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Prepaid Phones On Sale This Week Apr 6 - Apr 12

Welcome to Prepaid Phone News' regular Sunday Prepaid Phones on Sale this Week post listing all the best US prepaid phone deals in one place.

My Deal of the Week pick is the Samsung Galaxy S III for multiple carriers.

Straight Talk's S III on the Verizon network is $349.00 at Walmart.

T-Mobile's S III is $299.00 at Walmarticon.

The Virgin Mobile S III is $239.99 on the Virgin site and Amazon.

The Galaxy S III has been around for a while and with the release of the Galaxy S5 imminent, the S III's price, which was over $600 at launch, has been dropping  rapidly. It's still a formidable device with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, removable battery, excellent 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with zero shutter-lag and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera There's plenty of power thanks to a dual core 1.5 Ghz processor and 2 GB RAM. There's 16 GB of internal memory for apps and support for up to 64 GB memory cards.

Other notable prepaid phone deals this week include:
All current prepaid phone deals: (Except as noted all are available both online and in stores).

1Sale.com Online only, free slooow shipping

Unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 international version (supports AT&T HSPA+ but not LTE or T-Mobile's AWS HSPA+) new, not refurbished $429.99 (reg $699.99) (4/11 only)

Aio Wireless Free shipping

Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone $49.99 (reg $179.99)

Samsung Galaxy Amp Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

iPhone 4 8GB $299.99 (reg $449.99)

Amazon (online only) Free shipping on orders over $35 unless otherwise noted.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone $59.16 (reg 99.99)

AT&T AT&T Radiant Android phone $78.97 (reg $149.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola Theory QWERTY candy bar $18.40 (reg $39.99)

Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro waterproof Android phone $31.99 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto G Android phone $99.99 ($129.99)

MetroPCS LG Optimus F3 LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $149.99)

Net10 AT&T Compatible SIM Card $0.59 (reg $6.99)

Net10 LG 620G slider $6.99 (reg $39.99)

Net10 Samsung T401G QWERTY slider $12.99 (reg $49.99)

Net10 Huawei Inspira (T-Mobile) Android phone $29.99 (reg $99.99)

Net10 Samsung Galaxy Proclaim (Verizon) Android $59.99 (reg $1.49.99)

T-Mobile Alcatel 665 flip phone $22.00 (reg $49.99)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone $89.99 (reg $149.99)

T-Mobile Alcatel One Touch Fierce Android phone $124.99 ($149.99)

TracFone LG 800G triple minutes touchscreen $9.99 (reg $49.99)

TracFone LG 530G triple minutes QWERTY candy bar $19.95 (reg $49.99)

Tracfone LG 840G triple minutes 3G WiFi touchscreen $24.99 (reg $59.99)

TracFone ZTE Valet (Verizon) Android phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)

Verizon Pantech Caper QWERTY candybar $25.49 (reg $99.99)

Verizon LG Cosmos 3 QWERTY slider $39.99 (reg $59.99)

Verizon (use on Page Plus, etc) Palm Pre 2 WebOS QWERTY slider $44.84 (reg $99.99)

Verizon (use on Page Plus, etc) Palm Pixi Plus WebOS QWERTY candybar $49.99

Verizon (use on Page Plus) Motorola Droid 2 Android QWERTY slider $76.95 (reg $108.75)

Verizon (use on Page Plus) Motorola DROID X Android phone $89.95 (orig. $649.99)

Virgin Mobile payLo Kyocera Kona flip phone $9.78 (reg $19.99)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event Android phone $34.49 (reg $59.99)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Rise Android QWERTY slider $38.98 (reg $79.99)

Virgin Mobile ZTE Awe Android phone $49.65 (reg $99.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE Android phone $76.99 (reg $249.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Optimus F3 LTE Android phone $74.88 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile HTC Desire LTE Android phone $209.99 (reg $279.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III LTE Android phone $239.99 (reg $299.99)

AT&T (online only) free shipping on all phones and $5-$30 online-only discounts on most phones. There are some especially good good deals on "Certified Like-New" (aka refurbished) phones which are listed below.

