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Cricket Wireless Offers Smartphone Deals for the Holidays

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Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have ended already but that does not mean you can't save money on your next smartphone purchase. If you've been meaning to switch to Cricket Wireless for some time now, you'll be excited to know that the no-contract carrier has just announced an iPhone deal. 

Starting today, you can now purchase older iPhone 5c and 5s models at a marked down price. The iPhone 5c is now available for only $179.99 (16GB) and $229.99 (32GB) while the iPhone 5s is priced at $199.99 (16GB) and $249.99 ($32GB).

Apart from these iPhone models, Cricket Wireless also has a number of Android and Windows Phone devices for free. If you decide to switch to Cricket and port a number over, you can take your pick of one of these devices for free: the Motorola Moto E, Nokia Lumia 635, ZTE Overture 2, or the LG Risio. 

Once you've decided to make the switch, you will need to pay the sale price of the phone upfront but you'll get a Visa gift card for the amount later on. So if you decide to go with the Moto E, you'll need to pay $50 upfront and a $50 Visa gift card will be sent to you in eight weeks. However, you do have to sign up for at least the $40 monthly plan. In order to receive the gift card, you will have to make your second service payment in 45 days. The new prices for these four smartphones after their discount range from $10 (ZTE Sonta 2), $30 (Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime), and $50 (Moto E and LG G Stylo).

Cricket Wireless offers different monthly plans specific to your preference. First up, there's the Basic plan; which comes with a $40 monthly charge and includes 2.5GB of high-speed data. Another option is the Smart plan, which includes 5GB of high-speed data for a monthly fee of $50. Lastly, the Pro plan includes 10GB of high-speed data for a monthly fee of $60. Each plan comes with unlimited calls and texts. 

This new promotion is not available to AT&T customers since Cricket is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. If you're interested in any of these smartphone models, you can make the switch and take advantage of the deals until January 7, 2016 or until supplies last. 

Source: Howard Forums

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  1. Can the 100 cricket shopping card be use to buy a cricket phone instore or online?

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    1. Yes, of course that is the only way you can use it.This card is issued by CenterState Bank of Florida, NA. Card may only be used toward purchases of Cricket wireless products and services in Cricket stores, at cricketwireless.com or to pay your wireless bill.

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  2. Nice deals cricket is pushing. I'll make the jump from T-Mobile.

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  3. I'm 99% for sure switching from T-Mobile, it's not the service it's the fact that T-Mobile Never has any good deals on equipment and when they do it's like $5 off a phone that's already twice as expensive as the at&t/cricket variant.

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  4. Cricket customers who got the galaxy s6 for $250 with no rebate hassle Got the best prepaid deal of the year IMHO.

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    1. Iphone 5S / 32GB for $250 - is a pretty nice deal too. I'm in for one. Thanks Dennis.

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  5. Can you combine the $100 port in credit rebate card with the instant discount on the phone? In other words can I buy the LG G Stylo for $50 and still receive the $100 rebate card?

    I'm uncertain if the current promotion ending the 6th or the new promotion is better.

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    1. You can combine the $100 port-in credit offer with the port-in phone rebates.

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    2. I am confused about the $100 port in credit. It says it is valid til Dec 6th, however if I order a phone online and initiate a port how will that work if I don't have the phone in my possession yet before Dec 6th? Will that make the rebate invalid?

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    3. No guarantees, but as long as you start the port process by the 6th you should be eligible for the rebate.

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  6. I'am going to use my cricket card to buy the IPhone 5s and pay the diffrent.

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  7. that is a good deal for the 5S. assuming it's new and not refurbished/used??? but even still relatively good price.

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    1. Visit store.apple.com and see for yourself
      (5S / 16GB = $450)
      (5S / 32GB = $499)

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  8. It appears the port in credit expires on the 6th. Does it renew?

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  9. If Cricket comes out with a 30 plan and 25 with auto it would be cool.

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  10. Many people had problems with the Cricket rebates last year. Some got their rebates only after contacting zendesk multiple times. Some never received their rebates.

    Grab a "deal" if you feel lucky but know there's a good reason it's not an instant rebate at the time of purchase.

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    1. Did a Cricket rebate last year. Had to "resubmit" information not requested on the original application (rip the MEID sticker off the retail box, despite buying and activating the phone from Cricket website .. WTF?) but they paid it out just fine.

      Can't speak to the current rebate scheme, but I'm going to try for the $100 port-in credit.

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  11. I bought a Galaxy S6 for $249 on the Cyber Monday deal. I don't know if I should keep it or sell it and buy the Alcatel Idol 3. I like front facing speakers. But I have a feeling the S6 is better for longevity. Should I sell the s6 and get the Idol 3? or keep the S6?

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    1. Any reasons specifically?

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    2. Just check them on PhoneArena.

      http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Alcatel-OneTouch-IDOL-3-5.5,Samsung-Galaxy-S6/phones/9276,8997?ft=2

      They look pretty close on many specs. The Idol even appears to have a stronger battery? And the MicroSd that the S6 is missing. And is bigger. The S6 kills it on screen resolution though.

      The comparison comes even closer when you consider that the Idol is normally less than half of the price of the S6 now. Amazon reviews are interesting too.

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  12. can I just buy a simcard and port from T-mobile and apply for $100 rebate?

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    1. Yes, as long as you start the port by tomorrow.

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  13. Will ATT unlock a new, never activated Cricket phone line do for GO Phones?

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    1. Only Cricket can unlock Cricket phones. Cricket is operated separately from AT&T.

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    2. Or more correctly. Cricket is an AT&T division which handles unlocking/etc separately from other, non-Cricket divisions of AT&T.

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  14. Cricket phones can only be unlocked by Cricket after 6 months of use, not by AT&T

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  15. Seems overly complicated when you can get a Maven for $20 from BB.

    It's a shame they don't use the old Metro method of selling subsidized phones with no strings attached.

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  16. I might have considered this instead of the $249 Galaxy S6, except that the pre-6S+ iPhones are so tiny, a big step down.

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    1. Just FYI - big survey of iPhone users found that ~20% prefer the 4" screen. It's handier, esp. if you use the phone as a phone and don't like bluetooth devices. Once you're used to a 4.7" screen, tho, it's hard to go back.

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    2. A larger screen is necessary to overcome the major design deficiency of not having a hardware keyboard. A larger screen makes text entry possible, unlike with the too tiny phone. Even if it is still full of mistakes because a virtual keyboard is far inferior to a physical one

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    3. You must have big, fat fingers or shaky hands. I have no trouble typing accurately on my iPhone 5S.

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    4. It takes a lot of effort and precision-attempts at precision even on large phones that have the chintzy cheapo costcutting measure of not having a keyboard.

      Try even a burner slider in a 7-11 and you will see the difference.

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