As if Amazon didn’t already offer a tonne of services, there are persistent rumours that the retail titan, which boasts more than 300 million active user accounts and more than 1.9 million selling partners globally, is considering providing free wifi cell service. If the rumours are to be true, the tech giant is negotiating low-cost or possibly free phone plans for Prime users with wireless phone providers including Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T. If the plans were to materialise, Amazon might be able to sell wireless contracts to its consumers for as little as $10 per month.
We contacted Amazon, and while a spokesman declined to disclose any continuing discussions, he did provide the following statement:
We constantly look at ways to give Prime members even more benefits, but we don’t currently have any plans to introduce wireless. – Bradley Mattinger, spokesman for Amazon
What would motivate Amazon to launch a phone plan?
The crucial phrase there, I believe, is “at this time.” To draw in additional consumers, though, is one of the reasons Amazon would want to launch its own phone plan. The firm has experienced some slowdown after hiking the cost of its yearly subscription from $119 to $139. The three big phone carriers might suffer greatly from a low Amazon plan, given the cheapest unlimited individual plan costs Verizon roughly $60 each month.Your cell phone may soon receive a mobile service from Amazon. (CyberGuy.com)