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Updated 5/15: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: May 14 - May 20

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Welcome to the latest edition of Prepaid Phone News' Prepaid Phones on Sale this Week post. Here are the best current deals on prepaid and unlocked phones I've been able to find online and in stores.

This week's Deal of the Week is the Apple iPhone SE which on sale for less than $200 from several prepaid operators.


The iPhone SE 32 GB sells for $399.99 at the Apple Store. The 16 GB model, which is discontinued, originally sold for $399.99 as well. Both versions feature a 1136x640 px 4 inch screen, 12 MP rear and 1.2 MP front cameras, a 64 bit A9 SOC and 2 GB of RAM.

Other especially good prepaid deals this week include:
  • Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $129.99) at Boost Mobile
  • MetroPCS ZTE ZMax Pro for $99.99 after a $60 instant rebate at MetroPCS stores
  • TracFone LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, wired headset and car charger $99.95 (reg $69.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • TracFone LG Fiesta (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $139.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
    Unlocked AT&T ZTE Trek 2 HD K88 8" LTE Tablet (new) $79.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $131.99 on eBay
  • Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone with $50 service credit $69.99 (reg $84.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $169.50 on eBay
  • Virgin Mobile LG X Power 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $129.99) at ShopCellDeals
All current prepaid phone deals: (Except as noted all are available both online and in stores).

Amazon Online only. Free shipping on orders $25 and up.

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge (Silver) Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Simple Mobile LG X Style  LTE Android phone $38.38 (reg $69.99)

Simple Mobile ZTE Midnight Pro LTE Android phone with $40 airtime credit $39.99 (reg $39.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone LG Rebel (Verizon) LTE Android phone with $30 airtime credit $49.99 (reg $49.99 w/o airtime)

Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $399.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Sony Xperia XA 16 GB LTE Android phone $174.99 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 16 GB LTE Android phone $179.00 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $252.00 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 32GB Android phone $326.50 (reg $399.99)

Verizon Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone  $49.13 (reg $84.99)

Virgin Mobile LG X Power LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $129.85)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $103.85)

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

ZTE Z223 flip phone $17.99 (reg $29.99)

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

Kyocera Hydro Air (Certified Restored) waterproof LTE Android phone $29.99 ($59.99 new)

Samsung Galaxy Express 3 (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $34.99 ($49.99 if new)

LG Phoenix 2 (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $49.99 ($69.99 if new)

Samsung Galaxy Express Prime (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $59.99 ($79.99 new)

Apple iPhone SE 32 GB with $45 airtime card $244.99 (reg $349.99 w/o airtime)

Apple iPhone 6 32 GB with $45 airtime card $344.99  (reg $449.99 w/o airtime)

B&H free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus LTE Android phone 64 GB $219.99 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Moto X Pure Edition 32GB (White) LTE Android phone $279.99 (reg $349.99)

Unlocked AT&T LG G5 H820 32 GB LTE Android phone $309.99 (was $529.99)

Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $329.99 (was $529.99)

Best Buy Free shipping on orders of $35 or more.

AT&T LG B470 flip phone $19.99 (reg $24.99)

AT&T Alcatel Ideal LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $29.99)

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express 3 LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $49.99)

Boost Mobile ZTE Warp 7 LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $89.99 (reg $149.99)

20% Off Cricket airtime with purchase of Cricket SIM or phone.

Cricket BYOP SIM Kit 99¢ (reg $9.99)

Cricket Alcatel Flint LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Simple Mobile Apple iPhone SE 16 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99)

TracFone SIM Activation Kit $1 (reg $6.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4  universal unlocked 16 GB LTE Android phone $179.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $299.99)

Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930U universal unlocked 32 GB LTE Android phone $569.99 (reg $669.99)

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935U universal unlocked 32 GB LTE Android phone $669.99 (reg $769.99)

Verizon Prepaid LG K8 V 16 GB  LTE Android phone $59.99 (was $89.99)

Verizon Prepaid Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $179.99

Virgin Mobile LG X Power 16 GB  LTE Android phone $79.99 (was $149.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Stylo 2 16 GB  LTE Android phone $89.99 (was $179.99)

Boost Mobile Free shipping

In store only deals:

U Pay 1, We Pay 1: Activate a Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus; Verizon only iPhone 5s, 5c, SE, 7 or 7 Plus and recieve a $50 credit every other month for the life of the phone. Ends June 1.

