5 Iphones on our Plan, But what about Amazon Fire? Am I missing something?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by nostresshere, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    We have 5 Iphones on our. Most of them are on 2nd or 3rd generation, one of 4th. Then I see I can get an Amazon Fire for $30- no contract. Why is this a bad idea compared to $700-$900 for Iphone plus service contract, etc?

    Is it really that bad?

    Okay, it is actually $130, but you get one year of Amazon Prime, or extension, meaning it is still $30. Damn cheap

    Help me understand it.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    You're not missing anything when having an iPhone/Android phone. Switch to a Fire Phone and you'll probably regret it.
     
  4. Surf Donkey Suspended

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    There is no Amazon Fire phone left anymore, so you don't have a dilemma. I got one. Will make a good running phone :)
     
  5. nostresshere thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I saw the offer yesterday and ordered one. It "says" it is about to ship. I figure for $30, I have a backup phone.. assuming I don't like it.

    It now shows out of stock on the Amazon website.
     
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  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Hopefully
     
  8. Internaut macrumors 6502a

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    I had a play with a Fire Phone and found it massively underwhelming. It's iOS and stock Android all the way, for me.
     
  9. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    Great device if you want to flash it and put stock on Android on it, otherwise it's okay but just the same as buying a Blackberry or Windows Phone app-wise.
     

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