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Prepaid Phones On Sale This Week Aug 28 - Sep 3

Welcome to Prepaid Phone News' regular Sunday Prepaid Phones on Sale this Week post listing the best current US prepaid and unlocked phone deals.

This week's Deal of the Week is the unlocked Honor 5X LTE Android phone on sale for $159.99 $169.99 (reg $199.99) at Best Buy. Update 9/2: Best Buy raised it's price by $10.

Honor is part of Huawei and specializes in building value priced factory unlocked phones and selling them directly to consumers rather than through carriers.

The Honor 5X is a metal bodied midrange phone featuring a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory and a memory card slot. There's a 5.5 inch 1920x1080px screen and 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras. The 3000 mAh battery is non-removable. Band support includes quadband GSM; UMTS/HSPA+ 850, 1700, 1900, 2100; and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12 and 17 for fairly good compatibility with both AT&T and T-Mobile. It's missing AT&T bands 29 and 30, which are not widely deployed, and also lacks support for T-Mobile WiFi calling and VoLTE.

The Honor 5X currently runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Honor is promising to provide Android updates to its phones for 24 months after release, The 5X was launched in January 2016, so it should receive Android 7.0 Nougat and possibly even Android 8.

Other especially good prepaid deals this week include:
  • ZTE Zmax 2 (Certified Like-New) LTE Android phone $59.99 ($99.99 if new) at AT&T
  • Boost Mobile iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 ($149.99 after mail in rebate) at Boost Mobile
  • MetroPCS ZTE ZMax Pro $99.99 with activation at MetroPCS stores
  • MetroPCS iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 with activation at MetroPCS stores
  • Straight Talk iPhone 5s 149.00 at Walmart
  • Total Wireless Apple iPhone 5s $149.00 at Walmart.
  • Tracfone Alcatel Big Easy Plus big button candy bar with 800 minutes and one year service $19.99 at ShopCellDeals
  • TracFone LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • TracFone Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Verizon) Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $129.95 (reg $149.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • TracFone Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB (Verizon) $199.99 at Target, in stores only
  • Unlocked Motorola Moto G 1st gen. XT1045 GSM/LTE Android phone with free flip or grip shell $84.99 (was $149.99) at B&H
  • Unlocked LG Nexus 5x LTE Android phone 16 GB $199 with activation (reg $349) at Project FI
  • Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB LTE Android phone $195.00 (reg $249.99) on eBay
  • Unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 SN-G900A 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $214.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $239.79 on eBay
  • Verizon (or Selectel) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $204.88 on eBay
  • Virgin Mobile iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 plus $50 account credit after 2 months at Virgin Mobile
All current prepaid phone deals: (Except as noted all are available both online and in stores).

Amazon Online only. Free shipping on orders $49 and up.

Boost Mobile ZTE Warp Elite LTE Android phone $74.99 (reg $179.99)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phablet $93.99 (reg $179.99)

T-Mobile SIM Starter Kit $4.99 (reg $9.99)

Unlocked BLU R1 HD LTE 16 GB Android phone with ads or Prime members $59.99

Unlocked BLU R1 HD LTE 16 GB Android phone $109.99 ($59.99 with ads for Prime members)

Unlocked BLU Life One X LTE Android phone $149.99

Unlocked BLU Vivo XL LTE Android phone $149.99

Unlocked Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5 16 GB LTE Android phone $149.65

Unlocked Honor 5X LTE Android phone $169.99

Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.98 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 16 GB LTE Android phone with ads or Prime members $149.99

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 16 GB LTE Android phone $199.99

Unlocked ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.00 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Nexus 5X 16 GB LTE Android phone 279.80 (reg $379.99)

Unlocked OnePlus 2 64 GB LTE Android phone 288.99 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 with free $50 Amazon Gift Card and clear case

Verizon LG Optimus Zone 3 LTE Android phone $39.91 (reg $79.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Volt 2 LTE Android phone $46.98 (was $149.99)

AT&T GoPhone (online only) free shipping on all phones and online-only discounts on most phones.

Save 50% on select GoPhone Smartphones with purchase of min. $45/mo. plan
Eligible Phones: Samsung Galaxy Express 3, ZTE Zmax 2 (incl. Certified­ Like New), Samsung Galaxy Express Prime, Microsoft Lumia 640 (only avail. Certified ­Like New), ZTE Maven (incl. Certified­ Like New), LG Phoenix 2, ASUS ZenFone 2E , Motorola Moto E (incl. Certified­ Like New), Kyocera Hydro Air (only avail. Certified­ Like New) and Samsung Go Prime (only avail. Certified­ Like New). Excludes Certified ­Like New except as noted. Ends 9/22/16. Online only, Discount appears in cart at checkout after selecting phone and plan. 

