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2014 Cyber Week Prepaid Phone Deal Tracker

Updated 12/05 9:10 PM PT: This week is Cyber Week which got its name because it's traditionally the biggest online shopping week of the year. That should mean lots of deals as stores compete for your dollars. 

Here are some of the best current deals on prepaid phones that I've found:
  • AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone $64.85 (reg $99.99) at Walmart
  • Boost Mobile LG Realm Android phone $19.99 (reg $79.99) at ShopCellDeals
  • TracFone LG Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone $29.99 (reg $79.99) at Target (in-store only)
  • TracFone Motorola Moto E Android phone (Verizon) $99.99 with 1200 minutes, 1200 texts and 1200 MB of data and one year of service (reg $129.99 w/o airtime) at ShopCellDeals
  • Unlocked GSM LG Nexus 4 16 GB (factory refurbished) $149.99 (orig $299.99) at Amazon
  • Verizon (or PagePlus) Motorola X Developer Edition XT1060 32GB (2013) Verizon LTE and unlocked GSM Android phone (new) $219.99 (orig $499.99) Free Shipping
All current deals:

Amazon Online now Free shipping on orders $35 and up.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone $29.99 (reg $99.99)

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone $63.49 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Realm Android phone $35.30 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $63.58 (reg $179.99)

Boost Mobile Sharp Aquos Crystal LTE Android phone $111.05 (reg $149.99)

Sprint Prepaid LG Tribute LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Sprint Prepaid HTC Desire 510 $49.99 (reg $99.99)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone $99.78 (reg $129.99)

TracFone LG Optimus Dynamic(Verizon) triple-triple Android phone $19.99 (reg $79.99)

Unlocked GSM LG Nexus 4 16 GB (factory refurbished) $149.99 (orig $299.99)

Verizon (also works on Page Plus) Motorola Moto G refurbished 3G Android phone $89.99  (reg $99.99)
Verizon (also works on Page Plus) Nokia Lumia 822 LTE Windows Phone 8 $90.11 (was $329.99)

Verizon (also works on Page Plus) HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE Android phone $119.99 (orig $599.99)

Verizon (also works on Page Plus) Motorola Droid RAZR M XT907 LTE Android phone $123.99 (orig $399.99)

AT&T GoPhone (online only) free shipping on all phones and online-only discounts on most phones.
GoPhone SIM Kit $4.99 (reg $10)

ZTE Avail 2 refurbished Android phone $14.99 ($59.99 if new)

ZTE Radiant refurbished Android phone $24.99 ($79.99 if new)

ZTE Z998 refurbished LTE Android phone $44.99 ($139.99 if new)

BestBuy Online Now Free shipping on orders $25 and up.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $179.99) 

Boost Mobile LG Realm Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99) (in stores only)

MetroPCS LG Optimus F6 LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $179.99)

MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE Android phone $299.99 (reg $499.99)

T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit $5 (reg $9.99)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 530 Windows Phone $34.99 (reg $69.99)

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Luge LTE Android phone $99.99 ($199.99)

Boost Mobile 

CPO ZTE Warp Sequent Android phone $39.99 (reg $89.99, ends 1/5)

CPO Motorola Moto G Android phone $44.99 (reg $59.99, ends 1/5)

CPO Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2 Android phone $59.99 (reg $89.99, ends 1/5)

CPO LG Venice LTE Android phone 79.99 (reg $109.99, ends 1/5)

Sharp AQUOS Crystal LTE Android phone $109.99 with code CRYSTAL12CJ40 (reg $149.99, ends 12/15)

LG Optimus F7 LTE Android phone $149.99 with code F712CJ100 (reg $249.99, ends 12/15)

ZTE MAX LTE Android Phablet $199.99 (reg $249.99)

CowBoom (part of BestBuy) Used phones with warranty.

