Amazon Courts Low-Income Customers With Deep Prime Discount


Amazon has introduced a Prime membership priced at $5.99 monthly for people on government assistance who have a valid EBT card. A Prime membership ordinarily costs $10.99 per month, or $99 per year. The EBT card is used to disburse funds for a variety of government assistance programs, including TANF, SNAP and WIC. Consumers have to qualify for the discount program every 12 months, and may take advantage of it for up to four years. Prime offers unlimited fast, free two-day shipping on more than 50 million eligible items, and other benefits.

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Amazon Offers Binge-Friendly Monthly Prime Subscriptions


Amazon on Monday began offering Prime Video as a standalone service with a monthly subscription option. Prime Video previously was offered only as part of a bundle with Amazon Prime, which is available for $99 a year. Amazon also offers a monthly Prime membership plan for $10.99, which includes all the benefits of the yearly Prime plan, including two-day free shipping. Prime Video is available for $8.99 a month, which is $1 below Netflix’s standard plan but $1 more than the basic Netflix offering that does not include high-definition content.

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Netflix is about to get more expensive again

Yes, you heard that right, the monthly cost of your Netflix subscription might increase later this year. But there’s no reason to freak out about it, and not everyone is going to pay more each month for Netflix access. In fact, many of you already pay the new higher rate and nothing will change.

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Simple ways to save big money on a smartphone and cellular plan

Buying a new smartphone or cellular plan is a major headache, with smartphones released monthly and carriers continually adjusting their plans to entice consumers.

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Facebook Messenger Dashes Past 800 Million User Mark


Facebook last week announced that its Messenger app had reached the 800 million monthly user milestone. Messenger lets users send text messages, stickers, photos, videos, voice clips, GIFs, their location and money. It’s a standalone app, so one doesn’t have to be a Facebook member to use it, and it’s cross-platform, running on smartphones, tablets and desktops. This year, Facebook plans to make it easier to do business using Messenger, said David Marcus, vice president of messaging.

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Sprint's new 'iPhone Forever' plan charges monthly fee for automatic device upgrades

U.S. carrier Sprint on Monday launched “iPhone Forever,” a monthly fee plan designed to ensure a subscriber always has the latest iPhone model, available for a limited time at a discounted price.

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Twitter blames glitch in Apple's iOS 8 for loss of 4M new users

Character-limited social network Twitter on Thursday announced a lower-than-expected number of monthly active users for its just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on problems in Apple’s rollout of iOS 8.



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Twitter blames glitch in Apple's iOS 8 for loss of 4M new users [u]

Character-limited social network Twitter on Thursday announced a lower-than-expected number of monthly active users for its just-completed fourth quarter, a figure that the company blamed in part on problems in Apple’s rollout of iOS 8.



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Verizon cuts $10 off many monthly shared data plans, starting at $30/1GB

Ongoing price wars in the U.S. mobile industry have led Verizon to shave $10 off the monthly rate of a number of its shared data plans, in line with aggressive strategies taken by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.



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AT&T stops selling Beats Music subscriptions to wireless customers

AT&T customers looking to sign up for Beats Music as part of their monthly cellular plan are, as of Wednesday, seemingly out of luck, as the wireless provider is no longer offering subscriptions for Apple’s streaming service.



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Amazon launches iOS-compatible Kindle Unlimited, a $10/mo. all-you-can-read ebook plan

While the digital music market has been trending toward monthly subscription services for unlimited access, Amazon is now trying the same approach with its dominance in the ebook market, allowing subscribers to read as much as they want for $10 per month.



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Apple's iOS continues to dominate mobile web browsing as Android gains

Even as Google counts some 1 billon monthly active users for Android worldwide, more than six out of every ten page views from a mobile device in the U.S. still come from an iPhone, an iPad, or an iPod touch, according to new browsing data released on Monday.



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