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Updated 7/22: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Jul 16 - Jul 22

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

This week's Deal of the Week is the TracFone LG Rebel LTE Android phone bundled with 1200 minutes, 1200 texts, 1200 MBs of data and  one year of service which is back on sale for  $49.95 at HSN.

The real deal here is that you are getting $99.99 worth of airtime for $49.99 with a free phone thrown in. The phone alone sells for $39.99 and the airtime for $99.99 on the TracFone website so this is a 64% off deal if you need both the phone and the airtime.

The LG Rebel is TracFone's version of Verizon's LG Optimus Zone 3. It's an entry level phone that uses the Verizon network. It's best feature is 1.5 GB of RAM versus the 1 GB typically found at the low, low end. Other specs include Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 4.5" 480x854px screen, Snapdragon 210 processor, 8 GB internal memory, 5 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras, a microSD card slot and removable battery.

The Rebel is an decent phone for light use, but the best part of the deal is the airtime, which you can "harvest" for use on a different phone by:

  1. Activating the Rebel as a "Transfer from an existing phone". This should move your current phone number to the Rebel and add your current phone's minutes, texts, data and days of service to the 1200 minutes, 1200 texts, 1200 MBs of data and one year of service that come with the Rebel. You can do the transfer online but TracFone's systems are buggy and occasionally "lose" airtime or days of service when doing transfers. So I recommend doing the transfer using chat and ask the agent to verify your current airtime and service end date before and after the transfer.
  2. Once everything is transferred correctly to the Rebel, use chat (recommended) or the TracFone website to transfer your service, including airtime balances and service end date back to your old, now inactive, phone.
The double transfer process is time consuming and can be frustrating if something goes wrong but it is the least expensive way to add airtime to a TracFone account. 

Other outstanding prepaid deals this week include:
  • AT&T Huawei Ascend XT 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.00 (was $149.00) at Walmart
  • AT&T GoPhone iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 at Best Buy
  • Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone with $50 airtime $129.99 at ShopCellDeals
  • Boost Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 at Boost Mobile
  • Boost Mobile iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99) at Best Buy
  • Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99 at Best Buy
  • Cricket iPhone SE 64 GB $229.99 at Cricket stores
  • MetroPCS ZTE ZMax Pro for $99.99 after a $60 instant rebate at MetroPCS stores
  • MetroPCS iPhone SE 16 GB $169, 32 GB $199 at MetroPCS stores
  • Simple Mobile ZTE Midnight Pro LTE Android phone with $40 airtime credit $39.99  at Amazon
  • Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 at Best Buy
  • Straight Talk iPhone SE 32 GB $159.00 at Walmart
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB (Verizon) $199.99 at Straight Talk
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 at Best Buy
  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $189.99 on eBay
  • TracFone LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $69.95 (reg $69.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • Unlocked AT&T ZTE Trek 2 HD K88 8" LTE Tablet (new) $79.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked Nextbit Robin LTE Android phone (new) $109.99 on eBay. 
  • Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $148.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked T-Mobile LG G5 H830T 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $199.99 on eBay.
  • Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus LTE Android phone 64 GB $229.99 (was $299.99) at B&H
  • Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android $259.99 at Amazon
  • Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $169.50 on eBay
Other 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.

Cricket Wireless SIM Kit 99¢ (reg $9.99)

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

TracFone SIM Kit $1 (reg $9.99)

Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (was $399.99)

Unlocked Sony Xperia XA 16 GB LTE Android Phone $175.99 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le S3 32 GB LTE Android phone $139.99 (was $199.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.50 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.98 (reg $299.98)

Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $259.99 (was $649.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $324.68 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked LG G6 64 GB LTE Android Phone $499.99 (reg $649.99)

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.13 (reg $84.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $84.99)

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

ATT Prepaid SIM 99¢ (reg $9.99)

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, $19.99 if purchased with an airtime card ($69.99 if new)

Apple iPhone SE 32 GB with $45 airtime card $244.99  (reg $399.99 w/o airtime)

B&H free shipping

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus LTE 16 GB Android phone $169.99 (was $249.99)

Unlocked Honor 6x 32GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (was $249.99)

Unlocked Sony Xperia XA Ultra F3213 16GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (was $259.99)

