Amazon penny-pincher Black Friday smartphone sale is live

By on November 21, 2011, 11:00 AM

Amazon Wireless is getting an early start to Black Friday by offering almost every smartphone in stock for one penny. The company has offered similar promotions in the past which were limited to Verizon Wireless phones only. This week’s deal applies to phones from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon – T-Mobile is noticeably absent.

Amazon is offering up nearly 100 smartphones to choose from, including the recently-released Motorola Droid Razr 4G from Verizon. The Razr 4G includes a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display and 16GB of internal storage. The 7.1mm thin smartphone has a stainless steel frame with a sturdy Kevlar backside for increased rigidity and strength.

Other high-end devices include the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G, Motorola Atrix 4G and the Droid Bionic 4G. As is usually the case with these types of promotions, Apple’s iPhone isn’t included in the sale.

To qualify for the one penny sale, you must open a new line of service from Verizon, Sprint or AT&T. The offer is valid through November 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm. 

In addition to the penny-pincher promotion, if you buy a hotspot-ready smartphone from Verizon or Sprint and activate the hotspot feature, you’ll receive a $100 gift card. This offer is valid through December 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm for new lines of service and upgrade customers. Gift codes will be sent via e-mail within 60 days of purchase. Note that the hotspot feature must be activated at the time of purchase to quality. Hotspot plans start as low as $29.99 per month through Sprint.

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amstech amstech, TechSpot Enthusiast, said:

Smartphones are cheap and have always been easy to obtain.

Give me smartphone PLAN for under $50 and then you might get my attention.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

OK - I'm not a smartphone user, but considering it with this sale. Kinda ignorant on the whole "Hotspot" thing, though. What exactly is that?

Mizzou Mizzou said:

Subscribed. Haven't taken the plunge yet either but this looks like a pretty good deal.

Chazz said:

TomSEA said:

OK - I'm not a smartphone user, but considering it with this sale. Kinda ignorant on the whole "Hotspot" thing, though. What exactly is that?

I'm quite sure it's their internet sharing, or tethering, plan.

Guest said:

I second that!

It's kind of like when I bought my new Canon printer for $50. I thought "what a deal!". Then the frequent ink cartridge replacements set in. Now i'm thinking.....SUCKER! :(

Guest said:

where they hell are those poor Americans going to get Pennys from??

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