When you think of getting your next cell phone, Amazon probably isn’t the first online destination that comes to mind. Well, it should be. I’ve been in the market for a new phone to replace my iPhone (more about that in another article). Having read review after review, I’ve chosen the Droid X from Verizon Wireless, which comes out in a few days. And here’s the kicker–I can get the Droid X from Amazon Wireless for less than I can if I buy directly from Verizon Wireless.
Amazon recently launched a beta version of Amazon Wireless. And as the Wall Street Journal reported, Amazon has been offering many smartphones for less than if you buy directly from the wireless carrier. The Droid X, for example, costs $199 after rebates from Verizon Wireless. Amazon Wireless offers it for $149, and you don’t have to hassle with filling out and sending in rebate forms:
To give you a better idea of the prices available from Amazon Wireless, here are some of its current deals on popular phones (click the image to go to Amazon Wireless for more information on each cell phone):
Samsung Captivate Android Phone
HTC Droid Incredible
Note that the Incredible is selling for $79.99 as of the date of this post.
BlackBerry Bold 9700 Phone
HTC Aria Android Phone
The above phones are just a small sample of what Amazon Wireless offers. The cell phones include free 2-day shipping and a 30-day refund policy. I don’t know if Amazon Wireless plans to offer these deals forever, or if it’s just a way to promote the launch of the site. But I do know this–I’ll be buying my Android X from Amazon Wireless.
Published or updated November 25, 2012.