GoPhone SIM Kit 4.99¢ with airtime purchase (reg $9.99)

Motorola Moto E (Certified Like New) LTE Android phone $29.99 ($59.99 new)

ZTE Zmax 2 (Certified Like-New) LTE Android phone $59.99 ($99.99 if new)

Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 with $45 airtime purchase (was $449.99)

B&H free shipping

Unlocked Motorola Moto G 1st gen. XT1045 GSM/LTE Android phone with free flip or grip shell $84.99 (was $149.99)

Unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 16 GB with free Samsung flip cover $259.99 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked US Cellular US991 LG G4 LTE Android phone with leather back $279.99 (was $499.00)

Unlocked Nexus 5X 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.00 (was $399.99)

Unlocked Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 with free $50 B&H Gift Card and clear case

BestBuy Free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Returned phones subject to a $35 restocking fee.

Free GoPhone $45 Refill Card when you purchase and activate any GoPhone smartphone.  In stores only, ends 9/5.

Buy One, Get One Free - Verizon Samsung Galaxy J3 when you activate the phones in store and  buy two $45 or $69 top up cards

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E LTE Android phone $23.99 (reg $79.99)

Cricket Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Windows Phone $26.99 (was $79.99)

Cricket Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE Android phone $44.99 (reg $79.99)

Cricket HTC Desire 625 LTE Android phone $53.99 (reg $99.99)

Net10 Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

T-Mobile Prepaid SIM activation Kit $4.99 (reg $15)

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE Android phone $81.99 (reg $149.99)

TracFone SIM Activation Kit $1 (reg $6.99)

Unlocked Honor 5X LTE Android phone $169.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2015) 32 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (was $449.99)

Unlocked Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 with free $50 BestBuy Gift Card

Verizon HTC Desire 526 LTE Android phone $35.99 (was $449.99)

Virgin Mobile Alcatel Onetouch Elevate LTE Android phone $15.99 (was $89.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Tribute 2 LTE Android phone $26.99 (was $79.99)

Virgin Mobile Motorola Moto G (3rd edition) LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $99.99)

Boost Mobile Free shipping

$50 account credit when you port a number to Boost. Credit is applied after customer's second monthly payment. At Boost dealers only, ends 1/11/17.

Dealer only iPhone Promotion:  CPO iPhone 5c $99.99, new or CPO iPhone 5s $149.99. At Boost dealers only, ends 9/30.

Online deals:

Huawei Union LTE Android phone $29.99  (reg $79.99)

Alcatel Dawn LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $69.99)

LG K3 LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $49.99)

Alcatel OneTouch Conquest LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $129.99)

ZTE Warp Sync LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $129.99)

Kyocera Hydro Reach waterproof LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $99.99)

ZTE Warp Elite LTE Android phone $79.99 (was $129.99)

Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE Android phone $79.99 (was $129.99)

iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 (reg $299.99) + $50 account credit after two monthly payments

iPhone SE 16 GB $299.99 (reg $399.99), 64 GB $399.99 (reg $499.99)

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Android phone $399.99 (reg $499.99)

iPhone 6  16 GB $449.99 (was $549.99)

iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB $449.99 (was $649.99)

iPhone 6s 16 GB $549.99 (reg $649.99), 64 GB $649.99 (reg $699.99),128 GB $749.99 (reg $849.99)

iPhone 6s Plus 16 GB $649.99 (reg $749.99), 64 GB $699.99 (reg $849.99), 128 GB $849.99 (reg $949.99)

Cricket free shipping

Discounted phones for port-ins: ZTE Sonata 3 $9.99, HTC Desire 520 $19.99, Kyocera Hydro View $29.99, Microsoft Lumia 650 $69.99, HTC Desire 626s $69.99, LG G Stylo 2 $79.99, ZTE Grand X Max 2 $129.99 when you port your number to Cricket. AT&T customers excluded.

Current deals New activation, or for current users, purchase of $45 or more airtime, required to get these sale phone prices:

LG Spree LTE Android phone $19.99 (free after mail-in rebate) ends 9/8

LG Escape 3 LTE Android phone $19.99 ends 9/2

Motorola Moto E 2014 Android phone $9.99 (was $69.99)

Motorola Moto E 2015 LTE Android phone $29.99 (was $79.99)

ZTE Grand X 3 LTE Android phone $79.99

LG X Power LTE Android LTE Android phone $99.99 ends 9/8

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3  LTE Android phone $139.99 ($199.99 unlocked elsewhere)

Apple iPhone 5c 16 GB $149.99

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 LTE android phone with free VR headset $199.99

Dollar General in store only, sale ends 9/24 except as noted

Free $25 GoPhone airtime PIN with purchase of an AT&T ZTE Maven LTE phone and a $45 airtime PIN ends 9/3

NET10 BYOP SIM Activation Kit with Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T LTE SIMs and Verizon 3G Network Access Code $1 (reg $10)

NET10 ZTE LG Sunrise (AT&T), LG Lucky (Verizon) or LG Optimus Fuel (Verizon) Android phone $9 with any NET10 aurtime purchase (reg $19)

NET10 ZTE Paragon (GSM), Huawei Magna (GSM), LG Optimus Dynamic II (Verizon) or LG Rebel (Verizon) Android Phone $29 (reg $59)

NET10 LG Treasure (AT&T or Verizon) Android Phone $49 (reg $99) ends 9/3

TracFone SIM kits $1 (reg $10)

