I’m not quite sure how long this has been going on, but the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now free at Sprint for new customers, after a “bring your own number” savings of $99.99 and a mail-in rebate of $50.

The current emphasis at Sprint is obviously on the newly-released HTC One, which is also available to new customers for $99.99 after the “bring your own number” savings. Still, the EVO is quite respectable in the specs department, and can still hold its own against the competition a full year after its release. (It’s the phone I’m still using personally, and I don’t intend to upgrade until after I see what’s announced at Google I/O in May, or even until after I see what new Nexus devices might be released around the holidays.)

The only catch to this current deal is the $50 mail-in rebate, although some people have had luck with individual Sprint stores treating that as an “instant savings,” as well. As always, your mileage may vary.

If you don’t care about having the latest and greatest, and you just want a good deal on a solid piece of hardware, then this is certainly not a deal to sneeze at.

[Sprint]