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Cricket Launches Nokia 630, Free For New Customers After Rebate

AT&T's Cricket Wireless has launched the new Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone. It's almost identical to T-Mobile and MetroPCS' Lumia 635 except that AT&T/Cricket has removed the 630's LTE capabilities, limiting the device to HSPA+ "faux-G". Other than the lack of LTE, the 630's specs are great for a sub $100 handset.

Cricket is running a "back to school" promotion through Sept 11 that makes the Lumia 630 free after rebate for new users. Customers purchasing a Lumia 630 and activating it on a new line of service on a $40 or higher plan get a $50 instant discount and a $50 mail in rebate making the total cost a negative penny.

The rebate is in the form of a VISA Gift card which is not redeemable for cash or at automated gas pumps and expires after 150 days. Customers must pay for two months of service to receive the rebate card. Residents of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Miami-Dade County, Florida are not eligible for the rebate.

Key features of the 630 include:
  • 4.5 inch 480 x 854 pixel Clear Black IPS LCD Gorilla Glass screen,
  • Quad-core 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 512MB RAM, 8GB Mass Memory
  • SD Card Support for cars up to 128GB
  • 5MP autofocus camera without flash
  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Removable 1830mAh Battery for up to 13.1 hours talk time and 25 days standby
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Dimensions 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm (5.1 x 2.6 x 0.36 in)
  • Weight 134g (4.73 oz)

Cricket has also put a couple of their better LTE capable phones on sale including the Lumia 1320 for $179.99 and the Samsung Galaxy Express for $149.99. The sale prices require the activation of a new line of service on a $40 or higher plan and are after a $50 instant discount and $50 mail in rebate which carries the same restrictions as the Lumia 630 rebate.

Related:
Prepaid Operator Profile: Cricket Wireless (GSM)
T-Mobile Prepaid to Launch Nokia Lumia 635 July 5 on HSN, $99 MetroPCS Version Due July 18


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  1. Tempting...I like Windows phone but will probably stick with Android for now. Plus, there should be a gophone version. They don't lock their handsets like Cricket.

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  2. Good price, maybe wait till black Friday sales, but Removing the 630's LTE capabilities, I wonder why?

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  3. Nokia made 2 different phones one with LTE on it, and one without LTE.

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  4. Dennis I called Cricket support as well as asking online chat about existing customers quailfying for the $50 rebate card. I was told by both that current customers still qualify. Can you or anyone else confirm this? Thinking about picking up a Moto G for $50 after rebate.

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    1. Never mind even though I had a third support person tell me yes they are pretty clueless. They are all foreign and unhelpful. I don't think any of them fully understood me. My local cricket dealer said no that I would have to get a new number as the rebate is for new activations only. Wow first time I've had to use cricket customer support, didn't realize they were so useless.

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  5. Everybody qualifies for free Nokia lumia 630 talked to Sales person at store location. Phones are unlockable after (4) Months of Paid service.Just ask.

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    1. Some salesmen will say anything to make a sale.

      The second line of the rebate form states "New activation on qualifying smartphone plan required.".

      You won't get the rebate unless you follow the printed terms of the rebate offer.

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  6. Does anyone know a reliable, economical source of unlock codes for the Nokia 1320 or the Moto G? Thanks

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    1. It takes 4 months of Cricket service to unlock any Cricket phone. Also if you are trying to unlock the L1320 for use on T-Mobile it won't support 4G LTE and it won't support 4G HSPA+ except for refarmed areas. AT&T locked down the hardware on the L1320 for it's network only.

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  7. Cricket Wireless first National Carrier to launch the ZTE GRAND X adding choice to 4G
    Smartphone Lineup starting on August 8TH, it wil be available for $99.99 (after $50.00 Mail-In Rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card*) in stores and Online.

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  8. Does cricket or other cricket supplier offer discounted Sim cards? I think that the family plan is not a bad choice as I presently have 2 kids on TMobile $30 plan my wife on VZ $45 and I am on Airvoice $10 plan. My wife and I not data hogs but my kids can be, so I do not want to do ATT 4 for 160 as they will eat all data. TMobile is not great in where I live in long Island NY so it is fine for kids.

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    1. The thing about Cricket SIMs is that Cricket won't activate them unless you bought the SIM from them.

      There are eBay sellers offering Cricket SIMs pre-loaded with a plan for the price of the plan like a SIM with the $25 plan for $25 + $2 shipping. After you get the SIM you are supposed to contact the seller rather than Cricket for activation. I suspect these sellers are Cricket dealers and what they are doing might not be supported by Cricket.

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  9. General question; feedback, complaints about the NEW Cricket? the one on AT&T? Is coverage really as good as it looks on the map?

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    1. Cricket coverage is identical to GoPhone. Coverage maps for all operators are computer generated and never completely accurate. I only really trust them to tell me if a given city or town has some coverage. At the block by block level they then to be overly optimistic.

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  10. Would a cricket wireless moto g work on att post paid? With no work arounds or anything, just pop in a sim and go? I need a new phone and that seems to be my best cheapest option.

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  11. Hello,
    Please i will to know if the Lumia 630 is a GSM phone(Supports Sim Card) or a CDMA device.
    Plus can it used outside the U.S without unlocking???
    Thanks

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  12. The Cricket Lumia 630 is a GSM phone locked to Cricket. It needs to be unlocked to work on any other operator than Cricket.

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  13. Is it possible to Unlock this device using third party unlockers or it is strictly unlocked by Cricket

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    1. I don't know. Try searching online forums especially XDA-Developers, Howard Forums ans Slick Deals to see if anyone has found an unlocker who can do it. Or contact some unlockers and ask. Beware that unlockers sometimes claim they can unlock a new phone, take your money and end up refunding it weeks later when they either can't get a code or their codes down't work.

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  14. ^^^
    Thanks Very Much.
    I appreciate

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  15. i still waiting for my rebate since I. brought the phone in out 2014. where is my rebate

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