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Updated 1/17: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Jan 14 - Jan 20

HSN TracFone LG Fiesta 2 Bundle
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 LG Fiesta 2 L164VL 16 GB LTE Android phone with with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger for $89.95 at HSN. Shipping is free.

The LG Fiesta 2 is one of TracFone's newest mid-range Android phones. It uses the Verizon network and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Specifications include a Snapdragon 425 SOC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB (9.83 usable) internal storage and a 5.5 inch 720x 1280 px screen. The main camera is 13 MP and the front facing camera is 5 MP. The large 4500 mAh battery is non removable. USB OTG and WiFi 802.11 b,g,n are supported. The memory card slot accepts cards up to 2 TB. For more specs and features see this lg.com page.

This is a good deal for TracFone customers as the airtime is worth $100 and the phone lists for $99.99. As with all of TracFone's recent smartphones, the Fiesta 2 is a "smartphone airtime only" phone.  It will not get triple minutes, texts and data when a legacy TracFone minutes card is added. For more about the differences between TracFone's triple minutes and smartphone airtime only billing see this post.

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 $99.99 (was $399) at ShopCellDeals
  • Boost Mobile pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (was $199.99) at Boost Mobile
  • Cricket Huawei Elate 16 GB LTE Android phone $64.99 at Best Buy
  • MetroPCS iPhone SE 16 GB $129, 32 GB $149 at MetroPCS stores
  • Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • Straight Talk iPhone SE 32GB $159.99 (was $349.99) at Walmart
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (wqs $449.99) at Straight Talk
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • TracFone LG Rebel 2 LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and bluetooth headphones $49.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping at HSN
  • TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $89.95 (reg $89.99 w/o airtime) 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) Free shipping at HSN
  • Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads,  $99.99 ($179.99 w/o ads)  Prime members only at Amazon
  • Unlocked Alcatel Idol 4s 64 GB Continuum compatible Windows 10 phone $99 (was $470) at Microsoft
  • Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $128.98  on eBay
  • 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) $174.88 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 $129.99 (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)

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Sky 16 GB LTE Android phone with $40 airtime (1000 minutes, 2000 messages, 2GB of data and 60 days of service) $79.99 (reg $99.99 w/o airtime)

Unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads,  $99.99 ($179.99 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 LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $189.00 (was $349.99)

Unlocked Huawei Honor 7X 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99)

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 64 GB $199.99 (reg $299.99 w/o ads)  Prime members only

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads,  $279.99 (reg $399.99 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 $129.99 (reg $199.99)

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

ATT Prepaid SIM Free (reg $9.99)

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

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

$10 off orders of $50 or more for orders made using the Chrome Android browser and Google Play Checkout, ends 1/31

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)

Unlocked Moto G5 Plus LTE Android phone 32 GB $209.99 (reg $229.99), 64 GB $259.99 (reg $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

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile Samsung J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $179.99)

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) in stores only

$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 G5S Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $249.99 (reg $299.99)

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

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

Virgin Mobile Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

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 $125. 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

15% off Android phones with code MLK, refurbs excluded, ends 1/18

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)

Motorola Moto E4 Plus LTE Android phone $79.99 (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

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

LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $179.99)

iPhone SE 128 GB $199.99 (reg $499.99).

Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.99 (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

Four Lines of Unlimited Data For $100 For a limited time get 4 lines of the $55/month Unlimited 2 Plan for $100.

Free and Discounted phones for port-insAlcatel Verso Free, 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¢, Alcatel PulseMix $9.99,  LG Harmony $19.99, Alcatel Idol 3 $19.99, Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 $29.99, ZTE Blade X $29.99Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles $39.99,  LG X Charge $49.99, Samsung Galaxy Halo $69.99, HTC Desire 555 $69.99LG Stylo 3 $79.99, ZTE Blade X Max $79.99, Alcatel Idol 5 $129.99 when you port your number to Cricket. Ends April 12.

