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Updated 7/7 - Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Jul 2 - Jul 8

LG G5
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 that I've been able to find online and in stores.

This week's Deal of the Week is  unlocked US model LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone for $249.99 at Amazon and B&H. The original list price of the G5 was $649.99 when it launched last year.

This a great deal on a 2016 flagship. The G5 features a 5.3" 2560 x 1440 px QHD screen, Snapdragon 820 processor, Quick Charge 3.0, finger print scanner, NFC, dual 8 and 16 MP main cameras with optical image stabilization,  8 MP front facing camera, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, SD card slot. The battery is removable, a rarity among modern flagship phones. The phone shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat is now available.

The RS988 version of the G5 supports CDMA & EVDO: 800, 1900 MHz, quad band GSM, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz and LTE bands: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25  making it compatible with GSM networks worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, although VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling  is unlikely to work. It supports all Verizon bands and has been reported to work with previously activated Verizon SIMs.

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 (reg $399.99) at Best Buy
  • Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $129.99) at Boost Mobile
  • Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone with $50 airtime $129.99 at ShopCellDeal.
  • Boost Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 at Boost Mobile
  • Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99 at Best Buy
  • 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
  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $189.99 on eBay
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99) at Best Buy
  • Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99  (was $549.00) at Best Buy
  • TracFone LG Rebel (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $49.99 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime)  on eBay
  • TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $149.95 (reg $169.99 w/o airtime) $10.47 shipping at QVC
  • Unlocked AT&T ZTE Trek 2 HD K88 8" LTE Tablet (new) $76.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $114.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $128.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus LTE Android phone 64 GB $229.99 (was $299.99) at B&H
  • 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
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 $5.99 (reg $9.99)

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

Simple Mobile LG X Style  LTE Android phone with $40 airtime credit $69.99 (reg $69.99 w/o airtime)

TracFone SIM Kit $1 (reg $9.99)

Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.98 (was $399.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le S3 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $199.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.50 (reg $249.99)

Unlocked Blu Life One X2 64 GB LTE Android phone $179.99 (reg $199.98)

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

Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $249.99 (was $649.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.68 (reg $399.99)

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

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

GoPhone 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 ($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 $399.99 w/o airtime)

B&H free shipping

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus LTE Android phone 16 GB $199.99 (was $249.99)

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

Factory Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $249.99 (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.

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

AT&T GoPhone iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99 (was $549.00)

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

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

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 LTE Android phone $499.99 (reg $649.99)

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 $159.99 (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)

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 LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $254.99 (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 E7ge SM-G935U universal unlocked 32 GB LTE Android phone $569.99 (reg $669.99)

Verizon Prepaid Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $159.99

Verizon Prepaid Apple iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 in stores only

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

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

Boost Mobile Free shipping

Dealer only deals:

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 7/10.

Alcatel Dawn LTE Android phone $19.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $39.99)
LG K3 LTE LTE Android phone $24.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $49.99)
Kyocera Hydro Reach LTE Android phone $24.99 (Free with port-in) (was $49.99)
LG Tribute HD LTE Android phone $39.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $79.99)
ZTE Prestige 2 LTE Android phone $39.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $79.99)
ZTE Warp 7 LTE Android phone $49.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $99.99)
Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $64.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $129.99)
LG X Power LTE Android phone $59.99 (Free with port-in) (reg $129.99)
LG Stylo 2 LTE Android phone $74.99 ($39.99 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) (reg $199.99)
CPO iPhone 6 16 GB $149.99 ($99.99 with port-in) (was $299.99)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone $125.99 ($89.99 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 (at dealers only):

2 Lines for $50 3 GB family plan promotion. New activations only, at least one line must be a port-in from a non-Sprint based MVNO or operator. Additional lines (up to a total of five lines) are $25/month each. Ends 7/10.

Family Plan Add-A-Line promotion.  Free month of service to any new secondary line added to an Unlimited Gigs Family Plan. That plan, which costs $50/month for the first line and $30/month for each additional line. Phone purchase required. Ends 7/10.

