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Amazon slashes Fire Phone price to 99 cents on contract

By Shawn Knight
Sep 8, 2014
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  1. Amazon on Monday dropped the price of its recently released Fire Phone down to just $0.99. It's a familiar narrative that likely indicates what we've been hearing all along - Amazon has had a hard time selling their inaugural handset.
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  2. thegroveman

    thegroveman TS Rookie

    They could mail free Fire Phones to Prime members and it would still flop.
     
    Phraun and Movatheaiur like this.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    It just needs the right case...
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  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,491   +2,043

    From some of the reviews I've read, $0.99 should be the cash price without any contract.
     
  5. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,455   +606

    Amazon is the new 'I can sell anything because our brand is on it' company'.
     
  6. It's a sign of Failure.....
     
  7. I would not even take it if it were free. You have to tie a credit card to it to activate it, same with the Nook.
    At least with a straight Android, you do not have to keep a credit card tied to it all the time. You can key in the information when you want to buy something one time, or remove it at a later date.
     
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    Amazon's team behind Fire caught on video...

     
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,038   +269

    Sounds like normal Amazon policy. When I order from them, I always delete my personal info and my CC number. With no way to use a CC without Amazon saving the number on their site, I've complained and said that I do not want them to automatically save my CC. All I get back from Amazon customer service is "we keep your data safe." Uh huh.

    Given that you can delete your CC from their systems, I wonder if once activated one could remove the CC and still have the phone work. Personally, I have no interest in the device, but I do think that Amazon needs to stop trying to get people addicted to Amazon.
     

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