The much anticipated HTC EVO 3D launched today and a price war broke out immediately.
Sprint has held their price steady, as expected. The smartphone is priced at $199 with a new two year Sprint contract. They advertise it at $549 off contract.
Best Buy has also kept their pre-order price intact. Through them, the HTC EVO 3D is also $199 with a new two year Sprint contract. Off contract, they have it available for $699.99.
As we reported here, while everyone else was asking $199 for the EVO 3D, online cell phone distributor Wirefly had the lowest pre-order price on the phone, coming in at $179. The other major online distributor, LetsTalk, had a pre-order price on the phone of $199.
But LetsTalk changed their pricing this morning. They lowered the price (with a new two year year Sprint contract) to $179. But in addition to that, they are also waiving Sprint’s activation fee, which takes another $36 off the up front cost of getting the phone with an individual plan. If a family plan is purchased, it could mean a discount of as much as $180. The free Sprint activation offer ends 6/30/11.
LetsTalk is also currently offering free overnight shipping on orders placed before 3pm PST.
Though oftentimes when either Wirefly or LetsTalk has a waived activation deal on a carrier, the other has a matching deal. This does not appear to be the case today. Wirefly is charging the Sprint activation, and also does not offer free overnight shipping, just free standard via FedEx.
Keep an eye on Sure Start News for further updates.