TracFone Alcatel onetouch A205G, Samsung S105G, or LG 109C candy bar phone $5 with any TracFone Airtime purchase (reg $10)

TracFone Alcatel A206G, LG 441G, LG 440G or LG 236C flip phone $10 with any TracFone Airtime purchase (reg $10)

TracFone Alcatel onetouch Pixi Pulsar (AT&T), Samsung Galaxy Ace Style (Verizon) or ZTE MaxPatriot (Verizon) Android phone $19 with any TracFone Airtime purchase (reg $29)

Verizon HTC Desire 526 LTE Android phone $34 (reg $39) ends 9/3

eBay

Unlocked AT&T Amazon Fire Phone 32 GB LTE (new, no Prime) $82.99 Free shipping

Unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB SGH-I337 LTE Android phone (new) $153.99 free shipping

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5c 16 GB (new other) $154.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB (new) LTE Android phone $189.99 Free shipping

Unlocked AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 SN-G900A 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $219.99 free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G4 H811 32 GB LTE Android phone (new other) $219.99 free shipping

Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $239.79 free shipping

Unlocked OnePlus 2 LTE Android phone (new) $269.99 free shipping

Verizon (or Selectel)  iPhone 5c 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $139.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Selectel) Samsung Galaxy S4 I545 LTE Android phone (new) $141.35 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Selectel) LG G3 VS985 LTE Android phone (new) $149.95 Free shipping

Verizon (or Selectel) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $204.88 Free shipping.

Family Dollar in-store only

NET10 LG Sunrise (AT&T) Android phone $9 (reg $19) ends 8/31

NET10 SIM Kit with $40 airtime card $39.99 (reg $49.99) ends 8/31

TracFone Alcatel OneTouch A206G flip phone $10 (reg $15) ends 8/31

TracFone SIM Kit with $19.99 airtime card $19.99 (reg $29.99) ends 8/31

TracFone Pixi Glitz (AT&T) Android phone $10 (reg 20) ends 8/31

Verizon Gusto 3 flip phone $12 (reg $19) ends 8/31

Verizon LG Optimys Zone 2 Android phone $24 (reg $29) ends 8/31

FreedomPop (online only) shipping $14.99 unless otherwise noted

Global GSM SIM 99¢ (reg $15) with free selfie stick and free shipping

Novatel Wireless MiFi 2 with Global GSM SIM $5 with free shipping

LG Volt (Certified Pre-Owned) LTE Android phone $19.99 with free shipping

LG Nexus 5 (Certified Pre-Owned) LTE Android phone $80.00 with free shipping

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Certified Pre-Owned) $149.99 with free shipping

Frys free shipping on orders of $34 or more

Unlocked BLU Studio C HD dual SIM Android  phone $80 (reg $89.99) ends 9/3

Unlocked refurbished Apple iPhone 4s 16 GB $89.99  with email promo code (reg $129.99) ends 9/3

Unlocked BLU Studio One Plus LTE Android  phone $144.99 with email promo code (reg $199.99) ends 9/3, in stores only

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

TracFone LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone Alcatel Onetouch Pop Icon (Verizon) Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone ZTE Quartz (Verizon) Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone LG Treasure (AT&T) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $99.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Verizon) Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $129.95 (reg $149.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone ZTE ZMax 2 (AT&) Android phone with 12000 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $129.95 (reg $149.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone LG G Stylo 2 (AT&T) Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $179.95 (reg $149.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping,

Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 626s LTE Android phone with free case and car charger $79.95 (reg $129.99 w/o case and charger) Free shipping

Kmart Shipping $5.99, ship to store free, free shipping on orders of $59 or more

T-Mobile Microsoft Lumia 435 Windows Phone $19.99 (reg $49.99)

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $99.99) in stores only

Verizon LG Optimus Zone 3 LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $79.99) in stores only

Kroger in store only

Recycle your old phone at an in-store ecoATM and get 50% off any new TracFone or NET10 Phone

2X Fuel points on airtime purchases. 4X with auto refill

TracFone LG 306G touchscreen phone $9.99 with Kroger loyalty card (reg $14.99)

metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Rebates require activate and are instant for in-store purchases. Mail in rebates for online purchases require 2 months paid service.

Free Samsung Galaxy On5, Kyocera Kydro Wave or LG K7 or $60 off any phone when you port your number to MetroPCS (in stores only).

Family Plan promo:  two lines on $50 5 GB plan for $75 per month, three lines for $100, four lines for $125, five lines for $150 (in stores only).