Phone discounts for new activations or upgrades after 120 days since activation or last upgrade at participating Boost Mobile dealers only. Not available in Northern Connecticut, South Carolina or Western Kentucky, Free with port-in phones require activation on $50 plan. Ends 6/30.

Alcatel Dawn LTE Android phone $29.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $39.99)
LG K3 LTE LTE Android phone $29.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $49.99)
Kyocera Hydro Reach LTE Android phone $39.99 (Free with port-in) (was $49.99)
LG Tribute HD LTE Android phone $49.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $79.99)
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $69.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $129.99)
LG X Power LTE Android phone $59.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $129.99)
ZTE Warp 7 LTE Android phone $79.99 ($29.99 with port-in) (reg $99.99)
LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $79.99 ($29.99 with port-in) (reg $149.99)
iPhone 5s 16 GB $99.99 ($49.99 with port-in) (reg $299.99)
Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE Android phone $129.99 ($79.99 with port-in) (was $229.99)
iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 ($109.99 with port-in) (reg $299.99)
iPhone SE 64 GB $209.99 ($159.99 with port-in) (reg $349.99)
iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 ($149.99 with port-in) (reg $449.99)
iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB (used) $249.99 ($199.99 with port-in) (reg $349.99)

Family plan promos:

4 Lines of Unlimited Gigs for $100 (3 lines $100, 5 Lines $130). Ends 6/1

$30 credit for adding an additional line to a new or existing  $50 primary line.  Ends June 1.

Online deals:

Referral Program: Boost customers can now defer friends and family at refer.boostmobile.com. Referrer and referee will each receive a $25 account credit within 30 days.

Alcatel Dawn LTE Android phone $29.99 (was $39.99)

ZTE Tempo LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $69.99)

Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE Android Phone $34.99 (reg $79.99)

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

ZTE Prestige Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

LG Tribute HD LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $79.99)

LG Volt 2 LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $149.99)

Sansung Galaxy J3 (2016) $49.99 (was $149.99)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $129.99)

ZTE Warp 7 LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

iPhone 5s 16 GB $99.99 (was $299.99)

iPhone SE 16 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99 (was $449.99)

CPO iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB 249.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone 6s 32 GB 449.99 (reg $549.99)

iPhone 6s Plus 32 GB $549.99 (reg $649.99)

Cricket free shipping

Free and Discounted phones for port-ins: Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 Free, LG Fortune Free, Alcatel Streak Free, ZTE Sonata 3 Free, LG Spree $9.99, LG Escape 3 $19.99, Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime $29.99, LG X Power $49.99, HTC Desire 626s $69.99, LG Stylo 2 $79.99, ZTE Blade X Max $99.99, ZTE Grand X Max 2 $99.99, Alcatel Idol 4 with VR goggles $129.99 when you port your number to Cricket.

CPO ZTE Fanfare Android phone 99¢

CPO Nokia Lumia 640 LTE Windows Phone 99¢

CPO Nokia Lumia 650 LTE Windows Phone 99¢

Alcatel Streak LTE Android phone $19.99 (free with port in)

LG Risio LTE Android phone $9.99

ZTE Sonata 3 LTE Android phone $29.99 (free with port in)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 LTE Android phone 99.99

Apple iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99

Apple iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99

Dollar General in store only

Total Wireless LG Rebel LTE Android phone $29 with airtime purchase (reg $49) ends 5/22

Simple Mobile Samsung Galaxy On5 LTE Android phone $49 with airtime purchase (reg $79) ends 5/22

TracFone Alcatel onetouch Pixi Avion (AT&T or T-Mobile depending on market) $29 with airtime purchase (reg $39) ends 5/22

eBay

Unlocked AT&T ZTE Trek 2 HD K88 8" LTE Tablet (new) $79.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $131.99 Free shipping

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5s 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $137.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $199.99 free shipping

Unlocked AT&T LG G5 H820 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $248.99 free shipping

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) iPhone 5c 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $109.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) LG G3 VS985 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $131.99 free shipping

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $169.50 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $169.99 Free shipping.