ZTE Avail 2icon Certified Like-New Android phone 19.99 ($59.99 if new)

Nokia Lumia 520 Certified Like-New Windows Phone $49.99 ($79.99 if new)

ZTE Radianticon Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Nokia Lumia 520icon Windows Phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

ZTE Z998icon LTE Android phone $139.99 (reg $159.99)

BestBuy Free Shipping on orders over $25

AT&T Alcatel 871A QWERTY candy bar $19.99 (reg $29.99)

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 Windows phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)

AT&T ZTE Radiant Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto Gicon Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2 Android phone $129.99 (reg $149.99)

MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G Android phone $59.99 (reg $79.99)

MetroPCS LG Optimus F3 LTE GSM Android phone $119.99 (reg $149.99)

NET10 ZTE Midnight (T-Mobile) Android phone $19.99 (reg $49.99)

NET10 Samsung 404G QWERTY slider $29.99 (orig $79.99)

NET10 Huawei Ascend Y (Verizon) Android phone $74.99 (reg $99.99)

TracFone LG 440G double minutes flip phone $4.99 (reg $14.99)

TracFone ZTE Valet Android phone $49.99 (reg 99.99)

Verizon Samsung Gusto 2icon flip phone $9.99 (reg $19.99)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event Android phone $29.99 (reg $49.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy Ring Android phone $79.99 (reg $149.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Optimus F3 LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile HTC Desire LTE Android phone $209.99 (reg $279.99 )

Boost Mobile free shipping on all phones.

$100 account credit for for new customers (ends 4/30)

CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) BlackBerry Curve 9310 $14.99 (reg $49.99)

CPO Kyocera Hydro waterproof Android phone $17.49 (reg $34.99)

CPO Samsung Galaxy Rush Android phone $24.99 (reg $49.99)

Motorola Moto G $99.99 (was $129.99)

LG Venice Android phone $99.99 (reg $179.99)

HTC One SV LTE android phone $224.99  (reg $249.99)

CowBoom (part of BestBuy) used phones with warranty - free shipping.

$5 off $50 Use Code COWBOOM5 - New Customers Only, Excludes Deal of the Day, ends 4-30-2014

$10 off $150 Use Code COWBOOM10 - New Customers Only, Excludes Deal of the Day, ends 4-30-2014

$20 off $300 Use Code COWBOOM20 - New Customers Only, Excludes Deal of the Day, ends 4-30-2014

Cricket free shipping and free activation on all phones. Prices and availability are for Cricket native coverage areas. Prices are different and not all phones available in Cricket MVNO areas.

Cricket is upgrading its CDMA network to GSM and expects to stop offering CDMA wireless service as early as March 2015. All the phones listed below are CDMA and wont work after the upgrade.

Kyocera Domino candy bar $19.99 reg ($39.99)

Samsung Galaxy Discover Android phone $29.99 withe code TAXTIME (reg $129.99)

Kyocera Kona flip phone $29.99 (reg $59.99)

Samsung Comment 3 QWERTY candybar $29.99 (reg $79.99)

Kyocera Hydro waterproof Android phone $59.99 (reg $139.99)

ZTE Engage MT Android phone $79.99 (reg $199.99)

Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone $279.99 (reg $549.99)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE Android phone $429.99 (reg $599.99)

FreedomPop (online only) shipping $6.99 unless otherwise noted

FreedomPop 4G (WiMAX) refurbished Freedom Rocket iPod Sleeve $9.99 with free shipping (reg $99)

FreedomPop 3G/4G (EVDO/WiMax) refurbished Freedom Stick USB modem $19.99 with free shipping

Frys free shipping on orders of $23 or more

AT&T Sierra Wireless Unite LTE Hotspot $79.99 (reg $99.99) (ends 4/17)

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $249.99) (ends 4/17)

MetroPCS LG Optimus L9 Android phone $89.99 (reg $139.99) (ends 4/17)