10% off sitewide Monday (11/24) through Monday (12/1) with code CYBERWEEK14, (Excludes Deal of the Day, Auctions & Items Sold/Shipped by Best Buy)

$5 off $50 Use Code CowBoom5 - New Customers Only, Excludes Deal of the Day, ends 12-31-2014

$10 off $150 Use Code CowBoom10 - New Customers Only, Excludes Deal of the Day, ends 11-31-2014

$20 off $300 Use Code CowBoom20 - New Customers Only, Excludes Deal of the Day, ends 11-31-2014

Cricket free shipping

ZTE Prelude Android phone $19.99 (reg $79.99)

Nokia Lumia 530 Windows Phone $29.99 (reg $49.99)

Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone $49.99 (reg $99.99)

ZTE Sonata 4G Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

LG Optimus L70 $59.99 (reg $99.99)

Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone $74.99 (free after rebate for new customers) (reg $99.99)

HTC Desire 510 LTE Android phone $74.99 (free after rebate for new customers) (reg $149.99)

Motorola Moto G LTE Android phone $99.99 ($24.99 after rebate for new customers) (reg $149.99)

ZTE Grand X $149.99, $99.99 after $50 mail in rebate for new customers.

Nokia Lumia 1320 LTE Windows Phone $199.99 (reg $279.99)

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Android phone $429.99 (was $579.99)

eBay Online now

Sprint (or Ting, RingPlus, etc) Samsung Galaxy S III LTE Android phone (seller refurbished) $124.95 Free Shipping

Unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III SGH-I747 16GB LTE Android phone (new - other) $199.95

Unlocked GSM Apple iPhone 5c 16GB (seller refurbished) $237.95

Unlocked AT&T Apple iPhone 5 16GB $239.88 (seller refurbished) (orig $649.99 new) Free Shipping

Unlocked AT&T LG G2 D800 32GB LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $249.99 (orig $599.99 new) Free Shipping

Unlocked AT&T HTC One M7 32GB LTE Android phone (seller refurbished) $249.99

Unlocked Motorola X Developer Edition XT1053 32GB (2013) LTE Android phone (new) $259.99 (orig $499.99) Free Shipping

Unlocked GSM Apple iPhone 5s 16GB (factory refurbished) $349.99 (was $649.99 new)

Unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 SN-G900A 16 GB LTE Android phone (seller refurbished) $419.95 Free Shipping

Verizon (or PagePlus) Motorola X Developer Edition XT1060 32GB (2013) Verizon LTE and unlocked GSM Android phone (new) $219.99 (orig $499.99) Free Shipping

Verizon (or Page Plus) Apple iPhone 5 16GB LTE phone (factory refurbished) $289.99 (orig $479.99) Free Shipping

FreedomPop (online only) shipping $6.99 unless otherwise noted

FreedomPop 3G/4G (EVDO/WiMax) refurbished Freedom Spot Overdrive hotspot $19.99 with free shipping ($89.99 if new)

FreedomPop refurbished Samsung Galaxy S III LTE Android phone $139.99 (reg $179.99) Free shipping

GIV Mobile free shipping

Get a $20, $25, or $35 Unlimited Everything plan FREE with any phone purchase. Use promo code GFREECYBERMO at checkout

Coolpad Flo Android phone $50 (reg $109) with purchase of 2 months of service on the $35 plan

HTC One S Android phone $100 (reg $199) with purchase of 2 months of service on the $35 plan

Groupon free shipping on orders $24.99 and up

Unlocked Google Nexus 7 LTE 32GB (refurbished) $199.99 ($349.99 if new)

Unlocked iPhone 5 16GB (refurbished) $299.99 (orig $699.99 new)

Verizon (also works on PagePlus) LG Lucid refurbished LTE Android phone 49.99 (orig $299.99)

Verizon (also works on Page Plus and Selectel) refurbished Motorola Moto G $89.99 (reg $99.99)

Kmart Online now Shipping $5.99, ship to store free

Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $179.99)

NET10 LG Optimus Dynamic 2 (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 (reg $79.99)

NET10 LG Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 (reg $79.99)

Kroger in store only

NET10 ZTE Z95G Solar (AT&T) Android phone $9.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $129.99) (ends 12/10)

NET10 LG 34C Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone $19.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $49.99) (ends 12/10)

NET10 Motorola E XT803E E (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $99.99) (ends 12/10)

