Several years ago Amazon took a stab at making their own Amazon phone available to consumers. The plan was to keep the cost low by forcing consumers to put up with ads delivered on the device. While that attempt ending up a miserable failure, the idea of delivering ads from Amazon lives on through their Amazon Prime Exclusive Phone program. In an announcement today, Amazon is adding four new LG devices to the portfolio of devices available through the program.
The devices being added to the Amazon program include the LG G6, the LG G6+, the LG Q6 and the LG X charge. As you may be able to tell, LG and Amazon are covering a decent portion of the market by including phones from the top-tier to the middle and more budget tiers. All of the phones are unlocked, so buyers can choose the carrier that is right for them subject to the device’s compatibility with the chosen network carrier.
Thanks to the delivery of advertising and product recommendations via the lockscreen, buyers may be able to snag the devices at a bit of a discount. For example, the LG G6+ is listed at $499.99 through the Amazon program compared with a normal price of $599.99 through other sources. The savings go down from there as you work through to the lower tier devices and it appears there may not be any savings for the LG X charge which can be grabbed for the same price of $149 through Boost Mobile.
Although the ads and offers may be a bit of an inconvenience for some buyers, Amazon tries to make up for it through things like single sign-on that makes it easy for buyers to access a variety of Prime membership benefits.
If you are interested in grabbing one of these LG phones or want to check out the rest of Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phone portfolio – a variety of Motorola and Alcatel phones with the Nokia 6 thrown in for measure – hit the links below. Amazon has the LG phones available for pre-order starting now with delivery slated to occur in November.
Buy It Now: Amazon Prime Exclusive Phone Program
source: Amazon (BusinessWire)