Coolpad Catalyst $89 ($70 rebate available)

ZTE Obsidian LTE Android phone $89 ($70 rebate available) (reg $109) in stores only

Alcatel Tru LTE Android phone $89 ($60 rebate available) (reg $109)

LG Leon LTE Android phone $99 ($70 rebate available) in stores only

ZTE Avid Plus LTE Android phone $99 ($70 rebate available) (reg $119)

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE Android phone $109 ($70 rebate available) (reg $129)

LG K7 LTE Android phone $119 LTE ($70 rebate available) (reg $129) in stores only

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL LTE Android phone $119 ($70 rebate available)  (reg $139.99)

Kyocera Hydro WAVE waterproof LTE Android phone $129 ($90 rebate available)  (reg $149.99) in stores only

Samsung Galaxy On5  LTE Android phone $129 ($70 rebate available)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime LTE Android phone $139 ($50 rebate available) (reg $169) in stores only

HTC Desire 626s LTE Android phone $139 ($80 rebate available) (reg $169.99) in stores only

LG K10 LTE Android phone $149 ($50 rebate available) (reg $159)

ZTE ZMAX Pro LTE Android phablet $159.99 ($60 rebate available) (reg $179.99) in stores only

Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $199 in stores only

LG G Stylo 2 Plus LTE Android phablet $199 ($70 rebate available)

Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE Android phone $229 ($50 rebate available)

Apple iPhone SE 16 GB $349 in stores only

Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE Android phone $549 (was $649) in stores only

Motorola Free shipping

Unlocked Moto X Pure Edition (2015)  16 GB $299.99 (was $399.99), 32 GB $349.99 (was $474.99), 64 GB $399.99 (was $4.99.99)

NET10 Free overnight shipping on orders of $19.99, ends 6/20

NET10 SIM 99¢ (reg $6.99)

Free Reconditioned LG Optimus Fuel (Verizon), Huawei Glory (Verizon) or LG Lucky (Verizon) Android phone with purchase of $40 or larger airtime card

Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Ace (Verizon) Android phone $29.99 (was $39.99)

Reconditioned Alcatel onetouch Pop Icon (Verizon) Android phone $29.99 (79.99 new)

Reconditioned LG L22C Power (Verizon) Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (Verizon) Android phone $49.99 ($99.99 new)

Newegg free shipping except as noted

Freedompop refurbished LG Nexus 5 D820 Android phone $109.99 + 99¢ shipping

Unlocked Huawei Honor 5X LTE 16 GB LTE Android phone $189.99

Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.98 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 with free $50 Newegg Gift Card, clear case and JBL headphones

Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 626s  LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $139.99)

Project Fi

LG Nexus 5x LTE Android phone 16 GB $199 (reg $349), 32 GB $249.99 (reg $399) when activating a new Project Fi line of service. Ends 9/11.

ShopCellDeals free shipping

Boost Mobile ZTE Warp Elite LTE Android phone $74.99 (reg $179.99)

Boost Mobile LG G Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $89.99

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Android phone $129.99

Boost Mobile LG G Flex 2 LTE Android phone $189.99 (reg $399.99)

Sprint Prepaid HTC Desire 816 LTE Android Phablet $79.99 (reg $279.99)

Tracfone Alcatel Big Easy Plus big button candy bar with 800 minutes and one year service $19.99

TracFone Motorola Moto E (1st gen, Verizon) Android phone $18.99 (was $119.99)

Virgin Mobile LG G Stylo LTE Android Phablet $59.99 (reg $199.99)

Virgin Mobile HTC Desire 626s LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $129.99)

Straight Talk Free overnight shipping on phones $29.99 and up, ends 6/20.

Free reconditioned LG Fuel (Verizon), LG Dynamic II (Verizon), LG Lucky (Verizon), LG Sunrise (AT&T), ZTE Whirl 2 (AT&T) or ZTE Midnight (T-Mobile) Android phone with purchase of $45 airtime card

Reconditioned Alcatel OneTouch Pop Nova LTE (Verizon) Android phone $9.99 (new $59.99)

Reconditioned Alcatel onetouch POP Star 2 (AT&T) LTE Android phone $9.99 (new $59.99)

Reconditioned Alcatel onetouch POP Icon (Verizon) Android phone $19.99 (new $79.99)

Reconditioned LG Power (Verizon) Android phone $39.99 (new $99.99)

Reconditioned LG Access (AT&T) LTE Android phone $49.99 (new $99.99)

Alcatel Pixi Charm (T-Mobile) LTE Android phone with free month on $45 plan $49.99

Alcatel onetouch Pixi Glory (T-Mobile) LTE Android phone with 50% extra data for life $49.99

Apple iPhone 5s 16GB (Verizon or AT&T) $149.99

Target free shipping on orders over $25

5% off all prepaid airtime and SIM plus airtime kits

Get an extra 5% off and free shipping on all orders with Target Red Card, in stores only

Cricket ZTE Fanfare LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $49.99)

Cricket Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Windows Phone $19.99 (was $79.99)

Cricket HTC Desire 625 LTE Android phone 625 $59.99 (reg $99.99) in stores only

Virgin Mobile Huawei Union LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $79.99)

T-Mobile Kyocera Rally candy bar $9.99 (reg $14.99)

TracFone Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB (Verizon) $199.99 in stores only

Unadvertised in store only specials:

Some items have very limited availability, especially with prices ending in .98 which indicates a clearance item. Use Brickseek's Target Inventory Checker to check for price and availability in your area by DPCI number (after price in listings below).