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus LTE Android phone 64 GB $229.99 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Sony Xperia X F5121 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.95 (was $399.95)

Factory Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $259.99 (was $649.99)

Unlocked AT&T LG G5 H820 32 GB LTE Android phone $289.99 (was $529.99)

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

10% off all Prepaid Airtime Cards

AT&T Prepaid Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 LTE Android phone $89.99 (was $129.99)

AT&T Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (reg $399.99)

AT&T Prepaid iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99 (was $449.00)

Boost Mobile LG X Power LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

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

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $74.99 (reg $149.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $199.99)

Boost Mobile iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

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

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

FreedomPop Global SIM $4.99 (reg $9.99)

Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 (reg $399.99)

Total Wireless Samsung Galaxy J3 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99)

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99  (was $549.00) in stores only

TracFone SIM Activation Kit $1 (reg $6.99) in stores only

$50 off any unlocked phone with purchase of a Simple Mobile SIM ($1) and Simple Mobile airtime ($25 - $60)

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 Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $265.99 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked Honor 8 32 GB Android phone $329.99 (reg $399.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z Play 32 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 (reg $449.99)

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935U universal unlocked 32 GB LTE Android phone $469.99 (was $669.99)

Verizon Prepaid Samsung Galaxy J3 LTE Android phone $59.99 (was $109.99)

Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 16 GB $199.99 (was $399.99)

Verizon Prepaid iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99 (was $449.00)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge 16 GB  LTE Android phone $79.99 (was $179.99)

Boost Mobile Free shipping

Dealer only deals:

Free Phones for Port-ins: Free Samsung Galaxy J Emerge, the LG Tribute HD, Kyocera Hydro Reach, LG K3, ZTE  Warp 7 or ZTE Prestige 2 for customers who port a number to Boost from a non-Sprint based operator.

iPhone deals:
iPhone 5s $49.99 for port-ins and $99.99 for new activations and eligible upgrades.
Used iPhone 6 16 GB 99.99 for port-ins and $149.99 for new activations and upgrades.

4 Lines of $50 Unlimited Gigs Plan for $100 Family plan promotion. New activations only, at least one line must be a port-in from a non-Sprint based MVNO or operator. 4 or fewer lines $100, 5 lines $130.

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 on the $50 plan and receive a $50 credit every other month for the life of the phone. Ends 9/17. According to Boost this is a dealer-only promotion, but a PrepaidPhoneNews reader was able to get this offer when activating an eligible iPhone by calling Boost customer service.

Online deals:

Free Unlimited Mexico: The Todo Mexico Plus add-on is free for $50 plan users if they activate it between 6/2 and 7/10. The add-on provides free unlimited calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and unlimited voice, text and 8 GB of data roaming in Mexico. To activate it, log into your Boost account and choose the "$0 Todo Mexico Plus" add-on. Once added, the add-on is free for as long as you stay on the $50 plan.

6 Months of Free Tidal Music and Video Streaming. To activate it, log into your Boost account and choose the "$0 Tidal 6 Month Trial" add-on. After the 6 month trial ends customer will be charged $10/month unless they cancel

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.

LG K3 LTE Android phone $29.99 (was $49.99)

ZTE Prestige 2 Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

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

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $129.99)

CPO iPhone 6 16 GB 149.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99), 128 GB $259.99 (reg $499.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99 (was $449.99)

Cricket free shipping

Free and Discounted phones for port-ins: Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 Free, LG Fortune Free, ZTE Sonata 3 Free, Alcatel PulseMix $29.99, LG Harmony $49.99, LG X Power $49.99, LG X Charge $99.99, ZTE Blade X Max $99.99, LG Stylo 3 $129.99, when you port your number to Cricket.

CPO Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone 99¢

Alcatel Streak LTE Android phone $19.99

LG Spree LTE Android phone $19.99

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

CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol LTE Android phone $39.99

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 LTE Android phone $99.99

Alcatel Idol 4 LTE Android phone with VR goggles $119.99

iPhone SE 16 GB $169.99 (was $399.99)

iPhone SE 64 GB $229.99 (reg $499.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB 299.99 (was $449.99)

Dollar General in store only

Simple Mobile Samsung Galaxy On5 LTE Android phone $49 with airtime purchase (reg $79) ends 7/22

Total Wireless ZTE Majesty Pro Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends 7/22

TracFone LG 442BG (AT&T or T-Mobile depending on market) flip phone $12 (reg $19) ends 7/22

eBay

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $189.99 free shipping

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

Unlocked Nextbit Robin LTE Android phone (new) $109.99 Free shipping. 

