Fire Phone Off-Contract Pricing seems high!

Discussion in 'Amazon Android Phones & Tablets' started by danDroid, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. danDroid

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    I'm a little disappointed with the off-contract pricing for the Amazon Fire Phone.

    Amazon Fire Phone 32Gb - $649.00
    Amazon Fire Phone 64Gb - $749.00


    ouch!
     
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    Yeah, that's a little steep.
     
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    2400mah battery seems a bit weak for this device. Those cameras and sensors have got to eat up the battery life on this puppy.
    I liken this 3D feature to live wallpaper. Sure it looks cool, but it's probably not practical to keep it turned on all the time.
    As with every new device, real world reviews will tell the true story here after all the oohs & ahhs have died down. :D
     
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    Battery definitely seems to be weak ..

    M8 tap'd
     
  6. Jeffrey

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    They priced it high and partnered with AT&T. My guess is they don't want to sell the phone. They want you on contract.
     
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    Sounds kind of HTC first-ish . I predict by black Friday they be giving this away with a bundle deal with the fire tablet, prime membership, and fire TV all for $199 on contract.

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    They just killed all their potential success with these bonehead moves (pricing/AT&T Exclusivity) Should have been priced similar to the Moto X with a roll out across all carriers.
     
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    It is a Moto X with the same sort of custom s/w for image recognition and voice control.


    Gimmicky at best.

    My 2 cents

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  10. Jeffrey

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    They should have sold the phone for $249. and given $100 gift card with each phone.
     
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    But how many people are buying phones retail?

    I still think these retail prices are collusion to force people onto contracts - in exchange for guaranteed volume from the carriers, the OEM's artificially inflate retail prices to funnel people to subsidized contracts.

    I'm not convinced carriers are paying $350 subsidy for these phones, and even then that puts us only into the $550 range. I forget which phone it was a few years ago, but a leaked image showed @$400 wholesale (that would be the price BB, VZW and AT&T pay) to Best Buy for a phone retailing for at least $650. And that $400 price jives a lot better with OEM margins.
     
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    Wow... Just.. Smdh..