Nov 21 AT 10:38 AM Sean Riley 19 Comments

Amazon Wireless is having a penny sale on all AT&T, Verizon and Sprint phones


Amazon Wireless is definitely playing hardball of late in the sales department, and today’s deal is probably the best yet. Every smartphone that they have available for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint is on sale for just a penny with a new 2-year contract.

Obviously that last bit is the catch as you can’t take advantage of this deal if you are just looking to upgrade, although I’d still recommend you take a look as they often have better pricing than the carriers even on an upgrade.

You can also get a $100 gift card if you buy a phone with hotspot and activate that feature, which is a nice deal if you need to do tethering and aren’t willing to go the root route.

I’ll do a quick rundown of the best available handsets through this deal on each carrier.




These are the highlights for each carrier in my opinion, but there are a grand total of 97 devices that are included in the sale, so if I didn’t name the device that you have your heart set on above just hit the source link below to peruse the full catalog.

Happy saving!

Source: Amazon Wireless

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • Richard Yarrell

    Amazon playing major hardball. I like that they are keeping people honest ..

  • Marcus Nolasco

    Wow. That’s incredible! Too bad I just recently bought a phone. I wont be able to take advantage of the sale :(

  • Callysta

    ugh they really have to make the wait for the nexus even harder =[ maybe ill spring for the rezound

  • Derek

    It’s only for new customers. Existing upgrade customers get the regular price.

  • Mark

    New customers only…screw those who have been loyal to you over the years. Let’s get those outsiders locked in first.

  • nephariouz

    I was thinking about giving up on the Nexus when I saw this. But of course its for new customers only! Oh well, I guess the great wait continues….

    BTW (admins), I can’t log in to the website anymore. It pretends that it works but never actually does.

    • nephariouz

      Or, I guess it pretends that it doesn’t log me in until I post something but it actually did.

  • charliethesuperturtle

    I like this!!!

  • Aaron

    I find the lack of any T-Mobile deals concerning…

  • Nathan

    wow is it me or is it that every time a sale like this happens T-mobile is out the picture? This is honestly kinda big concern for me.

  • unknown

    Can you cancel Verizon if you contract is up and then just get a new contract with them? I’m sure this is easy to do if you don’t care about number porting, but if you want to port your number, any options to get these prices?

    • Sean Riley

      I’ll tell you one thing you might want to consider before going through with that plan and then the way in which I would go about it.

      First the warning, if you are currently grandfathered into unlimited data you are going to want to think hard before you would give that up.

      As for how I would go about it, I would port my number out to Google Voice and then open the new account through Amazon Wireless at which point you can just enable your old Verizon (now Google Voice) number on your new phone.

    • jshp

      I just called about doing this as my contract has been up for some time, however I was told that after you cancel your account there is a 60 period before you can be considered a “New” customer. So I’m guessing existing customers that are out of contract but eligible to upgrade or sign a new contract are screwed.

      Existing out of contract customers = Retail price
      New customers = $0.01

      Thank you Verizon; such good incentives for your loyal, out of contract customers to stay on board (sarcasm). I think it is about that time to look at other carriers.

      • jshp

        that’s “60 day period”

  • Queen Laqueefa

    Wow, nice to see they’re doing this with non-end of life phones for a change. A couple months ago I got my Nexus S 4G and my wife’s Evo 4G for a penny apiece. Amazon Wireless is quickly becoming a major player.

  • Dylan Andersen

    I’m so confused as to how they can profit off these huge sales on newer phones. Must be some sort of incentives from the carriers. Interesting and awesome of Amazon though, nonetheless.

  • Tankfantry

    So they are $0.01 if you’re not on a family account but regular price if you are. That makes zero sense, Best Buy Mobile here I come.

    • Sean Riley

      I’m guessing you were selecting the upgrade option, but you are correct it would only work if you were starting a new family account.

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