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Lockscreen offers & ads will be disabled on your Prime Exclusive Phone

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Not a deal but I believe an important update for those who have bought a Prime Exclusive Phone from Amazon.

We wanted to provide you with an important update about your Prime Exclusive Phone.
Starting February 6, we will begin rolling out an Amazon Offers app update to disable lockscreen offers and ads on Prime Exclusive Phones. This will allow you to more easily use your phone's mobile unlock technology, as well as personalize your lockscreen with a photo or wallpaper.
When the Amazon Offers app update is available for your Prime Exclusive Phone, you can find it in the "My apps & games" section of the Google Play Store. Downloading this update will disable lockscreen offers and ads on your device. If you have enabled auto-updates in the Google Play Store, your phone will automatically update after you connect it to Wi-Fi.
Prime Exclusive Phones will still be available at a discount for Prime members and will be available unlocked, giving you the freedom and flexibility to choose the wireless carrier and service that best fit your needs. Prime Exclusive Phones will continue to provide access to pre-installed Amazon apps, including the Amazon Widget app.
Our updated Program Terms of Use can be viewed here.

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Last Edited by monkeybiz February 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM
If you Paid to Remove the Lockscreen Ads you will be given a refund by Amazon as well.

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Because you paid to unsubscribe from lockscreen offers and ads, we will apply an Amazon.com Gift Card* to your Amazon account for the same amount you paid. You can expect to see this applied to your Amazon account in 2-3 business days.

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Received this email today

We wanted to provide you with an important update about your Prime Exclusive Phone.
Starting February 6, we will begin rolling out an Amazon Offers app update to disable lockscreen offers and ads on Prime Exclusive Phones. This will allow you to more easily use your phone's mobile unlock technology, as well as personalize your lockscreen with a photo or wallpaper.
When the Amazon Offers app update is available for your Prime Exclusive Phone, you can find it in the "My apps & games" section of the Google Play Store. Downloading this update will disable lockscreen offers and ads on your device. If you have enabled auto-updates in the Google Play Store, your phone will automatically update after you connect it to Wi-Fi.
Prime Exclusive Phones will still be available at a discount for Prime members and will be available unlocked, giving you the freedom and flexibility to choose the wireless carrier and service that best fit your needs. Prime Exclusive Phones will continue to provide access to pre-installed Amazon apps, including the Amazon Widget app.
Our updated Program Terms of Use can be viewed

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/help/..._269577340
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Got this email from Amazon. Basically says there will be an app installed instead of the lock screen ads.







Lockscreen offers & ads will be disabled on your Prime Exclusive Phone




We wanted to provide you with an important update about your Prime Exclusive Phone.
Starting February 6, we will begin rolling out an Amazon Offers app update to disable lockscreen offers and ads on Prime Exclusive Phones. This will allow you to more easily use your phone's mobile unlock technology, as well as personalize your lockscreen with a photo or wallpaper.
When the Amazon Offers app update is available for your Prime Exclusive Phone, you can find it in the "My apps & games" section of the Google Play Store. Downloading this update will disable lockscreen offers and ads on your device. If you have enabled auto-updates in the Google Play Store, your phone will automatically update after you connect it to Wi-Fi.
Prime Exclusive Phones will still be available at a discount for Prime members and will be available unlocked, giving you the freedom and flexibility to choose the wireless carrier and service that best fit your needs. Prime Exclusive Phones will continue to provide access to pre-installed Amazon apps, including the Amazon Widget app.
Our updated Program Terms of Use can be viewed here.

Have questions?
Head to our updated FAQ page, or you can always reach out to customer support here.

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i got this email... for phones i don't use..

was it for the Moto G with ads

or the metro pcs j7 i bought?

or both?
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Why is everyone posting this nonsense in hot deals.
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for FREE....??????


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not a deal for a phone nobody uses...

lmao
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Where's the deal?
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From the FAQ https://smile.amazon.com/gp/help/...=202040870
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4. Why am I still seeing lockscreen offers and ads on my Prime Exclusive Phone?

A February 2018 update to the Amazon Offers app disables lockscreen offers and ads on Prime Exclusive Phones. If you continue to see lockscreen offers and ads, please make sure you have connected your Prime Exclusive Phone to Wi-Fi and updated the Amazon Offers app. Learn more about updating your Prime Exclusive Phone. If you have completed these actions and continue to see lockscreen offers and ads after February 2018, please contact customer service for assistance.
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Got this email for the Moto G Play phone. Might apply to other phones as well?

"We wanted to provide you with an important update about your Prime Exclusive Phone.

Starting February 6, we will begin rolling out an Amazon Offers app update to disable lockscreen offers and ads on Prime Exclusive Phones. This will allow you to more easily use your phone's mobile unlock technology, as well as personalize your lockscreen with a photo or wallpaper.

When the Amazon Offers app update is available for your Prime Exclusive Phone, you can find it in the "My apps & games" section of the Google Play Store. Downloading this update will disable lockscreen offers and ads on your device. If you have enabled auto-updates in the Google Play Store, your phone will automatically update after you connect it to Wi-Fi.

Prime Exclusive Phones will still be available at a discount for Prime members and will be available unlocked, giving you the freedom and flexibility to choose the wireless carrier and service that best fit your needs. Prime Exclusive Phones will continue to provide access to pre-installed Amazon apps, including the Amazon Widget app. "
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weird. i already removed that stuff from the 3 phones I bought long ago. but I wonder why Amazon is doing this?
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Quote from ketamine
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Where's the deal?

The "deal" is that you will no longer have Ads on Prime-Exclusive phones which are usually discounted and pretty popular.


They will also be refunding anyone that paid to remove the lockscreen ads.
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Woah this is interesting. Wonder if this has anything to do with the news awhile back where this guy discovered a "vulnerability" in the lock screen ad but turns out it just smart lock keeping the phone unlocked.
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Thanks OP - makes these phones much more appealing.
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