Amazon Fire Phone (64Gb) as a bluetooth MP3 player at £99...

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  1. Overlord69

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    I'm considering buying a Amazon Fire Phone (32Gb or 64Gb) as a bluetooth MP3 player at £99, what do you think??? :)

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    To clarify:
    • Amazon Fire Phone will not be used as a "Phone"...
    • I'm not worried about it being locked to O2 as I'll only use on wifi ocasionally...
    • I'm not worried about it being part of the Amazon Eco system...
    • I already own a Fire tablet & I'm already a Amazon Prime customer...
    • My music collection is on my PC so I'm not concerned about Amazon music services etc...

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  3. Overlord69

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    Thanks for the reply...

    As I previously said it's solely for mp3 playback to Bluetooth earphones etc. 64Gb is big enough in terms of storage. I already own 2 tablets, 1x7" & 1x8" and a fairly large smartphone (Nexus 5). I've failed to find a decent Bluetooth mp3 player of a decent size (storage) that's still pocketable (at the gym) etc...
     
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    It certainly seems to be good value for money. The lack of replies may be because it hasn't proved to be that popular a device so there may not be many members who can express an opinion to assist you.

    As a Prime member have you not considered just ordering one to test suitability? If it doesn't meet the grade, you could always just return it
     
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    I have ordered one to try, but wanted opinions which alas didn't come...
     
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    Did you consider wireless headphones
     
  7. Overlord69

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    As opposed to Bluetooth??? Please explain what wireless headphones would be good for the gym etc?
     
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    I can't vouch for this phone as I've no experience with it, but I did use an old phone as an mp3 player and it worked well up until I transferred to using Google's music service. Mine was a normal android device and I'd recommend going that way, there's just more choice of software on the play store to find a decent media player. Something like the moto e with a big SD card would serve you well and you can just stick the memory card in your computer to update it
     
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    I've had issues with the "Amazon Fire Phone" today... :( So I'm going to have to try something else, maybe a Motorola. I use to have a Moto G (1st generation) and had no issues with it... ;)

    I'll update this thread once I've returned the Amazon Fire Phone, and ordered / tested it's replacement...
     
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    Not that it makes much difference to the OP but isn't Bluetooth 'wireless'? It uses the same radio frequency band as 2.4GHz wifi?
     
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    What were the issues with the phone.

    It seems Amazon are now unlocking so considering the phone myself assuming you can still side Load apps.
     
  12. Overlord69

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    I had compatabilty issues with other kit, not necessarily due to the phone... How about a link to the unlocked "Amazon Fire Phone"... Or are you on about the nightmare of going to and from Amazon and O2 until one of them agrees to unlock it as report all over them internet / other forums???
     
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    It seems you contact Amazon when you receive the phone and they now unlock. Have a look on hotukdeals for the Amazon fire phone and it has many comments regarding unlocking.
     
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    I would sugest that anyone considering purchasing the Amazon Fire phone to Unlock should read about it... Do a search on Google... Many people have and still are having issues. The hotukdeals website talks about the issues also... So do some research and make up your own mind, rather than listening to one persons opinion. It seems some people have it easy and some have real problems getting it sorted...
     
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    I bought a Fire phone a few weeks ago and had the unlock code within a few minutes via online chat. Amazon are happily providing unlock codes for these if bought recently (after April 2015).

    I have installed play store and cheetah launcher. Decent 64GB phone for £99.
     

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