Purchased thru a friend in the USA. Using it in Japan. No issues on the Softbank/Vodafone network. With the Google upgrade I now have full access to the Google play store.
For $189, its a great phone, one of the biggest bargains today. Some of the controls are a little messy and after using this for the past 2 months I am very comfortable with the Amazon Fire phone.
Comparison with the iPhone etc. is not valid as the price is 1/3rd.
babakmansouri, 30 Mar 2015i bought at same price from amazon too, i want to know how you installed google playstore tooYou can sideload google play store. Here is how to do it, very simple.
Do you think it works in Nigeria, I am planning on buying but i will son leave the states for Nigeria
lezbod, 16 May 2015i have just about had enough of this phone,it will not let me register my e-mail which is a lo... moreNot true for MSN based Outlook. Set mine up in 30 sec, using my email password and address! You may want to contact your email provider and tell them your problems.
Anonymous, 24 May 2015limited applications and battery life limited to about 5 hoursInstall google play on it mate its not that hard just download 4 apps install them and you're golden
i have just about had enough of this phone,it will not let me register my e-mail which is a load of crap,please don't develop another phone because your tec is shit
Well this has been a love hate relationship over the last few days. I like the phone itself. Fast, good tech. and I got it at a descent price. I hear Amazon's working on a program called Amazon Unlocked that might offer Google apps. Would be a huge plus. My only real issue is that COLLEGES and students use Google apps forbadministrative communications & other stuff so I hope Amazon gets past this beef with Google b'coz that doesn't seem productive and our teachers and students would definitely benefit from it
Safeer0346, 14 Mar 2015can i develop and debug apps for Amazon Fire Phone in Android Studio ! cuz i am searching for ... moreNot sure about all the tech stuff but I know this, Amazon would most likely appreciate if you developers anything for their phone. I spoke with them about some issues and they said they welcome anyone to submit suggestions or help modifying apps that might be problematic to use with their OS.
RichGuy, 01 Apr 2015You have to pay $799 for getting the play store on this phone. I just got it, very happy overall. Must be nice, to be able to afford the phone at full retail that is. Good to hear someone's happy with it even after paying too dollar. I don't think any phone is worth that much aside from some luxury lines. I purchased my Fire Phone at the discounted 189 unlocked. A few unsettling issues (regarding Google access and edu websites use of Google apps ... & mine) but I'm happy with the actual phone and capabilutues none the less.
richard, 23 Apr 2015does it support a memory card No unfortunately not. But ... Amazon provides use of their cloud which basically gives u more storage space than any SD card storage can. So it's kind of inconvenient if you wanted to access ur files without an internet connection but not a hindrance in lack storage capacity.
nvander, 17 Apr 2015I want to buy this phone, but i need to know if this phone work LTE/4G in Dominican Republic?I recently visit DR and the phone works great under Claro.
If you Want to buy one, go. It is very cheap.l am in Ecuador and I don't have problems.
isaiascn, 31 Dec 2014I have this phone (unlocked version) working 100% on Claro Dominica Republic, this phone is ve... moreI want to buy this phone, but i need to know if this phone work LTE/4G in Dominican Republic?
i want to buy this phone , but wanted to now if it supports networks in india like airtel or voda phone or any other Indian networks !! and is the phone good to use in india and can we download andrid games and apps
please let me know
babakmansouri, 30 Mar 2015i bought at same price from amazon too, i want to know how you installed google playstore tooWhat I did was i went to YouTube and watch a number of videos giving advice and tutoring guide help how to get google play store on the device. The one I remember was I had to download 3 recommended files from off of the internet that they recommended and then open install them in a certain order that they also tell you and wah lah, it worked.