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HTC Bolt buyers can get a free headphone adapter

Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt Android smartphone gets free headphone adapter
HTC Bolt
Owners of this Sprint-exclusive handsets can get a free headphone adapter, since it was not included in the retail box so far. Even more, future HTC Bolt batches will come with the USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box.

The Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt went on sale earlier this month as one of the few phones on the market without a traditional headphone jack. Unfortunately, it arrived on the market carrying a problem - its retail box does not include a USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone adapter, so those who want to use their old audio gear instead of the USB-C headphones in the package will not need to grab such an adapter themselves.

Fortunately, those who have the Bolt in their possession already simply need to hit the HTC Rewards website, type in the day they purchased the handset, the transaction number, and the MEID number. The adapters should begin shipping by the end of the year, but the website also highlights that "there could be delays resulting from unforeseen inventory situations or high demand."

Apple's iPhone 7 lineup and the Lenovo Moto Z family dropped the 3.5 mm headphone jack as well, but their retail boxes already include headphone adapters. Fortunately, HTC's head of PR revealed that "future production runs will include the headphone adapter in the box," so soon there will be one less reason for not buying a Bolt smartphone.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-24 (Update: 2016-11-24)