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Updated 1/5: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Dec 31 - Jan 6

Cricket Huawei Elate
Welcome to the New Years Eve 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 Cricket Huawei Elate 16 GB LTE Android phone for $64.99 at Best Buy and Walmart.

The phone runs the Android Nougat OS. It has a Snapdragon 435 SOC, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, SD Card slot, 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 px screen,  non-removable 4000 mAh battery, and 12 MP main and 8 MP front facing cameras. It supports support the following bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900; HSPA 850/1700/1900/2100; LTE 2, 4, 5, 12, 30.

The Elate is locked to Cricket. There don't seem to be any 3rd party unlocks available for it. If you act really fast you can still get it unlocked for free immediately by Cricket by putting it on the $60 Unlimited Plan.  To qualify for the immediate free unlock, the phone must be purchased by January 3. Phones purchased after the 3rd have to be active on Cricket for six months before they can be unlocked for free by Cricket.

Another option is the Huawei Ascend XT2 which is AT&T Prepaid's version of the Elate, with identical specs. The Ascend XT2 isn't any easier to unlock than the Elate, but it will work without unlocking on AT&T Prepaid and postpaid or any AT&T MVNO. The Ascend XT2, which has a $119 list price is on sale for $89 at Walmart.

Other outstanding prepaid deals this week include:
  • AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (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 Best Buy
  • 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 refurbished iPhone SE 32GB $99.99 (was $349.99 new) at Walmart
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99) at Walmart
  • 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 + $6.95 shipping at HSN
  • 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 at HSN
  • 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 $269.99 (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.

Boost Mobile ZTE Max XL 16 GB LTE Android phone $95.14 (reg $129.99)

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 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 $179.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $199.00 (was $349.99)

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

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

Unlocked 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 99¢ (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 new)

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 $194.99 (reg $399.99 w/o airtime)

Apple iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 with $45 airtime $244.99 (was $449.99 w/o airtime)

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 32 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (was $229.99)

Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 mini 32 GB LTE Android phone $169.99 (reg $199.98)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $179.99 (was $299.99)

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 $79.99

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

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 Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $169.99 (reg $179.99)

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 G930U 32 GB LTE phone $469.99 (was $569.99)

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

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

Boost Mobile Free shipping

Dealer only deals (available at participating Boost dealers in select markets):

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 1/29.

Add a Line, First Month Free activate a new Unlimited Gigs plan line of service to an existing individual or family plan and get the first month of service for free. Ends 2/8

Bring Your Own Phone, Get Two Months Free Activation of a new line of service on the $50 Unlimited Gigs plan required. Ends 2/8

Buy One Phone Get One Free  with activation of a new line of service on the $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

10% off any Android phone with code 2018. Pre-owned phones excluded, ends 1/8

Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $99.99)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge 16 GB 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.

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 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, 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, Alcatel Idol 5 $119.99 when you port your number to Cricket.

Price below are for new activations without a port-in and current customers upgrading their phones. Upgrades are 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

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 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

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $164.99 free shipping

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto X 2nd gen 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $114.99 Free shipping

Unlocked GSM iPhone 5s 32 GB (manufacturer refurbished) $149.95 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) $179.95 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 99¢ (reg $9.99) with free 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

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

TracFone LG Rebel 2 LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $49.95 (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 $99.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 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) $6.95 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

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.

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  16 GB 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

ZTE Avid 4 16 GB LTE Android phone  $89.99 ($39 after rebate) (reg $109)

LG Aristo 16 GB LTE Android phone $119 ($49 after rebate) (reg $129)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime 16 GB 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 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 ($79 after rebate) (reg $179.99) in stores only

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $199 ($99 after rebate) in stores only

LG K20 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $169 ($99 after rebate)

LG G Stylo 2 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $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 32 GB 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 $89.99 (was $399.99)

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

Unlocked Motorola G5S Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (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), Alcatel Pixi Charm (T-Mobile) 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)

Target free shipping on orders over $35

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

AT&T Prepaid ZTE Maven 3 LTE Android phone $14.99 with airtime purchase (reg $29.99) in stores only

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

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Cricket Samsung Galaxy Sol 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 with airtime purchase (reg $99.99) in stores only

FreedomPop SIM kit 99¢ (reg $4.99) 

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 in stores only

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 in stores only

Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $69.99) in stores only

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

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

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).

