Customers discuss Fire Phone data plans and decisions made more difficult due to current phone plans, etc.
Thought I'd drop off a couple of tips from an Amazon forum on the coming Fire Phone, which will be shipping on July 25. I'd not looked into the plans myself, as I have a the Nokia Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone, and just began my new data plan in December as a low-price update -- and I actually bought it for the 40-megapixel camera, which I now use more than my super expensive pocket Sony. I'll report on my experience with a review copy of the Fire Phone though.
From the forum thread (typos corrected):
' Sue says:
I just called At&T and asked about the phone plans for the new phone and they have 2.
One is $45 a month which includes unlimited call and texting with 1g of data. The second is $60 a month and that includes unlimited calls and texting with 2g of data. These prices go for the individual plan as well as the no contract phone.
I called because the phone is calling to me and I am weakening.
I am an existing AT&T customer with an old iPhone 4 and about a year and a half beyond my last contract. Now I'm glad that I was given a new computer instead of a new phone for my last birthday. I have been phone shopping for a while, so I quickly pre-ordered the 64gb Fire phone.
The system said I can continue on our grandfathered unlimited plan. I may actually end up using more data with my new phone and the new Prime music feature. '
Reminder: the phone is $199 to start, with a 2-year monthly data plan, but comes with a free YEAR of $99/yr Prime (Prime members would get an additional year added to their current Prime program.)
There's an option to get the larger-storage 64GB model for $299 with a 2-year monthly data plan with AT&T.
Essentially then, the $199 phone with 32G is $99 after saving on $99 Prime the first year, when opting for 2 yrs of a monthly data plan.
Here's the original blog article on the phone's unusual features, as learned on Launch day.
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