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Cricket Wireless to Start Selling Microsoft Lumia 650 on May 6th


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The recently released Microsoft Lumia 650 is making its way to Cricket Wireless. Earlier, the carrier announced that they are the first to offer a Windows 10 smartphone to the prepaid market. With this smartphone available, you'll be able to enjoy the features that the Lumia 650 comes with.

For starters, the Lumia 650 carries a thin metallic design. It has a 5-inch HD OLED ClearBlack display. There is an 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera in front. From beneath its display, the Lumia 650 runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor with 1GB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16GB. The device has a microSD card slot for up to 200GB memory expansion.

Upon release, the Lumia 650 runs on Windows 10 Mobile; which gives users the option to use built-in apps such as Office, Maps, Photos, Mail and Calendar. There's also the option to use Microsoft OneDrive to store information and sync across different devices running on Windows 10. Live Tiles are also a welcomed addition to the software experience as it makes for an enjoyable and convenient use. Not to mention, the personal digital assistant named Cortana is also available. There's also a built-in Find My Phone feature that helps users locate their device if ever it gets lost or stolen.

The Lumia 650 will arrive at Cricket Wireless starting May 6th for only $129.99. It can be paired with Cricket's new $70/monthly unlimited plan, which comes with text, calls and high-speed data. Cricket is also offering a $50 bill credit for customers who decide to switch from other carriers.


Source: Cricket Wireless

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  1. Same design ever ever again. MS needs hire New designer!

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    1. The Lumia 650 is an all new, handsome design with metal bands around the sides. Looks premium. The picture Christine used does not show the new body well at all.
      https://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/phone/lumia650

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  2. 1GB RAM....yuck

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    1. it only needs 1 gig of ram the operating system is so fluid

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    2. More like it's not like you are going to really be running apps on it (little available) so you won't notice the memory problem as much.

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    3. You probably should stick with your iPhone if you need grindr app.

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    4. ... or if you really want to do anything.

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  3. I am interested if I can also run Android apps (access to Google Play downloads).

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  4. If you like the Lumia 650 but don't want to be locked to the slow Cricket service, Microsoft is selling the unlocked version in their store now for $199.

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    1. Cricket is on average faster than T-Mobile, if one does an unbiased, accurate comparison (which means including locations for both carriers where the coverage is bad).

      If you want something better than Cricket, go with regular AT&T or anything Verizon based. If you want something worse... much worse... go to T-Mobile/Sprint.

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  5. "Windows Phone" has always been marginal and usually on a downward spiral, but the best pre-paid provider for the money giving it attention like this can only help it.

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    1. Wonder why wirefly isn't selling Cricket? (Guess they don't pay commissions).

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    2. You can't get Cricket at K-Mart, either.

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  6. "Same design ever ever again. MS needs hire New designer!"

    What matters is what is on the screen.

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  7. Hey guys... if you are using cricket for over six month, you can request to unlock phones. Just ask them to international use, they will give you code. It does not matter how old devise is.

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  8. Always amazed at the lack of knowledge on Windows phones, guess that just comes from the lack of apps issue that keeps people away. The 650 is a great phone, but still priced a bit high. The 640 destroys it at $30. When the 650 is at $50 or so, then we will have something.

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    1. Give it a few months. I don't know how Microsoft makes any money on these phones (they are probably buying marketshare).

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  9. No apps, no sale.

    MS needs to swallow their petheir phones to run iOS or Android apps

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    1. The keyboard disappeared while I was typing and it accidentally submitted the comment before I finished.

      Anyway...

      No apps, no sale.

      MS needs to swallow their pride and adopt an Android based OS.

      Otherwise, they'll remain more irrelevant than Desktop Linux.

      Every day they refuse is another day they've ceded market share and wasted the potential to tap into Android's already established dev base.

      Unlike Amazon, which was a niche newcomer to the OS ecosystem, Microsoft could probably leverage their brand and experience to actually offer a competitive product.

      The only thing stopping them is a refusal to adapt to the maturing mobile market.

      Anyway, even setting aside the app problem, I still wouldn't buy a Windows phone due to a lack of faith in the overall competency of MS's mobile division and their questionable decision to double down on a failing OS.

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    2. "The keyboard disappeared while I was typing"

      Maybe you should have used a Windows Phone, even if it means giving up flappy bird and burner app.

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    3. " giving up flappy bird and burner app. "

      A standard misperception of those who either haven't used Android or IOS or are paid to spread misinformation. The major mobile OS's totally kill "Windows Phone" in every single category except for MS Office imitation. This not only includes games (dirisively dismissed by you as "flappy birds", but every single other category of apps.

      Categories where you find countless great examples in the major mobile OS's, and either nothing at all, or something bad and out of date in "Windows Phone".

      Compared to a real smartphone, Windows Phone is like a "Feature Phone".

      I know this by looking at the Windows Phone app store: if you want to do anything, don't go there.

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    4. I used to think Windows Phone had every app I needed until the NOKIA legacy apps started dropping off.

      Mix Radio? Gone.

      HERE Drive? Gone in June for Win10 and no more updates for 8.

      My 640 is still fine as a phone and web browser, but no way would I throw away good money buying a 650 or any other new Windows Phone. I can read the writing on the wall.

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    5. Yeah it's just a failed dumbphone. The Windows app market has collapsed, with developers having abandoned it, and apps parting put as you saw.

      It's the Oldsmobile of mobile phone OS's.

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  10. The problem is not Windows phone because they make beautiful and great quality phones. My problem is compared to Android and iOS Windows has no quality stable apps to offer it's customers but a few and that will keep me away.

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  11. Windows Phone has over 500,000 native apps plus millions of legacy apps run on Windows 10 devices. Exactly how many apps so you need?

    The 650 is sounds great but it isn't the awesome bargain that the 640 and 635 were.

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    1. I agree. The only app I wanted but could not find was Snapchat. Everything I installed worked fine. Since the 650 is running Win10 Phone there will be lots of Universal apps to use.

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