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Updated 1/13: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Jan 7 - Jan 13

Motorola Moto G5 Plus
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 Motorola G5 Plus LTE Android phone at $209.99 for the 32 GB model or $259.99 for the 64 GB version. The deal is available at Best Buy, B&H and Motorola.

If you have Amazon Prime and are OK with lockscreen ads and a perma-locked bootloader, the Prime Exclusive G5 Plus is currently $179.99 for the 32 GB model or $199.99 for the 64 GB variant.

The regular price of the 64 GB G5 Plus is $299.99 for the 64 GB model and $229.99 for the 32 GB version. The 64 GB model has 4 GB of RAM vs 2 GB for the 32 GB one. I recommend springing for the 64 GB as double the RAM should give a noticeable performance boost.

The G5 Plus  runs Android 7.0 Nougat. It features a Snapdragon 625 SOC, 5.2 inch 1920x1080px IPS display, memory card slot, headphone jack, fingerprint sensor, dual band WiFi, 12 MP main camera and 5 MP front cameras. The 3000 mAh battery is not user replaceable. It's a "universal unlocked" phone that works on all four US national operators and most international carriers. There's support for quad-band GSM; CDMA 800, 850 and 1900; UMTS/HSPA+ bands 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8 and LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41 and 66. VoLTE is supported on T-Mobile and Verizon. Wi-Fi calling is also supported on T-Mobile.

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
  • 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
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99) at Walmart
  • 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 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 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 $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)

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 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 LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $189.00 (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 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 $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)

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

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 inly

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

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)

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)

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)

Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S7 32 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (was $199.99)

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

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 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $114.99 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 $169 (was $470)

Motorola free shipping on orders over $75

Unlocked Moto G5 Plus LTE Android phone 32 GB $209.99 (reg $229.99), 64 GB $259.99 (reg $299.99) ends 1/20

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

Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android One phone $324 with activation (reg $399) Ends 1/15

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 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) 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 Access L31G (AT&T) LTE Android phone $29.99 (new $59.99)

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 iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 with free $25 gift card, in stores only

Boost Mobile LG Stylo 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (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

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 $119.99 (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

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

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

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 $74.11 (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)

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

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

Total Wireless $35 airtime PIN (email delivery) $32.38

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

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 1/13:  Price cuts and new deals since Sunday are in bold.

30 comments:

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  1. Dennis. Just want to say. I look forward to this column each Sunday.
    Thanks!

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    1. I agree, it has become a standard Sunday morning routine for me to check for the latest phone deals.

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    2. Same. I initially started watching this for the AT&T iPhones before they clamped down on the unlocks but I still come here every Sunday to look at the deals.

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  2. The Verizon Prepaid LG K8V can be had for $45 in brick and mortar Walmart stores.

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  3. FYI: B&H also has the Moto G Plus 5th Gen 32/64 on sale for the same price.

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  4. Has it been mention on how far into the future Lenovo is going to support the Moto G5/Plus?

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  5. isn't the G plus cheaper to unlock than the LG K8V? Need a $45ish phone to use on Mint. Appreciate any suggestions.

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    1. The LG K8V is a lousy choice for a T-Mobile MVNO like MintSIM as it lacks LTE band 12 and UMTS band 4.

      I can't think of any $45 phone called the G Plus.

      Check eBay for current unlocking prices.

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    2. Dennis, how about the Verizon Moto E4 for @50$, is that fine for Tmob, Att?

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    3. The Verizon Moto E4 works well on AT&T and TMobile if it's unlocked. See the WiKi in the SlickDeals thread for unlocking and setup tips: Select Walmart Stores: 16GB Moto E4 Verizon Prepaid Smartphone $39.90 w/ Free Store Pickup - Walmart Deals, Coupons and Promos

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    4. Thanks Dennis!

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  6. Dennis, Would the Huawei Elate work with Freedompop without unlocking? Looked but not obvious. What do you think of the phone? Seems like camera is decent. Small issue but there is no NFC.

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    1. Cricket phones need to be unlocked to work on AT&T or AT&T MVMOs such as FreedomPop.

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  7. Fry's has the G5 plus for $185

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    1. Got a link? Frys.com is showing me $209.99 for the 32 GB and $259.99 for the 64 GB.