NET10 Alcatel A564C Big Easy (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $129.99) (ends 12/10)

NET10 Alcatel A845L Soul 4 (AT&T) LTE Android phone $49.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $129.99) (ends 12/10)

TracFone LG 34C Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone $9.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $49.99) (ends 12/10)

TracFone LG L39C Optimus Dynamic II (Verizon) Android phone $69.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $119.99) (ends 12/10)

metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2 Android phone $19 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $79)

ZTE Concord II Android phone $19 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $99) (in stores only)

ZTE Aspect QWERTY candybar $19 after $30 mail in rebate (reg $49)

LG Optimus L70 Android phone $29 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $149)

Alcatel One Touch Fierce 2 $29 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $149)

Kyocera Hydro Life waterproof Android phone $29 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $149)

Samsung Galaxy Light LTE Android phone $29.99 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $149)

LG Optimus F6 LTE Android phone $49 (reg $199) after $50 mail in rebate (in stores only)

LG Optimus F60 LTE Android phone $49 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $159)

Samsung Galaxy Avant LTE Android phone $99.99 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $199)

ZTE ZMAX LTE Android phablet $199 after $50 mail in rebate (reg $249)

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

Microsoft Store Free shipping

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 $69 (reg $99) (ships in 2 - 3 weeks)

NET10 Online now Free overnight shipping.

Free reconditioned Motorola W408G or Samsung S275G flip phone with purchase of a $25 or $35 airtime card

Free Reconditioned LG Optimus Dynamic (Verizon) or Samsung Galaxy Centura (Verizon) Android phone with purchase of $40 airtime card ($39.99 if new)

Reconditioned Huawei W1 Windows Phone $29.99 ($179.99 if new)

Newegg free shipping

FreedomPop refurbished LTE Hotspot 803S $29.99 after $10 mail in rebate ($129.99 new)

FreedomPop refurbished LTE USB Modem U770 $29.99 after $10 mail in rebate ($199.99 new)

FreedomPop Samsung Galaxy S III refurbished LTE Android phone $119 after $20 mail in rebate (reg $179)

T-Mobile LG Optimus F6 LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Nokia 1320 LTE Windows Phone phablet $304.99 (reg $599.99)

PTel Mobile Online now Free ground shipping on all orders

Free $20, $25, or $35 Unlimited plan FREE with any phone purchase. Use promo code PTFREECYBERMO at checkout

Free Phone with purchase of any unlimited everything plan ($25 & up). Choice of Alcatel Sparq or Samsung T359 or T37 QWERTY slider, Alcatel OT-665 or Samsung T139 or T259 flip, ZTE Concord Android phone or Alcatel OT-207 candy bar.

Radio Shack Free shipping on all orders.

Sign up for Radio Shack emails using the form at the bottom of the radioshack.com homepage for a $10 off $25 promo code

Boost Mobile LG Realm Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile HTC Desire 510 LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $179.99)

Sprint Prepaid LG Tribute LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

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

Verizon LG Optimus Zone 2 Android phone 29.99 (reg $99.99) (in stores only)

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G $59.99 (reg $99.99) (in store only)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Hydro Vibe waterproof LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $149.99)

Red Pocket Mobile Online now 

Buy two months of GSMT Service and get the third month free. This applies to only $39.99, $49.99 and $59.99 and Mobile Internet $30 and $50.

GSMT SIMs $1 with free shipping (reg $9.99) Buy two GS

Sears Online Now Shipping $5.99 unless noted. Ship to store free.

