Amazon is likely to be planning to supply Prime subscribers a fairly vital perk: free cellular phone service. According to Bloomberg, the corporate is speaking with a number of US-based carriers about providing low cost — round $10 a month — and even free telephone service to Prime prospects. Proper now, Amazon is supposedly negotiating with the three main US carriers (Verizon, AT&T and T-Cellular) in addition to the Dish Community, although it appears like talks with AT&T have fallen off in current weeks.
It will possible be some time earlier than this potential providing launched, as Bloomberg says that talks have solely been ongoing for about six to eight weeks they usually may nonetheless be scrapped. However given how costly cell plans can get, this may very well be a probably fascinating supply for Amazon prospects. In fact, that will require an additional dedication to Amazon, which already has its fingers in a frankly absurd variety of totally different companies.
To this point, there isn’t any particulars on what Amazon’s service would possibly appear to be — whether or not it could supply the identical stage of service as you’d get going immediately by Verizon, T-Cellular or AT&T. Particularly, carriers have a tendency to supply extra knowledge at 5G speeds relying on what plan its customers select; there are additionally a ton of perks that carriers have a tendency to incorporate nowadays like Netflix from T-Moble or Apple Music or Disney+ on Verizon.
However it’s not laborious to think about that a variety of prospects would commerce a few of these perks and even much less high-speed knowledge to get cell service totally free. That is assuming they’re OK tying one more a part of their digital lives to Amazon — however for those who’re already hooked on Prime, this might make for a compelling new a part of Amazon’s subscription plan.