If you are a member. Amazon Prime In the US, you may be able to get cheap or free unlimited mobile phone service in the near future. A new report claims that Amazon is in talks with several wireless providers that could lead to discounted phone service for Prime members.
Bloomberg Amazon is currently negotiating with Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network to get the lowest wholesale prices for Prime members, reports unnamed sources. AT&T was also involved but it appears the carrier is not currently involved in the current talks, which have reportedly been ongoing for the past two months.
If such a deal were to go through, Amazon would essentially become an MVNO carrier, backing the networks of one or more wireless carriers. That would put it in competition with several other low-cost MVNOs and the company’s biggest rival, Google, which operates its own Google Fi wireless service.
Officially, Amazon is rejecting Bloomberg’s report. “We’re always looking to add more benefits to Prime members, but there are no plans to add wireless at this time,” a spokesperson was quoted as saying.
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