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Amazon Prime Mobile: Could the Retail Giant Shake Up the Wireless Industry?

Amazon is in talks with several wireless carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, and Dish Network, about offering low-cost mobile services to its Prime members, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

The report, which cites unnamed sources familiar with the matter, says that Amazon is looking to offer a mobile service that would be priced below the plans offered by the major carriers. Amazon is also reportedly considering offering a mobile service that would be bundled with its other Prime benefits, such as free two-day shipping and access to its streaming video service, Prime Video.

If Amazon were to launch a mobile service, it would be the latest move by the company to expand its reach into new markets. Amazon has already made significant investments in the areas of cloud computing, streaming media, and e-commerce. A mobile service would give Amazon another way to reach consumers and generate revenue.

The report comes at a time when the wireless industry is facing increasing competition from new entrants, such as Google Fi and Mint Mobile. These companies offer low-cost mobile plans that are targeted at consumers who are looking for a cheaper alternative to the major carriers.

It is unclear when Amazon might launch a mobile service, or what features it might include. However, the report suggests that Amazon is serious about entering the wireless market and that it could disrupt the industry with its low-cost plans.

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