Sprint offers Amazon Prime add-on to customers for $10.99 per month

Sprint offers Amazon Prime add-on to customers for $10.99 per month
If you regularly buy stuff through Amazon, you'll know that the retailer's Prime service can make life a helluva lot easier. The upgrade, which costs $99 per calendar year, offers a bunch of perks compared with a traditional Amazon account, including prompter delivery times. It also opens up the firm's vault of streaming video and music content, Kindle Books and early access to the latest deals and offers. If you've not yet signed up for Amazon Prime and would like to, but don't wish to pay a hundred bucks in one hit, you can now pay $10.99 for month-to-month access courtesy of Sprint. 

The carrier has teamed up with Amazon -- and not for the first time -- to peddle Prime to its customers for the monthly fee. Thanks to services like Boku, many companies use the monthly phone bill to take payments, which some consumers find easier than grappling with the various checkout systems. Whilst, with Sprint, you'll be able to enjoy the perks of Prime without the rather hefty lump sum, those with good mental arithmetic will have ascertained that the pay-monthly alternative works out costlier. 

If you do take Sprint up on its offer, you'll have to pony up a little under $132 for a year's continual use, which is quite a hefty tax to pay (almost one-third extra). Whether the cost equates to value will be relative to how much you happen to use Amazon Prime, though. If you're the type of person to purchase dozens of items a month and also love your streaming video, then Prime is a no-brainer. But if you're not regular at the retailer's virtual doors, you'll probably be less inclined to fork out $132 per year.

On the plus side, Sprint users are not under contract to stick with Prime, so are free to use the service for a couple of months before dropping it. It's also worth mentioning that this is the first time Amazon Prime has been available on a pay-monthly basis.

Should you wish to add the prime bundle to your account, you can do so either through Sprint's website, by calling 1-(800)-SPRINT1 or heading on over to your nearest Sprint retail store.

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6 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Good for a couple months during holiday season if all you want is free shipping and no-hassle returns. Otherwise, paying monthly for something you'd use year-round is a rip-off.

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

lol Preying on the dumb and poor.

5. joebklyn

Posts: 16; Member since: May 02, 2011

You have to be an idiot to take that deal !!!!!! $31 more a year ....WTF SPRINT !!!!!

6. worldhello

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 26, 2016

Sprint should be offering this Amazon Prime for free as part of the unlimited family plan. I am already paying a hefty amount every month for the family plan which I don't feel it is worth it. Thinking of switching carrier soon! Beware of this add-on offer....just another way of preying customers by Sprint

7. stinky

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Really? Is sprint so desperate they have resort to adding Amazon Prime as a ploy to get customers. WOW. Looks like they are not doing so hot. I am a sprint customer. Almost ready to retire. I am going to dump sprint. I have been with sprint for a very long time. One thing I have noticed. The lineup of phones have not changed. The same stale old lineup. I really am tired of the same boring phones to choose from. Apple, LG or Samsung. Then they throw in fillers in there like HTC. Come on Sprint bring in something NEW. I have a rusty crusty G4. And I HATE this phone. It is toooooo small. Nothing I have found besides the original flex that meets my expectations. Get a grip SPRINT and Change your lineup.

8. stinky

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

OH one more thing. I am trying amazon prime. got it for around $60.00 for a year. But the original price I believe is $90.00 But with spring trying to lure people in by this gimmick at 10.99 a month. Done they know people have a brain and can tell the difference between 131.88 a year and 90.00 a year. Sprint is so brain dead that it is comical. Now I see why sprint has not listed any new phones. With the current staff running the company, it is easy to see that sprint is taking a nose dive right into the ground. And these are the idiots that we trust fpr our service provider.

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