Verizon Jetpack MiFi 5510 prepaid LTE wireless hotspot $69.99 (reg $99.99)

T-Mobile Alcatel 665 flip phone $9.99 (reg $29.99)  (ends 4/17)

Groupon free shipping on orders $19.99 and up

FreedomPop refurbished Freedom Stick 250U 3G/4G USB stick modem $14.99 (reg $49.99)

FreedomPop refurbished Freedom Spot Platinum Photon 4G WiMAX hotspot $18.99 (reg $99.99)

FreedomPop HTC EVO 4G Android phone $79.99 (reg 199.99)

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note T879 unlocked CPO Android phablet 299.99 (orid $849.99) (ends 4/12)

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III unlocked CPO Android phone $329.99 (reg $464.99) (ends 4/11)

HSN shipping $10.95 unless otherwise noted

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto G Android phone with free car charger and case $79.99 (reg $99.99) Free shipping

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 with free car charger and case $79.95 (reg $129.99)

T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot with 5 GB of data good for 90 days $99.95 (reg $142) Free shipping.

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone with free car charger and headset $199.95 (reg $529.99) Free shipping

TracFone Alcatel Big Easy Flip double minutes big button flip phone with case, car charger and 400 minutes $39.95 (reg $29.95 w/o airtime or accessories). Free shipping

TracFone LG Optimus Dynamic 2 Android phone with 600 Minutes, 600 texts and 600 MB and free car charger $129.95 (reg $129.99 without airtime or charger). Free shipping

metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve Android phone $19 (reg $59)

Huawei Valiant Android phone $19 (reg $79)  (in stores only)

ZTE Aspect QWERTY candybar $29 (reg $49)

Alcatel ONE TOUCH Fierce Android phone $49, Free after $49 mail in rebate if you port your number to MetroPCS (reg $99) (in stores only)

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Android phone  $49, Free after mail in rebate if you port your number to MetroPCS (reg $149)

Nokia Lumia 521 Windows phone $99, $49 after mail in rebate if you port your number to MetroPCS (reg $99)

Huawei Vitria LTE Android phone $99 (reg $129)

LG Optimus F3 LTE Android phone $99 (reg $149)

Kyocera Hydro XTRM waterproof LTE Android phone $79, $49 after mail in rebate if you port your number to MetroPCS  (reg $169)

LG Optimus F6 LTE Android phone $99, $49 after mail in rebate if you port your number to MetroPCS  (reg $199)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE Android phone $499 (reg $549)

Microsoft Store Free shipping.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 $59.00 (reg $99.00)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 $69.00 (reg $99.00)

MobileKarma used and refurbished phones, shipping $4.95 (free shipping on orders over $50)

!0% off all orders and free shipping with code HELLO1402 (ends 4/30)

NET10 (online only) Free shipping on orders of $19.99 or more. Not all phones are available in all areas.

LG Optimus Net (Sprint) Android phone free with $40, $50 or $65 airtime card

Samsung T401G QWERTY slider $4.99 (was $39.99)

Motorola W408G Red  flip phone $4.99 (was $29.99)

Reconditioned LG 500G QWERTY candy bar $9.99 ($19.99 if new)

Reconditioned Samsung S380C QWERTY candy bar $9.99 (was $39.99)

Reconditioned LG Optimus Q (Sprint) Android QWERTY slider $29.99 ($79.99 if new)

Reconditioned Huawei Ascend II (Sprint) Android phone $29.99 ($79.99 if new)

Reconditioned Motorola Defy XT XT (Sprint) Android phone $39.99 ($149.99 if new)

Reconditioned Huawei Ascend Y (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 ($79.99 if new)

Newegg online only, free shipping

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto G Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

T-Mobile LG Optimus F6 LTE Android phone $149.99 (reg $249.99)

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Light LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $199.99)

Virgin Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $249.99)

PTel Mobile Free ground shipping on all orders

25% off all SIM or phone plus airtime orders with code PTWOOT25OFF

20% off any SIM plus airtime or SIM plus Phone, plus airtime purchase with code PT20LS

Free month of service for new activations. Purchase a SIM or phone and a 2-month activation pack for the $40 or $50 Unlimited Everything Plan. At checkout enter the code PTBOGOHOLIDAY13 to get a $40 or $50 discount, which makes the 2nd month of the pack free.

