Amazon Launches


Amazon has had “phones” section of their website for quite awhile, but today the company announced a beta program called “Amazon Wireless” to simplify the process of purchasing cellular phones and service plans. While the press release promotes, visiting that URL forwards you to where the new interface is found:


Right now the Amazon Wireless program only offers Verizon and AT&T products, but that will change along with a host of other things. The press release says they’ll be testing various things throughout the beta and collect feedback about customer experience.

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the beta launch of AmazonWireless (, a new Web site offering cell phones and service plans, easy shopping without rebate hassles and FREE Two-Day Shipping on a broad selection of phones from AT&T and Verizon Wireless. In addition to expanding selection and adding carriers during the beta test phase, Amazon will be testing different features and gathering input from customers to ensure the best possible customer experience.

Amazon has a pretty huge opportunity if they can get this right. I don’t think the company has made a very big dent in this industry but they obviously see the growth potential and if they can match their sheer size with a simple system, it could spell W-I-N for mostly everyone involved – except their competitors.

Have you used Amazon to buy cell phones and service before? What was your experience?

[Via MobileRoar]

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

Google Wave Hackathon – July 20th & 21st

Previous article

Pink HTC Hero Pops Up At Carphone Warehouse

Next article

You may also like


  1. Did quick search on “unlocked”. No results haha

  2. me too zero, lame

  3. It certainly a good idea for what is a truly complex buying process. In fact buying phones off Amazon right now is a wild west experience : check out categories like “Nokia E71 Sim Free Mobile Phone” where you’ll find plenty of listings, but they are mainly for phones still locked to various networks. (SIM-free does not mean “I’ve taken the sim out!”). Amazon has been unable to control this despite feedback.

  4. I ordered my huge replacement battery through Amazon, along with a mirrored screen protector and some spray paint to cuztomize my new case since the battery is twice as thick. It was super fast, easy, and I LOVE this battery. It lasts 2 days with GPS and WiFi on.

  5. you can still buy phones (unlocked and locked) from the regular amazon store.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in News