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