Free month of service for porting your number to PTel from most carriers. See Two Free Months of Unlimited Service For Porting Your Number to PTel for details.

Free Alcatel OT-665 flip phone slider with purchase of $40 or $50 Unlimited plan and code PTELWOOT665

Samsung T139 flip phone $29.99 (reg $39.99)

Samsung T379 Gravity TXT QWERTY slider $59.99 (reg $79.99)

Samsung T359 Smiley QWERTY slider $69.99 (reg $79.99)

ZTE Concord Android phone $69.99 (reg $79.99)

LG P500 Optimus One Android phone $79.99 (reg $89.99)

Huawei U8651T Prism Android phone $89.99 (reg $119.99)

Samsung T679 Exhibit II 4G Android phone $179.99 (reg $189.99)

LG P999 Optimus G2X Android phone $189.99 (reg $199.99)

Samsung T699 Galaxy Relay 4G $219.99 (reg $249.99)

QVC.com shipping $9.22 unless indicated

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Light LTE Android phone $169.96

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy SII Android phone with case, car charger, external battery pack and one month of service on the $50 plan $249.96 (reg $275)

TracFone LG840G triple minutes touchscreen with car charger, case and 1400 minutes good for one year $69.96 + $6.97 shipping (reg $77.00)

TracFone ZTE Valet Android phone with with 600 minutes, 600 texts, 600 MB and car charger $79.98 +$697 shipping (reg $99.99 without accessories or airtime). Free shipping

RadioShack Shipping $6.99 Free ground shipping on orders over $25. Free Ship to Store.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro waterproof Android phone $49.99 (reg $59.99)

Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro Edge waterproof Android phone $59.99 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto G Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2 Android phone $129.99 (reg $149.99)

TracFone Alcatel A382 Big Easy large button candy bar $9.99 (reg $29.99)

Verizon LG Optimus Exceed Android phone $99.97 (reg $129.99)  (in stores only)

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Legend Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event (Red) Android phone $19.97 (reg $49.99) (in stores only)

Virgin Mobile ZTE Awe Android phone $49.99 (reg $99.99) (in stores only)

ShopCellDeals (eBay store, online only, free shipping)

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto G Android phone $89.99 (reg $129.99)

Net10 AT&T SIM Card with Activation Kit 0.99 (reg $4.99)

Net10 AT&T Micro SIM with Activation Kit $0.99 (reg $4.99)

Net10 Samsung R355c QWERTY candybar $9.99 (reg $39.99)

Net10 LG Optimus Extreme (AT&T) refurbished Android phone $29.99 ($149.99 if new)

Net10 refurbished Samsung Galaxy Precedent (Sprint) Android phone with free month of service on $50 plan $49.99 (if new $99.99 w/o airtime)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)

T-Mobile Alcatel One Touch Fierce $89.99 (reg $149.99)

T-Mobile LG Optimus F6 LTE Android phone $144.99 (reg $230)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone $199.99 (reg $529.99)

TracFone refurbished LG 505C triple minutes for life touchscreen QWERTY slider $7.99 ($49.99 if new)

TracFone Motorola EX431G QWERTY candy bar with triple minutes for life $9.99 (reg $49.99 )

TracFone LG 800G touchscreen with triple minutes for life $11.99 (reg $49.99 )

TracFone Alcatel A382G "Big Easy" big button double minutes candy bar $12.99 (reg $39.99)

Tracfone LG Optimus Dynamic (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 with 600 minutes, 600 texts and 600 MB of data or $19.99 without airtime (reg $99.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone ZTE Valet Android phone (Verizon) $69.99 with 600 minutes, 600 texts and 600 MB of data or $59.99 without airtime(reg $99.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Centura Android phone (Verizon) $109.99 with 600 minutes, 600 texts and 600 MB of data or $89.99 without airtime (reg $119.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone LG Optimus Dynamic II Android phone (Verizon) $119.99 with 600 minutes, 600 texts and 600 MB of data or $99.99 without airtime (reg $109.99 w/o airtime)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE Android phone $74.99  ($249.99)

