Three years ago, Amazon opened a new online store dedicated to changing the way users buy cell phones. That store has now evolved into a go-to place for anyone who wants to get a great deal on a phone, free two-day shipping, and the top-notch customer service that Amazon is known for. Today, that store loses its beta tag, and brings two new features to the service: best price guarantee and free premium apps for Android users.

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As the name suggest, the best price guarantee gives users peace of mind when buying a device from Amazon. It basically sates that if you buy a phone from AW and find a lower price (with the same plan) on another site within 14 days of your purchase, AmazonWireless will return the difference.

Another benefit, specifically for Android users, is the free premiums apps. AmazonWireless is offering $20 in free premium apps (from its Appstore) with all Android phone purchases. Users will be able to grab apps like Doodle Jump, Shazam Encore, Paper Camera, and more - all at no charge.

With all of these added benefits, I would definitely recommend considering AmazonWireless for your next phone purchase.

[AmazonWireless Blog]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Dan

    You might consider Amazon's return policy and early cancellation fees. Last I looked, for Verizon, it's $350 to Verizon (prorated) plus another $150 or so to Amazon. This is why I do not buy phones from Amazon.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      According to the page they are offering "Risk-Free Returns". Supposedly there's no restocking fee if returned within 30 days and they point out there's not ETF if the carrier contract is cancelled appropriately with the carrier within their allotted time frame (AT&T is 30 days, everybody else is 14). Maybe a recent policy change?

    • Simon Belmont

      So, make a decision on a phone you are reasonably certain you'll be comfortable with then? Yes, I realize there are no certainties in life.

      However, a little research goes a long way. Every phone I've purchased, I've been extremely pleased with and I think a lot of that goes to my research and trying one out at a store first.

  • David

    You only pay the amazon cancellation fee if you cancel before 6 months. After that, you only pay it to verizon.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

    My question (sorry, too lazy to go digging for it at the moment)...Are they offering these features for phones purchased without a plan? I kinda expect my next "upgrade" purchase to happen with Best Buy (since they were offering the $50 free refund thing earlier this year), but I might buy another phone at off-contract pricing.

    Also, a quick look shows that the $20 for apps bonus only lasts for a limited time, but I can't seem to find a date or even rough timeframe for when that part of the deal goes away.

  • Mike

    Last I checked, those with a business account (at least on sprint) were not able to use amazon wireless, is this still the case?

  • Mithra

    Ever coming to the UK?

  • Simon Belmont

    "It basically sates that if you buy a phone from AW..." It's "states."

    Just a heads up. #corrections

  • Nicholas Herlinsky

    Damn. To bad I just brought my Verizon GNex. If I had known about this, I would have brought from amazon. The 20$ in free apps is just like the bow on the gift.