Sprint on Thursday announced that it will let customers pay for an Amazon Prime subscription as part of their monthly bills. Indeed, it’s a way of getting the full benefits of an Amazon Prime account but without the one-time charge of $99.99.
Amazon Prime is another example of the innovative options that Sprint delivers every day to its customers,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO. “With this monthly add-on, Sprint customers will have great flexibility and will have the opportunity to easily access Amazon’s full entertainment package on America’s fastest LTE network.
The subscription costs $10.99 per month and can be added into any of the carrier’s monthly rate plans. Yes, this puts the total annual cost at just under $132. It’s not unlike subscription services for apps or music where it runs less if you agree to it all up front. Nevertheless, Sprint is the only service provider offering this as part of its portfolio.
How It Works
- Visit www.sprint.com/amazonprime, call 1-(800)-SPRINT1 or go to the nearest Sprint store to sign up for Amazon Prime on your Sprint account.
- After adding Amazon Prime to a Sprint account, the customer will receive a text message with an activation link to complete registration.
- Once registration is complete, the customer can immediately begin to enjoy all the benefits of Amazon Prime.
- Customers can also access preloaded or downloaded Amazon apps for easy access to Prime content on compatible smartphones.