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Updated 10/20: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Oct 15 - Oct 21

LG Phoenix 2
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 AT&T Prepaid  LG Phoenix 2 LTE Android phone on sale for $39.99 at Best Buy.

The discontinued Phoenix 2, which originally sold for $69.99, is getting hard to find at any price. It was a very popular and well regarded entry level Android phone. It's a much better device than its successor, the Phoenix 3, which has a lower resolution (480x854 vs 720x1280 px) screen and camera (5 MP vs 8 MP) than the Phoenix 2.

The Phoenix 2 specs include a 5 inch 720x1280 px screen, Snapdragon 210 SOC, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, memory card slot, NFC and a removable battery. There's an 8 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and a 5 MP front facing camera with selfie light. The Phoenix 2, which launched with Android Marshmallow, got a Nougat update in May and just received the September security patch which includes a fix for the BlueBorne exploit.

Other outstanding prepaid deals this week include:
  • AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.00 (was $149.00) at Walmart
  • AT&T Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 at Best Buy
  • Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 (was $399.99)  at Newegg
  • Boost Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 at Boost Mobile
  • MetroPCS ZTE ZMax Pro for $79.99 after rebate at MetroPCS stores
  • MetroPCS iPhone SE 16 GB $129, 32 GB $149 at MetroPCS stores
  • Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 (reg $399.99) at Best Buy
  • Straight Talk iPhone SE 32 GB (Verizon) $129.00 (was $399.99) at Straight Talk
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB (Verizon) $199.99 at Straight Talk
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 (reg $399.99) at Best Buy
  • Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $549.00) at Best Buy
  • TracFone Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $89.95 at HSN
  • TracFone LG Fiesta 2 (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $119.95 at HSN
  • Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $188.98 on eBay
  • Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $199.00 (was $349.99) at Amazon
  • Unlocked T-Mobile LG G5 H830T 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $219.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 LTE Android phone 32 GB $269.99 (was $399.99) at B&H
  • Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $159.98 on eBay
  • Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (was $399.99) at Best Buy
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

Net10 LG Rebel (Verizon) LTE Android phone with free $40 airtime $49.78 (reg $29.99 w/o airtime)

Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 16 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads, Prime members only  $99.99 ($129.99 w/o ads)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 LTE Android phone 16 GB $109.99 (was $179.99), 32 GB $129.99 (was $199.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le S3 32 GB LTE Android phone $138.00 (was $199.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 Mini 32 GB LTE Android phone $194.00 (reg $299.98)

Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (was $349.99)

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G5 H830 32 GB LTE Android phone $218.99 (was $649.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $219.99 (reg $229.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $220.00 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.98 (was $399.99)

Unlocked Huawei Mate 9 64 GB LTE Android phone $449.99 (reg $499.99)

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

ATT Prepaid SIM Free (reg $9.99)

ZTE Maven 2 (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $24.99 ($29.99 new)

LG Phoenix 2 (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $39.99 ($49.99 new)

Apple iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 with $45 airtime card purchase (reg $399.99)

Apple iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 with $45 airtime card purchase (was $449.99)

B&H free shipping

Unlocked Motorola G4 16 GB LTE Android phone $109.99 (was $179.99)

Unlocked Motorola G4 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (was $199.99)

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone (black only) $149.99 (was $249.99)

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus  64 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Sony Xperia X F5121 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.99 (was $399.95)

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

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 LTE Android phone 32 GB $269.99 (was $399.99)

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

AT&T Prepaid LG Phoenix 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $69.99)

AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (was $99.99)

AT&T Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 (reg $399.99)

AT&T Prepaid iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

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

Boost Mobile Motorola E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.00)

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

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 (reg $399.99)

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 (reg $399.99)

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.00)

TracFone SIM Activation Kit $1 (reg $6.99)

Unlocked Sony Xperia L1 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 Motorola Moto G5 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $269.99 (reg $299.99)

Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.99 (reg $399.99)

Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (was $399.99)

Virgin Mobile LG X Power 16 GB LTE phone $59.99 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile Free shipping

Dealer only deals:

Free Phones for Port-ins: Free Moto E4, LG X-Power, ZTE Max XL, Alcatel Dawn, Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge, 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 and activate it on the $50 plan.

iPhone deals:
Used iPhone 6 16 GB 129.99 for port-ins and $179.99 for new activations and upgrades.
iPhone SE 32 GB $109.99 for port-ins and $159.99 for new activations and upgrades.
iPhone SE 128 GB $209 for port-ins and $259.99 for new activations and upgrades.