FreedomPop (online only) shipping $14.99 unless otherwise noted

Sprint network 99¢ BYOP activations (reg $20)

LTE GSM (AT&T) SIM 99¢ (reg $9.99) with free shipping

Franklin R850 (Certified Pre-Owned) Sprint LTE hotspot $19.99 (was $179.99 new) with free shipping

Netgear Mingle Certified Pre-Owned) Sprint LTE hotspot $19.99 plan (was $149.99 new) with free shipping

Novatel MiFi 2 (Certified Pre-Owned) GSM hotspot with global SIM $19.99 with free shipping

Honor free shipping on orders over $99

Honor 6X LTE Android phone $249.99 (reg $269.99 w/o accessories)

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

$20 off $40 for purchases made using Visa Credit. Vusa card not required. One use per individual. Ends 6/21 "or when promotional redemption limit has been reached."

TracFone LG Rebel (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Prime (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $89.95 (reg $89.99 w/o airtime) free shipping.

TracFone LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, wired headset and car charger $99.95 (reg $69.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $99.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Sky (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $129.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) free shipping.

TracFone ZTE Cymbal (Verizon) LTE Android flip phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, cover and car charger $129.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone LG Fiesta (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $139.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) free shipping.

TracFone LG Premier (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $149.95 (reg $119.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone with $50 service credit $69.95 (reg $84.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping.

Kroger in store only, deals require a Kroger Shoppers Card.

2X Fuel Points (4X with auto refill) when you top up online

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

AT&T Alcatel Ideal LTE phone $19.99 with airtime purchase (reg $29.99)

Simple Mobile Alcatel A570 Onetouch Pixi LTE Android phone $14.99 with airtime purchase (reg $29.99)

TracFone LG 442BG (T-Mobile or AT&T depending on market) 3G flip phone $9.99

TracFone ZTE Citrine (AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon depending on market) LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $39.99)

metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Two Lines For $80 Promotion: The $50 unlimited plan is $40 per month for two or more lines. 2 lines for $80, 3 lines $120, 4 lines $160, and 5 lines are $200. Plan includes unlimited voice messaging and high speed handset data. Video streaming at up to 480p. No tethering. Available in stores only.

Two Lines for $50 Promotion: Each line gets unlimited voice, messaging and data with the first 2 GB per month at high speed. 2 lines for $50, 3 lines for $75, 4 lines for $100, 5 lines for $125. Limited time offer, available in stores only

Free Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime or $70 instant rebate on any other device when you port your number to MetroPCS. In stores only.

For the phones listed below rebates require activation and are instant for in-store new activations. Mail in rebates for online purchases and instore or online upgrades require 2 months paid service.

Coolpad Catalyst LTE Android phone $89 ($19 after rebate)

ZTE Avid Trio LTE Android phone $69 ($29 after rebate) (reg $119)

Alcatel Tru LTE Android phone $89 ($29 after rebate) (reg $109)

LG K7 LTE Android phone $119 LTE ($39 after rebate) (reg $129) in stores only

Samsung Galaxy On5 LTE Android phone $129 ($39 after rebate) (reg $139.99)

Alcatel Fierce 4 LTE Android phone $119 ($59 after rebate) (reg $129.99)

LG Aristo LTE Android phone $119 ($59 after rebate) (reg $129)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime LTE Android phone $129 ($69 after rebate) reg $189

LG K10 LTE Android phone $129 ($79 after rebate) (reg $159) in stores only

HTC Desire 530 LTE Android phone $139 ($79 after rebate) (reg $159) in stores only

ZTE ZMAX Pro LTE Android phablet $159.99 ($99 after rebate) (reg $179.99)

LG K20 Plus LTE Android phone $169 ($119 after rebate)

LG G Stylo 2 Plus LTE Android phablet $199 ($129 after rebate) (reg $219.99)

Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $149 in stores only

Samsung Galaxy J7 LTE Android phone $229 ($149 after rebate) in stores only

Apple iPhone SE 16 GB $169, 32 GB $199 in stores only

Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB LTE Android phone $299 (was $499.99) in stores only

NET10 Free shipping on orders of $19.99 and more.

NET10 SIM 99¢ (reg $6.99)

Reconditioned *Huawei Magna (T-Mobile), *Alcatel Pixi Eclipse (Verizon), *Alcatel onetouch Pop Star 2 (AT&T) LTE Android phone free with $35 airtime purchase.

