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Updated 12/29: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Dec 24 - Dec 30

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro
Welcome to the latest edition of Prepaid Phone News' Prepaid Phones on Sale this Week feature. Here are the best current deals on prepaid and unlocked phones that I've been able to find online and in stores.

This week's Deal of the Week is the TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1000 minutes, texts and MBs of data, 6 months of service, case and car charger for $79.95 at HSN. Shipping is free. Update 12/29  sale has ended.

The phone operates on the Verizon network, runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a Snapdragon 425 SOC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal memory (10.4 GB usable), a 5.5 inch 720x1280px TFT screen, SD card slot and a removable 3300 mAh battery. There's an 8 MP main camera with LED flash and autofocus and a 5 MP front facing camera. If you aren't a fan of purple paisley, the case is also available in a variety of solid colors.

The phone uses TracFone Smart Phone Only airtime and is not a triple minute phone. That's unfortunate as triple minute is less expensive for light use. But TracFone is phasing out triple minutes phones, which are getting hard to find, although HSN still has the triple minute Samsung Galaxy Luna for $79.95 with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data and one year of service. However, the Luna is an older, much lower spec phone than the J7 Sky Pro.

I consider the J7 Sky Pro to be TracFone's best mid-range Android phone. It has a list price of $149.99 and the airtime  is worth about $50 so this is a good deal if TracFone works for you. If you are committed to TracFone and want a little more airtime and twice as many days of service, HSN has the same J7 Sky Pro phone for $149.95 with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data and one year of service.

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 $99.99 (was $399.99)  at Newegg
  • MetroPCS iPhone SE 16 GB $129, 32 GB $199 at MetroPCS stores
  • Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $399.99) at Walmart
  • 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
  • Unlocked Motorola G4 Play 16 GB LTE Android phone $80.99 with coupon (reg $149.99) at B&H
  • Unlocked Huawei Honor 6X 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (was $199.99) at Amazon
  • Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $178.00 (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 Z Play 32 GB LTE Android phone $249.99 (reg $389.99) at B&H
  • Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $145.95 on eBay
  • Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (was $399.99) at Best Buy
  • Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone $119.99 (reg $199.99) at Amazon
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 LeEco Le S3 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (was $199.99)

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

Unlocked Nokia 6 16 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads, $179.99 ($229.99 w/o ads) Prime members only

Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone  $199.99 (reg $229.99)

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus 64 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads,  $239.99 (reg $299.99 w/o ads)  Prime members only

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

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

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone $119.99 (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)

ZTE Blade Spark (Certified Restored) 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99 ($69.99 mew)

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.

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

Unlocked Moto Z Play 32 GB LTE Android phone $269.99 (was $449.99)

Best Buy Free shipping on orders over $35.

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

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

Cricket Huawei Elate 16 GB LTE Android phone $64.99

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

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 Sony Xperia L1 16 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $199.99)

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

Verizon Prepaid iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99 (was $549.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy j7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.99 (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 1/4.

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 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 $49.99 (reg $99.99)

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

LG X Power 16 GB 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)

Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (was $199.99)

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

Pre-Owned iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $349.99)

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

Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32 GB LTE Android phone $249.99 (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.

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, 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 Alcatel Pixi Theater 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 2 $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, Alcatel Idol 3 $69.99, ZTE Blade X $69.99, HTC Desire 555 $89.99, ZTE Blade X Max $99.99, iPhone SE 32 GB $99.99, Alcatel Idol 5 $119.99, iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99,  iPhone 6 Plus 32 GB $299.99  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 Alcatel Streak 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

iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99

iPhone 6 32 GB $299.99

Dollar General in store only

Simple Mobile ZTE Majesty Oro or Alcatel Pixi Avion LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends 1/20

Total Wireless ZTE Znax Champ or LG X Style LTE Android phone $49 with airtime purchase (reg $79) ends 1/20

TracFone ZTE Z233VL (Verizon), Z232TL (T-Mobile) or LG 442BG (GSM) flip phone  $12 with airtime purchase (reg $19) ends 1/20

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) $124.99 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) $164.99 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) $145.95 Free shipping.

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

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

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Certified Pre-Owned) Sprint LTE phone $89.99 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 12/31

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

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 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 $99.95 (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 $99.95 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 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 $179.95 (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, rumored to be ending 12/31.

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

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 ($19 after rebate) (reg $119)

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

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

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

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

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)

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (was $399.99)

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z 64 GB LTE Android phone $329.99 (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 Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $199.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB $129.99 (was $499.99 new)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $169.99 - $100 mail-in rebate after new activation and two months paid service (reg $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 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 Atrium (Verizon), 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 LG Stylo 2 L82VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (was $99.99)

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)

Target free shipping on orders over $35

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

Gat an 20% additional off selected clearance items with Red Card. Online only

AT&T iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 in stores only

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E416 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $69.99)

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Cricket Alcatel Pulsemix LTE Android phone with Sound Snapbak accessory $49.99 (reg $79.99) in stores only

Simple Mobile Huawei Sensa 16 GB LTE Android phone $65.38, 49.69 with Red Card online only (was $129.99)

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)

Verizon Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99

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

Virgin Mobile ZTE Max-XL 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99) 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).

TracFone SIM kit  $1.00 (reg $9.99) 080-02-1218
Net10 SIM kit  $1.00 (reg $9.99) 080-02-1216
Simple Mobile SIM lit  $1.00 (reg $9.99) 080-02-1217

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

TracFone free shipping

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

Refurbished LG Premier S120VL (Verizon) $29.99 (reg $49.99)

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Luna S120VL (Verizon) $29.99 (reg $49.99)

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.

