Will An Amazon Wireless Phone Work With My Current Plan?
How Does Amazon Wireless Work?
Amazon's new site features great deals on some of the most popular cell phones on the market. Afterall, who wouldn't pass up on a $20 Droid phone when they're regularly at least $200 straight from Verizon. There must be some kind of catch right? How can Amazon afford to practically give away all of these smartphones for a single cent?
Well Amazon works by essentially being a middleman between you and the phone companies (they currently offer phones for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon) and they handle all of the various rebates and markdowns for you to get you the best price with the lowest amount of hassle.
Below's a quick link to the site itself, so you can see this insane prices for yourself:
Is Amazon Wireless Safe With My Plan
Since Amazon Wireless works directly with the phone companies themselves, it is one of the safest ways of upgrading your phones. You can purchase a new phone without a plan (often the most expensive option), you can buy a new phone and sign up for a new contract and number from your carrier, or you can upgrade from an old phone to a new phone by renewing your current plan.
Can I Keep My Number With Amazon Wireless?
When upgrading your plan you will keep the same phone number you have had with the carrier. I find that's what most people worry about, yes you will keep your number. The Amazon system is connected with the carriers themselves and it will check to make sure the phone you are buying is eligible and to ensure that your plan is eligible for an upgrade. It's a very streamlined process.
Why Are Amazon Wireless Phones So Cheap?
Currently all phones on the site require a 2-year contract to be signed. This is pretty much the industry standard and it allows the cell phone companies to subsidize the phone without taking a huge loss. Whenever you upgrade phones with your carrier, you are essentially doing the same thing... Amazon just gives you a better deal on it.
Links That Might Help :-)
- How To Buy Cheap Android Phones On Amazon Wireless
Amazon Wireless is a new site from Amazon.com that brings you discounted rates on new cell phones from all major mobile carriers in the United States. They handle all the various mail-in-rebates and stuff...
- Amazon Wireless
The bestselling mobile phones with prices starting at a single cent.