Reconditioned Alcatel onetouch Pop Nova (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (59.99 new)

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

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Unlocked ZTE Axon Pro 64 GB LTE Android phone $249.98 (reg $349.98)

Project Fi

LG Nexus 5x LTE Android phone 16 GB $249 (reg $349), 32 GB $299.99 (reg $399) when activating a new Project Fi line of service.

QVC

$5 off Your First Order With Code FIVE4U

TracFone ZTE Cymbal (Verizon) LTE Android flip phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, and car charger $79.92 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) $5.50 shipping

TracFone LG Premier (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $89.28 $5.50 Shipping

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Sky (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, bluetooth headset and car charger $109.96 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) $8.97 shipping

TracFone LG X Style (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $109.96 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) + $8.97 shipping

ShopCellDeals free shipping

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Prevail LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $129.99)

Boost Mobile ZTE Warp 7 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG X Power 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $179.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone 78.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $399)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone with $50 airtime credit $169.99 (reg $199.99 w/o airtime)

Virgin Mobile LG X Power 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile LG G Stylo 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone 78.99 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 16 GB LTE Android phone $139.99 (reg $229.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Tribute HD with one year of unlimited talk and text $179.99

Straight Talk Free shipping on phones $19.99 and up.

Free reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Prime (Verizon), Alcatel onetouch Pixi Eclipse, Alcatel onetouch POP Star 2 (AT&T), Huawei Magna (T-Mobile), ZTE Solar (T-Mobile), 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 LG Treasure (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (new $59.99)

CPO iPhone 4 16 GB (Verizon) $29.99

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

LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $99.99)

Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Verizon) LTE Android phone $59.99 (was $149.99 new)

iPhone 5s 16 GB (AT&T or Verizon depending on zipcode) $99.99

iPhone SE 16 GB (AT&T or Verizon depending on zipcode) $159.99

Target free shipping on orders over $35

Get free shipping on all orders and an extra 5% off most items with Target Red Card

AT&T Alcatel Ideal LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $49.99)

Consumer Cellular Motorola G4 Play LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $9.99)

Cricket Alcatel Flint LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Verizon Prepaid iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99

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 Hydro Reach waterproof LTE Android phone $34.99 (reg $49.99) 080-02-1290

Cricket SIM $2.98 (reg $9.99) 080-02-1215

Cricket ZTE Grand X3 LTE Android phone $34.98 (reg $69.99) 080-02-1509

Total Wireless SIM Kit $1 (reg $9.99) 080-02-1518

TracFone LG Lucky (Verizon) Android phone $29.99 (reg $59.99) 080-02-0996

Virgin Mobile LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $89.98 (reg $179.99) 080-02-0588

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

Alcatel OneTouch Elevate LTE Android phone $19.99 refurbished

LG Tribute 2 LTE Android phone $24.99 refurbished

LG K3 LTE Android phone $24.99 refurbished

Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) LTE Android phone 16 GB $34.99 new

Samsung Galaxy J3 LTE Android phone 32 GB $69.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Android phone 32 GB $159.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE Android phone 32 GB $249.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S7 LTE Android phone 32 GB $349.99 refurbished

Ting shipping $4

Motorola Moto G4 Play LTE Android phone $139 (reg $149)

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

Samsung Galaxy On5 LTE Android phone $70 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $179.99)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime LTE Android phone $85 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $159.99)

LG Aristo LTE Android phone $85 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $159.99)

ZTE ZMAX Pro LTE Android phone $149.99 with $50 airtime purchase (reg $179.99)

Tracfone Free shipping on orders of $19.99 or more.

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

Reconditioned Alcatel Pixi Eclipse (Verizon) \Android phone Free with $15 airtime purchase

Reconditioned Alcatel Pixi Glitz (T-Mobile?) Android phone $9.99 ($19.99 new)

Reconditioned ZTE Citrine ZEZ716BL (T-Mobile) LTE Android phone $19.99 (was $39.99)

Reconditioned ZTE Citrine ZEZ717VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (was $39.99)

Virgin Mobile free shipping

Alcatel DAWN LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $69.99)

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

LG K3 LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $79.99)

LG Tribute HD LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $99.99)

LG X Power LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $149.99)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

iPhone 5s 16 GB $99.99 (was $299.99)

iPhone SE 128 GB $259.99 (reg $449.99)

CPO iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB $199.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone 6s 32 GB $449.99 (was $749)

iPhone 7 32 GB $549.99 (reg $649.99)