4 Lines of $50 Unlimited Gigs Plan for $100 ($110 with Todo MexicoFamily 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. Ends 11/2.

Online deals:

2 Lines for $50 Family plan promotion. 2 lines of the $35 3 GB plan for $50, 3 lines $75, 4 lines $100, 5 Lines $125. All lines must be new activations, at least one must be a port-in from a non-Sprint operator. Ends 11/2

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 refer friends and family at refer.boostmobile.com. Referrer and referee will each receive a $25 account credit within 30 days.

ZTE Prestige 2 LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $79.99)

Motorola Moto E4 LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $99.99)

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

LG X Power LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $129.99)

iPhone SE 16 GB $99.99 (was $399.99), 32 GB $159.99 (reg $399.99), 64 GB $159.99 (was $449.99), 128 GB $259.99 (reg $499.99).

Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S6 $149.99 (was $199.99)

Pre-owned iPhone 6 16 GB $179.99 (was $299.99)

Pre-owned iPhone 6 plus 16 GB $199.99 (was $349.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $249.99 (was $449.99) plus new activations get a $100 account credit after the first month of service.

iPhone 6s 32 GB $349.99 (was $549.99)

Cricket free shipping

Free and Discounted phones for port-ins: ZTE Sonata 3 Free, Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 Free, CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol 99¢, CPO HTC Desire 520 99¢, CPO HTC Desire 625 99¢, CPO Alcatel OneTouch Flint 99¢, CPO LG Risio 99¢, CPO LG Spree 99¢, LG Fortune $9.99,  Alcatel PulseMix $29.99, LG Harmony $49.99, Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles $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.

Price below are for new activations and current customers upgrading their phones. Upgrades subject to a $25 device upgrade fee.

CPO LG Risio LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO LG Spree LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO Alcatel OneTouch Flint LTE Android phone $19.99

CPO HTC Desire 520 LTE Android phone $19.99

CPO HTC Desire 625 LTE Android phone $19.99

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

LG Fortune 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99

CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol LTE Android phone $39.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99

Alcatel Idol 4 16 GB LTE Android phone with VR goggles $89.99

Dollar General in store only

Simple Mobile ZTE Majesty Pro or Alcatel Pixi Avion LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends Oct 21

Total Wireless ZTE Zmax Champ or LG X Style LTE Android phone $49 with airtime purchase (reg $79) ends Oct 21

TracFone ZTE Majesty Pro (Verizon or GSM) or ZTE Citrine (Verizon or GSM) LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends Oct 21

T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $149.99 Free shipping

Unlocked AT&T ZTE Trek 2 HD K88 8" LTE Tablet (new) $109.99 Free shipping.

Unlocked Nextbit Robin 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $120.00 Free shipping.

Unlocked LeEco Le S3 LTE 32 GB Android phone (new) $138.00 Free shipping

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5s 32 GB (new other) $159.95 Free shipping.

Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $188.98 free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G5 H830T 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $219.99 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) iPhone 5s 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $147.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $149.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $159.98 Free shipping.

FreedomPop (online only) shipping $14.99 unless otherwise noted

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 (was $149.99 new) with free shipping

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Certified Pre-Owned) Sprint LTE phone $99.99 with free shipping

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

TracFone LG Rebel 2 (Verizon) LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $59.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna (Verizon) triple-minute 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 Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB 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 Sunset (AT&T) triple-minute 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) $6.95 shipping.

