTC has announced a new endeavor called "HTC Trade Up." As the name suggests, the Trade Up program lets you trade in your old smartphone (as long as it is in working condition) for up to $300 toward a new HTC phone.

Here's how it works: Firstly, you need to get a quote for your current device by going to the source link below. After that, you purchase a new HTC smartphone, and mail in your old one. HTC will then send you a prepaid Visa card for the amount that was quoted to you. Quotes are good for 30 days.

HTC's new Trade Up program is a good deal for those looking to upgrade

This is not-so-quietly brilliant move on HTC's part. They have been struggling lately, losing ground to the likes of Nokia, Samsung and Apple. With the unveiling of their 8-series of Windows Phone 8 devices less than an hour away, this is great way to generate buzz and drum up some business. Hopefully, HTC's new offerings will be impressive enough to entice consumers to trade up.

Source: HTC; Via: GottaBeMobile

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barry.weston says:

Not availble to Canadian customers.

Not surprised, but I checked to see what they would give for a Lumia 800 and it was only $100. Im hoping Nokia does something like this and actually makes it available in Canada.

machina says:

I just checked for myself, $35 for HD7
better sell your phone on your own

brorim says:

Well it's nice but rather complicated. Prepaid visa ?? Why not just a discount when you buy ?

DevTheo says:

Actually the reason is pretty simple. In order to do a discount they have to rely on someone else (like Best Buy, or AT&T or whoever you buy your new phone from). That other party must then mail in the phones they have received in order for HTC to refund them the money.. It's more complex then just discounting the price, and more people have to touch the phones. 
This way it's only HTC that is handling the switch.. third parties tend to want extra money to cover the costs of handling the product, etc, so giving you $300 amounts to say $350 (or more) when you are talking about someone else handling it..

cedarlog says:

Nice touch really

erichon99 says:

oh my, this might just persuade me to upgrade with HTC until the next gen Lumia flagships are unveiled next Spring, especially off contract with Verizon.

stmav says:

$20 for a EVO 4G trade in, underwhelmed to say the least.
 

erichon99 says:

$40 trade-up for HTC Trophy....that killed the fun quick.

Castanedaa99 says:

Thanks for posting, I wont even waste time trying to figure the trade-up value.  $40???

DavidinCT says:

At least they could give close to fair market value for the phones. $40 for a VZW trophy is a joke. For $40 I would just keep it as a backup phone or put it on ebay for $100

airwolf878 says:

$40 for the Trophy is twice the amount I paid for mine in the first place. :) Best $20 I ever spent!

11B1P says:

I know my jaw dropped when I checked the upgrade too. I can't complain toooo much, I got mine for free, on contract no less.

Sapient2k7 says:

$50 for EVO 3D in perfect condition. This is useless.

lfjj says:

$75 for HTC Titan, nice joke..

mke_geek says:

$75 for a perfect Titan. I don't think so.

wpguy says:

Woo-hoo! $35 for my HD7 on TMoUS! Well, at least HTC made the effort, and I do appreciate that.

pressstart says:

Thanks for checking. I would rather keep my phone to use like a zune or whatever than sell it for $35

troygates says:

I will be putting a custom rom on my HD7. There is already one for WP7.8 out. I plan to do this after I get a WP8 phone in November.

Ebaneeezor says:

This will be a huge hit - and maybe force Nokia to do it as they tend to respond to things like this... look @ Yahoo for example.

Duffau says:

I think it would be if the trades were worth a damn. When i first saw this i was considering getting an 8x instead of 920 or ativ, but for $35 I'd rather keep it as a backup and get a phone i really want.

Duffau says:

Have an HD7 btw.

Nimdock says:

$30 for an Arrive.
 
Clearly NOT brilliant.

DevTheo says:

I was about to say the same thing.. I got $0 for an old PPC 6700 I have here..
 
