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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to Mizzat

Re: Hmmm...

How the heck is Amazon not an MVNO by your logic?


Mizzat
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said by meowmeow:

How the heck is Amazon not an MVNO by your logic?

MVNOs sell mobile service as their business. Amazon sells devices. Inside the carrier, they are two separate things, although similar. Amazon is an M2M operator.
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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
Hmmm, I dunno what AT&T classifies them as internally, you may well be right, but to the user, they're functioning as an MVNO. They're selling AT&T service on the Kindle. M2M in my eyes is more like, say, a device to track a truck driver, or an alarm system - things with no user interaction. Not a device you use to browse the web and buy content on. But yes, I could see AT&T etc classifying it as M2M use, which is probably how Amazon can afford to offer it.