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 7/10. 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.

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 $39.99 (was $49.99)

ZTE Prestige 2 Android phone $49.99 (reg $79.99)

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

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $129.99)

CPO iPhone 6 16 GB 149.99 (reg $349.99)

CPO Samsung Galaxy S6 $149.99 (reg $199.99)

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99), 128 GB $209.99 (reg $499.99)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $199.99)

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, Alcatel Streak Free, ZTE Sonata 3 Free, LG Harmony $9.99, 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, ZTE Blade X Max $99.99, Alcatel Idol 4 with VR goggles $129.99 when you port your number to Cricket.

$50 bill credit for port-ins. In store or online , must make two monthly payments to receive credit. Ends 7/2.

CPO Nokia Lumia 635 LTE Windows Phone 99¢

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

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

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 LTE Android phone $99.99

iPhone SE 64 GB $229.99 (reg $499.99)

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

Verizon Prepaid Samsung Galaxy J1 $30 (reg $44) ends 7/8

eBay

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

TracFone LG Rebel (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $49.99 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping.

Unlocked AT&T ZTE Trek 2 HD K88 8" LTE Tablet (new) $76.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5s 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $121.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $114.99 Free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $128.99 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) $169.50 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 $79.95 (reg $79.99 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 $79.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone LG Treasure (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 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 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 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.

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone with $50 service credit $69.95 (reg $84.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 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

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.

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) 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

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

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) in stores only

LG Stylo 3 Plus LTE Android phone $209 ($179 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 ZTE Axon 7 Mini 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.98 (was $299.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon Pro 64 GB LTE Android phone $229.98 (reg $349.98)

Unlocked Honor 8 64 GB LTE Android phone with free 10,000 mAh power bank $319.99 (reg $449.99)

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 LG Premier  (Verizon) LTE Android flip phone with 1350 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, and car charger $89.28 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) $5.50 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

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) $10.47 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 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 $139.99 (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 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 Perx  LTE Android phone 129.99 (reg $199.99)

Straight Talk Free shipping on phones $19.99 and up.

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 32GB (Verizon) $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)

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 Alcatel Flint LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99) in stores only

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

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

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 $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 $17.99 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 32 GB $69.99 refurbished

iPhone 5s 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

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LTE Android phone 32 GB $399.99 refurbished

iPhone 7 32 GB $499.99 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 $19.99 (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 6 32 GB $289.16

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

Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $399.99)

Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.00

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

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto G Play LTE Android phone $49.06 (reg $79.00)

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

Updated 7/7 - New deals and price cuts since 7/2 are in bold.

51 comments:

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  1. Does the AT&T iPhone 6 GoPhone work on Cricket out of the box without activation on GoPhone? Thanks.

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    1. What about the one from Total Wireless? Thanks.

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    2. Phones from all the TracFone brands, including Total Wireless, are locked. They do not work on non-TracFone carriers.

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    3. If it operates on Verizon's 700 MHz band it can not be locked.

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    4. Even Verizon is now locking prepaid band 13 phones in violation of the open access rules they agreed to when bidding for that spectrum and the current FCC doesn't seem to care. To my knowledge, TracFone has never sold an unlocked phone.

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  2. Nice phone from LG, the boot looping isn't common ?

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    1. Got my LG G5 from BH, this exact model, Black Friday 2016. Has not boot looped once. I use it on Cricket's 5 for $100 plan. The wide angle lens is a dream to travel with. Buildings, vistas, entire rooms at museums all possible with it.

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  3. Moto E4 available at Republic Wireless for $99, down $30 from msrp of $129. Might interest folks considering a moto G4 play.

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    1. I am interested. For me $120 with taxes and 3 day shipping + $32.58 due at activation on Republic Wireless. I presume that it is unlocked and I can use it elsewhere if I want

      What are the cons here ?

