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Updated 12/16: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Dec 10 - Dec 16

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 unlocked Huawei Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone which is back at its Black Friday price of $149.99 at Best Buy.

The regular price of the 6X is $199.99.  It runs Huawei's own Kirin 655 SOC and has 3 GB of RAM, a 5.5" HD (1920 x 1080) screen, fingerprint reader, SD card slot, dual 12 and 2 MP main cameras, a 8 MP front facing camera and a non-removable 3340 mAh battery.

The 6X runs Android 7.0 Nougat. If supports quad-band GSM, UMTS 850, 1700, 1900 and 2100 and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 12 and 20, which means that it covers T-Mobile and AT&T's main bands.

You can get another $50 off the phone's price by purchasing it together witha $9.99 Cricket Mobile SIM and Cricket airtime or a $1 Simple Mobile SIM and Simple Mobile airtime

Other outstanding prepaid deals this week include:
  • AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $99.99) at Best Buy
  • AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $89 (reg $119) at Walmart
  • Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 (was $399.99)  at Newegg
  • Cricket Huawei Elate 16 GB LTE Android phone $64.99 at Target
  • MetroPCS iPhone SE 16 GB $129, 32 GB $199 at MetroPCS stores
  • Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.00 (was $349.99) at Walmart
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB (Verizon) $199.99 at Straight Talk
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • 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 at HSN
  • 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
  • TracFone iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 at TracFone
  • Twigby HTC Bolt (Sprint network) 32 GB LTE Android phone $112.00 (was $484.99) at Twigby
  • Unlocked Motorola G4 32 GB LTE Android phone $139.99 (was $199.99) at B&H
  • Unlocked Huawei Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $199.99) at Best Buy
  • Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $189.99 (was $349.99) at Amazon
  • Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $164.99 on eBay
  • Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (was $299.99) at B&H
  • Unlocked Motorola Z Play 32 GB LTE Android phone $259.99 (reg $389.99) at B&H
  • Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $151.99 on eBay
  • Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (was $399.99) at Best Buy
  • Virgin Mobile LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 with airtime purchase at Target (reg $129.99)
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.

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone  $135.99 (reg $179.99)

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

Unlocked Nokia 6 16 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads, $149.99 ($229.99 w/o ads) Prime members only

Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone  $169.99 (reg $229.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $178.00 (was $349.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $214.99 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 64 GB LTE Android phone $318.00 (was $399.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z 64 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (was $699.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $199.99)

AT&T Prepaid (online only) free shipping on all phones.

ATT Prepaid SIM free (reg $9.99)

ZTE Maven 3 LTE Android phone $14.99 with $45 airtime purchase ($29.99 w/o airtime)

Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $59.99 ($99.99 new)

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

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

B&H Online only. Also check the B&H's Deal Zone page for daily deals. free shipping.

$25 off Motorola E4, E4 Plus, G4, G4 Play, G4 Plus, G5 Plus and G5S Plus phones and six months free service on Republic Wireless. Click the "Clip Coupon and save $25" button to get the sale price.

Unlocked Motorola G4 Play 16 GB LTE Android phone $109.99 ($84.99 with coupon) was $149.99

Unlocked Motorola G4 16 GB LTE Android phone $124.99 ($99.99 with coupon) was $179.99

Unlocked Motorola E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 ($104.99 with coupon) reg $129.99

Unlocked Motorola G4 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 ($104.99 with coupon) was $199.99

Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $134.99 ($119.99 with coupon) was $249.99

Unlocked Motorola E4 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $169.99 ($144.99 with coupon) reg $199.99 .
Unlocked Motorola G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $194.99 ($169.99 with coupon) was $249.99

Unlocked Motorola G5 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (174.99 with coupon) reg $229.99

Unlocked Sony Xperia X F5121 32 GB LTE Android phone $219.99 (was $399.95)

Unlocked Motorola G5 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $239.99 (214.99 with coupon) reg $299.99

Factory Unlocked LG G5 RS988 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.99 (was $649.99)

Unlocked Motorola Z Play 32 GB LTE Android phone $279.99 (reg $389.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (reg $399.99)

Best Buy Free shipping on everything, ends 12/25/17.

AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99

AT&T Prepaid Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 (reg $129.99)

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

Boost Mobile LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $149.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.99 (was $199.99)

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 $159.99 (reg $349.99) in stores only

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99)

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

$50 off select unlocked universal phones  when purchased with a $9.99 Boost Mobile SIM and $50 Boost airtime card.

$50 off select unlocked phones (excludes BLU phones) when purchased with a $9.99 Cricket Mobile SIM and Cricket airtime.

$50 off any unlocked phone when purchased with a $1 Simple Mobile SIM and Simple Mobile airtime

Unlocked Huawei Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $199.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $229.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 8 64 GB LTE Android phone with free clear case $279.99 (was $399.99)  in stores only

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (reg $399.99)

Verizon iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

Virgin Mobile Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy j7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $199.99)

Boost Mobile Free shipping

Dealer only deals:

4 Lines of $50 Unlimited Gigs Plan for $100 ($110 with Todo Mexico) 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. Ends 12/29.

5 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. 5 or fewer lines $100. Ends 1/4.

Motorola Moto E4, LG X-Power or Samsung Galaxy J3 free with port-in and activation on $50 unlimited plan.

Online deals:

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.

Bring your unlocked phone to Boost, get a $50 bill credit, ends 1/29

Motorola Moto E4 LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

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

ZTE Max XL LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $149.99

Motorola Moto E4 Plus LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

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

Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $199.99)

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

iPhone SE 128 GB $229.99 (reg $499.99).

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

Cricket Free shipping

30% off all smartphones priced at $50 or higher
when you port a number to Cricket and activate on a new line of service with code  SAVE30. Excludes ports from AT&T. Ends January 13.

$50 Bill Credit when you port a number and bring your  phone to Cricket on an unlimited plan. Must make two monthly service payments within 45 days. Credit received within 60 days, ends 1/2/18

Free and Discounted phones for port-ins:  LG Fortune free, ZTE Overture 3 Free, Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 Free, CPO Alcatel One Touch Flint 99¢, CPO ZTE Sonata 3 99¢, CPO Alcatel Streak 99¢, CPO Alcatel Pixi Theatre 99¢, CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol 99¢, CPO HTC Desire 520 99¢, CPO HTC Desire 625 99¢, CPO LG Risio 99¢, CPO LG Spree 99¢, LG Harmony $9.99, Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime $19.99,  LG Stylo 3 $29.99, Alcatel PulseMix $39.99, LG X Charge $49.99, Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles $49.99, Samsung Galaxy Halo $49.99, ZTE Blade X $69.99, ZTE Blade X Max $99.99, Alcatel Idol 5 $119.99 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 Alcatel Streak LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO LG Risio LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO LG Spree LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO ZTE Sonata 3 LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO Alcatel OneTouch Flint LTE Android phone $19.99

CPO Alcatel Pixi Theatre 16 GB LTE Android phone $19.99

CPO HTC Desire 520 LTE Android phone $19.99

CPO HTC Desire 625 LTE Android phone $19.99

LG Fortune 16 GB LTE Android phone $29.99 (free with port-in)

CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol LTE Android phone $39.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

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

Alcatel Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99

Dollar General in store only

Simple Mobile LG Rebel 2 or Samsung Galaxy On5 LTE Android phone $29 with airtime purchase (reg $19) ends 12/23

Total Wireless ZTE Majesty Pro, ZTE Majesty Pro Plus or ZTE Citrine LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends 12/23

TracFone  ZTE Majesty Pro (Verizon), ZTE Majesty Pro Plus (Verizon) or ZTE Citrine (Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile depending on market) LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends 12/23

eBay

Unlocked Motorola Moto X 2nd gen 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $107.00 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) $129.99 Free shipping.

T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $140.00 Free shipping

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5s 32 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $149.95 Free shipping.

Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $159.99 free shipping

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $139.95 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $151.99 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) iPhone 5s 16 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $157.95 Free shipping.

Family Dollar in stores only, prices good until 12/18

10% off AT&T Prepaid airtime priced at $45 and higher

50% off all Simple Mobile and TracFone smartphones

Verizon Prepaid LG Zone 3 LTE Android phone $19 with Smart Coupon (reg $29.99)

FreedomPop (online only) shipping $14.99 unless otherwise noted

LTE GSM (AT&T) phone SIM 1¢ (reg $9.99) with free shipping

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

BYOP Activation (Sprint phones) 99¢ (reg $19.99)

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

Google Play

Buy a $649 Pixel 2 64 GB Android phone and get $100 store credit and a free Google Home Mini, ends 12/15

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) Free 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 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 $79.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna Pro 16 GB LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $89.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) free 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.

metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Four Lines of Unlimited for $100 Promotion: Four lines of the $50/month unlimited talk, text and LTE data plan for $100.  Three lines are $90, two lines are $80. At least one of four lines must be a new activation. In stores only.

Free Phones for port-ins: The Alcatel Fierce A30, Coolpad Defiant, LG Aristo, LG K20 Plus, Motorola Moto E4, Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, ZTE Blade Z Max or ZTE Avid TRIO are free when you port your number that's not currently active on T-Mobile network to MetroPCS. In stores only.

Half off phones priced at $49 or less: with in-store activation om an unlimited plan

Amazon Prime On Us: Free phone and free year of Amazon Prime when you port your number to MetroPCS and and activate on an unlimited LTE plan.

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

Alcatel Go flip phone $89 ($29 after rebate)

Alcatel Fierce 4 LTE Android phone $119 ($39 after rebate) (reg $129.99) 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)

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

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) in stores only

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime LTE Android phone $199 ($99 after rebate) in stores only

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 $199 in stores only

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

Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB LTE Android phone $349 (was $499.99) in stores only

Apple iPhone 6s 16 GB $349 in stores only

Microsoft Store free shipping

Unlocked Alcatel Idol 4s 64 GB Continuum compatible Windows 10 phone $169 (was $470)

Motorola free shipping.

Unlocked Moto E4 Plus LTE Android phone 16 GB $159.99 (reg $179.99), 32 GB $169.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked Moto G5 Plus LTE Android phone 32 GB $199.99 (reg $229.99), 64 GB $239.99 ($299) ends 12/24

Unlocked Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (reg $399.99) ends 12/24

Unlocked Moto Z2 Play 64 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (reg $499.99) ends 12/23

Unlocked Moto Z 64 GB LTE Android phone $429.99 (reg $499.99) ends 12/23

25% off all Moto Mods ends 12/23

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 (was $399.99)

Unlocked ZTE Blade V8 Pro 32 GB LTE Android phone $139.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5s Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $299.99 (reg $349.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z 64 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 (reg $499.99)

Project Fi

Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android One phone $324 with activation (reg $399) ends 1/3

ShopCellDeals free shipping

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

Boost Mobile ZTE Max XL 16 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 (reg $129.99)

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 $99.99 (reg $179.99)

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

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 X Charge LTE 16 GB Android phone $109.99 (reg $149.99)

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.

30%  off phone plus airtime bundles with code ST30OFF.  Free phones, iPhone 8, Samsung Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus excluded, $100 maximum savings.

