Attention to all U.S. iPhone owners: HTC wants your business. If you switch and buy their new HTC One smartphone by Sunday May fifth, HTC will reimburse you with $300 or more for your iPhone 5 or $200 or more for your iPhone 4S.
The trade in process is done through HTC's Trade Up website, and people must have proof that they purchased an HTC One between May 02 and 05 (2013). Once you've sent off your old handset, it'll take a couple weeks for HTC to process your pay-back. The HTC One trade-in offer is currently limited to only handsets purchased in the U.S.
Well, if anything, you have to give HTC points for at least trying. However, if they were really serious about it, the offer would have been open for the entire month. Hence, it's a marketing ploy. On their offer page hyperlinked above they state: "Get up to $375 Back, $100 Guaranteed." Yes, the trickery of it is that most iPhone users are likely to only get the $100. The other money is well ... make believe. Ah, marketing bliss and deception at its very best.
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