TracFone LG Fiesta 2 (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $119.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) free shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $149.95 (reg $149.99 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

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 of Unlimited For $80 Promotion: Additional lines of the $50 unlimited plan are $30 per month for two or more lines. 2 lines for $80, 3 lines $110, 4 lines $140, and 5 lines are $180. Plan includes unlimited voice messaging and high speed handset data. Video streaming at up to 480p. No tethering. Available in stores only. $30 Add A Line also available with the $30 2 GB, $40 5 GB or $60 unlimited plans.

Free Samsung LG K0 Plus, Galaxy J3 Prime or LG Aristo 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) in stores only

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

Coolpad Defiant LTE Android phone $69 ($29 after rebate)

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 ($49 after rebate) (reg $129.99)

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

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime LTE Android phone $129 ($49 after rebate) reg $189

Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $109 ($49 after rebate) (reg $129)

ZTE ZMAX Pro LTE Android phablet $159.99 ($79 after rebate) (reg $179.99)

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

LG G Stylo 2 Plus LTE Android phablet $199 ($99 after rebate) (reg $219.99) in stores only

Apple iPhone SE 16 GB $129, 32 GB $149 in stores only

LG Stylo 3 Plus LTE Android phone $209 ($149 after rebate)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime LTE Android phone $199 ($149 after rebate)

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

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $94.99 (was $399.99) 

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $94.99 (reg $179.99)

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

Unlocked AT&T LG V20 H910A 64 GB LTE Android phone $309.99 (reg $499.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 64 GB LTE Android phone $379.98 (reg $399.99)

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$5 off Your First Order With Code FIVE4U

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, and car charger $99.77 (reg $109.99 w/o airtime) $5.50 shipping

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, and car charger $149.96 (reg $149.99 w/o airtime) $10.47 shipping

ShopCellDeals free shipping

Boost Mobile BYOP SIM Kit $4.99 (reg $9.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $94.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (was $399)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.99 (reg $179.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $139.99 (reg $199.99)

Boost Mobile Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB with $100 airtime credit $179.99

Boost Mobile pre-owned Apple iPhone 6S 16 GB $249.99 (was $449.99 new)

Virgin Mobile ZTE Max XL 16 GB LTE Android phone $94.99 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile LG Stylo 3 LTE 16 GB Android phone $119.99 (reg $179.99)

Straight Talk Free shipping on phones $19.99 and up.

20%  off phone plus airtime bundles with code ST20OFF.  Free phones, iPhone 8, Samsung Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus excluded, $100 maximum savings.

Free reconditioned ZTE Solar (T-Mobile), ZTE Whirl 2 (AT&T), ZTE Unico LTE (GSM)  or ZTE Midnight (T-Mobile) Android phone with purchase of $45 airtime card

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Avion LTE (Verizon) Android phone $19.99 (was $29.99)

Reconditioned LG Rebel L44VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $19.99 ($39.99 new)

Reconditioned LG Premier L62VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $24.99 (new $49.99)

Reconditioned LG Treasure L52VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (new $59.99)

Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Luna S120VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (new $49.99)

LG Sunset (AT&T) LTE Android phone $39.99 (was $99.99)

Samsung Galaxy Sky (Verizon) 16 GB 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 $129.00

iPhone 6 32 GB (Verizon) $199.99 (was $449.00)

Target free shipping on orders over $35

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

$20 off Boost Mobile phones when purchased with airtime

AT&T iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 (was $399.99)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 LTE Android phone $99.99 with airtime purchase (reg $119.99)

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

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Total Wireless Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

TracFone ZTE Cymbal T LTE Android flip phone $29.99 with airtime purchase (reg $49.99)

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 with airtime purchase (reg $99.99)

TracFone iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 in stores only

Verizon airtime - buy one, get 20% off the second one

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto E4 LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $59.99)

Verizon Prepaid  Motorola Moto E4 Plus LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $119.99) in stores only

Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99

Virgin Mobile LG X Power 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $109.99) in stores only

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).

20% off Virgin Mobile phones with airtime purchase.