Not brilliant..

aeronaught says:

"Up to $300." What gives you $300, an unreleased HTC 8X? No thanks, I'll trade in at Best Buy; at least I get $60 there for my Focus instead of the $35 HTC is offering.

Faucet says:

Only thing i found that gives you $300 is 64GB iphone 4s

CyclingNut says:

How much money were you guys expecting for your 1st Gen devices? Seriously, $30 really isn't bad considering those phones are 18 months old

ThePKReddy says:

Market value plus a little something..? Otherwise no point in this.

Curtieson says:

Well, you can't really expect Market Value...that is just silly...
But an old 1st Gen phone can get $100 no problem.  I'd say $75 would be fair to not have to deal with Ebay/Craigslist.  A Titan-type phone can get $200-$250, I'd say $150 to $200 would be a good amount, not $75 obviously.

aubreyq says:

Seriously, man.

dainla says:

Go look at the used phone prices and you'll see why the buy back makes no sense.  HD7 will still go for around $200

sdreamer says:

Hmm... 175$ for my Lumia 900 which I got for -$80 because of that $100 dollars credit.... Very enticing indeed even though I'm stuck in contract for a couple years....

sdreamer says:

Wish they'd announce non contract pricing for the 8x. Might have jumped on it if I just had to pay less than 100$.

PhilR8 says:

Yep, I was just thinking the same thing.

Enticing for me too. I bought the lumia 900 at launch (ended up w/ a $50 credit) even though I knew it wouldn't be upgradeable. Was planning on the 920 but I'm loving the thinness, colors and design of the 8x. $175 makes the unsubsidized price a lot easier to swallow. Decisions, decisions.

hd7b4radar says:

50 dollars for the radar. Wack.

DavidinCT says:

How's this, I'll offer people double what HTC is offering ??? :)

myrandex says:

$350 for my lumia...sold!

PhilR8 says:

I'll sell you my Lumia for $350 right now.  Seriously.

myrandex says:

Lol LG Quantum $0. Best Buy's trade up program is better than that at least.

DavidinCT says:

Just wondering, what device are they willing to pay $300 for ???

erichon99 says:

excellent quesiton...maybe the OneX??

jdep1 says:

It's credit for a new HTC not other phones. Great idea by HTC keeps customers hooked to them. Great deal for those of us that like getting new phones all the time.

Guakala says:

Haha $60 for my Lumia 710 what a joke, and $50 for my girlfriend's Radar. I wonder which phone they would actually pay $300 for... 64GB iPhone? Lol

Guakala says:

I was right, $300 for a GMS 64Gb iPhone... Time to go rob somebody.

karelj says:

Nice offer, but I hate giving up my old hardware.

MadSci2 says:

$75 for my Titan?  Nor horrible, but I think the $300 is only if youy send htem in the brand new phone you just bought :-)

chatscc says:

Will it be available in India?

spyderzWPC says:

175 for nokia 900

deloa84 says:

50$ for my moms old Galaxy 4G. Meh. I could probably get more for it on eBay. She does not like that phone at all... She did like my Radar thought.

jdep1 says:

$65 for my Samsung focus S no thank you I'll keep my super AMOLED display was better than HTC technology. $100 for my HTC sensation dual core processor is what windows is getting right now. No thank you. I'll head to Craigslist when I'm ready to sell.

bbennett40 says:

It's pretty much the same prices you would get at Gazelle (or similary service). The more demand for a device, the higher the resale.

Selfie_13 says:

Lg Quantum...$0   and my lumia ...$175   I prefer to keep my phones to use as my "Zune" player when i upgrade to new Windows Phones.  also need my quantum for when i want to use internet sharing/tethering. 
 

