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Amazon Fire Phone - announced 6/18/14

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Initial post: Jun 18, 2014, 2:59:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2014, 10:11:12 AM PDT
PS56k says:
it will be interesting to see how this plays out in various camps...
and the buying choices, shifts, comparisons.
Click here to see it --> Amazon Fire Phone, 32GB (AT&T)

- Fire Phone vs Apple iPhone vs Samsung Galaxy
- Fire Phone vs Kindle Fire

Posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:06:33 PM PDT
K. R. says:
Plus, you get a year of Prime with it...

Posted on Jun 18, 2014, 10:51:11 PM PDT
Jay says:
I already have Prime, and do not need a smart phone. I suppose others may enjoy the Fire Phone, though. It will be interesting to see what they say about it after having it awhile.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2014, 11:00:57 PM PDT
Loz says:
I'm waiting for all the threads to pop up here with people complaining that it doesn't do something the iPhone does...

Posted on Jun 18, 2014, 11:33:01 PM PDT
U.R.Nuts says:
Can you make phone calls with this device?

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 3:11:40 AM PDT
Just wish it were offered on more than the one carrier (AT&T). Unfortunately, this fact alone makes it a no-go for me. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 3:37:09 AM PDT
Soulrider says:
"Amazon Fire phone - The First Smartphone Designed By Amazon"

Hmm.....I'm going to guess yes, you can make calls with this device. :)

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 4:10:56 AM PDT
It looks like the smartest of all smart phones! Wonderful for people who use smart phones. I might consider it if it was no contract. (And don't say, it can be, for only $649! LOL). The last thing I need is internet in my pocket wherever I go! So no smart phone for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 4:43:07 AM PDT
Sarida says:
You know, I didn't see that in the event yesterday!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 5:04:10 AM PDT
Sarida says:
Well, I wouldn't say it is the smartest of all smart phones :) A phone is only as smart as the applications it will run, IMHO.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 5:10:52 AM PDT
Debi says:
Well it looks nifty, but I'm on Verizon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 5:37:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2014, 5:41:27 AM PDT
Well that was the impression I got from watching the live blogging on cnet. The feature that gave me that impression was Firefly. But the guy they had on stage talking about it said, "Now I'll be buying a whole lot more stuff!" Or something to that effect. So, there's another big NO for me. I don't need to buy more stuff than I already do! :)

If I had one of those phones I'd be using the Mayday all the time, though. To me that feature would be well worth it, as phones are often hard to figure out (well any new hardware can be, right?).

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 10:10:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2014, 10:12:33 AM PDT
PS56k says:
BTW - here's one of the blogs from the Amazon Fire Smartphone event -

I hadn't really thought about it, but if you are reading this forum, and these messages, then you are probably NOT from the target audience...

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 6:39:27 PM PDT
K. Gibbons says:
Why do the folks that introduce these phones lock them down into one carrier? Verizon is the only service that covers my address, so the fact that this phone only works on AT&T means an automatic no-go for me. I would almost certainly get this if it worked on Verizon.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 6:51:20 PM PDT
Wait. THIS shows AT&T, Sprint, AND Verizon!

Posted on Jun 19, 2014, 7:16:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2014, 7:17:40 PM PDT
C. Sheehan says:
What is the cost per month for the Amazon Fire Phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 7:19:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2014, 7:19:51 PM PDT
You have to pick your service plan through the cellular carrier. Amazon just sells the phone, not the service.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 9:19:26 PM PDT
R. Wilde says:
They can't take the sky from me.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 9:33:14 PM PDT
M. Kean says:
Well it would give you a year of prime for free, still saving you money. And I'm still amazed at people who don't see the usefulness of a smartphone.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2014, 10:11:07 PM PDT
On what page did you find that link? Link to the page where you found it, please?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2014, 3:52:15 AM PDT
It was a rabbit trail! From the product site, I "pretended" I was going to order one (I wanted to see if they showed monthly rates). So from Amazon Fire Phone, 32GB (AT&T) ...

... I put in my zipcode and clicked Individual Plan. Then there was a tiny blue breadcrumb that I think said Details. And that's the link I posted before.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014, 3:55:04 AM PDT
I did it again, and found this page:

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2014, 3:58:32 AM PDT
Ahah! It was the link that says, "AT&T Applicable Fees" !

Posted on Jun 21, 2014, 5:27:07 AM PDT
Dee says:
I live in the Amazon ecosphere. I have all 3 versions of the Kindle Fire, Fire TV and a plethora of Kindles. I also have Amazon Prime and Cloud storage. I approached this announcement with great anticipation. The phone has some pretty cool features - Firefly, 3D, tilt scroll, but unfortunately it's missing some key features. I can live without Google on my tablets, but on a phone it is a necessity. No Google Maps is the biggest deal breaker. I had heard rumors that you would be able to stream Amazon content for free. That would be a great carrot. Unfortunately it's not there. I'm looking for a system that integrates all my devices/TV/PC It looks like Apple has done the best job so far, but I have never been a Mac guy. Amazon is trying real hard. But they are not there yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2014, 7:14:21 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
You can get it without contract and put any SIM card in it. They went to great pains to include radios covering almost every band used worldwide, from 4G/LTE down to GSM/GPRS.
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