Perhaps Amazon is planning to offer Prime subscribers a big perk: free cell phone service. according to bloombergAnd The company is talking with several US-based carriers about offering cheap phone service — about $10 a month — or even free phone service for Prime customers. Currently, Amazon is supposed to be negotiating with three major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile) as well as Dish Network, though talks with AT&T have fallen through in recent weeks.
It’ll probably be some time before this potential offering, like, launches bloomberg He says the talks have been going on for about six to eight weeks and could still be called off. But given how much mobile plans can get, this could be an interesting proposition for Amazon customers. Of course, that would require an additional commitment to Amazon, which already has its fingers in an absurd number of different companies.
So far, there’s no detail on what Amazon’s service might look like — whether it will offer the same level of service that it would go directly through Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T. Specifically, carriers tend to offer more data at 5G speeds depending on which plan their users choose; There are also a lot of perks that carriers tend to include these days like Netflix from T-Mobile, Apple Music, or Disney+ on Verizon.
But it’s not hard to imagine that a lot of customers would trade in some of these perks or even less speed data to get mobile service for free. That’s assuming they’re OK with connecting another part of their digital life to Amazon — but if you’re already hooked on Prime, this could lead to a compelling new part of your Amazon subscription plan.
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