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 128 GB $379.99 (reg $499.99)

Walmart free shipping on orders over $35

Cricket Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (was $99.99)

AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $89.00 (reg $119)

Straight Talk LG Stylo 3 (GSM) 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $129.99)

Straight Talk iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (was $349.99)

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

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

Updated 12/29 Price cuts and new items since Sunday are in bold.

30 comments:

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  1. I see LeEco is going for fire sale prices. On its way out.

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    1. Following Nextbit Robin out the door.

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    2. Probably, but the LeEco S3 Pro has a high end SOC, lots of RAM and unlockable bootloader and it's rootable. For someone into rooting and ROMing it could be a good deal.

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    3. Nextbit is still hanging around, but under another name.

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    4. No support for the Robin now, and they shut down the online storage for phone data, their big sell point.

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    5. I think of the guy on the "All About Android" podcast who loved his Nextbit Robin to the point of not minding the 2 or 3 hour battery life.

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  2. 'Other outstanding prepaid deals' lists the Moto G4 Plus 64GB at $169.99 with coupon, a very good deal. The list omitted the G4 32GB at $104.99.

    Is it really worth paying extra $65, 62% more for +2GB RAM, 3 extra MP (pictures still "mediocre"), a "bargain bin" fingerprint reader and +32GB storage? Maybe for some.

    I think most people would be more satisfied overall with a metal body G5 Plus, 2GB RAM 32GB (+mSD slot) for the same $169.99, or with a step further to the G5S Plus 32GB for the big screen, 3GB RAM, dual cameras, etc for $214.99.

    The G4 and G4 Plus are bland phones with plastic backs, and will be obsolete sooner.

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    1. Maybe B&H agreed with this. They jacked up the prices on the G5 Plus and G5S Plus.

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    2. Blandness and plastic backs come in 45th and 46th respectively on what matters with phone features.

      What matters is on the screen and inside the case. Plastic backs actually have some advantages: unlike glass, they don't shatter when you drop them 5 inches, they are lighter than metal, and they open up more wireless-charging possibilities.

      I had an old Galaxy S5 with a snap on plastic back. The design beats all the heavy metal and glass shatterbait I've seen since.

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  3. I see the Moto E4 at Target for $59.99. Which phones are available for use on the Verizon MVNOs these days? Was thinking about Total wireless.

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    1. Phones that work on Verizon MVNOs include fully paid for non-prepaid Verizon phones, Verizon Prepaid phones that have had their $25 -$100 ransom paid and universal unlocked devices like the Moto E4, G4, G5 series.

      The E4 will work on Verizon MVNOs if you pay Verizon's $75 ransom. If Total won't activate it, swap in a pre-activated SIM.

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    2. tried that with an unlocked verizon prepaid moto g4, on tracfone verizon sim. left it on overnight, woke up the next morning to find that verizon had bricked the phone.when i got the e4 unlocked, i put in the apn sttings and it works fine on at&t or mint sim ( t-mobile). i will not use it on a verizon mvno.

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  4. Great sleuthing, Dennis!

    I just ordered the $79.99 Moto G4 Play from B&H and I'm going to put it on the free year with Sprint. I know everyone dogs Sprint's network but I have good luck with it where I live.

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    1. Wife and I have that plan. You’ll love it.

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    2. Sign up ASAP. This promo may end in Dec.

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    3. "Wife and I have that plan. You’ll love it."

      Most don't love it, but some do.

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    4. Does Sprint's free year of service for switchers allow for switching from a prepaid mvno or does the account need to be a post-paid account being switched? (& byop).

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    5. I switched one line from freedom pop, which was a Google voice number. Another line from consumer Cellular.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Dennis. Thank you for keeping this blog going. It's a great resource.

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    1. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends.

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  6. Merry Christmas Dennis! Thanks for all the effort in keeping this great portal up to date.

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  7. Sanctimonious MilkmanDecember 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM

    Merry Christmas Christine and Dennis! Thanks for all the effort in keeping this great site running and relevant and informative!

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    1. Thanks, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

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  8. Are those HSN Tracfone deals for new customers only? I have the Galaxy Sky from August, with plenty of credit left on the acct. These deals seem hard to beat for lite users that are not too worried about having a high-end phone. If I did not have 8 months and plenty of credit left from the other deal, I would buy this. That Snapdragon 625 is fairly fast and low power drain.

    And Merry Christmas everyone!

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  9. Yes, you can combine the service days and balance from your current phone with the days and credits that come with the new HSN phone.

    You do this at the website listed in the instructions come with the new phone. On the website choose the option to transfer your existing TracFone service to the new phone,

    See HSN.com, QVC, etc Bundle Activations for more information.

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  10. So does the J7 Pro really have the SD 625? Most site say it is only quad core.

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1902350-Galaxy-J7-Sky-Pro-quot-true-specs-quot

    https://tracfonereviewer.blogspot.com/2017/03/samsung-galaxy-j7-sky-pro-s727vl.html

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    1. It looks like the TracFone version of the J7 Sky Pro has a Snapdragon 425, not a 625. The 625 benchmarks about 30% faster than the 425. I've updated the post with the correct specs, thanks for pointing out the error.

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  11. I'm still thinking about that Cricket iPhone SE ($99). Would get the $60 plan and unlock immediately. But I don't have a phone # to port, any leads on a cheap way to get a number? (I recently bought a Moto G4 Play verizon prepaid, anyway to just get a number on that for cheap? I know a while back you could pay $2 and just get it activated for a day or so....)

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  12. Freedom pop email offer:
    Samsung Galaxy S4 refurb: $69.99 with free shipping
    Huawei Union: $19.99 with free shipping
    Free LG Tribute with 2GB trial: $29.99 activation

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