$50 $100
Part of Amazon's new phone ads promotion. For Prime members only, Amazon has the Blu R1 HD 8GB Android Smartphone on preorder for $50 with free shipping. The 16GB version is $10 more. Add to cart to see discounted price if the discount is not already on the page.

In order to get this special pricing, the phone will come with personalized ads on the lockscreen. Set for a 7/12 release.

  • Quad-core 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage +MicroSD
  • 5" 1280x720, 8MP front cam/5MP back cam, Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  • $50 retail: $100
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    garville
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    Posted 06/29/2016 at 09:34 AM PT
    Posted 06/29/2016 at 09:34 AM PT
    Is the personalized ads can be removed in the future? How big is the ads in the screen?
    dave_c
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    Posted 06/29/2016 at 10:17 AM PT
    Posted 06/29/2016 at 10:17 AM PT
    Let me get this right. If I've paid
    Amazon
    for Prime, then they'll allow me to pay them for a phone, then they'll allow me to pay $10 more for $2 worth of addt'l memory, so they will have a way to bombard me with ads that constantly eat up either my data plan or at least wifi so battery life, and they're only paying me $50 to jump through these hoops?
    Mikeyho2
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    Posted 06/29/2016 at 04:10 PM PT
    Posted 06/29/2016 at 04:10 PM PT
    @ dave. c. I agree it is up to us as consumers to not buy bad deals like this. $50 isn't worth it but
    Amazon
    obviously did some market research and concluded ppl may bite. Same concept on their $50 tablet. This phone should be free with ads, imo, and still maybe not worth it.
    dave_c
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    Posted 06/29/2016 at 10:45 PM PT
    Posted 06/29/2016 at 10:45 PM PT
    ^ No, I mean them paying me $50 to take the phone, not saving $50.
    mikegrmi
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    Posted 07/01/2016 at 11:19 AM PT
    Posted 07/01/2016 at 11:19 AM PT
    ^ Don't get too excited Dave, it won't work on your Jitterbug's network anyway.
    cvbn
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    Posted 07/01/2016 at 10:58 PM PT
    Posted 07/01/2016 at 10:58 PM PT
    do you want to see ads all the time
    tnaant
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    Posted 07/05/2016 at 09:47 PM PT
    Posted 07/05/2016 at 09:47 PM PT
    Bensbargains is now plastering ads on my phone...irritating isnt it?
    cadaats
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    Posted 07/06/2016 at 04:20 AM PT
    Posted 07/06/2016 at 04:20 AM PT
    Don't you think ads can be blocked once we have phone ?? As long as its android, we can personalize it.

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