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5s 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $117.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $148.99 Free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G5 H830T 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $199.99 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) iPhone 5s 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $129.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $159.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $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

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Certified Pre-Owned) Sprint LTE phone $119.95 with free shipping

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

TracFone LG Rebel (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $49.95 (reg $59.99 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, case and car charger $69.95 (reg $69.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping.

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

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna (Verizon) 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.

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

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

$5 off TracFone, Net10, Total Wireless or Simple Mobile airtime priced at $30 or more

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

Simple Mobile Alcatel onetouch Pixi Avion LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $29.99)

Simple Mobile ZTE Midnight Pro LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $39.99)

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.

Free Samsung LG K0 Plus, Galaxy J3 Prime or LG Aristo when you port your number to MetroPCS. In stores only.

$25 Add A Line. Add additional lines on the $40 6 GB plan for $25/month. Available in stores only.

Add a Line Phone Discounts: Get an LG Stylo 3 Plus for $85 (reg $169) or 50% off the price of any phone priced at $99 or less when you add a line to an existing account. Available 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) in stores only

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) in stores only

LG Aristo LTE Android phone $119 ($49 after rebate) (reg $129)

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

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

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

LG K20 Plus LTE Android phone $169 ($99 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)

LG Stylo 3 Plus LTE Android phone $209 ($169 after rebate)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime LTE Android phone $199 ($159 after rebate)

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

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

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Unlocked Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.00 (reg $249.99)

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

Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 64 GB LTE Android phone $369.98 (reg $399.99)

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 Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $149.96 (reg $169.99 w/o airtime) Free 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 Stylo 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $179.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge 16 GB LTE Android phone $78.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile LG X Power 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 with $50 airtime credit $139.99 (was $399)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 LTE Android phone with $50 airtime credit $129.99 (reg $179.99 w/o airtime)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone with $50 airtime credit $149.99 (reg $199.99 w/o airtime)

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)

Straight Talk Free shipping on phones $19.99 and up.

15% off phones with airtime with code ST15OFF. Free phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus excluded, 100 maximum savings.

Free reconditioned Alcatel Pixi Eclipse, Alcatel 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

Alcatel OneTouch Star 2 LTE (AT&T) Android phone $9.99 (was $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 Sky (Verizon) LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $149.99 new)

Reconditioned iPhone 5s 16 GB (Verizon) $49.99

iPhone 5s 16 GB (Verizon) $99.99

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.00

iPhone 6 32 GB (Verizon) $199.99

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 iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (reg $399.99) in stores only

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Consumer Cellular Motorola G4 Play LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Cricket Alcatel Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99

Simple Mobile SIM 60¢ (reg $1) in stores only

Verizon Prepaid iPhone 5s 16 GB $199.99 in stores only

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Unadvertised in store only specials:

Some items have very limited availability, especially ones 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 $14.98 (reg $49.99) 080-02-1290

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

Unlocked Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $249.99) 080-02-0701

Verizon Moto G Play $59.48 (was $84.99) 080-02-0583

Virgin Mobile LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $53.98 (reg $179.99) 080-02-0588

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

$20 account credit with phone purchase and promo code USA

Alcatel OneTouch Elevate LTE Android phone $19.99 refurbished

Motorola Moto E LTE Android phone $19.99 refurbished

LG K3 LTE Android phone $24.99 refurbished

LG Tribute 2 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 $69.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE Android phone 32 GB $249.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LTE Android phone 32 GB $299.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S7 LTE Android phone 32 GB $349.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LTE Android phone 32 GB $399.99 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

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 Pulsar (T-Mobile) Android phone $9.99 (was $39.99)

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

Virgin Mobile free shipping

iPhone SE 32 GB $279.99 (reg $399.99), 128 GB $379.99 (reg $499.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $319.99 (was $499.99)

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

AT&T Huawei Ascend XT LTE Android phone $79.00 (was $99.00)

AT&T iPhone SE (storage capacity not specified) $199.99 (was $399.99)

Boost Mobile ZTE Warp 7 LTE Android phone $69.99 (was $89.00) online only

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)

Straight Talk iPhone SE 32 GB (Verizon) $159.00 in stores only

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone $49.13 (reg $79.00)

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

Updated 7/22: New deals and price cuts since Sunday are in bold.