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

Alcatel Verso 16 GB LTE Android phone $29.99 ends April 12

LG Fortune 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99 ends April 12

CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol LTE Android phone $39.99

Alcatel Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99

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

Dollar General in store only

Simple Mobile ZTE Majesty 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 T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910T LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $139.95 Free shipping.

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 XT1097 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $119.99 Free shipping

Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new) $128.98 Free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910T LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $139.95 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) $154.99 Free shipping.

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

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE Android phone (new) $174.88 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 (Verizon) LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and bluetooth headphones $49.95 (reg $49.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone LG Fiesta 2 (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car chargers $89.95 (reg $89.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $89.95 (reg $89.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping.

TracFone 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) Free shipping.

metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Two lines of the unlimited $50 plan for $80 when you port a number to MetroPCS.

Free Phones for port-ins: The LG Aristo, Moto E4 or Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime are free when you port a 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 $59 ($19 after rebate) (reg $119)

Alcatel Go flip phone $69 ($29 after rebate) (ref $89.99)

Coolpad Defiant LTE Android phone $79 ($39 after rebate) (reg $99.99)

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

Alcatel Fierce 4  16 GB LTE Android phone $89 ($39 after rebate) (reg $129.99) in stores only

ZTE Avid 4 16 GB LTE Android phone  $99.99 ($49 after rebate) (reg $109)

LG Aristo 16 GB LTE Android phone $109 ($49 after rebate) (reg $129)

Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $119 ($59 after rebate) (reg $129)

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $119 ($59 after rebate) reg $139

ZTE ZMAX Pro 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 ($79 after rebate) (reg $179.99) in stores only

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $159 ($119 after rebate) (reg $209.99) in stores only

LG K20 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $169 ($119 after rebate)

LG G Stylo 2 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $169 ($99 after rebate) (reg $219.99) in stores only

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

LG Stylo 3 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $169 ($149 after rebate) (reg $219)

Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB LTE Android phone $349 ($299 after rebate) (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 $99 (was $470)

Motorola free shipping on orders over $75

Unlocked Moto Z2 Play 64 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 (reg $499.99) ends 1/20

Unlocked Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $349.99 (reg $399.99) ends 1/20

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Refurbished Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TK 16 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 after $10 mail in rebate

Boost Mobile HTC One A9 32 GB LTE Android phone $91.99 (was $399.99)

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

Project Fi 

Android One Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $299 (reg $399)

Pixel XL 32 GB LTE Android phone $549 (reg $669)

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 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 Ore-Owned Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB $129.99 (was $499.99 new)

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (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 $94.99 (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), ZTE Solar (T-Mobile) or ZTE Midnight (T-Mobile) Android phone with purchase of $45 airtime card

Reconditioned Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Avion (Verizon) LTE Android phone $9.99 (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 Access L31G (AT&T) LTE Android phone $29.99 (new $59.99)

Samsung Galaxy Sky (Verizion) 16 GB LTE Android phone $29.99 (reg $49.99)

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

iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (wqs $449.99)

Target free shipping on orders over $35

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

AT&T Prepaid iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 with free $25 gift card, in stores only

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $129.99 (reg $179.99)

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

FreedomPop SIM kit 99¢ (reg $4.99)

FreedomPop Alcatel OneTouch Conquest (Sprint) LTE Android phone $49.99 (reg $79.99)

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $129.99 in stores only

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 in stores only

TracFone LG Rebel 2 LTE Android phone $39.99 with airtime purchase (reg $59.99)

TracFone ZTE Cymbal T LTE Android flip phone $40.99 with airtime purchase (reg $60.99) in stores only

Verizon Prepaid ZTE Cymbal LTE flip phone $39.99 (reg $59.99)

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

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

Virgin Mobile LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $129.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung J7 Perx $138.99 (reg $199.99)

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).