Walmart iconShipping $5.99. Free shipping on orders over $35.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express 3 LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $79.88) store pickup only

AT&T Alcatel Onetouch Allura LTE Android phone $49.88 (was $119.00)

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express Prime LTE Android phone $69.99 (was $99.00)

AT&T Huawei Ascend XT LTE Android phone $79.00 (was $149.00) store pickup only

Boost Mobile ZTE Warp 7 LTE Android phone $69.99 (was $99.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile LG X Power LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $84.99 (reg $109.00)

Straight Talk SIM Activation kits 98¢ (reg $6.99)

Total Wireless iPhone 5s 16 GB $99.00 (was $449)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 16 GB LTE Android phone $178.72 (was $199.99)

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone $49.12 (reg $79.00)

Verizon Prepaid Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $189.99 (was $449.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Tribute HD LTE Android phone $49.00 (reg $79.00) store pickup only

Virgin Mobile Samsung J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Updated 5/15: New HSN Visa Checkout offer.

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  1. Great article ! always appreciate your posts

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  2. Tracfone is also offering the 16GB iPhone SE for $159.99 on their website.
    It may come with a SIM associated with your ZIP, but I was told through chat that it accepts either AT&T or Verizon SIM. I did not think to ask about T-Mobile.
    I am not all that familiar with the various iPhones SE models and what carriers they are compatible with, so pardon my ignorance.

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    1. Nobody seems to want to speculate on why the se is seeing such a drastic price cut...

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    2. iPhone sales have been declining. I think Apple is trying to prop up sales using the prepaid operators, without cutting prices accross the board.

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    3. The SE is getting kind of long in the iTooth.

      I hope it gets replaced by a normal sized phone instead of a tiny one.

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    4. iPhone SE A1662 is basically a 6S in a 5S case, minus some Sprint LTE bands. The A9 CPU is still very fast, and it has 2GB RAM. Works great. If you want an upgrade buy a 7 for 4X the price.

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    5. The SE A1662 works on all 4 networks if unlocked. It lacks the new Tmo band 66 and Sprint band 41 (and other TD LTE bands). The Global/Sprint A1723 lacks AT&T Band 29, Tmo Band 66 and Verizon Band 13.

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    6. "iPhone sales have been declining."

      Perhaps should have said iPhone SE sales. Strategy Analytics’ says the iPhone 7 was the #1 shipping cellphone in the first quarter, with 21.5 million units shipped in the three-month period. The iPhone 7 Plus was #2 17.4 million shipments in the same timeframe. Oppo knocked off Samsung for the #3 spot.
      Selling and shipping are different, but they are closely related.

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    7. Total iPhones shipped in Q1, 2107 were 50.8 million, a decline from the 51.2 million in Q1, 2016. Q4, 2016 iPhone shipments were also down compared with Q4, 2015.

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    8. Apple sold 78.3 million iPhones in Q1 2017, earning revenue of $54.4 B.
      Both figures were up 5 percent on the Q1 a year before.

      Great performance; iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went down well with customers.

      Tim Cook said the iPhone 7 Plus saw "the highest portion of the new product mix than we've ever seen with Plus models in the past."

      Apple sold 45 million iPhone units in Q4 2016.

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    9. "Total iPhones shipped in Q1, 2107 were 50.8 million, a decline from the 51.2 million in Q1, 2016."

      I read these are the Q2, 2017 figures, not Q1.
      Apple made a LOT more money on iPhones in Q2, year over year. It sold 50.763 M iPhones and made $53.249 B in revenue in Q2. In the Q2 2016 Apple sold 51.193 M iPhones, making $32.857 B in revenue.

      Tim Cook said that Apple had faced more demand for the iPhone 7 Plus than anticipated and supplies were constrained, holding down sales in Q2.

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    10. For consistency, I always use calendar quarters when sharing discussing sales and financial data. Apple's fiscal year starts Oct 1 so Apple fiscal Q2, is calendar Q1.

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  3. Walmart *In-Stores* - Verizon Apple iPhone 5S Prepaid Smartphone $99 Use Brickseek.com - SKU: 102320059 UPC: 190198255440

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  4. Can metropcs iphone se be unlock by 3 party vendor on ebay?

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  5. Are the straight talk Verizon based iPhones unlocked, I wonder if their at&t based iPhones are actually the Verizon unlocked ones?