 080-02-1037
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 $174 (reg $229)

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $374 (reg $399)

TracFone free shipping

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

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

Cricket Wireless Huawei Elate 16 GB LTE Android phone $64.99

Cricket Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $65.83 (was $99.99)

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

Straight Talk refurbished iPhone SE 32GB $99.99 (was $349.99 new)

Total Wireless refurbished iPhone SE 32GB $99.99 (was $349.99 new)

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

Verizon Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (was $349.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung J3 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $79.99)

Updated 1/5/18: New deals and price cuts are in bold

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  1. Unlocked ZTE Axon 7 mini 32 GB LTE Android phone $179.99 (reg $199.98)
    B&H

    Price is now $169.99

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  2. hi Dennis, wishing you and yours a happy new year's. also, would you explain the difference between boosts 4 lines for 100 vs 5 lines? thanks.

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    1. They are the same except that with 4 lines, Todo Mexico, which is normally $5 per line, is available on all 4 lines for $10 total

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    2. thank you Dennis :-)

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  3. the huawei elate/ascend-xt2 is a great phone, but so long as you do NOT fill up and overload the phone with apps and if you have all your data, photos, videos, music go on a SD card. you can set the storage location to the SD card, but cannot set up the phone for installing apps on the SD card. if you can afford it, you can put a 128gb microSD card on the phone. expect bloatware but you may be able to delete some of them.

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  4. You're bad for my wallet. I've purchased five phones, this year, that appeared in this weekly roundup.

    Last week I snagged the $79 G4 Play, from B&H, and put it on the free 1-year unlimited Sprint plan. I'm covered up in phones and it's all your fault, Dennis.

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    1. Lol same here, I have too much airtime also, all overlapping, time for gifting. At least most are Sim cards.

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    2. True!! These deals are too tempting to let go, got a couple on FP, Ting and a handful sitting in boxes or unlocked.

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    3. TrapPhonezThugonomics101January 3, 2018 at 5:29 AM

      You'ze guyz is screwin' wit Dennis' phone stats! Stop buying so many. LOL!

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  5. "AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99) at Best Buy"

    Great phone but it has been as low as $59.99. I guess this price speaks for its popularity (demand),

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    1. AT&T has refurbed unit for $40

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    2. From reading about this phone there was a problem with the screen going black and apparently your callers can't hear you most of the time, but like most phones under $100, no follow-up if an update fixed the screen issue.

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    3. This phone gets horrible reviews, not sure if it's been updated or if that's even capable of fixing it.

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    4. 2 people I know have this phone and are satisfied with it, Maybe they have updated firmware .

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    5. It's easy to find "terrible reviews" of ANY cellphone. If you believe them, you would never buy a cellphone. Cellphones are not all perfect, and some people write revenge reviews that are not true for a variety of reasons. The one year warranty protects you from defects for a long time - most problems will show up within one year. If you don't accept normal risks, buy an extended warranty.

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    6. I'm taking about the overall reviews, not cherry picking a few.

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    7. Best Buy Overall Customer Rating for $79 Blade Spark:

      Rating 3.95 out of 5 stars. 3.9
      (57 Reviews)
      85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (48 out of 57)

      CNET reviewed the Blade Spark and praised it.

      Unlock code is $1.79 on eBay.

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    8. Horrible speaker and microphone, you can barely hear the caller and they can barely hear you.

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  6. When I click on the 99c FreedomPop LTE data-only SIM it says free with free shipping. Do they charge 99c for activation or something?

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    1. Yes there's a 99¢ activation fee.

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    2. Interesting. Then it would seem the 1cent phone SIM is a better deal. Get more, pay less?

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  7. kind of amazing how much the Alcatel go flip is on metro and other carriers. I got mine on boost for $20. I sometimes like a break from smartphones, but wouldn't spend a lot on a flip. btw, it's a great little phone. :-)

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  8. Huawei Ascend XT2 is selling New on eBay for $75 from various sellers.

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    1. Doesnt the ascend xt have a better processor than the xt2?

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    2. Not really. The XT has a Snapdragon 616, the XT2 a Snapdragon 435. While 616 sounds better than 435, the 616 is an older model and CPU performance keeps increasing, so a newer 400 series SOC could have equal or better performance than an older 600 series. .

      NotebookCheck ran over a dozen benchmarks on each SOC and concluded that the two had equal overall performance. However, they didn't run the same versions of several benchmarks on both processors possibly skewing the results.

      Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 -NotebookChe

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  9. after seeing the 421 am tuesday comment about the alcatel flip at boost i just ordered one (for the fm radio also) for $20 at Kmart. Sprint had it for $145 and t-mobile for $75 from ek

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