Amazon has dramatically slashed the price of its first smartphone to just £99 for the 32GB version, £149 for the 64GB model. That's a drop of up to £330 pounds on the original launch prices (for the 64GB phone).

There is a catch or two though; the deal is only available to Amazon customers in the UK and just for one day, today 28 January. Additionally, the Fire Phone is locked to O2, so while you can buy it without a contract, you can still only use it with an O2 SIM.

The deal would have been even more spectacular had Amazon still offered a year's worth of Prime membership with each phone sold, but that's just one month free these days. It was always unlikely that the original Prime would have still been in place, effectively pricing the phone at just £20.

READ: Amazon Fire Phone review

The sale price is also an indication that Amazon is clearing stock of the phone now, perhaps in preparation of an expected successor. This Fire Phone has not been the hit the retailer had hoped for and was not critically well-received. Its specifications are decent enough, with a 4.7-inch 720p screen, 13-megapixel rear camera, 4G support and quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, but the user experience has been questioned.

Nonetheless, if you're looking for a cheap smartphone and are on O2 (or happy to use an O2 PAYG SIM) then £99 is an attractive offer. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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