Nationwide provider AT&T shakes up the pre-holiday season mobile market with an online promotion, reducing the price of select smartphones up to 50 percent. The sale includes all big manufacturers and platforms, as Android, Windows Phone and iOS devices are all featured in AT&T’s latest announcement. With many providers and manufacturers preparing for the holidays, this surprisingly early move could reshuffle the whole market.
Customers saving up to buy a new smartphone may find themselves in a difficult positions, as the company, nicknamed the big blue has announced some deal seriously worth considering.The online discount entails the new iPhone 5s and 5c, offering them for as low as $49.99 and $99.99 respectively, with a two-year contract. Fans of Android devices should not worry, as popular items like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are also included in the deal.
The HTC phone is available for $74.99, while Samsung’s flagship model can be purchased for $99.99, again with a two-year contract. Surprisingly, the least popular platform of Windows Phones also takes part in the sale, as the now Redmond owned Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 all available for a stunning $99.99.
Smartphone gurus are all in agreement that these deals sound pretty attractive, as the Lumias and iPhones receive relatively few promotions like this. However those looking for a Galaxy Note 3 or phablets can feel disappointed, as these devices are in fact excluded from the discount. The sale comes at a time when many competitors are already focusing on December, as this limited offer may bring forward the holiday market tussle.