Virgin Mobile iPhone 5, White $359.99 (reg $449.99)

ShopHQ online only, shipping $4.99 except as noted

T-Mobile Alcatel One Touch Fierce  Android phone with car charger, earbuds and screen protector $97.61 (reg $149.99)

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Light LTE Android phone with car charger, earbuds and screen protector $129.48 + $6.99 shipping (reg $149.99)

Straight Talk (online only) Free shipping on phones $29.99 and up. Not all phones available in all markets.

Free reconditioned Samsung T528G touchscreen with purchase of $45 unlimited refill

LG 900G QWERTY candybar $9.99 (was $49.99)

Samsung T401G QWERTY slider $9.99 (was $49.99)

Free Bluetooth headset with purchase of Motorola EX431G QWERTY candy bar for $49.99

Target free shipping on orders over $50. 5% off and free shipping on all orders with Target Red Card.

$10 Target Goft Card with purchase of $75 NET10 2 line unlimited airtime card

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone $69.99 (reg 99.99) (in stores only)

NET10 LG 440G flip phone $9.99 (reg $19.99) (in stores only)

NET10 Samsung S390G QWERTY candy bar $19.99 (reg $49.99) (in stores only)

NET10 ZTE Midnight (T-Mobile) Android phone $19.99 (reg $49.99) (in stores only, weekly ad pg 10)

T-Mobile (online only) Shipping is free on all phones and SIMs.

Prepaid SIM Activation kits in  mini (aka regular), mini/micro combo and nano sizes are FREE (reg $10) (ends 4/14)

Samsung t139 flip phone with $10 airtime card $49.99 (reg $68 w/o airtime)

T-Mobile (ZTE) Concord refurbished Android phone $69.99 with $30 refill card (was $165.99)

Samsung Galaxy S 4G refurbished Android phone with $30 refill card $136.00 (orig. $499.99)

Samsung Galaxy S II refurbished Android phone with $30 refill card $148.00 ($199.99 w/o airtime if new)

HTC One S refurbished Android phone with $30 refill card $208.00 (orig. $499.99)

Tracfone (online only) Free shipping on orders of $19.99 or more. Not all phones available in all markets.

Use promo code FRIEND1 to get $5 off any phone or phone plus airtime bundle priced at $9.99 or higher.

LG 800G triple minutes touchscreen (T-Mobile markets) or LG 440G double minutes flip phone (AT&T markets) free with $19.99 airtime purchase

LG 840G reconditioned triple minutes WiFi 3G touchscreen $9.99 ($39.99 if new) (AT&T markets only)

Samsung S380C reconditioned triple minutes QWERTY candy bar $9.99 ($39.99 if new)

Samsung T404G triple minutes QWERTY slider $19.99 (was $59.99)

Huawei Glory triple-triple Android phone $79.99 (was $99.99)

ZTE Valet triple-triple Android phone $79.99 (was $99.99)

Verizon Online only. Free overnight shipping, free activation on monthly plans.

Samsung Galaxy Legend Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

Motorola Moto G Android phone $99.99 (reg $179.99)

iPhone 4 16 GB (Certified Pre-Owned) $99.99

iPhone 4 8GB (Certified Pre-Owned) $99.99

iPhone 4S 16GB (Certified Pre-Owned) $199.99

Virgin Mobile free shipping on all devices.