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $99.99) 080-02-0999

Tracfone ZTE Citrine Z716BL (AT&T) LTE Android Phone $29.99 (reg $49.99) 080-02-1325

TracFone Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB (Verizon) $149.99 if purchased with TracFone $39.99 airtime card, in stores only

Unlocked BLU Advance 4.0L Android Phone $16.48 (reg $59.99) 080-02-1006

Unlocked BLU BLU Studio G Android Phone $79.99 (reg $99.99) 080-02-1007

TextNow Wireless airtime purchase ($13.99 and up) required. Shipping is free (reg $13.99)

Motorola Moto E refurbished LTE Android phone $9.99

Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2 refurbished Android phone $9.99

LG Tribute refurbished LTE Android phone $9.99

Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE refurbished Android phone 16 GB $69.99

Motorola Moto X (1st ed) new LTE Android phone 32 GB $119.99

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE refurbished Android phone 32 GB $159.99

Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE refurbished Android phone 32 GB $229.99, 128 GB $349.99

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LTE Android phone 32 GB $279.99 refurbished.

T-Mobile (online only) Shipping is free on all phones and SIMs

3-in-1 SIM Activation Kit (pre-activated SIM) $3.99 with code SIMDEAL (reg $20)

ZTE Avid Plus LTE Android phone $19.99 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $114.99)

CoolPad Catalyst LTE Android Phone $29.99 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $99.99)

LG K7 LTE Android phone $59.99 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $139.99)

Samsung Galaxy On5 LTE Android phone $69.99 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $139.99)

HTC Desire 530 LTE Android phone $79.99 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $159.99)

Tracfone Free overnight shipping on orders of $19.99 or more, ends 6/20.

$5 off any phone or phone plus airtime purchase of $19.99 or more with code FRIEND1

Reconditioned LG Lucky (Verizon) or ZTE Whirl 2 (T-Mobile) Android phone FREE with $15 airtime purchase

Reconditioned Unimax MAXPatriot (Verizon) Android phone $19.99 ($29.99 new)

U.S. Cellular

Apple iPhone SE 16 GB $199.99 (reg $399.99), 64 GB $299.99 (reg $499.99) in stores only

Verizon Prepaid Online only. Free overnight shipping, minimum $45 airtime purchase required with all phone purchases.

SIM with $45 airtime $24.99

Virgin Mobile free shipping

LG Tribute 2 LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $99.99)

Huawei Union LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $99.99)

Alcatel DAWN LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $69.99)

LG K3 LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Kyocera Hydro Reach waterproof LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $99.99)

LG G Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $179.99

iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 plus $50 account credit after 2 months

iPhone SE 16 GB $299.99 (reg $399.99), 64 GB $399.99 (reg $499.99)

iPhone 6 16 GB $449.99 (reg $549.99)

iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB $499.99 (reg $649)

iPhone 6s 16 GB $549.99 (reg $649), 64 GB $649.99, 128 GB $749.99 (reg $849)

iPhone 6s Plus 16 GB $649.99 (reg $749), 64 GB $749.99, 128 GB $849.99 (reg $949)

Walmart iconFree shipping on orders over $50. Ship to store free.

NET10 LG Lucky (Verizon) Android phone $19.88 (reg $39.88)

Straight Talk AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon SIM Activation kits 99¢ (reg $6.99)

Straight Talk Motorola Moto E (1st gen, Verizon) Android phone $19.99 (was $59.99)

Straight Talk LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone $49.88 (reg $79.99)

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (Verizon) LTE Android phone $79.00 (reg $99.00)

Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5S 16 GB  $149.00 (was $649.99)

Total Wireless Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE Android phone $49.99

Total Wireless LG Premier LTE Android phone $99.99

Total Wireless Apple iPhone 5s $149.00 (was $449.99)

TracFone SIM Activation Kit (SIMs and Activation Codes for AT&T and Verizon networks) $3.50 (reg 9.99)

T-Mobile SIM Activation Kit with $30 airtime $34.82 (reg $39.88)

Verizon Motorola Moto E LTE Android phone $29.88 (was $99.99)

Verizon HTC Desire 526 LTE Android phone with free Jawbone Move Up fitness tracker $39.36 (reg $79.82)

Verizon LG Transpyre LTE Android phone $39.82 (reg $99.99)

Verizon Samsung Galaxy J1 LTE Android phone $69.82 (reg $79.99)

Verizon LG Vista LTE Android phablet $99.00 (reg $179.99)

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Android phone $145.00

Updated 10/2: New Boost Mobile deals.

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  1. iPhones are not good deals and the only ones that caught my attention are the Nexus 5X and the Moto X pure edition 2015. Other than that, no thanks.

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    1. You won't be able to play Pokémon Go without some sort of cellular data plan. It is incredibly unlikely that you will find any pokéstops, gyms, or wild pokémon within 100m of your WAP. It is a "get out and travel the neighborhood" kind of game.

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    2. It's possible, but difficult. Of course, first "catch 'em all" near the house.

      Once that is done, there are downtowns/etc in communities that DO have free wifi. I am not sure how common it is, but it is a possibility.

