HTC One A9 not coming to Verizon after all

by: John DyeMarch 4, 2016
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Sad news, Verizoners. You know that One A9 that HTC promised would arrive on Verizon this year? Yeah, well… This is kind of awkward.

It seems like HTC was quite able to swing Verizon certification for the device. Last year when the One A9 hit T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, the company promised that Verizon support was coming soon with the flexible deadline of “early 2016.” Now it looks like that’s just not going to happen.

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In a press release today, HTC announced that the device wasn’t going to make it to the carrier as planned. It’s possible that the inability to get certification for the device has to do with the fact that the One A9 would have been the first phone to run without CDMA, using only LTE for everything. They tested the device on the network for months, but apparently it just didn’t shake out. If you pre-ordered the Verizon-branded One A9, then HTC is offering you a full refund and extending a substantial 20 percent discount to any HTC phone currently on the market or any HTC phones released prior to the end of this year. As far as silver linings go, that one’s pretty nice.

See the press release below for the official info. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts regarding the One A9’s failure to hit the nation’s largest mobile carrier in the comments.

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HTC is committed to providing the best experience for all of our device owners. Following extensive testing, we are unable to support the Verizon network with the Unlocked HTC One A9. For individuals on the Verizon network that ordered the Unlocked HTC One A9 on HTC.com, we will refund his/her order and provide a 20% discount on any current HTC phone or future phones launching through Dec. 31, 2016. Individuals may contact HTC Care at 1-888-216-4736. We regret any inconvenience.

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  • DrCarpy

    Apparently HTC can afford not to release phones to carriers. I guess this is why they’ve been so successful lately.

    • balcobomber25

      One of the most mismanaged companies in this industry, the other being Sony.

  • aaloo

    What did you guys say about having so much choice in the android camp. Not much of a choice eh when many phones are carrier specific.

    • KeyserSoze

      “Not much of a choice eh when many [Android] phones are carrier specific.”

      Usual iTard baseless claims. Get a clue, carrier wise there are many more non-specifics than there are specifics for Androids. iTards just can’t handle the fact that their iPhone is a boring choiceless ball-and-chain.

    • balcobomber25

      I have a choice of hundreds of unlocked phones that will work on any network. Apple has a choice of about 3 phones.

  • nebulaoperator

    Macho

  • john

    VZW is overrated anyway. I switched to different carrier 5 years ago and never looked bavk

    • john smith

      How are they “overrated”? The only bad thing about them is the price.

      • john

        My room is surrounding with buildings. I had VZW before I had sprint then now ATT. One of my friends has Tmo come visit frequently. All VZW, Tmo, and att have 2 bars out of 5 and sprint has zero bar. Yes VZW maybe has best coverage over all, but its not necessary for ppl who live in the city. Basically they all have same coverage in the city. Coverage over in the country is something I don’t need and I don’t see the value to pay double what I have right now just to have that

    • balcobomber25

      Have to agree with the comment below, they are overpriced without a doubt. But the coverage is the best in the US.

  • Faizan

    that’s why countries like India are awesome. no carrier bs

    • balcobomber25

      Most Asian countries are like this.

  • c

    Overall- who gives a fuck about A9?

    • balcobomber25

      I am sure HTC fans do.