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

Reconditioned Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Avion (Verizon) LTE Android phone $14.99 (was $29.99)

Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Luna S120VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $19.99 (new $49.99)

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 Sky (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone $29.99 (was $149.99 new)

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

Refurbished Phone SE 32 GB $99.00

Reconditioned iPhone 6 32 GB (AT&T) $149.99 (was $449.00)

Phone SE 32 GB $159.00 (was $399.99)

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

Target free shipping on everything through 12/23

$20 off  $100 12/11 only

Get an extra 5% off most items with Target Red Card

Consumer Cellular Samsung J3 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

Consumer Cellular Samsung J7 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $149.99)

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Cricket Alcatel Pulsemix LTE Android phone with choice of Sound Snapbak accessory $49.99 (reg $79.99)

Cricket Huawei Elate 16 GB LTE Android phone $64.99

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 in stores only

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99

Unlocked Sony Xperia L1 G3313 16 GB LTE Android phone $179.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus  LTE Android phone 32 GB $199.99 (reg $229.99)

Verizon Prepaid LG K8V 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $89.99)

Virgin Mobile LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $149.99)

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).

Cricket SIM card  $4.99 (reg $9.99) 080-02-1641

Ting shipping $4

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $144 (reg $229)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5S Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $214 (reg $279)

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $314 (reg $399)

TracFone free shipping

Alcatel Pop Icon (Verizon) 3G Android phone free with airtime purchase

Refurbished LG X Style (Verizon) LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $39.99)

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Luna (Verizon) LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $39.99)

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99

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

HTC Bolt (Sprint network) 32 GB LTE Android phone $112.00 (was $484.99)

Verizon Prepaid free shipping

SIM preloaded with $45 airtime $24.99

Virgin Mobile Free shipping

Six months service for $1/month (plus tax) when you purchase an  iPhone or bring your own and port your number to Virgin Mobile.

Free $150 Amazon Gift Card with purchase and activation of any iPhone. Ends 12/21

iPhone 6s Pre-owned 16 GB $229.99, 64 GB $279.99, 128 GB $299.99

iPhone 6s Plus Pre-owned 16 GB $279.99, 64 GB $329.99, 128 GB $379.99

iPhone 7 Pre-owned 32 GB  $299.99

iPhone 6 32 GB $319.99 (was $449.99)

iPhone 7 Plus Pre-owned 32 GB  $349.99

iPhone SE 64 GB $329.99, 128 GB $379.99 (reg $499.99)

Walmart free shipping on orders over $35

AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (was $99.00)

Cricket Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $87.95 (was $99.99)

AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $89 (reg $119)

Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (was $349.99)

Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB $199.00 store pickup only

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.88 (reg $59.99)

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

Updated 12/16: Price cuts and new items since Sunday  are in bold.

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  1. Motorola Holiday Sale - Discounts on 5 phones plus Moto Mods.

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  2. Dennis, I'm not sure the HSN Tracfone Galaxy Luna includes any free minutes or time. A similar offer did include both for quite a while, but for the last few weeks the phone is listed as including pre-programmed TMFL, but does not mention included airtime.

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    1. Expand the Overview and Features section on the Luna's page on HSN and you will find:

      Promotional package includes 400-minute PIN (tripled to 1200 minutes, 1200 text messages and 1200 MB of data) with 365 days of service. To activate and redeem your promotional service, please visit activate.tracfone.com or call 1-800-816-0663.

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    2. Thanks Dennis! I missed that everytime I've looked at this item in the last few weeks.

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  3. Another week of terrible deals.

    I'm kicking myself for not getting a $50 Sky Pro when they had 'em.

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  4. The Straight Talk iPhone 6 for $199 sold by Straight Talk website is listed as Verizon service how can that be confirmed to be on Verizon before purchasing? Is there a "V" on the box that someone at Straight Talk can verify before purchasing or is it based on zip code where the iPhone would be used or both?

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    1. There's no V on iPhone boxes but there wiil be an envelope taped to the box containing a SIM. The envelope should say that the SIM can be activated on either Straight Talk or Total Wireless. If it mentions Total Wireless you can be sure that the phone will be on Verizon.

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  5. I have an AT&T 4g LTE Sim card through FreedomPop. Is it possible to buy an AT&T prepaid phone without also having to sign up for AT&T prepaid service?

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    1. Yes, if buying from the AT&T site you have to choose a plan and an airtime card gets added to the cart. You can remove the card from the cart and not be charged for it. The phone comes with a pre-activated but unfunded SIM. When you get the phone replace the SIM in it with your own AT&T or AT&T MVNO SIM.

