If you’ve watched our full hands-on with the HTC One M9 then you’ll probably also be aware that it’s going to arrive here in the UK on pretty much every network. Already we’ve seen Vodafone, giffgaff and Three and O2 put their hands up.
Today you can start the pre-order process with EE, who have the One M9 in grey, silver and the exclusive in gold.
As for pricing, expect to pay £19.99 up-front, then a pretty-pricey £46.99 per month for unlimited texts, calls and 2GB of monthly 4GEE data. Even if you crank things up to the 20GB per-month package, you’re still going to have to pay the £19.99 up-front, but you get “4G Plus” and unlimited everything else for £58.49.
The cheapest deal we could find was £36.99 per month, but you’ll need to stump up £99.99 and you’ll only get 500MB 4GEE data per month with 500 minutes and unlimited texts. The “recommended” deal from EE gives you 1GB of data (probably enough for most people) with 1000 minutes and unlimited texts. That’ll cost you £41.99 every month with a £49.99 up-front fee.
We couldn’t find the HTC One M9 on the Pay as you go pages. EE will also offer the HTC Dot View II case as soon as it is available.
Deliveries of the M9 are promised “within 28 days”.
HTC One M9 available to pre-order on the UK’s biggest and fastest network
HTC One M9 in gold on gold, available exclusively from EE in the UK
9th March. London 2015. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, is available to pre-order on its superfast 4GEE network. EE is also the only UK network to offer the exclusive gold on gold variant of the handset in the UK from launch.
From today, the HTC One M9 is available to pre-order on a range of 4GEE price plans, starting from just £31.99 per month, via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores. The HTC One M9 on EE is just £49.99 on a £41.99 a month, 24 month plan which comes with 1000 minutes, unlimited texts and 1GB of mobile data a month for new customers, with existing customers who upgrade to the same plan able to receive unlimited calls and texts as well as 2GB of mobile data per month. Customers pre-ordering a 4GEE plan before 31st March can get 4GEE Extra benefits for just an additional £1.50 per month, ensuring they get the UK’s fastest 4G speeds, inclusive calls and texts in the EU as well as inclusive calls to 0800 numbers as part of their package.
The HTC One M9 is perfectly suited to EE, with the handset’s (CAT 6) chipset able to take full advantage of EE’s 4G+ network. Offering download speeds of up to 150Mbps, 4G+ is ideal for streaming high definition video on the HTC One M9’s Super LCD3 screen, or playing high-quality audio through the HTC BoomSound™ speakers, now combined with 5.1 channel Dolby® Audio surround sound simulation for perfect, 24-bit high-definition sound.
Consumer and business customers can purchase the HTC One M9 handset in gold on gold, gold on silver or gunmetal grey.
EE will also offer the HTC Dot View II case as soon as it is available.
Sharon Meadows, Director of Devices, EE said: “To get the most from the HTC One M9, it’s important customers pair their handset with the very best connectivity. Not only is EE the UK’s biggest and fastest mobile network, but it also uniquely offers the complete choice of handset colours – making it the number one destination of choice for those wanting to get the best HTC One M9 experience”.
With EE, customers can also receive money back for their old handset by recycling it at an EE store or online at www.ee.co.uk/recycle. Or, if they want to hand their device on to a friend or family member, EE has a range of great value SIM Only plans available starting from £9.99 a month.
EE’s superfast 4G service is currently available in over 500 major towns and cities across the UK, as well as approximately 4,000 smaller towns and villages.
For further information on the HTC One M9, including full details of EE’s price plans, please visit www.ee.co.uk/shop.