NET10 ZTE Whirl 2 (AT&T) Android phone $19.99 (reg $49.99)

NET10 Motorola Moto E (Verizon) Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

ShopCellDeals Online Now free shipping

Boost Mobile LG Realm Android phone $19.99 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto G Android phone $67.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $62.99 (reg $179.99)

Sprint Prepaid LG Tribute LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Tracfone LG 306G triple minutes 3G/WiFi touchscreen $9.99 or $59.99 with 600 minutes, or $99.99 with 1200 minutes & 1 year of service (reg $49.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone Motorola Moto E Android phone (Verizon) $99.99 with 1200 minutes, 1200 texts and 1200 MB of data and one year of service (reg $129.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone LG Ultimate 2 Android phone $109.99 or $129.99 with 1200 minutes/texts/MBs and one year of service (reg $129.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone Alcatel onetouch Pop ICON Android phone $119.99 or $ $129.99 with 1200 minutes/texts/MBs and one year of service (reg $149.99 w/o airtime)

Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 816 LTE Android Phablet $169.99 (reg $299.99)

Straight Talk Online Now Free overnight shipping on phones $29.99 and up

Free Reconditioned LG 900G QWERTY candy bar with purchase of a $30 or $45 airtime card

Free Reconditioned Samsung R375C QWERTY candy bar with purchase of a $3 or $45 airtime card

Free Reconditioned Samsung T528G touchscreen with purchase of a $45 airtime card

Free Reconditioned ZTE Midnight (T-Mobile) Android phone with purchase of a $45 airtime card

ZTE Savvy (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 (reg $129.99)

Target Online Now free shipping on all orders now through Dec. 20.

Get an extra 5% off with Target Red Card.

Brightspot Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone $49.99 (reg $99.99) (in stores only)

Consumer Cellular Motorola Moto G (1st gen) Android phone $99.99 (reg $179.99) (in stores only)

TracFone LG Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone $29.99 (reg $79.99) in-store only)

Target unadvertised. in-store only specials. While supplies last. May not be available at all stores:

AT&T ZTE 432 QWERTY candy bar $24.99 (reg $29.99)
AT&T Nokia 635 LTE Windows Phone $94.99 (reg $99.99)
AT&T HTC Desire 610 LTE Android phone $189.99 (reg $199.99)
AT&T ASUS  Padfone X Mini Android phone/tablet combo $189.99 (reg $199.99)


Boost Mobile Kyocera Verve QWERTY slider $14.99 (reg $49.99) (ends 12/13)
Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $179.99) (ends 12/6)
Boost Mobile Hydro Android phone $24.99 (reg $59.99, ends 12/13)
Boost Mobile Hydro Icon waterproof LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $149.99) (ends 12/13)

Brightspot Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows phone $79.99 (reg $129.99, ends 12/13)

H2O Sim Starter Kit with $30 airtime $31.50 (reg $35, ends 12/13)
H2O Sim Starter Kit with $50 airtime $49.50 (reg $55, ends 12/13)

TracFone Samsung S150G candy bar $3.99 (reg $9.99, ends 12/6)
TracFone Alcatel 392G flip phone $14.99 (reg $29.99, ends 12/6)
TracFone Motorola Moto E (Verizon) Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99, ends 12/20)

Verizon Gusto 2 flip phone $14.99 (reg $19.99) (ends 12/27)
Verizon Cosmos 3 QWERTY slider $24.99 (reg $29.99) (ends 12/27)
Verizon Moto G Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99) (ends 12/27)
Verizon Samsung Legend Android phone $119.99 (reg $129.99) (ends 12/27)

Virgin Mobile payLo Samsung Entro flip phone $4.99 (reg $14.99) (ends 12/13)
Virgin Mobile LG Tribute LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $79.99) (ends 12/13)
Virgin Mobile Hydro Vibe waterproof LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $149.99) (ends 12/13)

TextNow Wireless Online Now Prices good through 12/5. Shipping $9.

LG Optimus F3 refurbished LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $129.99)

Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $159.99)

Samsung Galaxy S III refurbished LTE Android phone with free case $99 (reg $249.99)

Samsung Galaxy S4 refurbished LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $399.99)

Tracfone Online Now Free overnight shipping on orders of $19.99 or more

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

Free Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Centura (Verizon) Android phone with purchase of a $39.99 airtime card

Reconditioned LG Optimus Fuel Android phone $39.99 ($79.99 if new)

Reconditioned LG Optimus Dynamic II Android phone $39.99 ($79.99 if new)

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

Verizon LTE SIM with $45 airtime $49.99

LG Optimus Zone 2 Android phone $39.99 (reg $199.99)

