Really need an unlocked smartphone badly at a low price and willing to put up with advertising?
If you can tolerate the four (4) weeks to ship Amazon products to Jamaica and the Caribbean, then Amazon’s Special Offers Deal (Victor, 2016, June 29) launched on Wednesday June 29th 2016 is just the thing for the Shopaholic (Deer, 2012, September 27) in you that’s dying to get out this summer!
The premise is simple; a device at a reduced price in exchange for Amazon using your Tablet or Smartphone as an advertising billboard.
The ads aren’t intrusive and Amazon’s expansion into unlocked smartphones means that their Amazon’s Special Offers Deal will give them a strong toehold among bargain hunters tolerant of ads. Here are a few deals on Amazon:
- US$49.99 for the BLU R1 HD
- US$149.99 for the Moto G4
- US$179.99 for the 32GB Moto G4
These ads mostly appear on the phone’s lockscreen. When a customer sees an offer, then can tap to learn more or simply swipe to unlock and the ad will disappear. On that day, Amazon had offered a $25 discount off the Moto G4 to Amazon Prime users, bringing the price to US$124.99.
Truly, being an Amazon Prime member has never been so good as it’s evidence that Amazon is the Earth’s most Customer Centric Company!
Amazon’s special offers deals – How lockscreen Ads can make Huawei Ascend Y360 free
I personally love this idea, as Jamaican Telecom Provider Digicel and FLOW can offer something similar to their customers buying high end smarphones.
Prices as low as JA$1000 for a Huawei Ascend Y360 are possible if Digicel and FLOW offered the lockscreen, Voicemail and even the Ringback Tone as advertising space on a special Prepaid plan.
In exchange, not only will they be able to get a smartphone at a reduced price, but potentially you can even get the Huawei Ascend Y360 free and high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 for as little as JA$5000.
So if you like this idea, pass it on to Digicel and FLOW, as it’ll benefit not only you, the customer, but advertisers, as they’ll be able to market the lockscreen as a mobile advertising space!
- Deer, L. (2012, September 27). Amazon is Legally Blonde as the Kindle Fire HD Upgrade is CEO Bezos’s Confessions of an Online Shopaholic. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/amazon-is-legally-blonde-kindle-fire-hd/
- Victor. (2016, June 29). Amazon has started offering slashed prices on selected unlocked phones with ads. Retrieved from http://www.gsmarena.com/amazon_has_started_offering_slashed_prices_on_selected_unlocked_phones_with_ads-news-19114.php