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    1. Phones from all the TracFone brands are locked and are considered very difficult to unlock.

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    2. The TF version is model A1662. Not so sure it is locked down as previous TF branded devices.
      Has anyone actually posted that only TF SIMs will work in these SE devices?

      Nevertheless it looks like they are selling out quick, yesterday TF showed 3 different colors and today they only show the gold.

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  6. I'm wondering if the BYOP sims from TracFone will work on the TracFone iPhone, more specifically which one since the BYOP kit includes Verizon, at&t and maybe TMobile.

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  7. Since it is tracfone, will that SE activate in page plus?

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  8. tracfone has 4 plans you can choose from when you select the iphone se. the $20 unlimited talk and text with 1gb of data cannot be selected. from ek

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    1. Tracfone doesn't have an unlimited talk and text plan.

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  9. Honestly, these articles aren't as useful as they used to be, if only because there's too much garbage.

    There's no longer any need to list devices locked to Tracfone brands or Sprint and its subsidiaries (due to horrible customer service and lackluster on-the-road coverage, respectively), or even those with less than 2GB of RAM (unless they're a freebie), due to how much of a bad deal they are in the post-Kitkat era of incredibly cheap universal phones with drastically superior specs and no hoops to jump through if you want to change carriers.

    They might be good for perk farms, but that's a completely different beast than buying a prepaid phone for use as an actual phone.

    And unless this blog starts becoming a perk blog, perk phones aren't exactly relevant.

    Redundancy doesn't help either, since there's no need to list the same device for a higher price from other merchants.

    There's also the inclusion of LG phones, which are too tainted by their reputation for poor quality control to ever be worth recommending.

    A price cutoff of $400 wouldn't hurt either, since the point of a good deal is to save money on cheaper mid and low tier phones rather than spending almost a grand on a flagship.

    And since flagships tend to be relatively niche in terms of how useful their additional features actuslly are, the people who NEED to buy them (because no other phone will do) probably don't have the luxury of waiting for a good deal anyway.

    That, or they get them free with a postpaid plan.

    Finally, GSM phones for AT&T and its subsidiaries shouldn't be listed unless they include Band 12 VoLTE on T-mobile, since anything less would leave you restricted in your choice of carriers.

    tl;dr get rid of LG, Tracfone, Sprint, less than 2GB RAM, duplicate, $400+, and "GSM sans Band 12" deals since they only wind up making it downright impossible to find the genuinely good deals amidst all the clutter.

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    1. The solution is for you to quit reading the articles. The rest of us find them interesting.

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    2. Because everyone has the same needs and desires as Anonymous.

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    3. If you find a text wall of 1GB, Sprint, Tracfone, and LG trash interesting, then I think you might need to broaden your horizons a little bit.

      And to be clear, I was only talking about these specific "weekly sales" articles, which have had a lot of unnecessary "fluff" ever since Sprint shut down the gravy train last year.

      I didn't really mind up until now, but with the G4 Plus finally hitting $200, it just seems like the lowest spec burners in the sub-$200 price range have finally become such an all around bad investment that they're just taking up real estate and distracting from otherwise decent sales.

      The freebies are fine since free phones are always a plus, but cutting the bad deals loose would help ensure that the actual "best current deals" don't get lost among the rest.

      It's the same reason Slickdeals is useful, because there's less bad and irrelevant deals needlessly cluttering things up.

      In contrast, this is like walking into an electronics store and seeing a ginormous wall of TVs.

      At the end of the day, it's easier to turn to Slickdeals or Google for the best price on what you're looking for instead of trying to scrounge through such a huge list every week.

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    4. Maybe he can join the "Censorship!" troll (the guy who assumes he has the right to include anything on this blog regardless of what the owners think) and they can make their own phone news site, and perhaps build up to a total of 17 readers by the end of the decade.

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    5. "Finally, GSM phones for AT&T and its subsidiaries shouldn't be listed unless they include Band 12 VoLTE on T-mobile, since anything less would leave you restricted in your choice of carriers."

      That's one of the many silly demands. A large proportion of customers choose AT&T (or subsidiaries, etc), and nothing else, and don't care about Band 12.

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    6. "If you find a text wall of 1GB, Sprint, Tracfone, and LG trash interesting, then I think you might need to broaden your horizons a little bit."

