Amazon Unloads AT&T Phones for a Penny


The crazy retail deals are still going strong today here in the U.S. During my daily check of Amazon (s amzn) for the MP3 special of the day, I noticed the e-tailer is offering any AT&T phone for a penny today. There’s also no activation fee, which saves $36 — personally, I think the fee should go away from the entire industry, but that’s another matter. As expected, you’ll need a new two-year service account for the deal, which expires at the end of the day. That means existing AT&T (s t) customers have to pass, because upgrades aren’t eligible.

A quick scan shows 61 eligible handsets and while some are basic phones, there’s a few relatively recent mobiles in the list, like the BlackBerry Bold 9700 (s RIMM), Garmin’s nüvifone G60 (s grmn), the HTC Tilt 2 and HTC PURE. To sweeten the deal, Amazon is also including free two-day shipping. And before you ask: nope, no iPhones (s aapl) for a penny. ;)



Not a bad deal for anyone that wants to give AT&T a try… Kevin do I see a BlackBerry in your future. :)

Kevin C. Tofel

Nice try. ;) I’m still waiting to see if we have a new Android 2.0 device running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor by January or February. Or if a bunch of the apps I need appear on my Palm Pre by then, I’ll stick with that. :)

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