AT&T ZTE Maven 3 LTE Android phone $14.99 with $30 or more airtime purchase (reg $29.99) 080-02-1013
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

Alcatel Pixi Eclipse (Verizon) 3G Android phone Free with airtime purchase

Refurbished LG X Style L56VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $39.99)

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

Refurbished LG Premier L62VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $29.99 (new $59.99)

LG Premier L62VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $39.99 (new $89.99)

iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (reg $349.99)

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 Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $73.59 (was $99.99)

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

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

Total Wireless $35 airtime PIN (email delivery) $32.46

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

Verizon Prepaid LG K8V 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $89.00)

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 1/17: Price cuts and new deals since Sunday are in bold.


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  1. Boost Moto E4 $39.99, Virgin Mobile Moto E4 $39.99, Boost Moto E4+ 16GB $69.99. Best Buy.

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    1. Are these like the Verizon verizon version, where they could be unlocked for a couple bucks to work on any network?

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    2. Boost and Virgin phones have to be used on Boost or Virgin for 12 months before Sprint will release them for use on Sprint MVNOs or unlock them for use on non-Sprint networks.

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    3. The Sprint version is the XT1766. You can get it unlocked on eBay, like the Verizon Prepaid model, but the going rate is $20, not $2.

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    4. After the Boost version is unlocked will it only be able to be used on GSM networks/ (like the Verizon version)

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  2. Is that also the same as the version Verizon version Verizon? Or the Virgin version ?

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  3. from experience, if you buy the verizon version, get it unlocked, and try to use it on a verizon mvno, verizon will brick the phone. it may work for a few hours, but ventually they will disable it, they did it overnight, in my case. i would expect sprint to do the same. and, since phones from those carriers can roam on each other's network, you will get bricked even if you try to use one,s phone on the other's mvno.

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    1. Bricking refers to a state where a phone doesn't turn on or won't complete its boot up sequence. Verizon doesn't brick prepaid phones on MVNOs if haven't had their subsidy ransom paid, they block them from working on the Verizon network. Blocked Verizon Prepaid phones, if unlocked, will work on AT&T and T-Mobile based networks provided they support the bands and technologies used by those networks.

      Sprint goes to great lengths to control which devices can be used on its network. The phone and SIM must be activated together, swapping an active SIM into a different device will not work until Sprint reactivates that combination of phone and SIM. Sprint has additional restrictions, including:

      1) Boost and Virgin phones can't be used on Sprint postpaid and, with the exception of Virgin Inner Circle phones sold at the full Apple Store price, must be used for 12 months on Boost or Virgin before they can be used on a Sprint MVNO.

      2) A Sprint postpaid or "universal unlocked" phone that has been used on a Sprint MVNO must be "reSKUed" by Sprint before it can be used on Boost, Virgin or Sprint postpaid. Very few Sprint reps are willing and able to reSKU phones.

      3) Most Sprint phones are double locked. There's an global SIM lock that prevents the phone from accepting any non-Sprint SIM plus a domestic SIM lock that prevents a global unlocked phone from connecting any US networks except Sprint. Many 3rd party unlocking services can only unlock Sprint phones for international use. If purchasing an unlock for Sprint verify that it includes a domestic SIM unlock (DSU).

      The bottom line is that you should only buy a Boost or Virgin phone for use on Boost or Virgin.

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    2. "Boost and Virgin phones can't be used on Sprint postpaid"
      This may be a policy, but it is not true. Our Boost iPhone 6S Plus passed the Sprint online tests for use on Sprint postpaid. So did our Verizon iPhone 7, unlocked AT&T iPhone 6S and unlocked iPhone 6S, which all were activated by Sprint on postpaid, BYOD.
      Boost iPhones locked to the Sprint network can also be used on Virgin Inner Circle BYOD if they have been inactive on Boost for 60 days. This is listed in a Virgin FAQ.

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  4. Referring to Dennis'(Jan15,@11:30am), thanks for the info.

