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Cricket Wireless First to Offer Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime for Only $149.99

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Earlier today, Cricket Wireless announced that they are currently celebrating its firsts for its customers in the entire 17 years they have been in service. 
  • First prepaid carrier to offer unlimited US long distance
  • First prepaid carrier to provide unlimited music
  • First prepaid carrier to give customers unlimited text and picture messaging
  • First to market with phones like the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime
In line with this, the carrier is also the first to offer these two smartphones-- the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime and the Samsung Galaxy Amp 2.

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime


First up, the company announced that they will be selling the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime. The device was specifically created for individuals who use social media a lot and for those who look for a power-packed smartphone at an affordable price. It even runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
The Galaxy Amp Prime is a smartphone with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display that depicts rich colors and sharp images. The camera on the back is able to shoot photos through its 5MP sensor and record HD videos. In front however, the device comes with a camera that can translate simple hand gestures to help capture selfies and "groufies." Thanks to its size, the phone allows one-handed operation so it is a fitting choice for those who want a device they can easily use. 
The Galaxy Amp Prime also comes with Ultra Power Savings Mode that manages to extend the standby time for up to 24 hours by simply charging the phone by 10%. Lastly, the phone comes with an Easy Mode, making it easier for beginners to understand the layout of the phone and use a larger font size with it.
The Galaxy Amp Prime sells for $149.99 online and in over 3,800 Cricket stores nationwide.
Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 

The second device launching at Cricket Wireless is the entry-level 4G LTE smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy Amp 2. The device comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display with an outdoor mode that automatically increases the screen brightness when stepping outdoors. The display brightness is increased for 15 minutes so that it is more visible in sunlight.


The device also comes with the Quick Launch camera features and the Ultra Power Savings Mode available on the Galaxy Amp Prime. It starts selling in Cricket stores and online for only $99.99 on April 15, 2016. 

Source: Cricket Wireless

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  1. I don't think that it is good to announce a "first" they no longer have. Even with this "first", the music one", being currently illegal.

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    1. What's illegal about unlimited music?

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    2. Zero rating and net neutrality?

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    3. Muve Music, Cricket's first unlimited music service was a $5/month paid service when it launched. They later made the service itself free with higher priced plans but I don't think the data used by Muve was zero rated. AT&T replaced Muve with Deezer, another paid service, when they acquired Cricket.

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  2. Cricket told me today they are getting the Galaxy S7 EDGE. No date announced.

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  3. The Samsung GALAXY Amp Prime isn't on their wensite, I checked a few times. When will it be available?

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    1. Cricket's press release didn't say. Maybe April 15 like the Galaxy Amp 2.

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    2. Be careful ..the galaxy amp prime doest have lte band 17 ...and att uses bands 2,4,5,and 17 ..and 17 is the band used for penetrating buildings ...basically the most important...this phone has band 12 though so actually its it's better for tmobiles network .. go ahead and check on it ...i have the prime and next to the lg spree(low end lg) I get lte let all the way in my room and with the prime ...not even in the house at all

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    3. The lack of band 17 should not be an issue. AT&T now identifies its 700 Mhz spectrum as band 12 in addition to band 17 (band 17 is a subset of 12). Recent AT&T phones like the Galaxy Amp Prime come with Band 12 support instead of band 17. See AT&T turned on 700 MHz interoperability feature in network, is selling Band 12-capable devices - FierceWireless.

      I believe that your Amp Prime has inferior reception to your Spree but the lack of band 17 support isn't why.

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  4. Muve music wasn't streaming, wasn't multiple services, it was a download service to a specially partitioned SD card.

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  5. Another sub $150 Galaxy s4/5 with lower specs, give it a rest Samsung.

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    1. I anticipate some small form factor (<5 inch display) android devices with near-flagship specs within the next year to compete with the iPhone SE. And then ~22 months after they are each released, they'll be available to buy in new condition but finally at a reasonable price haha.

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    2. I am not fond of the too-small form factor. The Android industry has usually followed and copied Apple, quite often in ways that made for much worse phones (ditching micro-SD, ditching keyboards, the trend to lock down the Android OS and make it harder to use, phones too thin to have a good battery, etc).

      If this happens, it would be just another example.

      Come on, Android makers. just keep the trend to make large-enough-to-use phones. Let Apple shrink its product and market share with no reaction from anyone else.

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  6. These phones are junk. Why do these MVNOs keep stocking these inferior devices?

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  7. I wonder if they will gimp these phones with a SD210 or if they'll dump another round of SD410 SoC. They could have just released Marshmallow for the Galaxy Grand Prime or updated it with 16GB/2GB/16MP. These low end phones cause tons of problems for end-users and stores have to deal with customers too cheap to buy a better phone.

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  8. Will not consider an 8GB phone in 2016.Plenty of sub $200 16GB options available now.

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  9. Very unimpressive and a bad value.

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  10. LG makes no vauled phones such as Risio and Spree. Samsung doing same thing, Galaxy J1, J3, and Amp.. ENVIRONMENT DESTROYER

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