      The amazon prime model would cost me $108 shipped but then I would ahve to put up with ads.

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    2. Amazon link for Cricket wireless sim shows $4.17, same at Best Buy.

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    3. there is a recent discussion on the Moto E4 from
      RW. http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2017/06/republic-wireless-to-offer-moto-e4-for.html Obviously the subsidized Amazon phone has bloat ware ads and a locked bootloader. B&H has the stock Moto E4 at msrp $130 with no tax and free shipping.

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  4. Will the LG G5 RS988 get a Nougat upgrade or will it be stuck on the provided operating system? Any thoughts?

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    1. "The phone shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, an OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat is now available."

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  5. I clicked on the Amazon link for the LG G5 and saw that 27% of the user feedback was 1 star out of 5 stars. Perhaps the rate of user problems should be considered before recommending a phone, and a dissatisfaction rate this high should be grounds for disqualification.

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    1. A lot of the criticism comes from when this phone sold for $499-$649.
      At $249 it is better than most, if not all mid-rangers.

      ...uh-oh...here come the trolls

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    2. The Amazon item is sold by third party sellers. Many of the complaints are about receiving the wrong phone or one with scratches or signs of use or because the phone can't be activated on Verizon.

      I recommend buying from B&H for no tax and a free LG accessory.

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    3. The issues raised that I read were more serious than shipping errors or cosmetic defects. GPS problems, boot loops, problems with Verizon to name a few. I concentrated on more recent reviews from calendar year 2017. Add together the 1 and 2 star reviews and one finds that more than one third of the reviews were critical.

      I am just saying that this has to be considered when recommending a phone.

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  6. Is the upgrade dependent upon the carrier with whom the phone is activated? Will MVNOs update?

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    1. Verizon seems to be unwilling to recognize any of Samsung's (Verizon) flagship phones that are reactivated on TracFone.

      We have a Galaxy Note 5 (purchased refurbished from Best Buy) & a Galaxy 7 Edge (purchased refurbished from Best Buy) and BOTH are stuck on Marshmallow 6.0 & security patch of May 2016.
      Phones keep saying "No update is necessary at this time."

      Anyone else noticing this or have any suggestions without rooting & bricking the phones?

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    2. If you are asking about the G5 deal of the week, it's a factory unlocked phone that will get updates directly from LG on any (or no) carrier.

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    3. Yes, My Verizon Samsung S6 (which I got when I had a Verizon Postpaid account) wont get OTA (over the air) updates either.
      Here is a Verizon web page that descibes how to install the update software from phone by enabling MTP mode.
      https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-80195/

      I found installing the update software from the phone wouldn't work for me so I downloaded it from Samsung (from the link "Samsung's website." from the previous webpage I linked). Im adding the Samsung link (for the Verizon software update) for completeness.

      http://support-us.samsung.com/VerizonSoftwareUpdateWin

      I've used this software successfully to update a Samsung S6, Samsung S4 and a Samsung Note 3 when they wouldn't update OTA and would always say "No update is necessary at this time"..

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  7. Looks like the Tracfone iPhone 5S (ATT) is sold out at the present time.

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  8. Will this LG G5 (RS988) work on Sprint & its MVNOS ?

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    1. No it will not. It's not whitelisted by Sprint and only supports one of Sprint's three LTE bands.

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  9. I wonder if the unlocked Moto E4 is VoLTE capable on any or all of the 4 USA networks. Anyone know ? - Thanks

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    1. Somebody on Reddit says VoLTE works with the E4 on T-Mobile. Moto E4 with VoLTE : tmobile. I haven't seen any other reports of it working or non working.

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  10. It's mentioned on the Verizon website that the Verizon PP version supports VoLTE.

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    1. True, but that doesn't mean that Verizon will support VoLTE on the factory unlocked E4.

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  11. The RS988 should activate on Verizon without a previously-activated sim. My girlfriend is using one on Boom Mobile, and it activated without issue, as expected.