      You can throw away the pre-activated SIM. It will be cancelled if you don't fund it within 20 days.

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    2. Can that sim be put on the paygo plan for 25 cents per minute, so it will last six months and the phone can be unlocked then? And then pop it out and put in, let's say Freedompop, and FP still works?

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    3. Sure, but keep in mind that the paygo plan requires a topup of $25 every 90 days or $10 every 30 days. So it will cost $60 for that unlock.

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  6. Hi Dennis... the Huawei Ascend XT2 in the outstanding prepaid deals is sold by Walmart, not Best Buy. The link is fine though. Thx..

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    1. I'm using the Huawei Ascend 1611 from last years $49 walmart black friday and loving it. Its better than the xt2 IMO, with awesome 6" screen size. Huawei allows pretty easy bootloader unlocking, and at the time, ATT unlocked prepaid phones for free (now you just need a $2 code from FLEE-Bay). Anyone try to get bootloader unlock code from Huawei lately? Last year, it was alittle hard to figure out with some of the websites in chineese... but it was doable with some effort. unlocking the bootloader is really the only clean way to gain root and replace ROM if you're into that kind of thing. With Google getting more and more evil by the day, I'm likely going to be flashing a linage OS ROM sometime soon on a test device...

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  7. Anyone know if Family Dollar still has the $29 Moto E4? Or if the regular price really is ~$35?

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    1. Family Dollar's $29 Moto E4 deal ended two weeks ago. The full list price of the Verizon Prepaid E4 is $69.99. I don't know how much Family Dollar is charging for the phone currently.

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  8. New to all of this pre-paid stuff. Basic question: if I buy the AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 2 at Walmart, do I HAVE to use it with AT&T Prepaid, or can I use it with, say, RedPocket using the AT&T sim?

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    1. AT&T Prepaid phones will work on AT&T MVNOs including the AT&T flavor of Red Pocket.

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  9. Add to FreedomPop:
    Huawei Union for $19.99 and Samsung SIII for $29.99.
    Franklin Wireless R850 4G LTE Hotspot is Free with activation.
    Email offer today.

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  10. Any recommendations on a super cheap Android phone that I can use primarily to download the Google home app on and leave at my elderly moms home? Any $10 clearance phones out there?

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    1. Just get her the free phone when you port a number, can't beat that.

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  11. New BLU Life One X3 on Amazon for $149.99. Very good specs overall, with dual-SIM for GSM use and 5,000 mAH battery.

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    1. Just don't forget BLU's policy of intentionally putting Chinese spyware into its phones (and insisting at first that this is a good thing) and recently was destroying phones with a remote updated (and they didn't stop and try to undo it until there was a lot of outcry for a long time)

      The phone market is such that there are many other alternatives to BLU... from companies that aren't nearly as malicious to their customers.

      Friends don't let friends buy BLU.

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    2. The BLU Life One X3 Amazon price is $100 off the regular price, and it probably won't last long. Their sale price on the S1 only lasted 2 days.
      The BLU Life One X2 mini is also on sale for $119 in gray. That is $60 off. This is a phone with good specs for people who like narrower Android models.

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    3. @10:43 AM: "BLU...recently was destroying phones with a remote updated (and they didn't stop and try to undo it until there was a lot of outcry for a long time)"

      Total BS. Only one model was affected, the One Life X2. No BLU phones were actually destroyed unless their owners lost their tempers and smashed them. The phones were not 'bricked.' BLU told users to just keep entering any PIN until the phone did a factory reset. They also put out a fix within one week (Dec. 4) that let the update complete properly.
      The only other "destruction" was encountered by owners who were too ignorant or lazy to follow common-sense instructions to backup all their data before updating the firmware. Hard to feel sorry for those who gambled and lost, and ignorance is no excuse to slander BLU.

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    4. TL:DR for what "AnonymousDecember 14, 2017 at 1:41 PM" said: A company bricking your phone is good!