48 comments:

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  1. The phone for Verizon the j3 is a 8 GB storage not 16. The j3v is 199

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    1. Phonescoop, pdadb.net and multiple ebay listings say the 2016 Verizon Prepaid j3 SM-G320VPP has 16 GB. The specs in Best Buy listings are often wrong.

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    2. Walmart - *In-Store Only* Samsung Galaxy J3 V (SM-J320VZKAVZW) 16GB Black Verizon Postpaid $170 SKU- 166076985 UPC- 887276169644 - use Brickseek. I beleive the the prepaid SM-J320VLPP UPC- 887276184517 model does only have 8GB.




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    3. Because of the conflicting information about how much memory the Verizon Prepaid J3 has I've removed all mention of memory capacity from the phone's listing.

      If any reader owns that phone could you please check the phone's storage memory settings and leave a comment as to how much memory the phone actually has.

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    4. Many very recent and old Bestbuy reviews, on the Verizon PP J3 continually state of the 8GB storage and that there is only 4GB available after the operating system.

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  2. Is the second step of harvesting the airtime & minutes necessary if both Tracfones are on the same network? Can't you just put in the SIM card from the LG Rebel that has your prior balance plus the new minutes into the old LTE phone?

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    1. Yes you can SIM swap. If you do don't sell or give a way the Rebel. If you do and the new owner reactivates by requesting a SIM from tracFone your current SIM will be deactivated.

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    2. i moved my sim from promo tracfone into my new moto g5 plus, and it works right away on lte and all the minutes, texts, and data are all there. only had to dwonload the my tracfore app from the play store onto the phone.

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    3. As Dennis said, that works fine BUT you just relegated that promo phone to drawer duty for your use only. If you do the online transfer shuffle you can sell the promo phone or gift it to family/charity. Now you can't, you will deactivate your SIM if someone gets a new one and activates your promo phone.

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    4. instead of wasting money on phone insurance, just save your promo phone as a backup, or use as a travel/beach/pool phone while keeping your newer, better phone safe at home.

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  3. Anybody know if the (7 day unlimited) net10 wireless for dummies SIM kits at shopcelldeals.com have an airtime card and if so can you add airtime from other 7 day kits?

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  4. the boost Mobile iPhone 6... this phone was discontinued so long ago? how do they have so many new ones left?

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  5. you know how the gov made Verizon unlock all its phones in that deal years ago? does that mean that their prepaid phones are unlocked also?

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    1. Verizon Prepaid phones were sold unlocked for a couple of years but Verizon is now locking its prepaid phones and the current FCC doesn't seem to care.

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    2. Why shouldn't Verizon lock their prepaid phones?

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    3. Actually the two new Verizon prepaid iPhone's, the SE 32GB Model: MP7U2LL/A UPC-190198291950 $199.99 BB SKU: 5899127 & the Verizon iPhone 6 32GB $299.99 Model: MQ3X2LL/A UPC-190198429520 SKU: 5899128 @ Bestbuy & soon to be sold at Walmart are actually fully unlocked. These devices are currently being sold on eBay and are described as unlocked. Also the Bestbuy reviews for both of these phone purchasers are also confirming them both as unlocked.

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    4. @Anoymous3:56PM: Are the Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE ad 6 whitelisted for use on Verizon MVNOs?

      @anonymous3:35PM: Verizon agreed to these Open Access rules 47 CFR 27.16 - Network access requirements for Block C in the 746-757 and 776-787 MHz bands. | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute as a condition for using LTE band 13.The rules prohibit both locking phones sold by Verizon for use on band 13 as well as a requirement to allow all technically compatible BYOP devices. Verizon appears to be ignoring both rules.