Boost Mobile Hydro Reach waterproof LTE Android phone $14.98 (reg $49.99) 080-02-1290

NET10 SIM card  $1 (was $9.99) 080-02-1216

Simple Mobile SIM  $1 (was $9.99) 080-02-1217

Total Wireless SIM Kit 30¢ (reg $9.99) 080-02-1518

Unlocked Motorola G5 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $209.99 (reg $229.99) 080-02-1665

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

Alcatel OneTouch Elevate LTE Android phone $14.99 refurbished

LG K3 LTE Android phone $14.99 refurbished

LG Tribute 2 LTE Android phone $24.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge LTE Android phone $79.99 refurbished

Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB $149.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S6 LTE Android phone 32 GB $199.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge LTE Android phone 32 GB $249.99 refurbished

Apple iPhone 6 16 GB $249.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S7 LTE Android phone 32 GB $279.99 refurbished

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LTE Android phone 32 GB $349.99 refurbished

Apple iPhone 7 32 GB $489.99 refurbished

Ting shipping $4

$25 off most phones if you go to tingpromocode.ting.com and click the Shop Devices button

HTC Bolt (Sprint) 32 GB LTE Android phone $149 (was $484)

Tracfone Free shipping on orders of $19.99 or more.

20% off phone plus airtime bundles with code TF20OFF

Reconditioned ZTE Citrine ZEZ717VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $14.99 (new $29.99)

Reconditioned LG Rebel (GSM) LTE Android phone $39.99 (new $79.99)

Reconditioned LG Treasure (Verizon) LTE Android phone $44.99 (new $79.99)

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (Verizon) LTE Android phone $49.99 (was $79.99)

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.00

Twigby online only. Plan purchase ($9 and up) required when ordering a phone.

HTC Bolt (Sprint network) 32 GB LTE Android phone $119.00 (was $484.99)

Verizon Prepaid free shipping

SIM preloaded with $45 airtime $24.99

Virgin Mobile free shipping

Six months of unlimited talk, text and data for $1/month (plus tax) when you port your number to Virgin Mobile and activate your own iPhone

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99), 128 GB $259.99 (reg $499.99)

iPhone 6s Pre-owned 16 GB $179.99

iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

iPhone 6s 32 GB $349.99 (was $499.99)

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

AT&T Prepaid LG Phoenix 2 LTE Android phone $65.99 (was $79.99)

AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.00 (was $99.00)

AT&T Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99

AT&T Prepaid iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99

Cricket Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $62.99 (was $99.99)

Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB (Verizon) $199.99 (was $449.99)

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto E4 $39.88 (reg $69.99) in stores only

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

Updated 10/20: Price cuts and new deals since Sunday in bold.


33 comments:

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  1. Best Buy "Boost Mobile Motorola E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $99.99)" is actually selling for $99.99. Thanks so much for your weekly report!

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  2. @Dennis Bournique:

    NEWS TIP

    AT&T Prepaid is offering a new autopay system. A Howard Forums user has revealed a way for CallingMart customers to combine CallingMart with the new AT&T autopay system to save extra money. The customer would get both the CallingMart discount and the AT&T $5 monthly discount for being enrolled in AT&T autopay.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1901519-AT-amp-T-offering-new-autopay-system

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    1. Sounds great. but i Just left AT&T PREPAID after 2 years. I was having LTE connectivity issues. Somthing has changed with there prioritization. AT&T PREPAID is not what it used to be. This connectivity issue has also been reported by some PPN readers. A second line i have with H2O Wireless never connects to LTE.

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  3. I believe this AT&T PREPAID to be (Walmart Exclusive) Huawei Ascend XT2(H1711) will replace the current AT&T PREPAID (Walmart Exclusive)Huawei Ascend XT (H1611). Also The Cricket Wireless model of this phone is called the Huawei Elate (H1711z)UPC- 711868002272. YouTube it. It is being sold currently ONLY in BestBuy stores, it was on their website but they pulled it. YouTube Video said they paid $65 for the device. https://www.att.com/devicehowto/dsm.html#!/popular/make/Huawei

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    1. So they replaced a 6" phone with a 5.5" one. Not really an upgrade.