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    3. "iPhones are not good deals"

      I'm an Android guy and not an Apple guy, but even I think that the iPhone 5S for $150 or so isn't a bad deal at all. It's really not that far behind or out of date compared to the iPhone 6s, and you can get it for a fraction of the price now.

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    4. " I think that the iPhone 5S for $150 or so isn't a bad deal at all."
      The problem with those deals is that the phones are locked to companies like Tracfone/Straight Talk/Total Wireless and are almost impossible to get them unlocked. Although they advertise unlocking is possible, often times they say that they just can't unlock them.
      I would rather pay more for an iPhone that will give me more options of carriers like an iPhone 6,6+,6Sor 6S+

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    5. regarding the Pokeman Go on wifi only, the original comment below from says I plan to have my kids use my hotspot, its a portable hotspot. So we can go play anywhere, I have already done this, I know it works.

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  2. What is cheapest phone for kids that will play Pokeman Go? Needs 2Gb Ram and Android 4.4+. I don't plan to activate the phones, they can use my hotspot. I like the Amazon Blu R1 with Amazon ads for $60, but they will only let you buy one, I need 2.

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    1. Even at ts non-Prime price of $110, I think the BLU R1 is the least expensive new phone that has 2 GB of RAM. Another possibility is a three year old used flagship phone like the LG G2 or Samsung S4. Seeing as you don't plan to activate the phone it could even be one with a bad ESN.

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    2. Yes, you forgot to show the Amazon prime pricing for their special unlocked phones again. Other than that this is probably the most detailed sales as always for cell phones.

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    3. Not everyone is a Prime member. I only list phones here that are available to all.

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    4. Please reconsider your stance. A substantial number of deals on this list require a "port in" from a competitor, or the purchase of airtime / ongoing subscription to a specific service which excludes the majority of potential customers. Requiring a "membership" (especially when free trials are available) for an otherwise unlocked phone seems like a relatively minor hurdle to save $50+! Presumably Amazon will be adding more Prime phones over time, so it seems like a reasonable subcategory to feature here.

      It is estimated that 50% of households are Prime members (http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/26/technology/amazon-prime-memberships/), how is that any less relevant to your audience than say, MetroPCS deals?

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    5. The above "Please reconsider" has great points, Dennis. Amazon Prime products are much more "available to all" than, say, phones from a small player without truly national reach such as Kroger which are only available in stores in 31 states. Yet you list Kroger.

      And maybe "US Cellular" phones are "available to all", but they will only work in a rather small area. For most, US Cellular phones are as useful as surfboards in Nebraska.

      There are probably others that are of much more limited appeal, less "available to all" than anything someone can get with Amazon Prime.

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    6. Also, if you list Frys, a rather tiny company available to few in a very small area (9 states), you clearly don't "only list phones here that are available to all."

      Go to New York City, where you likely have millions who have Amazon Prime, but none willing to travel a thousand miles to find a Frys.

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    7. Maybe people will want Costco deals now since anyone can get a friend with a membership to buy for them? I just think it opens the door for people wanting to include all paid membership required deals.
      Playing devils advocate here, please don't shoot me!

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    8. Costco has a strong nationwide presence (the vast majority of states), unlike Fry's and Kroger. Certainly much more worthy of inclusion than those two.

      Costco has 85,000,000 registered customers. Whatever threshold of relevance there is, they are well above it...

      Then the question becomes, do they have any prepaid deals worth mentioning ?

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    9. "the question becomes, do they have any prepaid deals worth mentioning ?"

      I am not aware of them having prepaid deals but I was just using that as an example since everyone was talking about Amazon Prime which is a paid membership too. Just being a female devil's advocate ;)

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    10. True, not everyone is a Amazon Prime member however the majority are... Prime Members Now Outnumber Non-Prime Customers

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    11. This must be the longest list of stupid replies I have ever read.
      Phones sold by US cellular, Kroger and Fry's are available to everyone in the areas served by those retailers. On the other hand, while Amazon and Costco might be available to more people than the small retailers listed above, unlike those retailers, Costco and Amazon Prime require a paid membership to buy phones from them. Therefore those deals aren't available to everyone regardless if those retailers are available in your area or not.

      You can't compare deals that aren't available to you because a particular retailer or carrier isn't available in your area to ones that aren't available to you because you don't have a paid membership to a retailer.

      Where I live, neither US cellular, Kroger or Fry's exist. I do have Costco nearby and I'm a Amazon Prime member (primarily for the streaming service) so listings from Costco and Amazon Prime would be far more useful to me than those from Fry's will ever be but that isn't the point (see points above) to be honest, Amazon's practice of requiring a paid membership for certain items or lower prices rubs me the wrong way.

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    12. "....stupid...."

      Immature personal attacks are out of line here.

      Back to serious matters for adults, despite your personal problem with Prime, it has much more reach and scope, and relevance than the two small retailers mentioned.

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    13. "This must be the longest list of stupid replies I have ever read"

      Just because the ideas are not what you want to hear doesn't make them "stupid". Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and they are entitled to express it here. Someone could say the same thing about your response so its all a matter of perspective.

