There are a whole lot of reasons to like HTC’s One M8 – we don’t go around handing out a 9.1 score in a review to just any phone. Beyond all the handset’s features and all the design considerations to keep in mind when making your purchasing decision, it’s also worth paying attention to some the bonus stuff: what’s being offered alongside the phone. Just like Samsung’s throwing in a bunch of “Galaxy Gifts” with a GS5 purchase, HTC has tacked a few special offers on to One M8 ownership, including a free 50GB of Google Drive storage for two years. Unfortunately, that deal has hit a little snag.
HTC advises new owners that a “minor technical error” has broken that 50GB Drive offer for customers buying the AT&T version of the One M8. Despite those claims of this glitch being so minor, it looks like it’s going to take more than a couple weeks to fix, and HTC tells users that the offer may not be available until sometime in mid-May.
It’s not the end of the world, and even if the offer was gone for good and not just delayed by a few weeks, we can’t imagine our feelings about the One M8 taking much of an impact. Still, it’s a bit of an embarrassment for the companies involved, especially with the delay it’s taking in remedying the situation – perhaps it’s easy to say from our position as outside observers, but shouldn’t this take little more than a few keystrokes to correct?