It’s an Australia tax of the worst kind — drop your HTC in the US? Have a replacement. Accidentally break it in Australia? Tough luck.
We are used to getting a bit of a raw deal locally when it comes to electronics, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it.
In the US, one of the best things about HTC flagships like the One M9 is that you can actually get it replaced for free if you break it — no questions asked.
It’s called the Uh Oh policy, and covers things like cracked screens or water damage in the first 12 months. If you manage to not break your phone, you can actually get $100 the purchase of a new HTC model when you next upgrade.
The HTC One M9 is actually a pretty great phone. But in the US, it’s even better.
Want to buy one then not drop it? Check out some pricing here.
What’s your worst dropped phone story? Tell us in the comments.