The AT&T Windows Phone options for customers and those looking to move to the carrier will take a nice step forward this week. Yesterday the carrier announced that the Microsoft Lumia 830 and HTC One M8 Windows Phone will both be making their debut on the their network on Friday, November 7th. Customers will have the choice of no less than four Windows Phone devices with AT&T, with the Lumia 635 and Lumia 1520 to the lineup.
AT&T will be the first carrier to have the Lumia 830 in the United States and have a great offering on the device as it comes with a
Fitbit Flex, a $99 value. There are several ways you can get the 830 from AT&T:
- $0 down when on an AT&T Next Plan which is $18.75 per month on the Next 18 and $22.50 per month on the Next 12 Plan
- $99.99 to purchase the Lumia 830 on a 2 year commitment
- $449.99 with no annual contract
For those not familiar with the AT&T Next Plans, they effectively let you pay out the cost of your device and at the end of the term you own the device. It is more expensive doing it this way but it equally makes it easy to budget a new phone.
The Fitbit Flex promotion is also a great add-on not only for the value but the deep integration that the Fitbit app for Windows Phone has with the OS, including Cortana support.
For those looking for something other than a Lumia, the HTC One M8 Windows Phone will also be available from AT&T on Friday. Until now the One has only been available on Verizon in the United States but rumors started almost immediately after it was released this summer that it would be coming to AT&T for the holiday season.
Pricing options are similar to that of the Lumia 830 albeit a bit more expensive for this premium, 5″ aluminum phone.
- $0 down on an AT&T Next Plan which is $27.92 per month on the Next 18 and $33.60 per month on the Next 12 plan
- $199.99 to purchase the HTC One M8 on a 2 year commitment
- $669.99 with no annual contract
AT&T clearly is Windows Phone friendly when you compare it to other carriers in the United States and seem to be focused on providing customers choice when it comes to their smart devices. As one who is moving back to the USA soon, it’s good to know I will have options after living in Europe these past few years.
For more information on either the Lumia 830 or the HTC One M8 be sure to check out the AT&T site or your local AT&T retail store starting on Friday.