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    5. Verizon prepaid reps claim that the iphone se is locked to verizon services if bought through a verizon dealer or their website. Verizon also claims that they do not unlock any phones for their prepaid or postpaid customers. They recommend using outside resources to unlock their phones, no time limit on how long the verizon phone has been on verizon services to be unlocked

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    6. Best buy reviewers claim that as of 7/18 all verizon prepaid iphone se are locked to verizon and can only be activated with a verizon sim

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    7. Anon 2:26am: The Verizon representative that told you "that they do not unlock any phones for their prepaid or postpaid customers" is mistaken. Here's Verizon's unlocking policy, Device Unlocking Policy | About Verizon.

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    8. The theory that verizon has the best trained customer service reps when compared to others has just been proven wrong, called verizon and read them their policy you linked to and they again stated that they do not unlock prepaid phones and the rep told me that she took her verizon phone to a place that unlocked her phone for $25 so she can then sell it

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    9. Correction - from Anonymous July 16, 2017 at 3:56 PM These phones mentionedc above come unlocked but only for international use. also these phones are not "whitelisted" by Verizon. They will only work With Verizon PREPAID . Verizons' ransom on these phone is for 1 year from original activation or until $150 in payments are received.

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  6. also... how does virgin Mobile have new i phone 6 for sale also? were they just hoarding these all this time?

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  7. Just an FYI, tried buying the ebay 199 w/coupon code LG G5. It seems there is some connection issue trying to log into Paypal. I've tried 3 times now, maybe there is a huge demand. My Paypal was NOT charged though(thankfully). Thank you Dennis and Christina and prepaidphonenews associates for all you do, much appreciated!!!

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  8. Walmart ATT Prepaid:

    Samsung Galaxy Express 3 - $46.99 ($79.88)
    Alcatel Ideal - $19.88 ($29.88)
    Kyocera Hydro Shore - $38.99 ($79.88)

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  9. here is something interesting: i bought the amazon moto e4 on sale. when i put my postpaid, att unlimited sim card in it, it only shows hspa+. my older motorola showed lte. so, i called customer service. thay asked me for imei, and said unknown phone, unknown maufacturer. i had to have them send an email to their imei invetigative unit , with the phone name , model, and maufacturer info. they told me at least 1-2 weeks before they will be able to authorize it for lte . makes me wonder why motorola and/or amazon had not done this already BEFORE putting the unit on sale. wonder if best buy customers have the same issue, and with other carriers as well.

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    1. thats odd... hmm.. Interesting?!

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    2. here is the result of something interesting: after waiting a week with still no lte, i took a sim card out of another phone/line, and put it into the e4. bingo! lte signal.
      so, put the sim card from the line getting hspa into an att prepaid phone/spare , only to get hspa. i called customer service. i informed them that i spend over $300 a month, and if i did not get lte on that line within 30 minutes, i was going to walk my 4 lines of unlocked phones over to t-mobile, and my direct tv over to spectrum cable, who offered to pay the etf fee.she called me back on the main line, within 5 minutes we rebooted the spare phone and suddenly lte! after she hung up, i moved that sim back into the moto e4, and bingo! lte on the moto e4.
      bottom line: unlocked phones mean no carrier spam apps, freedom to move your service if the carrier trys to pull something shady on you. most unlocked phones are gsm usable, while moto phones have band for all 4 carriers towers. but, it is hard to imagine anybody going over to sprint or verizon unless their coverage leaves them no other choice. but, at least you can use prepaid brands that run on the major carrier towers to save some money. make sure you get what you pay for, and don't take being taken advantage of by employees trying to force you to buy carrier branded phones.

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  10. on the Trac phone rebel deal are the mins, carry over from month to month?

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    1. You have one year to use the 1200 minutes, 1200 texts and 1200 MB. If you add money before the year is up any minutes, texts or MBs you have left rollover.

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  11. I'm happy staying with the carrier branded phone,

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  12. B&H - Sony Xperia X is on sale for just $230 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1255535-REG/sony_1302_5763_xperia_x_f5121_32gb.html

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  13. Darvin R. HowardJuly 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Walmart-exclusive ATT Alcatel IdealXcite - 5" Android 7.0 ($29.99) just came in. Still in GoPhone packaging.

