Amazon refunds Prime Exclusive phone owners who paid to remove the ads

Since 2016, Amazon has been offering an ever-increasing lineup of Prime Exclusive phones – unlocked devices sold at significantly lower prices. There has always been a catch, though – they shipped with preinstalled Amazon software and had lockscreen ads. While you couldn’t remove the apps, you had the option to pay a fee (depending on your device) to remove the lockscreen ads. At least that was the case until last week, when Amazon made the decision to remove the lockscreen ads for everyone, but increase the cost of every Prime Exclusive device by $20.
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Unconditional refunds might be one of the Galaxy S8's best new features

By now everyone has heard the story – Samsung releases a new flagship, said flagship starts catching on fire, things go really, really bad. While the whole debacle is old news by now, Samsung is still fighting the repercussions, which, along with its legal problems, took a big hit on its reputation. The latest move in that direction, according to The Investor, might be offering users of the upcoming Galaxy S8 unconditional refunds up to three months after purchase.

Even though this is very obviously a damage control measure, it’s a really good and …