Amazon has just dropped the price of its Fire phone to 99 cents from $199.99 on a two-year contract through AT&T, or to $450 dollars through the NEXT 18 program by paying $18.75 per month (for 24 months) with $0 down and 0% interest. According to Amazon Vice President Ian Freed, customers will still be able to take advantage of 1 year free of Amazon Prime membership (99 dollar value) and unlimited cloud storage.
No reason was given for the sudden price drop, but we can easily assume the price drop was due to lack of sales as the phone has not been received well by Android fans. When trying to make a name for oneself in the cell phone industry, a low price point with decent spec’d hardware usually helps gather attention as in Oneplus with their One phone and Motorola with the Moto X released last year.
If you paid full price for the Fire phone within the last 30 days you might possibly be able to get a price adjustment from Amazon if you take advantage of their awesome return policy. If your Fire phone is in new condition Amazon will allow you to return the phone for 100% of the item’s price or you might be able to call and get a price adjustment.
Source – Amazon