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    2. Someone reported paying $119 at Walmart for the H1711 which comes with Nougat. Too bad they shrank the screen size on the new model.

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    3. https://forum.xda-developers.com/huawei-ascend-xt/help/huawei-ascend-xt2-h1711-t3689411

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    4. Cricket Huawei Elate (H1711z)@ Target - $64.99 https://www.target.com/p/cricket-huawei-elate/-/A-52830677

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  4. Family dollar stores have prepaid Verizon Moto e4 for $34.00. wondering if you can use advertised preloaded $45 sim (costing 24.99) in this phone?

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  5. $112 for a HTC Bolt at Twigby is a really bargain. Should have made the Outstanding Deals list. This is probably the most phone for the money on this weeks post; it certainly is the best deal for phones not locked to one mobile carrier.

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    1. The HTC Bolt is a Sprint exclusive phone. It is sold locked by Sprint. There's no indication in Twigby's listing that it's unlocked.

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    2. HTC Bolt is not locked to Twigby, so it can be used with other mobile carriers, E.G, Sprint MVNOs.

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    3. HTC Bolt was a $600 phone with flagship specs - introduced 11 months ago. Why isn’t it an Outstanding Deal at $112?

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    4. The Bolt is an good deal if you need a phone for Twigby, or possibly for another Sprint MVNO.

      Twigby clearly intends for the Bolt to be used on Twigby. You have to pay for the first month of Twigby service in order to buy the Bolt. The cheapest plan is only $9 but it looks like the phone ships with a number assigned to it. If that's the case, the phone would need to be released by Twigby before it can be used on Sprint or a different Sprint MVNO. I've found that switching phones between Sprint MVNOs, even after they have been released by the losing MVNO, often does not go smoothly.

      The Outstanding Deals list is arbitrary and subjective. I'll consider adding the Twigby Bolt to it next week.

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    5. Ting says they automatically push the MEID back to Sprint after a port-out (even though it will still show as available for activation in the Dashboard). If somebody is worried about moving a Bolt to another MVNO, they can buy it at Ting for $125 after the $25 phone discount.

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    6. When a MEID is pushed back to Sprint, does that mean the corresponding device can be activated on most Sprint MVNO's? Also since the Bolt has ATT and TMO bands, does that mean that it is unlocked for use on these carriers and their MVNO's as well?

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    7. Yes. When Ting de-activates a phone due to port-out or phone swap (off), the MEID is available within minutes for re-activation with another MVNO, since they have access to the Sprint activation database. If the Sprint systems are undergoing maintenance, it can take a little longer.

      No, the Bolt is not unlocked for domestic GSM use. A Sprint postpaid customer could help you get a Domestic SIM Unlock, or Ting can request an International SIM unlock.

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    8. Remote unlocks for the HTC Bolt GSM slot sell for $10 on eBay. You will need a Windows PC (not a netbook) and will have to install software and HTC drivers on it. It takes 10-20 minutes. The Bolt works fine on AT&T and T-Mobile once unlocked.

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  6. Target - No Taxes being charged for this airtime OFF Targets website. (Verizon Prepaid airtime - buy one, get 20% off the second one). For Those that have a Target Red Card it will save an additional 5% on their purchase. Pretty good deal !

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  7. Looks like ebay has become the major online TMO store. No more brick and mortar stores. Seems a little lean. They want everybody at the magenta stores?

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  8. CellNuvo seems to be back up although I can't find a way of setting up a new line of service and account management is limited to Their app and email support. Their new plans are basically Red Pocket clones. They no longer mention anything about service on a GSM network. They price their plans in "gold" (dollars) and "silver" (maybe cents). I don't know if we can still call CellNuvo a "freemium" carrier.

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    1. Nextplus is what freemium should be aiming for, except with voip as a backup for regular calling and texting, plus banner and daily push notification ads instead of any sort of popup or video ads.