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    1. Any idea of the specs on that one?

      "Darvin R. HowardJuly 18, 2017 at 5:51 PM

      Walmart-exclusive ATT Alcatel IdealXcite - 5" Android 7.0 ($29.99) just came in. Still in GoPhone packaging."

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    2. Darvin R. HowardJuly 19, 2017 at 6:38 PM

      https://www.pdevice.com/product/alcatel-idealxcite-price-specs

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    3. WM online - it looks like you have to search Alcatel IdealXCITE for the phone to show up. Searching ATT Prepaid or ATT GoPhone did not show it, at least when I checked it.

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    4. Looks like a < $20.00 phone to me. Slow processor, limited RAM and internal memory. I am surprise that Nougart will run on this one.

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  14. Walmart warns that you cannot return cellphones by mail due to Federal regulations. Yet, ATT Prepaid includes a return label that you affix and take TO the Post Office. Does anyone know why Walmart does this?

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    1. Yes, Walmart has an policy/agreement with Homeland Security. I have heard this from many of a Walmart associates. No other mass retailer does. Same policy/agreement applies to them (Walmart) supposedly only being able to sell you (2) prepaid phones at a time in any 24 hour period. {Think burner phones in terrorist hands.} And who knows what else. The return by mail thing is Walmart not wanting to end up in spotlight for one of the lithium batteries of these phone causing a fire in a airplane. That is Walmarts' thinking.

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    2. Unlocked Sony Xperia XA Ultra F3213 16GB LTE Android phone (Lime Green) $199.99 (was $259.99)https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1255531-REG/sony_1302_3633_xperia_xa_ultra_f3213.html

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  15. How do I CTRL+F to find updated deals?

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    1. I bought a MetroPCS phone & the whole experience was bad.

      1. Went to the site to order the phone, entered name & addr & cc info, hit "Submit" & it says there is a problem & I have to call. Usually, that means a cc problem, but I checked my bank website & the auth was already there. When I got an agent she put the order in. Talking to someone on the phone means repeating & spelling everything.

      2. When I got the phone I went to the site to activate it. Long process entering f name, l name, addr, having it COMPLAIN that it tried to verify addr & decided what I entered was wrong, but the suggested addr was IDENTICAL to what I had entered, entering IMEI, entering SIM num, choosing a plan. Finally, I got to the page to press "Continue" & pay for the plan. I press "Continue" & what do I get? "Your Shopping Cart is Empty". Everything I entered before is lost & it says there is nothing to pay for.

      3. I close the browser & start over, repeating EVERYTHING I did in #2, name, addr, IMEI, SIM, etc. Same result!

      4. One thing I noticed on the site was it says "Nationwide Long Distance", but if I hover the mouse over those words it says "free calls to 48 contiguous states." What? Did someone not tell them we have 50 states? Since when does "nationwide" leave out 2 states? I call Hawaii a lot & only NOW, after paying for the phone do I find out I can't call there?

      5. I called their number & the nightmare continued. The voice says, "You can activate your phone on our website or by dialling *228 from the phone itself, but if you want to do it now just hold on." I held on until it disconnected the call 20 sec later.

      6. I had the new phone batt in & charged, SIM card in. Turned it on, ready to dial *228, & got a msg on the screen "Checking Network. This should take just a minute or two." 14 min & 45 sec later, same. No opportunity to dial *228 since the phone is just stuck. I have a Tracfone in my house that runs on TMob, so the sig is great.

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      7. I called the num again (landline, of course), again having it hang up on me.

      8. I called the num for ORDERING a phone (from step #1 above) & got a woman & explained I couldn't get anyone to activate it. She said that she doesn't do that, but she could transfer me, which she did.

      Eventually, I got a man with a heavy accent who said he would activate it. I could understand what he said, but the problem was HE did not understand English very well! When I asked questions, he gave me answers to DIFFERENT questions. I gave him f name, l name, street, city, & state, a torturously long process because I had to keep repeating & spelling it.

      When we got to city & state, he said "I don't know the states, so you will have to spell it all for me." I gave him the city, which I think he got, then I said, "Oregon". A complete mystery to him. He had no idea what I was saying. Is it reasonable to have cust serv agents for American customers who are not familiar with names of the states?