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    2. I'm not the anonymous above, but it's in their weekly e-mail ad:
      http://images.frys.com/art/email/010718_sun096dfs/sun_web.html#set5

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  8. "Pre-Owned iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (reg $349.99)" Under Boost Mobile is a typo

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  9. Who cares if it's not prepaid when T-Mobile offers BOGO deal on iPhone 8, $700 off for iPhone X or 8.
    Trade in any functional iPhone 5S or S4 without a cracked screen.
    Combine with 55+ plan and it can't be beat!

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    1. I see your point, but considering the popularity of the discussion of sub-$100 phones here, many who get prepaid phones (and not just those who come here to discuss them) will still say "no" to a BOGO deal that after taxes and line requirements and various "gotchas" would still likely mean that each iPhone under this deal would still end up really costing $600 each.

      So yeah, the guys discussiog Moto E4 deals still aren't going to be dragged in by a two-for-$1200 iPhone deal.

      Prove me wrong: any of you guys rocking those $70 Alcatel's going to jump for this T-Mobile BOGO? "Little Boy BLU" how about you? Changed your mind?

      Ah, didn't think so...

      I hear small-C crickets...

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    2. Pay $1,450 plus sales tax for two iPhone 8 64GB models with SIM kits.
      Pay $60/month for two lines Tmo One 55+ plan, including taxes and fees.
      After 8 weeks, get a prepaid card loaded with $700, so the two iPhones cost ~$375 each plus sales tax, plus anything you lose after you trade in a working $50 iPhone 5S or S4 (Tmo gives you a little credit for these).
      ~$400 +tax for a new iPhone 8 and Tmo One for $30/month x 2 is an unbeatable deal.
      https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-36142

      Many people will be satisfied to save $35 x 2 on Moto E4 (one tenth the $700 savings above). I tried one, and it was a nice, plain, basic smartphone. Why stop there? More than 510M flip phones were sold worldwide in 2016. Warren Buffett still uses a Samsung flip, even though he is one of the top 3 Apple shareholders. Everybody can pick their own bests deal, even if it's just a used $25 iconic Moto Razr V3 flip (save $475 off original list price!).

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  10. I have the Moto G5 Plus which I currently use with Freedompop data sim and Google Voice/Hangouts.
    I'm wondering if anyone here has gone from the Moto G5 Plus to the Moto X4, and what their experience was.
    The physical dimensions of both phones appear to be very similar.
    I may go to Project Fi sometime in the far future, and the X4 may be a good phone to use on Project Fi.

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  11. Seems metro promo for free galaxy j7 and likewise is over. When you touch the link you get an error page and also the 4 for 100 promotion too. The j3, the lg aristo and the moto e4 are still free with port.

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    1. Thanks, it looks like the change happened today as the old offer were still there when I checked around 9 AM PT. It looks like the prices of a bunch of phones also went up by $10 today.

      Where do you see the Moto E4 advertised as free with port-in? I'm only seeing the Aristo and the J3.

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  12. Shop phones at metro. Select moto e4. Under 30 day guarantee there is a message "This phone can be yours free when you switch". Once you select this message it then shows several special phone offers. You must select moto again and read fine print. I believe it is in store promo only

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    1. Thanks. They don't make it easy, do they.

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  13. That's for sure. Almost like they dont want you to notice!

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  14. Boost Mobile Site - MLK Day Sale - Get an extra 15% off Android phones.

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  15. Save $70 on the Alcatel Idol 4S Win10 at Microsoft if you don't want the VR kit. $99 is a real bargain for this high-spec, metal and glass phone with SnapDragon 820, 4GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, full HD 5.5", USB C fast charging, Sony 21 MP camera, Continuum support and fingerprint sensor. (sorry if I trigger the WinPhone troll). I just ordered one.
    A MSFT Display Dock on eBay starts at about $25; turn your phone into a basic Win10 HD PC with separate monitor, KB and mouse.

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  16. Samsung S9 and S9 Plus showed up at FCC website with Band 71 and 66 support for T-Mobile's latest spectrum deployment. 10 more new Band 71 phones are expected from Tmo this year.

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  17. Motorola's new G6 lineup – Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus and Moto G6 Play, gets leaked. - source: Droid-life via https://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorolas-new-G6-lineup--Moto-G6-Moto-G6-Plus-and-Moto-G6-Play-gets-leaked_id101685

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