      However, unless the ad revenue allows steep discounts for service on customers' network of choice, all while maintaining profitability, freemium can probably be considered a doomed business model.

      As for Cellnuvo, which requires way too much hoop jumping, it was living on borrowed time from the very beginning.

      They completely ignored the consumer experience, and wound up suffering because of it.

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    2. If "silver" are meant to be cents then their paygo rates are 2c/text (not bad) and 20c/minute and 20c/MB which are the most expensive paygo rates I know of.

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    3. Nextplus Go has been out of business for a while now. The only thing their parent company textplus has now is a messaging app that charges 20c per minute while Google Voice with the Hangouts app does the same thing for free.

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    4. "Nextplus Go has been out of business for a while now. The only thing their parent company textplus has now is a messaging app that charges 20c per minute while Google Voice with the Hangouts app does the same thing for free."

      So what?

      They used the wrong type of ads and didn't offer steep discounts on data, which is literally the only thing that matters anymore.

      That's what killed NextPlus Go.

      Their core strategy of tying service into an app is still spot on, even if it's been poorly implemented by everyone who's tried it.

      Freedompop's app doesn't do texting well, nor do they offer regular voice and text plus visual voicemail without additional charges, and starting out on Sprint rather than AT&T basically gimped them right from the start.

      TextNow also went with Sprint and charged fair pemrices for their service, which was a similarly boneheaded move since nobody wants to pay for Sprint.

      NextPlus Go might've started on T-mobile, but their pricing was comparable or higher than regular MVNOs and like Textnow they never actually went the freemium route to begin with.

      Then there's Cellnuvo, which stuck to Sprint, didn't offer an ad-serving communication app, and instead forced customers to spend unreasonable amounts of time actively viewing ads for very little payoff. In other words, they did pretty much everything wrong and now they're a regular MVNO.

      The point is, there hasn't been a single app based freemium carrier with free (as in included as a feature, not "free unlimited") regular calling and texting that offered RingPlus style promotions and free plans, all without hoop-jumping or overly obtrusive advertising.

      It's literally never been tried before, although RingPlus claimed to be going in that direction with a custom dialer that never materialized but which should've been part of their service from the start (along with an account management app).

      Granted, I'm not saying the business model would be guaranteed to pan out, but it'd be the best a freemium carrier could possibly do to make itself appealing to the largest number of ad viewers, which is exactly what freemium should be aiming for given its reliance on ad revenue.

      Anyway, until a freemium carrier comes a long and does it right, we'll unfortunately never know whether or not freemium's viable in a reasonable best case scenario.

      All we've seen is poor business strategies leading to failure, which was something anyone could've predicted.

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  9. My Moto E4, unlocked Verizon phone successfully installed a system update, NDQS26.69-23-2-3.
    I am using a FreedomPop SIM.

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    1. That build protects against the BlueBorne Security attack, and Verizon also gives regular bug fixes and improvements. The Moto E 2015 is on the list to get Android 8.0, so the E4 will likely get it too.

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  10. Deal Alert: Google Pixel 128GB Discounted To $499, Pixel XL To $549 [$200 Off – Limited Time Only]https://www.amazon.com/Google-Pixel-Unlocked-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B0731KJVGG https://www.amazon.com/Google-Pixel-Silver-128GB-Refurbished/dp/B0742PDMCD

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    1. Still overpriced.

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    2. The Moto E2 (2015) was left updateless from even Marshmallow in the US. With 1gig of RAM I highly doubt any variant of the Moto E2 will even get Nougat much less Oreo!!!

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    3. Posting this from my Moto E2 running Lineage OS 14.1 (Nougat 7.1). The E2 runs better on LOS Nougat as it did on stock Lollipop.

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  11. Darn! Where was this? I just paid $42 something (that's w/ taxes) at Walmart. :(

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  12. Hello Dennis. hope all is well with you. how soon do you think the Black Friday Ad will be posted on the website

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