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Amazon Wireless now has the AT&T Titan for 1 penny but back-ordered

We reported earlier yesterday about Amazon Wireless's $0.01 sale going on which had no less than seven Windows Phones on sale for a penny. One phone notably absent was the recently released AT&T HTC Titan. We're happy now to report that phone too is now available for this super deal. In fact, we've had at least two readers confirm their orders at this price, which is pretty astonishing. If you're just renewing, you're super low price is still a nice $79.99 for upgrades.

The bad news? It's backordered "8 to 9 days" meaning you'll have to wait what may seem like a very long time for such an amazing phone. And that's assuming the backorder doesn't go back further. Obviously HTC is having tight supply issues with the Titan but hopefully they can pick up the production pace. And at this price, we hope they sell a lot.

Source: Amazon Wireless (opens in new tab); Thanks, Clifton, Jerad and Robert for the heads up!

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23 Comments
  • Shout out to Clifton, Jerad and Robert for the heads up - darn you! I'm switching phone carriers after 12 years cuz of this %^$&*#%@! post <sigh>. Thank you...I guess :)
     
    Been a Palm Pre user for the last two years (and a Palm user for the last 12) and have been happy but saw this phone at an AT&T store and fell into tech lust. Couldn't wait any longer for HP to do something...And one cent is too good to pass up...
     
    It's gonna be a looooong 8-9 days...but that'll give me some time to determine how to tell the wife...
     
    Time to learn a new OS and hope that MS reconfigs their "card system" to use a swipe up gesture to close apps (sorry, already miss webOS)...
     
    ...yikes...but yay!
    Techiedude
  • "It's gonna be a looooong 8-9 days...but that'll give me some time to determine how to tell the wife..." LOL Congrats and welcome. You'll enjoy the Titan for sure, pretty much my favorite Windows Phone and I've tried 'em all ;-)
  • Thanks, Daniel. Looking forward to it!
     
    Telling the wife - not so much...
     
    Techiedude
  • Will an official AT&T store match Amazon's price? Or is that asking too much?
  • The couple of AT&T stores I went to yesterday didn't even know about the AT&T BF online offer and when asked if they would match it, they didn't expect that they would honor it. If that's the case for their own B&M vs online outlets I doubt they'd match a competitor, especially Amazon - but, as always, YMMV (might depend on the kind of relationship you have with your AT&T rep lol).
     
    Techiedude
  • This looks like a great deal if you can keep your current plans and just upgrade. I think I would lose my unlimited data plan if I used the Amazon approach. Saturday may still be the best option although I have a few stores calling me if they come in. Hopefully Pittsburgh gets their phones soon. Also, I think AT&T would honor a price drop they offer. An example would be the Saturday penny sale. This may not qualify because it's Amazon's offer. A call would clear it up. Let us know.
  • I used Amazon for my last upgrade and kept my plan exactly. You don't have to change anything.
  • @techiedue007 - Don't blame me (Jerad). I almost bought the phone myself from Amazon, but I don't know the details of the AT&T BF deal yet. I'm going to be upgrading, and I don't know if AT&T will have the Titan for 1¢ for upgrades or only for new activations. I've waited since June for a new Windows Phone, so what's another week?
  • LOL - It's all good Jerad :) Looking fwd to the new phone - and my wife will never know my anonymous conspirators names lol
     
    Techiedude
  • Is there any benefit to buying it in the AT&T store rather than amazon?  
  • 2 that I can think of: I can get it immediately if they have it, instead of 8-9 days.
    I can use an early upgrade and keep my phone number instead of canceling my current plan and losing my number.
  • I used Amazon when I got my Focus for .01 last year. You do not lose your numer or your current plan when you upgrade. Where did you hear that? You enter your number when you check out and you can keep everything.
  • The thing is I'm not currently eligible for an upgrade and it would turn out to be cheaper just to end my current contract for $235 and then start a new account and get THE TITAN for a penny.  
    ... complicated. I know. But I have to have the Titan, and I'm just trying to figure out the cheapest way to get it.
  • I'm in the same boat as you. So how are you going to go about all this? I don't have a backup phone so if I canceled my current contract, I'd need the new phone right away, which makes taking advantage of the penny deal a bit tougher. If I just bought the Titan on a new contract and then proceded to cancel my current contract, could I just get my number switched to my current number? Seeing as the number would be "available" again. 
    I can't believe they won't let you do an early upgrade. As if they cared about long time customers (or customers in general). 
  • I don't know. I almost went ahead and ordered the Titan from Amazon a second ago, but the site is frozen.  I really would love to keep my number, but it's not the biggest deal if I lose it.  I just worry about signing a contract through Amazon; most retailers are fishy.
    I wonder if Best Buy does ad-matching... maybe I'll call.
  • Yeah just a pain to notify people about the number change and what not. And yeah, I have the same urge to just go ahead and buy the phone for a penny and deal with everything else later. 
    Well let me know what you end up doing. I'm at a loss right now on what to do. 
  • Gotcha
  • What about problems.. if i buy it on amazon can i still go to the AT&T store if I have any problems with it that need troubleshooting?
     
  • So Now the next question for me is to wether to get the 4 GIG package rather than the 2 Gig. You get the $100 bucks back and ICS comes with. I hear that AT&T lets you turn features like this on/off during your contract. Is this right?
    It would be worth it to have it for a bit and get my $100 .
    This is actually my 2nd phone I bought from AmazonWireless. The first and only time I was ever in a Cell phone store was the AT&T store last Sunday to get a Titan that was not there. Boy is there a lot of Salespeople who know very little there. I would rather fix my own phone then take it into the shop.
    Hope it shows up early!
    Robert.
  • Oh yeah, I just checked back on my Titan order. Originally it was to ship Dec 5th, Now it is Dec 1-2 so I got 3-4 days closer to nirvana... Or is that Nerdvana?
  • Just checked my order as well and it's been bumped up too:
     
    Shipping Nov 30th/Dec 1st
    Delivery Dec 1st/Dec 2nd
     
    Wahoo!
  • Premature celebration <sigh>...
     
    Just got an order update - it's been delayed. Original dates that you see above are now the following:
    Shipping Dec 2nd/Dec 13th
    Delivery Dec 5th/Dec 14th
     
    Holy screwed-over Black Friday sale, Batman...
     
    Missed out on Best Buy's sale, AT&T's sale, etc...Thnx Amazon...taking orders for something you didn't have and/or couldn't get. I might as well have placed an order for a certain reddish-orange bridge that links downtown San Francisco to Marin County via Sharper Image...
     
    From tech lust to tech disgust...
     
    Techiedude
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