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    5. "New BLU Life One X3 on Amazon for $149.99. Very good specs overall, with dual-SIM for GSM use and 5,000 mAH battery."

      Let's look at the specifics of this phone, and move past the issue of this Chinese importer's rock-bottom reputation.

      This specific device gets an atrocious rating on Amazon. Less than 2.5 stars, in the bottom half for sure.

      Not only is it a downgrade, the customers report being bricked by the most recent attack by BLU against its customers:

      "The specs are worse then the previous model....

      Oh and a few weeks back Blu released a Firmware Update bricking all Life One X2 Users from using there phone.
      Never would respond to messages until 2 days after it occurred. There response was to wipe your phone out and delete all your contacts and photos. Because they were too busy to test there update and was in a RUSH to FORCE the update to all phone's.

      Now just two weeks later the Life One X3 releases what a coincidence... Murder all Life One X2 phones and then release the Life One X3.
      Worse specs then the previous flagship phone.

      Warning : Do anowledge that if your phone is accidentally bricked that the support team will say there sorry for the mistake and to wipe your phone... Even though I wiped my phone it is still bricked asking for a pin."


      A guy that left a 2 star rating for the device said: "Time to educate the public. Time to start making better phones."

      The abysmal star rating is actually skewed a lot higher than it should be because one of the two who left 5 stars for it admitted they never actually bought or used the phone.

      The other 5 star reviewer comes across like a shill, and in a snarky way blames BLU customers for BLU bricking their phones. Blame the victim...

      Again, there are better devices from much better companies. Consider the ones that are good enough values to actually make it onto Dennis' list, and read the reviews. "Time to educate the public" indeed!

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  12. "More copy-paste nonsense to forget"

    False claim. If it is copy-paste, I defy you to come up with the source for it. You can't.

    BLU installed the spyware/malware in only SIX models? And you are attempting to defend BLU? You do act like you are paid by them when you are telling falsehoods about the ADUPS malware/spyware: Hint: denying the reality of the spyware/malware won't help the cause. But there you are soft-pedaling the spyware attack.


    And then you have the "others do it to" defense of BLU's attacks on its customers.

    Well, one thing is for sure, anyone reading your defense of BLU will come away even less likely to do business with them.

    "So to say we can never trust BLU with Android ever again is just stupid…"

    Actually, it is stupid to trust BLU when they have been caught doing this multiple times. They should not have done it even once, let alone more than once.

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  13. "Bloggers just made that up" about the BLU adware/spyware? You are being delusional. Actually BLU made this up by intentionally installing malware/spyware on phones. By bashing bloggers who point out BLU's attack on its customers, you are blaming the messenger.

    I simply blame the company that attacked its users, and tell the simple truth.

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    1. Adups is widely-used commercial software used to manage Over-The-Air (OTA) software updates. BLU says they did not know that Adups was collecting more personally-identifiable information (PII) than was needed to manage software updates (some PII IS needed for OTA updates).
      You accuse BLU of knowing about all the PII was being collected by Adups OTA software, yet intentionally installing it as “spyware” to “attack” its customers. You have no proof or even any evidence that BLU knew everything Adups was collecting. Your wild accusation that BLU knew are irresponsible because they are not based on facts or even reasonable evidence.
      If BLU is truthful and did not know all the PII that Adups was collecting, you have no case to make against them for ‘attacking’ by installing ’spyware.’ Phone sellers and manufacturers are not suicidal. They do not intentionally take risks that could easily destroy their businesses.
      If BLU, a US company was systematically attacking its customers with spyware (to somehow help China?) as you imagine, they did a really lousy job. They have sold more than 435 different phone models. Why only install Adups on 6 low-cost phones? It makes no sense at all. BLU certainly did not install Adups on any new models after researchers discovered how the Adups on BLU R1 HD was collecting too much PII. The other 5 BLU models were already running Adups.
      This is all just a big, unsupported conspiracy theory that you seem to copy-paste after every post that mentions BLU phones. BLU convinced Amazon twice that it was not spying on its customers. You think you know better, but you have no facts to back up your wild claims.

