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Sprint customers can now buy Amazon Prime one month at a time
Earlier today, US carrier Sprint announced that it will begin offering its customers a subscription to Amazon Prime as an optional extra on top of their phone bill. Rather than having to stump up costs for a whole year, Sprint customers will be able to purchase a subscription on a monthly basis. This might come in handy for binge watching your latest show or squeezing in a free delivery shopping spree.
The offer is for a proper Amazon Prime membership, complete with full access to the company’s music and video services, as well as free two-day shipping on the company’s huge catalogue of products. Plus customers can drop their membership whenever they want, such as if a better deal came up with a different video streaming service.
However, Sprint customers should be aware that the carrier still counts all of this data towards monthly allowances, unlike some other US networks. So lots of music and video streaming might also require a bigger data package. Sprint states that it doesn’t have any plans to exempt music or video from data caps, also known as zero rating, after suggesting that a large number of its customers are on unlimited plans or ones with a very large allowances anyway.
While the offer sounds ideal for short term use, long term Amazon Prime customers won’t fancy taking up Sprint’s offer, as the yearly cost works out substantially higher than a regular membership. Sprint and Amazon will be charging $10.99 per month, which works out to $132 a year. That’s quite a bit more than the $99 yearly cost if you buy a subscription directly from Amazon.
Do you think that you will be taking up Sprint’s monthly Amazon Prime offer?