      I don't like Sprint as much as the next guy, but even if 15% of the viewers here want Sprint, then Dennis and Christine are doing us (the readers) a good service by including them.

      You are kind of like the guy who doesn't like pink cars. Few people do... but there are some. So you sit down at your desk in mom's basement to write a letter scolding the local car dealer for daring to advertise a pink car in the weekly used car ad.

      The rest of us simply ignore it.

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    7. "Honestly, these articles aren't as useful as they used to be, if only because there's too much garbage."

      When the voluminous petulant rants from trolls who want all Sprint and LG mentions banned start to surpass the length of Dennis' carefully put together (and appreciated) list of deals, it starts to be clear where the "garbage" is....

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  10. as the 404pm comments. people following this are at all different levels. from flip phone to smartphone and some of us just learning the difference between gsm and cdma so that it is very comprehensive we all can find our footing somewhere in it not catering to the highly skilled or the infants of us in it.

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    1. The last thing someone less well versed needs is to try finding their footing by buying (for example) a Virgin Mobile phone only to realize stuff like...

      A) the coverage may be terrible

      B) they may outgrow the device within a week, possibly due to it struggling to perform well with only bare bones specs

      C) they'll have to return the phone and fumble around to get an entirely new one if they want to switch carriers

      D) there were reports of critical problems with the phone that weren't mentioned here and now they've just blown up $200 or more on a lemon

      E) the 5mp camera on one of the phones listed here was so terrible that they wish they'd done the research and bought a better phone instead

      ...and so on and so forth.

      IMO, there's no point in setting people up to waste time and money on phones that won't necessarily serve their needs well.

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    2. "IMO, there's no point in setting people up to waste time and money on phones that won't necessarily serve their needs well."

      How arrogant and presumptive you are. Even the cheapest chinztiest burner, while it might not serve many as a daily driver, can be a great "iPod", Chromecast driver, cheap camera for kids, etc.

      I know I have bought several such phones after reading Dennis' list over the years. Including the "Sprint phones" you want banned from the list... I never activated them on Sprint... and as for LG? That LG burner that ordinarily cost $80 that I got for $20 is GREAT to chromecast to my TV. And it is a Tracfone... another one you want banned. But I never activated it, either

      Thanks for letting us know about these deals, Dennis!

      You have to admit that it is pretty boneheaded to say "There's no longer any need to list devices locked to Tracfone brands or Sprint and its subsidiaries".

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    3. There are many experienced users who are looking to purchase for or assist children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents with less sophisticated handsets that may fit their needs. This is the place to find out about them and where to get them.

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    4. "If you find a text wall of 1GB, Sprint, Tracfone, and LG trash interesting, then I think you might need to broaden your horizons a little bit."

      Hey, dude, you apparently know how to run a phone news site much better than Dennis and crew. Got an url to your site?

      A know-it-all like you must have 10 times as many page views. Go ahead, tell us, please!

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    5. "A know-it-all like you must have 10 times as many page views. Go ahead, tell us, please!"

      Not more views, but apparently more comments when the Dennis Internet Defense Force comes out in full swing.

      Regardless, I love how the argument for including those phones is for the sake of using them for anything other than prepaid phone service (which is presumably still the focus of this blog).

      It's like using a mystery novel blogger's list of books currently on sale to find cheap ways to prop up your kitchen and coffee tables.

      Anyway, reducing these articles to ads for children's toys really made me chuckle.

      Never change, my friends.

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  11. The Iphone SE has been discounted on the Boost Mobile website for the last 5 weeks. Two weeks ago they stopped selling the 16gb version at $159 and placed the $159 price on the 32gb version. The SE can record 4k video which uses about 370mb of data per minute of recording so if anyone is going to buy the SE for 4k recording the 16gb versions are not enough storage. Boost mobile dealz $5 monthly credit app is not available on ios so buying an SE at the low price is also a $5 per month increase on the monthly bill.

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    1. I wonder when Apple will address the design deficiency of not having expandible storage. Especially when now, despite things looking to go the other direction with the S6, the major flagships mostly have MicroSD slots.

      Perhaps... but only when Apple's crippling phones by removing the audio jack and calling it "courage" ends as well.

      I do though wonder when Apple's "modus operandi" of saving money by excluding parts/functions and crippling phones and advertising that it is a "good thing" will end.