Samsung Entro payLo flip phone $11.99 (reg $14.99)

Kyocera Kona payLo flip phone $15.99 (reg $19.99)

Kyocera Brio payLo QWERTY candy bar $23.99 (reg $29.99)

Franklin Wireless U600 3G/4G USB Stick Modem $29.99 (reg $49.99)

Samsung Montage payLo QWERTY slider $31.99 (reg $49.99)

Kyocera Event Android phone $39.99 (reg $49.99)

Sierra Wireless Overdrive Pro 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot $71.99 (reg $119.99)

Kyocera Rise Android QWERTY slider $63.99 (reg $79.99)

ZTE Awe Android phone $51.99 (reg $99.99) (ends 4/14)

ZTE Reef waterproof Android phone $64.99 (reg $99.99) (ends 4/14)

Samsung Galaxy Reverb Android phone $79.99 (reg $199.99)

LG Optimus F3 LTE Android phone $103.99 (reg $129.99)

Samsung Galaxy Ring Android phone $119.99 (reg $149.99)

ZTE Supreme LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $299.99)

HTC Desire LTE Android phone $223.99 (reg $279.99)

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE Android phone $239.99 (reg $299.99) (ends 4/27)

iPhone 4s 8 GB $279.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone 5c 16 GB $359.99 (reg $449.99)

iPhone 5s 16 GB $494.99 (reg $549.99)

iPhone 5s 32 GB $519.99 (reg $649.99)

iPhone 5s 64 GB $524.99 (reg $749.99)

Walmart iconFree shipping on orders over $35, $4.97 otherwise. Free ship to store.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone $59.16 (reg $99.99)

NET10 Samsung Galaxy Proclaim (Verizon) refurbished Android phone with $50 airtime card $89.99 (if new $149.99 w/o airtime)

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3icon STSAS968CWTPWP (Verizon) Android phone $349.00 (reg $399.00)

T-Mobile Alcatel 665 icon flip phone $22.00 (reg $69.99)

T-Mobile Samsung T139icon flip phone $29.28 (reg $49.88)

T-Mobile Alcatel One Touch Fierce Android phone $124.99 (reg $149.99)

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S IIIicon LTE Android phone $299.00 (reg $479.88)

TracFone Samsung R455C triple minutes refurbished QWERTY slider with free $19.99 airtime card $21.88 (if new $49.99 w/o airtime)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Kona flip phone $5.99 (reg $19.99)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event Android phone $29.88 (reg $49.99) (in stores only)

Virgin Mobile ZTE Aweicon Android phone $49.88 (reg $99.99)

Updated 4/11 New 1Sale and MetroPCS deals.

22 comments:

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  1. Can the virgin mobile S3 be flashed to boost mobile ? Thank you.

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  2. So does anyone know if you buy one of the S3's listed as the deal of the week can they easily be used on another network? Is the Virgin Mobile one locked to VM? Can the ST one be used on Gophone?

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    1. They are all locked.
      The Virgin Mobile S3 can probably be flashed to PagePlus, Selectel or BYO but not to Boost.

      The T-Mobile one will work on T-Mobile MVNOs and if unlocked on AT&T and its MVNOs

      I believe one of the flashers who posts on Kitty Forums says he can flash the Straight Talk S3 to age Plus.

      I don't know if the SIM slot on the Straight Talk S3 is unlocked or unlockable but it doesn't support US 3G bands so it linited to 2G speeds on T-Mobile or AT&T.

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    2. I thought I've read that a Straight Talk iPhone 5 for Verizon towers works on Page Plus right out of the box, is this not true for Android too?

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    3. The Straight Talk iPhone 5 works on Page Plus without modification
      The Straight Talk Verizon S3 will activate on Page Plus but won't get data without flashing. Read posts 44, 120, 141, 146 of this HowardForums thread http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1817128 for the gory details.

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  3. The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint) S960 is also $349.99 at Walmart.com.

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  4. Mr. Dennis I have a question.. I addressed about he metro pcs coverage and network towers last week on the other "phones for sale" ad.. I have a question. You was telling me metro pcs gsm runs off of t-mobile's towers except there's no roaming.. Does that mean simply after a certain limit or area I won't be able to pick up signals off of ther phone companies or network towers available??

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    1. I didn't say there was no roaming on MetroPCS GSM. I said there was voice and text roaming, but no data roaming.

      To see where the phone will work look at the MetroPCS coverage map.

