Amazon had some lofty goals when they came up with the idea and marketing behind the Amazon Fire Phone. Then they priced it to compete with other flagship devices ($649 outright or $199 on contract) and made it carrier exclusive to AT&T. Those two things pretty much killed any traction they might have had getting out of the gate. The phone was not well received by both technology press or consumers, and Amazon finally admitted that they were pretty aggressive on their pricing and marketing model and probably should have opted for a different route.
Well just in time for the holidays Amazon is trying to sell you on their Amazon Fire Phone once again. This time they’re offering the phone at the original on contract price of $199 without any contract AND GSM carrier unlocked. On top of that they are offering buyers one year of free Prime membership which is a $100 value. So basically you’re getting the Amazon Fire Phone for $99 after Prime savings. Amazon is betting that many shoppers may want to take advantage of that free Prime shipping this holiday season and this is a good way to get their excessive stock out the door without just giving it away.
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