Verizon Says Not in Talks With Amazon for Resale of Wireless Service
By Will Feuer
Verizon Communications said it isn't in negotiations for the
resale of its wireless services by Amazon.Com.
"Verizon is not in negotiations with Amazon regarding the resale
of" its wireless network, spokesman Rich Young said. "Our company
is always open to new and potential opportunities, but we have
nothing to report at this time."
Bloomberg reported earlier Friday that Amazon is negotiating
with Verizon Communications, T-Mobile and Dish Network to get the
lowest possible wholesale prices to offer Prime members wireless
plans for $10 a month or possibly for free.
Amazon's talks with cellular carriers have been going on for six
to eight weeks and have also included AT&T at times, Bloomberg
said, but the mobile service plans may take several more months to
launch and could be scrapped.
"We are always exploring adding even more benefits for Prime
members, but don't have plans to add wireless at this time," Amazon
spokesman Bradley Mattinger said.
Representatives for AT&T declined to comment.
T-Mobile said it is "not in discussions about inclusion of our
wireless in Prime service, and Amazon has told us they have no
plans to add wireless service."
Write to Will Feuer at Will.Feuer@wsj.com
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