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    14. You can sideload the game onto a phone with lesser specs. For that matter, any app that the Play Store says is not compatible. One way is with the app APKPure.

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  3. The BestBuy Free Verizon Samsung Galaxy J3 when you activate the phone in store and buy two $45 or $69 top up cards IS A Buy One, Get One Free Offer. They got me in the door with this "OFFER" only to find out that it was a Buy One, Get One Free Offer. Somewhat deceptive approach, but it is there in there in the link.

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    1. You're right. I've updated the post to make it clear is BOGO offer.

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  4. So because these phones are new and not activated before FED deadline they can't be used on ringplus or can the ones that say unlocked be used?

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    1. Unlocking allows a phone to be used on any GSM carrier. It doesn't mean the phone will work on the Sprint network that RingPlus uses. You need a Sprint compatible phone that passes FED for RingPlus. The only unlocked phones listed here that are Sprint compatible are the Nexus 5x, Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and Moto G4.

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    2. Seems like more unlocked universal phones are entering the market at long last. I really think theres a big market there. Is it really just the nexus 5x, moto g4, and moto x pure?? I thought there were others? Hopefully someday there will be enough to write a whole page comparing all of them. Once i can get one for less than $100 that has removable battery and sd card slot, and 5.5" min. Screen, i will!

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    3. The following phones support all the bands used by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon:
      Apple iPhone 6s (A1633) and 6s Plus (A1634)
      Nexus 6P (H1511)
      Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition (SM-G930U) and S7 Edge Special Edition (SM-G935U)

      The following phones can be used on all four national carriers but lack one or more of their bands:
      iPhone 6 (A1586) 6 Plus (A1522) lacks T-Mobile band 12
      iPhone SE (A1622) lacks Sprint band 41
      Nexus 5x (H790) and Nexus 6 (XT1103) lacks AT&T band 30
      Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (2105) (XT1575), Moto G4 (SM-G935U) Moto G4 Plus (XT1644) and Moto G4 Play lack AT&T bands 29 and 30

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    4. "iPhone 6 (A1586) 6 Plus (A1522) lacks T-Mobile band 12"
      Dennis, don't they also lack band 30 for AT&T?

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  5. Which one is better value iPhone 5s straight talk or total wireless ?

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    1. Total Wireless uses Verizon towers. ST uses both ATT and Verizon for the iPhone 5S depending on your zip code. Either way, you get the terrible American Movil customer service.

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  6. Walmart online: ATT GoPhone Kyocera Hydro Air $39.88 (reg. $99.99). Shipping to home or store.

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    1. This phone is available right on CLARENCE for $19 in-store Call around. And to maybe finally burst your bubble. A few Walmart Entertainment Dept. associates have told me this is their most returned prepaid phone.

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    2. I can identify with that statement. I owned a couple of that brand of them several years ago and they were terrible. Maybe they are better now but that was enough for me.

      "A few Walmart Entertainment Dept. associates have told me this is their most returned prepaid phone."

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  7. Isn't the Moto G4 a better phone than the Honor 5x or am I missing something?

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    1. I think the reason the honor is featured is because it is a good value for the price not necessarily because it is better than the Moto G4.

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    2. Right. The Honor 5X and the 16 GB version of the Moto G4 have almost identical specs except the G4 supports more bands and carriers. The G4 was a deal of the week when it was on sale for $150 but it's no longer on sale and the Honor is.

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    3. The Honor 5x is a dual SIM phone. For me, that means the Honor 5X is better than the Moto G4.

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  8. What is there difference between the Moto x play edition and the Moto x pure edition? Are they both universal phones?

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    1. There's no Moto X Play Edition, that was a typo, I meant the Pure Edition. There's a Moto X Play which has a smaller screen and a slower processor than the Pure Edition but it wasn't sold under that name in the US. Verizon sells it as the Droid Maxx 2. It isn't a universal phone and doesn't work on Sprint.

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  9. Where's the best place to refill?

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  10. LG G3 is the best used phone under $100. And an open-box mint unit can be had at $149 here:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/302044436602

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    1. $149 is not under $100. You meant to say the LG G3 is the best under $150 maybe?

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    2. You misread his post.

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    3. "You misread his post"
      I don't think I did. To me open box is not new, it's used.

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    4. Open box is just that: open box. It might or might not be used. If the Box is open and nothing was taken out of its plastic or shrink wrap, there's no way you can call something used.

      Of course there is a much greater chance that something has been used if the Box seal has been breached. But it doesn't necessarily follow that an open box product has been used. Simple logic.

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    5. "Open box is just that: open box"

      Not really. I have worked for Best Buy for the last 14 years and the vast majority of our open box are returns that people bring back within our beyond the 14 day policy. Almost all of them are used in one way or another. We don't use the "used" label when we sell them because we bank on the ambiguity of an "open box" label.
      I agree that open box could be a customer just opening a package and leaving it back on the shelf but as far as our phones go, whether art the store or online, people have no physical contact with them until after purchased so they are most likely used.
      I see why the OP would consider a open box as used. It's a logical assumption.