      I asked him, "Why does it say I can call only the 48 states?" He said, "Your phone plan comes with voicemail, call waiting, 3-way calling...." Is that an answer? I asked him other questions & got useless answers.

      The last thing he told me was that I had to go to the site to pay.

      9. I went to the site on my PC & registered my account, then entered the cc info & clicked the button, & a message in red said, "We encountered a problem, please call...." ANOTHER problem?

      Fortunately the cell phone had woken up & I was able to use the MyMetro app to enter cc info & pay.

      Is this a good cust experience? All aspects of their system are defective! The website doesn't work. The phone system hangs up. The cust serv agent barely knows what the customer is saying. MetroPCS apparently does NOT advertise that "nationwide long distance" means you can ONLY call the United States that existed in 1958!!

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    3. Have you actually tried calling Alaska or Hawaii? I'm sure you can call both states using MetroPCS.

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    4. Yes. I did call an 808-313-xxxx number (Honolulu) and it went through. The woman on the phone at MetroPCS said that Honolulu is on their list of permissible calls, although you would be surprised how long it took her to find that out! She had me on hold for quite a while just to check.

      Even though I seem to be annoyed about this, I figured that most calls to Alaska and Hawaii would probably work or we would have heard something on the news or this site.

      The issue is that they make a point of saying that it's both "nationwide" and "48 states" on their site. That doesn't compute, as they used to say on Lost in Space.

      And that information is apparently not accessible to a prospective customer, since that was on a page that was about 4 pages into the process of activating the phone only AFTER I had already entered a valid IMEI and SIM#. I didn't have that information before I had spent the money on the phone.

      Complaints about the activation aside, the LG Aristo seems to be a good phone, even though I've only had it activated for 24 hours. The call sound is clear and it's thinner than any phone I've had. I have a MotoE, which has worked fine, but it's thicker even though the batt is non-removable. Usually, the ones with removable batt are thicker, but the Aristo has the removable batt, but is very thin.

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  16. "4. One thing I noticed on the site was it says "Nationwide Long Distance", but if I hover the mouse over those words it says "free calls to 48 contiguous states." What? Did someone not tell them we have 50 states? Since when does "nationwide" leave out 2 states? I call Hawaii a lot & only NOW, after paying for the phone do I find out I can't call there?

    Where have you been? A LOT of language in advertisements for services in all kinds of business sectors use "nationwide" to mean the 48 contiguous states. I find it hard to believe you have not encountered this before. Very hard to believe.

    Me? I find the MetroPCS "nationwide" claim to be dubious at this point because they leave out so much of the territory of even just the 48 states being discussed. At this point, at least until T-Mobile fills in the huge holes, the only carrier services that can be called "nationwide" at all are on the AT&T and Verizon networks.

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    1. Mr/Ms Anonymous, I agree with you because I think you may be talking about something else from what I mean.

      If you are talking about coverage (being able to get a cell signal and make a call on your MetroPCS/TMobile phone) through many states, then, of course I agree that coverage may be bad. Certainly, people complain that TMobile or Sprint may have areas with no cell sites.

      I don't worry about that because I have used my Tracfone (on TMobile) everywhere I go and the TMobile coverage where I go is fine.

      What I am talking about is simply dialling someone's 808-area-code (Hawaii) phone number from where I may be in Oregon or New York and having the call not incur any additional expense. I called MetroPCS and asked exactly that and the woman said that, in some cases, I may actually get a message that says I have to type in a phone card number to pay for the call.

      That's abominable because we have all gotten used to a world where there is no such thing as long-distance charges anymore.

      I have a Verizon phone and a Virgin Mobile phone and have called numbers in Honolulu with no problem, often for calls exceeding 90 minutes.

      As you may know, a cell phone carrier grabs the call from the air and then, often, sends the call on lines it rents from ATT (the LARGEST carrier in that business) to wherever it may go, simply paying a small termination fee to the local phone company for connecting it. It wouldn't matter if TMobile had zero cell sites in Hawaii. Once it hits my local cell site, which is less than a mile from my house, and goes into their system, the cellular part is over and it goes the next 6,000 miles through fiber or microwave.

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