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Amazon Wireless Leaves Beta, Offering Price Matches and $25 Credit for the Appstore

Back in 2009, Amazon launched a separate addition to their site called Amazon Wireless which focused solely on selling mobile devices on the cheap. As of today, the “beta” tag for Amazon Wireless has been phased out, bringing some nice changes along with it. Amazon will now price match any lower prices found on any of the four major US carriers and various big box stores within 14 days of purchase. If a lower price is found, the difference will be credited to your account. As an extra bonus, buyers of phones (for a limited time) will receive $25 to spend in the Amazon Appstore, so you can start gaming as soon as you have your new device without dropping any of your own cash. Winning.

Via: Amazon Wireless

Cheers Jigga_Z!

  • Shawn Neacy

    it should probably still be in beta. doesn’t seem to work with my perfectly valid verizon wireless credentials. 

  • cha

    I just got off the phone with an Amazon Wireless Customer Service Rep. They said it’s only available if you purchased your phone after it left beta. 

  • Daryl Johnston

    Ted, you know you’re buying games with your $25 bucks, too! Quit acting like you’re not degrading yourself like the rest of us!

  • Why would you assume the $25 would be to buy games? That’s stereotyping and plays into the Blackberry “tools, not toys” premise. Don’t degrade yourself that way.

  • Farrbb

    going to order my 16 gb nexus on thursday thru amazon wireless when it comes out 

  • Droidzilla

    Got my Droid RAZR for $0.01 in late November. <3 Amazon Wireless.

    In before Nexus fanbois say, "lol, you paid $0.01 too much for that pos locked bootloaderz blur-bot!" Oh yeah? Well my phone can fight futuristic, motorcycle riding ninjas. Ninjas; you hear me?! NINJAS!!!

    • matt

      lol, you paid $0.01 too much for that pos locked bootloaderz blur-bot!

      • Droidzilla

        Damn you,[email protected]:disqus ! Did you not read the part about the ninjas?

    • Daryl Johnston

      Should’ve waited for the Maxx…sucker! Oh, wait, you can pay $100 for the mod kit! $100.01 for the Maxx? Still too much for a pos locked booloaderz blur-bot!

  • Tachomanboiiii

    drop the friggin price of the nexus for existing customerssssssssssss

    • MikeM

      I needed 2 things to get the new customer pricing, google voice and a wife.  Since I use GV, I didn’t care about keeping my old number.  I originally tried to sign up under my name/ssn as a “new customer”, but they caught that pretty quickly.  What I then realized is that, while I was a current customer, my wife was not.  Her name/ssn and $99 later, new GNex in hand and loving it.

    • Verizon gave me one for free…

    •  Phone subsidies hide the real price of phones. Not only does that confuse customers into the value of their phones, but it prevents a lot of competition to lower the real price of phones.

      So long as you can buy a $99 Nexus as a new customer, don’t expect the price for existing customers to drop at all.

  • Meh, I still won’t use the Amazon App Store.