Last Updated: February 4th, 2012

One of the best places to buy your next Android smartphone is, undoubtedly, Amazon.com, due to its excellent customer service, aggressive pricing, abundance of conveniently placed user reviews, lack of tax, and free shipping. Even better, a few months ago, Amazon opened up a dedicated Amazon Wireless store to concentrate on competitively selling  cell phones and service, including support for existing customer upgrades, family plans, and much more competitive deals.

One obvious omission in the Amazon Wireless store has been a complete lack of Sprint devices and plans. Sprint support was said to be coming for months, and while Sprint phones were available on Amazon.com itself, AmazonWireless.com remained Sprint-free, which means no aggressive pricing, support for existing line upgrades, or family plans.

Browsing the Amazon Wireless store today, I was quite surprised to see the familiar 4G phones show up in search: Epic 4G and EVO 4G. Excitedly, I looked over on the left and saw Sprint in the space that was grayed out before:


The full selection of Android phones offered on the Sprint network after this quiet rollout can be seen by following this page and clicking the Sprint checkbox on the left. There are currently 8 phones up for sale. They are:

  • Samsung Epic 4G
  • Samsung Transform
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • Samsung Moment
  • 2 colors of Samsung Intercept
  • Sanyo Zio

Not all Android Sprint devices are present - for example, the Optimus S is missing from this list, but it's a very solid start.

Again, the #1 benefit compared to Amazon.com is existing customer upgrade support (edit: it is currently showing as "coming soon" for Sprint devices). With all 4 major US carriers on board, the circle is now complete.


Source: Amazon Wireless

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Simon Belmont

    How does the Samsung Moment have a better rating than the HTC Hero? That strikes me as weird.

    Oh well, this is good news come upgrade time, for me. Yay.

  • Jason

    Upgrade support seems to be missing

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Ah, you're right - it's still "coming soon." Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Rick

    Don't bother with AmazonWireless if you want to purchase the EVO and switch carriers. IT CAN NOT BE DONE.

  • G. Slade

    What a ripoff! I was researching phones and getting pricing from Amazon Wireless. Now that I'm ready to buy the phone, the price has magically increased $50 more than what it originally was offered. Don't get scammed, buy from somewhere else.

  • George

    Don't buy it from them, you might save a few dollars, but they have a big mess when it comes to activating a phone, they forgot to send me the SIM, the promised I would not get charged for shipping the SIM and I was, shipping took much longer than expected. Skip them.