LG Optimus Exceed 2 Android phone $79.99 (reg $249.99)

iPhone 4 16 GB (Certified Pre-Owned) $79.99

Nokia Lumia 928 (Certified Pre-Owned) LTE Windows Phone $99.99

Motorola Luge LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $199.99)

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (Certified Pre-Owned) LTE Android Phone $119.99

iPhone 4S 16GB (Certified Pre-Owned) $149.99

Motorola Moto X (1st gen, Certified Pre-Owned) $199.99 ($399.99 in new)

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Certified Pre-Owned) LTE Android phone $224.99 ($499.99 if new) Out of stock

Virgin Mobile Cyber Week 12/2 - 12/7 Sale free shipping

LG Tribute Android phone $63.99 (reg $79.99)

Samsung Galaxy Ring Android phone $74.99 (reg $149.99)

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

Netgear Mingle LTE hotspot $79.99 (reg $99.99)

LG Optimus Volt LTE Android phone $104.99 (reg $179.99)

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE Android phone $161.99 with code GS312CJ10  (reg $249.99)

HTC Desire 816 LTE Android phablet $239.99 (reg $299.99)

Walmart iconOnline Now Free shipping on orders over $50. Ship to store free

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone $64.85 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Volt LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $179.99)

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Ace (Verizon) Android phone $29 (reg $129.88)

Straight Talk ZTE 2889G LTE hotspot (AT&T) with $15 airtime card $49 (reg $99.88 w/o airtime)

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3icon STSAS968CWTPWP (Verizon) Android phone $179.00 (was $399.00)

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S4 (SAS975G on AT&T) LTE Android phone $249 (reg $449.88)

Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5C 8GB (AT&T) $299.00 (reg $449.00)

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone $99.77 (reg $129.99)

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

TracFone LG Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone with bonus Spongebob case and earbuds $29.88 (reg $59.88)

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III Android phone $149.00 (reg $269.88)

Virgin Mobile ZTE Awe Android phone $49.88 (reg $79.99)

Virgin Mobile Kyocera Hydro Vibe $49.98 (reg $149.99) 

Image: cc licensed (BY) flickr photo shared by Kevin Marks


57 comments:

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  1. Supposedly the Moto E for ST will be $10 on Cyber Monday, according their facebook page.

    Also, at Target, the TF Moto E is $99.99 through 12/20. I saw it this morning while shopping.

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    1. Thank you for this info. Been anticipating release & $ reduction on what is the low end Moto model. Will make a nice supplemental device when we travel. My LG is great with Sprint where I live but Verizon network makes this desirable (and cheap) second fiddle.

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    2. So will the ST Moto E work with Page Plus (and get 3g data) ?

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    3. It might. Many Straight Talk phone do work on PagePlus but some don't get data. I haven't seen any reports of whether the Moto E works or not.

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    4. From my own experience, if the phone is listed for sale on PP AND ST it will work. Otherwise you only get talk n text with ST only phones.

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  2. CricketWireless.com now says their Cyber Monday 50% off the S4 and S5 starts at 3 AM.

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    1. I heard that it starts at 3 AM ET which is the same as Midnight PT.

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    2. Yes, Dennis, that is consistent with what Cricket told me over the phone a few days ago. 12:01 Monday morning, Eastern time.

      Of course, if someone in Pacific time is hot to trot on the deals, I'm sure they can log in 3 hours early and hammer away..Just in case. It's not unknown, of course, for things to end up different from how they were stated.

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    3. Sold out at 3:20 AM ET - not that I expected to get one anyway.

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  3. Why is it so hard to find a T-Mobile NFC phone for under $100? The F6 has pretty much been the same price at newegg for like 6 months.

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  4. This isn't this site's fault my any means, but there's very little for an AT&T android user. There's no way I'd buy a used/refurb off of ebay. Enough of those listings end up being scams/misrepresentations that I don't think it is worth the risk.

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    1. re: " There's no way I'd buy a used/refurb off of ebay"

      I just got a used one off eBay. The "scams/misrepresentations" are easy enough to avoid by looking for both the seller's feedback rating, and making sure you are covered by ability to return and/or eBay's money-back guarantee. Options you don't have on Craigslist... to which your warnings would actually apply.

