Many of us already turn to Amazon for our shopping needs, but with Amazon Prime struggling to retain subscriber counts, a new report claims we could soon see an Amazon-powered phone service as well. According to Bloomberg, Amazon is currently in negotiations with Verizon, T-Mobile, and Dish Network as potential partners. These talks have reportedly been going on for about two months.
The idea of Amazon getting into the phone biz is nothing new. There was the failed Fire Phone hardware attempt back in 2014. There were also rumors that Amazon was interested in buying Boost Mobile back in 2019, though that never turned into anything. Nonetheless, it’s not surprising that Amazon is still interested in the mobile space. The question is, would an Amazon Prime phone service be a good thing for consumers and Amazon, and do the big carriers have anything to fear from Amazon?