    We also come across, especially Moto's with 'all US carriers compatible', 'Universal'. Can you pl. clarify if there are any gotchas with such phones? Thanks!

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  5. Costco and Costco.com has the Moto G5 Plus for $199

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    1. For the 32gb/2gb ram version, not a great price frankly. If it was the 64gb/4gb ram model the it would be the deal of the week.

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    2. Is there a lower price today for a new, US Moto G5 Plus from a carrier or major retailer?

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    3. If you need it today look around and see, it has sold for less during holidays. The better version could be had for $200 from Fry's & a bit under $220 from Best Buy (less if you sold the bundled Cricket airtime).

      AFAIK the G5 Plus is not sold carrier branded.

      If you don't need it today this is not a best price.

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    4. Actually Fry's had the higher spec. one for $185 at one point. Amazon has the better one w/lock screen ads for $200 a few times. Republic wireless had it for $215. Was never really interested in the 2gb ram version so I was not following it as closely but I know it was $175 on several occasions from several vendors, wouldn't be surprised if it was $150-$160.

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    5. I looked today and could not find it for less than $199 from a major reputable source. Closest I found was $200 from Consumer Cellular.

      This post is phone sale prices this week. Old holiday sale prices aren't helpful if you need a phone now. All phone prices go down if you wait and wait.

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    6. As long as you realize its no good deal at $200 GI ahead and buy if you must. Of course prices go down with time, the point is this phone was less when newer.

      This column is about good phone deals/prices not ho hum average price for the particular model you must have today.

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  6. Sprint’s ‘Direct Connect Plus’ PTT service from Kodiak/Motorola Solutions (US company) launches.
    Pay $5/month, install app on iOS or Android. Or use a Kyocera phone with service support and button built in.

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  7. I am thinking Huawei Honor 6x - Best Buy Cricket pkg - effective price about $160. I have read the articles like this one -

    https://ci-www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2018/01/16/smartphone-maker-rival-samsung-and-apple-gets-throttled-u-s/1035782001/

    - and wonder if I should buy something else. What would be similarly priced alternative

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    1. why not just get the new honor 7x for $199?

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    2. Isn't the screen size on the Honor 7x larger ?

      "why not just get the new honor 7x for $199?"

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  8. hello Dennis. Are you familiar with direct unlock process where you plug a phone via USB to a computer? I have seen some eBay sellers that say they can unlock phones remotely. help please

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  9. any phones around 50 dollars for tmobile or phones that could be unlocked for tmobile through ebay? Aprreciate any advice.

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  10. Hello Dennis, I've activated my own phone on Net10, in the past I've used Net10 branded phones.

    Regarding voicemail, do I have to program a phone number into #1 speed dial to retrieve messages? Or does the network configure it automatically? They've already texted the APN settings.

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    1. On most phones the 1 key dials voicemail automatically. But if it doesn't you can set up a speed dial to do it.

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    2. Dennis We are missing your " Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week:"

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  11. Hi Dennis, I am missing my Prepaid Phone Deals fix this week.

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    1. Suffering from severe prepaid device withdrawal here.

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    2. Plus one! Really really missing the weekly phone deals updates!

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    3. Me too! Guess I didn't realize how much of a phone junkie I am until I don't get my Sunday fix.

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  12. is this the end of the weekly deals posts??

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    1. I don't think so.

      Dennis was on vac. then posted he got I'll while away or upon returning

      Hopefully he is on the most and and will be posting soon.

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    2. "most" above should have been "mend"

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  13. I really hope this isnt the end of the weekly deals page. Its by far, the biggest reason I keep coming back to this website!

    Anyone have a recommended ebay unlocker? I use to use mobunlockingmaster, but that was a year ago, and he long gone. I have a moto g4play xt1607 i need unlocked, as well as a few crickets zte x3 and x4... cheers!

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  14. hope for deals page to make a come back!

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  15. Hope that the phone deals each week come back. Absolutely love looking at them. One of many reasons I come to this site.

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