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    2. Apple saves on costs and makes more money, which will never change because they're judged by the lifestyle they represent rather than the actual utility of their phones.

      The same goes with Samsung.

      Except because their brand represents a lifestyle concerned with capability, they learned from and abandoned their failed foray into "innovation."

      It really is a stark contrast between Asian ingenuity and American brand-worship, which unironically inverts the previous perception of ruggedly individualistic Americans and timidly conformist orientals.

      If the trend continues, asian companies will just continue eating up market share (albeit courtesy of Alphabet freely licensing its "American" Android OS) as their devices continue catering to whatever consumers desire.

      Meanwhile, Apple will once again successfully niche itself into semi-irrelevance through both anti-innovation AND letting the lion's share of smartphones on store shelves be dominated by their rivals.

      tl;dr Apple won't stop going off on a user unfriendly tangent until they're done repeating the same mistakes they made with Windows.

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  12. I successfully unlocked Tracfone branded iPhone. I am sure SE could be unlocked from Tracfone.

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    1. Did you use a 3rd party unlocking service or did TracFone unlock it for you after 12 months?

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  13. What at&t phone in the last year at least hasn't included band 12, even cheap Cricket phones have band 12.

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    1. The first cheap Cricket phone I found on their site, the LG True, B470, does not show as having Band 12 on "Phone Arena".

      Your "last year" qualifier is problematic. A lot of phones being sold by carriers and others are being sold this year, but came out the year before, or even a few years before. Therefore, phones being sold currently might be outdated in regards to Band 12.

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    2. You're taking about a flip phone?

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    3. Apparently he is. The LG B470 is a 3G-only flip phone. It doesn't support LTE so there is no reason for it to have LTE band 12.

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  14. For those looking to free unlock the gophone se models it seems only ones bought in store will work. Ones bought online keep getting denied for me.

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    1. AT&T GoPhone have been coming back as DENIED for not be used/paid for six months first. This started on May 1st. I believe it has to do with all the old/current GoPhones' at mass retailers are being deep discounted, to make way for the NEW models. I believe things have changed at AT&T and their liberal unlocking policy.

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    2. If they're cracking down on unlocking, that's all the more reason to go unlocked-only.

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  15. Jon Vitrano: is this the free unlocking that AT&T provides for some GoPhones? (I used it previously on Lumia 640, following instructions on SlickDeals) I guess I'm interested in an iphone SE, at $245, if it can be easily unlocked.

    You say "store", do you mean an AT&T store? I just looked online for my local Best Buy, it says they only have 16GB versions.

    Alternately, a Verizon prepaid 5S for $99 is another option. How hard to unlock that? Only 16GB, but it does use 64 bit CPU, so maybe will work with next IOS version.
    thanks!

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  16. HSN.COM currently has $20 off $40 promo for using Visa Checkout.

    Offer is valid 5/15/2017 – 6/21/2017. Coupon Expires on 6/21/2017 at 11:59 AM ET or when promotional redemption limit has been reached.

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    1. Tried $20 off $40 Visa Checkout for different phones and was rejected every times.

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  17. My local Walmart had the 32gb Iphone SE for either Total Wireless or Straight Talk on sale for $159.

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    1. NO, Walmart has the iPhone SE 16GB for Total Wireless or Straight Talk on sale for $159.

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    2. Anonymous May 16, 2017 at 12:19 PM my bad you are correct. This is a NEW item now in walmart stores for $159, online at Walmart.com they are pricesd at $199.

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  18. FYI: I had been thinking of moving to IOS (after ~6 years Android) since iPhone prices seem to have dropped. Started looking at used 5C for about $95, which seems like a nice phone, but might only have a 1-2 year lifespan remaining, due to 32bit CPU. Moved along to 5S at about $140, OK, but still a 3+ year old/used phone. Then I noticed new SE phones had dropped, for example Cricket/AT&T 32GB is $199.

    AT&T seemed to lock it until six months service elapsed. At first Cricket seemed the same, but I noticed a "or unlimited service" clause. It sounds like if you buy a Cricket iPhone SE 32GB for $199, add $50 for a month of their unlimited data, you can unlock it immediately. If you buy this direct from Apple the price is $399.

    Meanwhile, I think I'm sticking with Android (to avoid spending the extra $125), plus getting SD card slot and removable battery with Moto G4 Play. But the iPhone SE is still very attractive.

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