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  12. Here are the phones you can BYOP to Sprint postpaid for a free 13 months of Unlimited everything. They have to be unlocked:

    "What phones are eligible?

    Apple iPhone 5C (Verizon only)
    Apple iPhone 5S (Verizon only)
    Apple iPhone 6
    Apple iPhone 6 Plus
    Apple iPhone 6S
    Apple iPhone 6S Plus
    Apple iPhone 7 (Verizon only)
    Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Verizon only)
    Apple iPhone SE

    Google Nexus 5 (Verizon only)
    Google Nexus 5X
    Google Nexus 6
    Google Nexus 6P
    Google Pixel
    Google Pixel XL

    Motorola E4
    Motorola Z2 Play
    Motorola G4
    Motorola G4 Play
    Motorola G4 Plus
    Motorola G5 Plus
    Motorola X Pure Edition

    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Special Edition
    Samsung Galaxy S7 Special Edition
    Samsung Galaxy S8 Special Edition
    Samsung Galaxy S8+ Special Edition

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    1. My iPhone SE, unlocked GoPhone flunked the MEID checker. It has bands 25 and 26, but not 41. Our Sprint Repair Store said they can activate it as long as it's unlocked.

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  13. Anyone know if that moto e is network locked? Can i get it and use it on say tmbile? If not, any suggestions where I can get a cheap Moto E from 2015 so I can use on T-Mobile? I am not sure about the ones being sold on eBay, even though they look cheap. Thanks to anyone who responds.

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    1. The TextNow Moto E is locked to the Sprint network and will not work on T-Mobile. The T-Mobile compatible 2015 Moto E is an unlocked model XT1527. You can find them on eBay. Just be sure it's unlocked and a XT1527.

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  14. Thanks for the information. XT1527 it is

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  15. FYI: LG Cam Plus is no longer available at B&H with LG G5 RS988.

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  16. Cricket sim now $5.99 at amazon

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    1. Cricket sim now $5.99 at Best Buy.

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  17. Is Best Buy dropping Cricket Wireless ? - Only 2 phones listed, and sim listing shown as "clearance".

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    1. I see 8 Cricket phones on the BB website. Looks like the search function by brand is not working exactly right. For example, they show 1 ATT GoPhone and 9 ATT Prepaid phones.

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    2. Glad to see that it is website glitc.h and BB is still selling Cricket Wireless.

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  18. Deal: Newegg offers the Honor 8 64GB with accessory bundle for just $319.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16875646003

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  19. "New deals and price cuts since 7/2 are in bold."

    You can't CTRL+F for bold font without going into the page source.

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  20. Best Buy has a new AT&T Prepaid GoPhone called the ZTE Blade Spark 4G. Seems to be the spiritual successor to the ZTE Zmax 2. 5.5 inch 1280x720 screen, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage, fingerprint scanner. Initial price is $99.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-gophone-zte-blade-spark-4g-with-16gb-memory-prepaid-cell-phone/5883860.p?skuId=5883860

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    1. Thinking about ordering it. Has a 13 MP camera instead of the 8 MP on the ZMax 2. Surprised it's a GoPhone brand when ATT Prepaid is now their prepaid brand.

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    2. Wonder what the packaging on the ATT Prepaid branding looks like?

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    3. Don't see it anywhere else yet - Target, Walmart or ATT GoPhone online.

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    4. Hopefully drops to $79 pretty quickly.

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  21. Deal: Unlocked LG G5 is on sale for its lowest price ever, on eBay for just $225 http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-LG-G5-H830T-32GB-T-Mobile-GSM-Unlocked-4G-LTE-Smartphone-/352049253484?rmvSB=true

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  22. Walmart ATT iPhone 6 32 GB is now $254.97.

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  23. Darvin R. HowardJuly 8, 2017 at 8:53 PM

    ATT Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark unboxing - shows new ATT Prepaid packaging.

    https://youtu.be/P-HBlWLlBCM

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