      But if you bid without checking either, why yes, eBay can be very risky.

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  5. This deal will really have a profound effect on MetroPCS. It undercuts them by quite a measure. Although, people could buy the phones on Cricket, unlock them, and bring them over to Metro.

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    1. I can't imagine using MetroPCS anyway. It's coverage is terrible compared to an AT&T-based prepaid.

      If MetroPCS really wanted to compete. they would attach themselves to Verizon or AT&T instead of TMO.. Oh wait, MetroPCS doesn't have a choice. It's part of TMO now. That has a profound negative effect more than anything.

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  6. Walmart: Cyber Monday already A GO on the AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 No-Contract GoPhone

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  7. CORRECTION: Cyber Monday sale for Cricket Wireless website: Samsung Galaxy S4 is $214.99+tax

    2014 Cyber Monday Offer ends December 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST or while supplies last, whichever ends first. No rain checks will be provided. New activation on a Basic, Smart or Pro Plan required. Cannot be combined with other offers.

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  8. Any idea when the ST Moto E's will be available for purchase at $9.99? I'm East Coast and getting very sleepy, but really don't want to miss this deal! Thanks as always, Dennis!
    -kris

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    1. No idea. It happens when it happens.

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    2. I've ordered a Moto G during Black Friday using local pickup. But it was cancelled because the Walmart retail shop nearby my place did not have enough stock. So, I am going to use bigger shop in other town.

      By the way, Boostmobile cyber onday started already.

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  9. Code for 10% off for Boostmobile

    10OFFCMRMN

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  10. Dennis the Nokia 1320 was never $599.99. Did you mean the 1520 at Newegg?

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    1. $599.99 does sound high but that's what Newegg claims the original price was. Do you know what an unsubsidized, factory unlocked 1320 cost at launch? I don't and Google isn't being helpful.

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    2. I don't know either but $599.99 sounds like the price of the 1520. I thought the 1320 was only on Cricket?

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    3. That's a bit dishonest of Newegg, actually, to list an out-of-date full price that few paid as the "original price". A quick check of this phone shows the usual going price for a new one, from a variety of sources, is about $280.

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  11. Just got the $9.99 moto e in california.

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  12. AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 on Amazon for $49.99 + Free Shipping.

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  13. Amazon: Sprint Prepaid - HTC Desire 510 (A11) Blue for $29.99 & Free Shipping.

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  14. Verizon :Prepaid LG Transpyre for $49.99.

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  15. Gott the HTC Desire 816 on Virgin Mobile for my mom it was $180 on Amazon much better deal than what Virgin Mobile is putting out for the phone

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  16. Woke up at 3am to get the Cricket S5 and Walmart Moto E. Cricket orders wouldn't go through as the site kept hanging. Moto E orders went through fine, but Walmart canceled the orders of anyone who ordered 2 (the item page would only let you put 2 in the cart, max).

    I ended up with nothing.

    ...not complaining...just sharing....

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    1. I got a pristine used S5 off eBay to use on Cricket...right before they announced the Cyber Monday sale. Since the Cyber Monday new price was less than the used price I paid, I got a lot of buyer's remorse. However, looking at your experience, I feel better for choosing how I did...

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  17. How Long do you have to stay with Virgin Mobile before you transfer your phone number?

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    1. You can port out of Virgin Mobile immediately after you activate. What are you trying to accomplish?

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    2. Keep My phone and upgrade to a better phone with better service and call quality. I currently have Samsung S3 with Virgin Mobile? I look to move to Verizon? What phone would you suggest

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    3. Keep My phone NUMBER and upgrade to a better phone with better service and call quality. I currently have Samsung S3 with Virgin Mobile? I'm look to move to Verizon prepaid? What phone would you suggest. I have a hard hearing S3 in outside

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    4. If you wan to move to Verizon Prepaid you will need a new phone. You can get a per-owned S4 from Verizon for $224.99. A less expensive option would be the LG Transpyre for $49.99 or a Motorola Luge for $99.99 though both have smaller screens and poored cameras than the S3.