      The blue areas are the T-Mobile network where voice, text and data will all work.
      The gray areas are roaming where voice and text will work but data won't.
      The white areas have no service, the phone won't work at all.

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  5. Ok it makes very much more sense now. I see alot of companies saying that they are reducing speeds from 4G to 2G speeds IN example boost mobile. Are most of the companies disguising the 3G coverage a 2G coverage now??

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    1. Each operator gives a certain amount of high speed 4G or 3G data per month. After you use it up they either cut your data off completely (GoPhone, Verizon, PagePlus) or they throttle (slow down) data to 2G speeds (Boost, Virgin Mobile, MetroPCS, T-Mobile)

      Boost gives you 2.5 GB of full speed data for $55/month and then throttles you to 256 Kbps (128 Kbps after May 6)
      MetroPCS gives you 2.5 GB at full speed for $50/month and then throttles you to 128 Kbps

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  6. Aio Wireless throttles to 3G according to several people I have talked to.

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    1. Aio throttles to about 256 Kbps on the $50 and $60 plans and 128 Kbps on the $40 plan. 256 Kbps is just barely 3G (2G Edge has a maximum speed of 236 Kbps).

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  7. I'm not happy about the whole "throttling" speeds I mean they did it once with the 3G, now they're chopping us down to 2G.. smh for all this it kind of makes me want to go back to contract.. I've heard the 4G to 2G throttle speeds only effect people on the monthly plan (boost ) unless regardless if your day to day they'll add up your months usage of 4G

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  8. How about the YEZZ phones, any experience, comments or suggestions about their products? They are coming up with a smarthphone for seniors. What's a good app or alternative? Any info will really help. Thank you very much.

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    1. YEZZ is a new low cost brand. There are dozen of such unheard of brands like YEZZ. Most cheap phones from companies you never hear of are junk. I'd stay away from YEZZ unless they develop a quality reputation. Stick with known brands like Samsung, Nokia, Apple, LG, Motorola or HTC.

      A good app for what?

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  9. I am looking for the best senior app to make a smartphone with bigger buttons and very easy to do video calls besides the basic calling, calculator, flashlight, camera or video features that could be set or locked so they can't mess up the settings. Texting is sometimes too much work for some of them. Thanks very much again.

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    1. I've never used it but Big Launcher looks good. It's reviewed here.

      For video calling Skype is pretty easy to use.

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  10. I'm holding out for an Asus Zenfone 5 or 6 , supposedly they'll be available in US pretty soon many great reviews at CES 2014 and MWC , and come factory unlocked I think they're
    gonna be the best value in prepaid per specs. even better than the Moto G
    do you think they'll be compatible with Lycamobile pay as u go sim Dennis ?

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    1. I have a BLU Life Play. It comes unlocked I am on air voice with it, it has pretty good specs and feels pretty durable. Had it for 9 months and still not a single problem, runs flawlessly everyday. I am surprised at the quality for the price I paid.

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  11. Does anyone know of any MVNOs that have detailed call records of both incoming and outgoing calls ( ie: date, time, caller ID, length of call etc. )? Sorry if this is the wrong section; I was not sure which category to post in. Thank you

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  12. The ones I know about (most of them are MNOs not MVNOs but I don't see how that matters):
    PagePlus has call date, time, duration and called and calling phone numbers
    Boost, Virgin and PTel have call date, time, duration and number called but not calling number on incoming calls
    T-Mobile has no call logs

    GoPhone and Verizon Prepaid have call logs but I don't know what fields they include.

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    1. Sridhara-syama dasaApril 11, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      These are the fields in the GoPhone call log detail:

      Call Information:

      Type Outgoing Call
      Nature of Call International
      Number Called xxxxxxxxxxx
      Calling Number xxxxxxxxxx
      Call Date 04/10/2014
      Call Time 09:05:35 PM
      Timezone US/Central
      Call Duration 26min 15sec
      Total Amount $0.00
      Service Used -
      Unit(s) Charged Not Applicable
      Call Location -,California,USA (This is wrong :(

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