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    2. I suggest that anyone reading the above damage-control press report about BLU and the ADUPS spyware independently research the issue.

      Start with Consumer Reports and Slashgear concerning the BLU scandal. Informed minds should know...

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    3. Adups admitted that it installed the wrong firmware on BLU phones. It doesn't sound like BLU intentionally attacked its customers with spyware.

      "...the software was spotted in the Blu R1 HD smartphone, and Kryptowire informed Google, Amazon, Blu, and Adups of the issue. Both Blu and Amazon were fast to react to the issue. Blu has issued a software update that will apparently fix the 'potential security issue', which is said to affect 120,000 of its devices. Furthermore, the Blu R1 HD, which was being sold on Amazon exclusively, is no longer listed on the website as well. Amazon is also informing users that their smartphones will receive an update.

      AdUps itself has defended itself and its intentions, saying the data is not linked to the Chinese government. According to a document provided by Adups to Blu to explain the issue, and obtained by the New York Times, the company said the version of the software that collected and transmitted information was meant for certain Chinese manufacturer that wanted to monitor user behaviour. It was not meant for smartphones in the US. "This is a private company that made a mistake," the company's lawyer told NYT.

      Adups claims that its software is present in over than 700 million devices in 200 countries, including smartphones made by Huawei and ZTE. Its service portfolio includes smartphones, tablets, and automobile entertainment systems."

      S: Gadgets360

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    4. As for the ADUPS spyware, malware watchdog Malwarebytes has an unequivical entry about it:

      "A newly discovered malicious app is found on China-made mobile devices running the Android OS. This is a baked-in system app used to update the device’s firmware but is found to also steal personal information, among other things. A blog is recently published about this malware by Kryptowire.

      Already we have had inquiries on whether we detect Adups or not. The answer to that is I believe we do. You see, the app in question, which goes by the package name of com.adups.fota, has a couple of variants. There is an older version seen around 2014 and a newer version that emerged mid-2016..."

      That's a big OOPS for the guy who keeps insisting this malware/spyware is OK....

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    5. "AdUps itself has defended itself and its intentions, saying the data is not linked to the Chinese government."

      Yeah, it's not linked to the mainland China government. It's linked to entirely independent companies in which the Chinese government has a majority ownership share.

      Huge difference!

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    6. "AdUps itself has defended itself and its intentions"

      I'd expect no malware scam company to do anything different.

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      And here is another expect opinion from the security field, Brian Krebs "Krebs On Security"

      "A Chinese technology firm has been siphoning text messages and call records from cheap Android-based mobile smart phones and secretly sending the data to servers in China, researchers revealed this week.....

      Kryptowire researchers say they stumbled upon ADUPS’s spyware capabilities by accident after purchasing a $59 BLU R1 HD smart phone from Amazon.com for use during international travel. Prying apart the phone and the ADUPS software, they discovered that all call records and text messages to and from the device were being digitally copied, encrypted and secretly forwarded to a server in Shanghai, China every 72 hours."

      Who do we believe: the experts, or those who have to gain by selling BLU phones and covering up the flaws?

      Those who say "Trust the Chinese government, they are here to help you" or those who actually know what they are talking about?

      Now see "Damage Control Guy" pipe in and say how great it was that BLU malware devices sent in your information every 72 hours, which makes it OK since it wasn't every 24 hours."

      BLU "Damage Control Guy" is putting gasoline on the fire. He's pretty funny.

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    7. From the Peter Norton website

      "But later on in the article the NYT Says that because Adups has not published a list of affected phones, it is not clear how users can determine whether their phones are vulnerable. “People who have some technical skills could,” Mr. Karygiannis, the Kryptowire vice president, said. “But the average consumer? No.”

      detailing about how BLU/ADUPS have tried to keep the victims of their spyware attack uninformed about it. The list of "merely" 6 models of infected phones which BLU foisted on the public might even be larger.