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    5. The S4, Luge and Transpyre are all supposed to have excellent call quality. They should all be louder and clearer than the S3 especially on on Verizon which tends to have better voice quality than Sprint.

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    6. Virgin S3 Guy: I was in a similar position, but I went the ATT prepaid path instead of Verizon, so I could get a lot more data. Porting out of Virgin was real easy. Getting started in Cricket was a comedy of errors, but I got a free SIM card out of it and no activation fee.

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  18. Which was better? S4 or S5 on the Cricket 50% off deal?

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    1. The S5 has better battery life and will get official OS upgrades for longer. The S4 is cheaper. Which is better for you?

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    2. Well I ended up getting the S5 cyber monday deal. I had been wondering if I should get the S4 instead and save some money. The battery life and build quality (IP67) I feel ok about choosing the S5.

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    3. Just consider the difference between the cost of the S4 and S5, and on top of the S5 improvements, think also of the extra several months of keeping the S5 you will have compared to the S4.... due to the S5 being newer, and "outdating" a lot later than the S4 also.

      Is that worth the price you paid?

      (I weighed such considerations also, and as a result, when I set out to get an S4, I got an S5 instead).

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    4. Dennis said: "The S5 has better battery life "

      From my experience with two S5 phones, the battery life is not good. You can practically watch it go down, less boring than watching water boil.

      But at least I can get bigger batteries. An option on the S5, which phones with inferior design do not allow (the ones with sealed back covers, non-replacable batteries).

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    5. Larger batteries is nice. I had the HTC 816 (un-removable battery) and it would drain so fast. Can I get an extended battery for the S5 without having to use a special backplate that makes the phone thicker?

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    6. To the "Larger batteries is nice" anon:

      I've seen several expanded batteries and packs for S5, and looks like they all have a thicker battery and need (and often ship with) a special backplate.

      I myself don't mind a thicker phone, and feel that the obsession with thin-ness is too much a triumph of "form over function", and is like fins on 1950s cars.

      If you don't mind a thicker phone, I'd recommend the ZeroLemon case. I don't have one yet, but the one I have for my old S3 is very "tough" and protective, and takes a thicker battery, or thinner one. I could drop the phone from 6 ' up in this case and never worry about damage.

      From my S3 experience, I don't recommend the "ANKER" battery. It has a super high mah rating. However, when I used one, it completely shut off my mobile (3g/4g/LTE radio), my wifi, and my GPS. I didnt see if Anker kills Bluetooth too, but by this point, I didn't care, and I was shipping the battery back within moments of unboxing it.The design of the battery is as if they intended to block all possible radio/etc use in a phone.

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  19. Consumer Cellular will give you a $20 account credit to try their service or add an extra line:
    https://www.consumercellular.com/HolidayPromo

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  20. Motorola Moto G - Universal 4G LTE - Unlocked - 8GB (Black) is currently listed @ 189.99 on Amazon.
    Good Deal?

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  21. lg Transpyre for $49.99 from who?

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    1. Is was $49.99 from the Verizon prepaid site last week but it's $99.99 now.

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  22. Dennis, Cannot seem to find if the Samsung Galaxy Ace is a gsm or not and if gsm, whether it is unlockable as the unlock sites would list 5 Ace's. Walmart does not have the exact one you list though.

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    1. As it indicates in the post, the Samsung Galaxy Ace uses the Verizon network and therefore is a CDMA phone. It will only work on Straight Talk and possibly Verizon MVNOs. Unlocking is irrelevant to CDMA phones.

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  23. Motorola Luge is 79.99 at verizon and best buy right now. Can I buy it and use it through straight talk's new CMDA 4g lte (on verizon towers) BYOD without having to ever use it or activate it throught verizon prepaid? or do you think it would be tied to verizon ahead of time and only be able to activate through verizon prepaid directly?

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    1. It won't work. Verizon Prepaid phones are blocked from activation on MVNOs because their serial numbers aren't in a database of allowed Verizon postpaid phones.

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