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    6. Ryan Harlow,
      Since you work at Best Buy, can you confirm that they have now started charging $35 for cell phone/tablet returns within the 14 day allowed window?

      I assume that outside special holiday return/exchange windows, cell phones cannot be returned after 14 days - is that a hard rule or subject to employee/manager discretion?

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    7. Hi. Yes the policy is in effect but managers are inconsistent in following at this point, mostly to avoid customer confrontation. Managers can always override it unless you are one of those loud demanding customers in which case they will follow policy on you.

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  11. Metro has the Alcatel Fierce 4 with a month of service available for as little as $39 plus tax, after a $60 in-store port-in discount.

    Doesn't look like it can be rooted or unlocked (yet), but it's a decent value for casuals.

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  12. Sorry for the confusion but if you read carefully. I said used, under $100...like new can be had for $150 or less. I would take a G3 or G2 over any ZTE. Speaking of G2, these are exceptional used phones on eBay for around $65

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    1. jt g., as long as we're correcting people... if you had a better grasp of English then you would know that "like new" means USED. I would almost bet that you're trying to push sales to your own eBay ad.

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    2. 1) Everyone knows that "like new" is a level of used. What is your point?

      2) If the person is indeed promoting their own eBay sales, then they are "mistyelectronics". They have an excellent feedback score, and more importantly, if you look at their negative feedback, you will see that they tried to resolve things for their customers (most of the negatives coming from those who did something dumb or refused to let Misty take care of things). It looks like you can't go wrong with them. So... it's a relevant prepaid deal.

      3) I am glad your snarky and pedantic (and ultimately pointless) comment made me look at Misty's eBay page in depth. This is one I'd consider buying from. Thanks for this.

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    3. Not thst anon, but obvious shilling is obvious.

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  13. Starting July 31st, Best Buy cell phone/tablet return or exchange within the allowed 14-day window will result in a $35 fee.

    It's on their website, shows up on display at checkout, and see

    http://www.forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Best-Buy-Store-Purchase/Did-not-receive-price-match/td-p/979065

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    1. Is this $35 return fee for prepaid phones under $100? If so, they should lengthen the time period for exchange so that the individual has a chance to find a suitable replacement.

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    2. Wording from their website does not make it clear if prepaid devices apply. Wording is:

      "Cell Phones with a Carrier Contract and Unlocked Phones -
      You can return or exchange cell phones with a carrier contract and unlocked phones within 14 days. Like the carrier stores, we have a charge ($35) for return or exchange of these products. This return period and charge also applies if you are a My Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member."

      I won't be surprised if it includes prepaid phones, but needs confirmation.

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  14. My local MetroPCS store tells me that I have to activate with the $50 or $60 plan to get the instant rebate on a new phone. I knew I had to activate and pay for the first month of service but I never heard anything about it having to be the $50 plan. Can anyone here confirm this or is my local dealer trying to rip me off?

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    1. The rebate terms do not say a $50 or higher plan is required. Try a different dealer if possible or downgrade the plan as soon as you leave the store.

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    2. Downgrade before the month is up? Is that possible?

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  15. Is the $60 instant rebate on the MetroPCS Zmax Pro still available or did it expire in August?

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    1. Still available. It's been extended until 9/30.

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  16. Does anyone know the cheapest way to get a none-T-Mobile network number to port over to MetroPCS?

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    1. Any help at all would be appreciated!

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    2. RingPlus free plan if you have an inactive Sprint phone Laying around.
      PagePlus PayGo with a $10 top up if you have an inactive 3G Verizon phone.
      Buy an H2O or Airvoice SIM for $1 on eBay and activate on a PayGo plan with a $10 top up.

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    3. Can't you just buy a GoPhone sim and activate it online without buying any airtime and port that number to MetroPCS?

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    4. I think that will work. Can anyone confirm that it does?

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    5. Will AT&T really activate a sim without airtime and without a phone?

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    6. You don't you don't need a phone, just an IMEI to activate a SIM. You have 30 days after activation to add airtime before the account is canceled. I don't know if you can port the number without adding airtime however.

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    7. Sorry, novice here. Is the IMEI number from a phone or a sim?

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    8. The IMEI is the 15 digit unique serial number that every GSM phone has. You can use the IMEI of any phone, even if it's broken, or in service on an other carrier, to activate an AT&T SIM. You can find the IMEI on a label under the battery or on the phone box or my dialing *#06# on most phones.

      At one time it was possible to activate an AT&T SIM by entering 15 zeroes for the IMEI. I don't know if that's still true.

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    9. "I don't know if you can port the number without adding airtime"

      I'm not the OP but this conversation has me curious. If you have the phone number how can a carrier stop you from porting your number?

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    10. Technically, they certainly can by not accepting the port out request. I don't just know if AT&T does that or not.

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  17. Labor day sales are already going, but i havent seen any great deals yet. Any special edition of the weekly deals before sunday??

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    1. Labor Day sales are mostly hype. I checked Amazon, Best Buy and Boost last night and there was nothing new. Some Best Buy prices actually went up. Maybe Sunday or Monday we will see some new deals.

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