A few days ago, HTC held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, possibly gearing people up for the launch of a new product. During the session, they spilled the beans on their new goal to update flagships for the next two years. Soon after the AMA, they teased a repair service of some sort on Twitter.
If only broken hearts were this easy to fix. Details 2/18. pic.twitter.com/tmzAY74qew
Well, 2/18 is finally here, and HTC America announced their new Advantage program. If you buy a One series phone beginning today, you are automatically eligible. Here are the basics of the program:
- When a new phone launches, HTC will make sure the operating system is up to date for two years after launch.
- If you crack your screen within the first six months of owning your phone, they will now replace your screen for free (this is only a one time deal).
- You’ll also receive 25-50 GB of free Google Drive storage space, depending on the type of device you purchase.
A few things to note – for those of you who have cracked HTC One screens already, you’re out of luck. HTC Advantage begins today, and only pertains to devices bought today on out. Also, for those of you who can’t wait a few days to get your repaired device, you can opt for a $29 next -day phone replacement.
To give you the correct expectations, they most likely won’t push out every little update that exists in Android, but they are committed to updating the phones from Jelly Bean to Kit Kat, etc. Also, this is only taking place in the USA. There’s no word yet as to whether or not it will open up to anything more than the US.
This is definitely exciting news for a company that is struggling where others are succeeding. And it’s definitely a step in the right direction with the OEM/consumer relationship.
What are your thoughts on HTC Advantage? Pretty cool, right?