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  14. BLU launches yet another spyware attack on users, from just this past summer:

    https://www.slashgear.com/adups-chinese-spyware-still-on-android-phones-including-blu-27493055/

    "Things really came to a head it was discovered that AdUps’ software was also found in Blu Product’s affordable unlocked Android phones. Now, while AdUps is actually on many such phones, the fact that the spyware was sending user data to a command and control center in China raised all sorts of red flags for the US government. Blu quickly tried to distance itself and promised to remove all traces of AdUps from its phones. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be the case."

    Slashgear in the same article properly calls this beloved component of BLU phones "spyware" and specifically goes into how it meets that definition.

    "Only" 6 BLU models have been designed by BLU to assault users in this fashion. That's like saying "Only one Samsung phone model is exploding, no worries, right?"

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    1. Slashgear bloggers can call Adups spyware if they want, but the expert security researchers who discovered its behavior do not. Here is what they actually said in their announcement of the problem:
      "Kryptowire has developed tools aimed at detecting software that can violate privacy and security policies that are not necessarily classified as malware. In many cases, these applications are benign, but exhibit behavior that is non-compliant with organizational, industry, and government policies."

      Anybody who cares can read the whole summary of their findings here:
      https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kryptowire-discovered-mobile-phone-firmware-that-transmitted-personally-identifiable-information-pii-without-user-consent-or-disclosure-300362844.html

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    2. ". In many cases, these applications are benign"

      I've learned in cases like this, it is best to trust the companies to determine what use is benign or not. BLU knows what is best and will never do anything bad with our personal info.

      What anti virus checkers call malware I call "free software for me!!"

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  15. The only common sense that some might ignore is "Never buy BLU". As for what really happened with the bricking, let's consult tech experts instead of a guy who goes around claiming malware/spyware isn't malware/spyware.

    "BLU bricks phones, ignores complaints [UPDATE]"

    from

    https://www.slashgear.com/blu-bricks-phones-ignores-complaints-update-30510258/

    It details that yes, BLU actually WAS bricking phones. And the claim of putting out a fix in one week glosses over the fact that they blew off... BLU off? affected users for a long time:

    "Days after releasing a disastrous software update to a smartphone owned by hundreds, maybe even thousands of users, BLU remains silent on the subject. This is the opposite of what a company like this is supposed to do at a time like this. Instead, the only thing BLU has submitted to the public in the days since the software release are several posts about the futball team they sponsor."

    Sometimes bricking is bricking and spyware is spyware. You just can't get around it. If you buy BLU, you have gambled and lost. The spyware attack affected "just six" models. The "lets brick their phones and hope they don't notice" attack affected "just one".

    Gambling and losing... that is what you do when you go with a company with a track record like BLU. That's simply the truth, and if there is any slander, it is in your anger at the victims of BLU in the bricking case.

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  16. Calling BLU an "American company" is disingenuous at best. They are merely a US-located shell thst imports the worst no-name junk from China, in a reckless fashion and without any sort of due diligence, and stamps their name on it.

    This has resulted in the well known scandals.

    A wise comparison shopper can easily find better deals in the "budget" category from much more reputable and less risky manufacturers.

    Ones that are proud of their name.

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  17. I love the Anonymous damage control rep from BLU! maybe Best buy should consider not selling their phones again.

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  18. Family dollar tracfone and simple mobile r half off good deal.get smartphone for $15 & tf plan for $15=$30 or simple mobile plan for $25 unlimited t+t plus 1gb of unlimited data + smartphone for $15=$40 not bad

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  19. Does anyone know where Blu really started or came from?

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    1. I tried to post some information about the founder of BLU a few months ago when people were trashing the company, but both posts were blocked (or missed in the spam bucket). Very interesting Brazilian-American guy. You can search for his name, Samuel Ohev-Zion.
      Look for a long interview he did with the Miami press about BLU's business philosophy and phones. Very enlightening.

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