NarcoSleepy says:

I currently own an HTC HD7s, the HTC phones look alright, but until HTC can cultivate an ecosystem as robust as Nokia's, I just don't see myself getting anything other than a Lumia 920 this winter, even if I have to upgrade out of contract.

aubreyq says:

One is better off with Craigslist or eBay instead of this program or rip-offs like Gazelle.

lvalen91 says:

Rezound $150
Titan $70
One X $175
iPhone 4S or Lumia = $300-$350
 
So from what I've seen they offer more for other peoples phones, but not there own.

aubreyq says:

I'll use my Focus as a Zune player. Pop in a memory card, reformat and I'm good to go.

MattLFC says:

In the UK, there are already established companies doing this, independent of handset makers and carriers, and there has been for 5years+. It may bevan exciting thing for US customers, but over here it won't make a jot of difference, especially if they're not competitive.

MattLFC says:

Oh yeah, they pay cash too, which as mentioned, is better for a lot of people.

dameon_03 says:

just went on the site for my htc kaiser 8525 i get $0. ah well

the_box says:

I've been a loyal HTC user since my first device but im jumping ship to Nokia. I'm just not excited about their products anymore.

teoami says:

That is odd, it says up to $300, but if you go in and select to trade in a Samsung GS3 32GB from ATT, they offer you $325.
For the One X they only offer $175. Just shows what they really think about their phones compared to competitors.

eortizr says:

funny how the only phone to get $300 is the iPhone 4S 64mb, their flagship phone the HTC ONE X only gets $175.00, guess they don't like their own product.

Whodaboss says:

Truthfully, I will never part ways with my HTC HD2.  ^_~

cannon#WP says:

$115 for a Titan II, that seems lowball.

JoeDizzle33 says:

My lumia 900 is worth $175. I paid $100 for it, so $75 profit is great. This just might get me to switch over. HTC 8X seems pretty comparable in specs. Not worried about storage space. If Nokia doesn't offer something similar, they might lose a lot of Nokia guys who used their upgrade to get the Lumia 900. I might trade in when WP8 releases...

issieman says:

Poor HTC... I have a titan and am never going back to Htc. I just don't see the incentive.. Unless they are selling them for around $200 unlocked sim free. Without contract in Europe

garak0410 says:

Wow...$0.00 for a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket in perfect condition. I can get almost $300.00 on EBAY.

Nakazul says:

HTC Titan =75$ ....eh? Its worth more money anywhere in the market.

$175 For  the Nokia Lumia 900. Wow. This could really sway me to move on theHTC 8X! My upgrade isn't until the cows come home but with that kind of incentive I would be willing to jump into WP8!

JoeDizzle33 says:

My thoughts exactly. I hope Nokia takes notice and tries to come up with something similar.

nanoware says:

can i trade in my lumia 900 and htc titan, buy an 8x, then seel the 8x and buy a lumia 920? :-p

mccasive says:

You don't to do this trade-in, you can easily sell those two phones at eBay and earn enough bucks to purchase the 920 at full price.

iggypop120 says:

Good to know my trophy isn't worth more than a video game. No thanks

Samsung s3 315$
Iphone 4s 300$
Htc one x 175 $

SteggyDad says:

LG Quantum: $0
Nokia Lumia 900: $175
 

MrTechRat says:

Lame, $60 for my lumia 710 and $50 for my HTC radar 4g

renegadedvdr says:

HTC Mozart perfect condition. Offered 35 dollars. Absolute waste of time.

msaalli says:

$50 for HTC Radar 4G. These guys are clowning.

Kadcidxa says:

I wish Samsung would do something like this.

MoggSquad says:

What are the expected/typical off contract prices of the 8x, Lumia920, Samsung ATIVA?  Work just bought me a Lumia 900 in May.  Any upgrade would have to come out of my pocket.

MoggSquad says:

Maybe I mean middle of contract cost, not sure on this one.

Saljen says:

Rofl, HTC HD7: $35

cperezjr says:

I wonder how much I would get for the HTC Arrive, stupid Sprint discontinued it :|

mottyboy says:

HTC hd7 $35. Seems to be the going rate. Misleading ad, saying up to $300, which handsets are they on about. Think I'll just keep my hd7