DALLAS and SEATTLE, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 and Amazon today announced the arrival of Fire, Amazon's first smartphone. Available exclusively on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network2, Fire is the only smartphone with new breakthrough technologies – Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (access to Amazon's vast digital ecosystem of over 33 million songs, apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, audiobooks and magazines) and features such as Mayday, Second Screen and X Ray.
Fire is available for purchase today at AT&T locations nationwide or online at www.att.com/firephone or www.amazon.com/firephone. You can also take advantage of myAT&T3 online or via the device app4 to buy online, pick up in store, or schedule an appointment in AT&T retail stores.
"We can't wait for customers to experience Amazon Fire for themselves," said Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Fire. "Fire offers an amazing value for customers with innovative features like Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, access to Amazon-exclusive content and services, including Mayday, ASAP and more –plus premium hardware with 32 GB of memory –twice the amount leading competitors offer, as well as free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud and 12 months of Amazon Prime included."
"Fire pushes the boundaries of innovation, and is easy-to-use," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. "Amazon has a vast content ecosystem that consumers know and love. AT&T has built a reputation of offering innovative devices with great pricing options – all on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network. Together, we're thrilled to offer a device that will be as dynamic as its name."
The AT&T Nextsm program5 lets you purchase Fire with:
- Zero money down
- No upgrade fee
- No activation fee
- No annual contract
Fire with 32GB is available for $27.09 a month with AT&T Next 18 or $199 with a two-year contract.6 The 64GB version is $31.25 a month with AT&T Next 18 or $299 with a two-year contract.6
For a limited time, Fire includes a full year of Amazon Prime and 1,000 Amazon Coins (a $10 value) to use on apps, games, and in-app purchases. If you're already a Prime member, your membership will be extended an additional 12 months.7 With Amazon Prime, customers enjoy two-day shipping on tens of millions of eligible items in the U.S., along with unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video; unlimited streaming and download on more than a million popular songs with no ads from Prime Music; and borrow one book a month for no additional charge with no waiting; and no due dates from Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Data charges apply.
To upgrade your current device to Fire, you can use AT&T Mobile Transfer to move contacts, photos, videos and more.8 Download the free myAT&T app4 on your current device in the app store to check your upgrade eligibility or upgrade your device.
The Amazon Appstore offers the most popular apps and games, including Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Pinterest, Instagram, Pandora, Netflix, HBO Go, Yelp, Uber, WhatsApp, and Candy Crush, among others. Many apps and games have also been optimized for Fire's unique Dynamic Perspective, Firefly and enhanced carousel features, including USA TODAY, Zillow, iHeartRadio, StubHub, Craigslist, eBay, Fandango, Kik, Rubik's Cube, Trove, TV Guide and WhitePages, among others – plus Amazon Game Studios' Saber's Edge and To-Fu Fury, developed in partnership with HotGen Ltd and Hibernum Creations.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Reliability based on 3rd party data regarding nationwide carriers' 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
3 Subject to availability.
4 Compatible device and account registration required. Messaging and data charges may apply for download and usage.
5 Requires 20-month or 24-month 0% APR installment agreement and qualifying credit. Sales tax due at sale. Qualified wireless service plan (voice and data) required. If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance is due. Select locations only. If financed smartphone returned/exchanged within 14 days, restocking fee up to $35 may apply. All terms subject to change. Other charges and restrictions apply. Visit here to learn more.
6 Requires 2 year agreement with qualifying. plans. Early termination and other fees and restrictions apply. Pricing Req's at att.com/wireless.
7Amazon Fire: Firefly technology, Mayday Tech Support, and other functionalities may use data. Data rates apply. Prime Offer: Restrictions apply. See www.amazon.com/fireoffer for details.
8 Mobile Transfer: This application is available for certain compatible phones. Standard data charges may apply. Please note: Wi-Fi provides a fast, seamless connection at home, in the office, and in thousands of hotspots. Using Wi-Fi is convenient and helps you save on your mobile data usage. View the AT&T Mobile Transfer End User Licensing Agreement at att.com/transfereula.
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