Apr 03 AT 1:19 PM Sean Riley 12 Comments

Amazon Wireless sheds beta tag, adds price guarantee and $25 in premium apps


Amazon Wireless is one of the best sources for deals on new Android devices  as you’ve no doubt noticed if you follow the Android and Me Deals page.

Typically the best deals are contingent on your signing up for a brand new contract rather than just upgrading, but I’ve often found their upgrade pricing to be $80-$100 off what you would shell out direct from your carrier so it’s almost always worth at least taking a look.

In transitioning from the beta to a fully fledged service they are adding a couple new features to go along with the existing list of free two-day shipping, risk-free returns (30 days AT&T/14 days Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) and of course the instant discount.

The first new feature is a best price guarantee that they will match a competitors (or their own) lower price within 14 days of your purchase. As usual with such things there are quite a few catches, not the least of which is that you have to notify them even if they change their own pricing, but it’s a nice addition regardless.

The other new feature is a collection of free “premium apps” worth approximately $25. This one may sound familiar as they have had this offer associated with specific devices from time to time in the past. It seems that you will have some choice regarding these apps, but you will be selecting from a list and not simply receiving $25 to spend however you wish in the Amazon App Store.

As always I’ll add the warning that Amazon Wireless buyers need to be wary of the extra early termination fees if they would decide to back out of their contract after a couple months, but if you are comfortable that you will stick with the contract this isn’t a real concern.

Amazon Wireless has turned itself into a very compelling option in the mobile space over the last year and I’m glad to see Amazon is apparently going to stick with it.

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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  • Joel

    Talk about bargains! before I never even cared to know what amazon was, now its my first stop for…pretty much everything.

  • Fernando

    Bought a Droid Razr for the price of FREE! Saved $200!

    • eallan

      My condolences to you :(

  • honourbound68

    dangit.. bought my phone 2 mos too early to get $25 in free apps.. then again i saved $200 off the price of my GN :)

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Ha, yeah I think you came out alright on that deal.

  • Nathan D.

    I always kinda look at their prices for the phone they have every time I look at phone I was thinking of buying, they really are a factor when it comes to the mobile market if you ask me.

  • spazby

    amazon has sweet prices, love them

  • alexanderharri3

    Great prices – but buyer beware if you’re uncertain about your plans – reduce anything in a certain time frame and you now owe amazon big bucks.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I tried to make sure I called that out in the post, but it’s definitely worth reiterating.

  • Alakiir

    I am just excited about your Android and me , a ‘s it that new company name or some thing !!!

    • Dustin Earley


      • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

        You’re braver than I am, I decided to just leave that one alone.