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Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Feb 25 - Mar 3

HSN TracFone LG Rebel 3 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 Rebel 3 16 GB LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, plus a generic case and car charger for $59.95 at HSN.  Shipping is free.

The LG Rebel 3 is TracFone's newest entry level Android phone. It uses the Verizon network and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Specifications include a Snapdragon 210 SOC, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB (10 GB usable) internal storage and a 5 inch 480x 854 px screen. The main camera is 5 MP and the front facing camera is also 5 MP. The 2500 mAh battery is removable. WiFi 802.11 b,g,n is supported and the memory card slot accepts cards up to 32 GB.

Most of the Rebel 3's specs are decidedly low end, especially the SOC, screen resolution and camera. But the 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM are double what's typical at the low end. The added RAM should go a long way to help the low end processor keep up with tasks.

The best thing about this deal is that the included airtime is worth $125 by itself. If you are a current TracFone customer, transferring your service to the Rebel 3 will add 1500 minutes, 1500 texts, 1500 MBs and a year of service to your current balance. If you don't like the Rebel 3 you can transfer service back to your old phone or BYOP SIM and keep the added minutes, texts and days of service.

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 $84.99 (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
  • Cricket Samsung Galaxy S8 $349.99 (reg $699.99)at Cricket stores when you port a number to Cricket
  • MetroPCS iPhone SE 32 GB free at MetroPCS stores when you port an number and activate on the $50 or higher plan
  • Simple Mobile iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • Straight Talk iPhone SE 32GB $159.00 (was $349.99) at Walmart
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (wqs $449.99) at Straight Talk
  • T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $89.95 on eBay
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • TracFone Samsung J3 Galaxy Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, earbuds and car charger $79.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) at HSN.
  • TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna (Verizon) triple-minute LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 shipping at HSN.
  • Unlocked Android One Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $249 plus $80 account credit with activation (reg $399) at Project Fi
  • Verizon  (or Verizon MVNO) LG G3 VS985 32 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $79.95  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 $129.00 (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)

Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.95 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $189.00 (was $349.99)

Unlocked LG Q6 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $249.99) Prime members only

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $219.95 (was $299.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus 64 GB Android phone 64 GB $219.99 (reg $299.99)  Prime members only

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB Android phone with lockscreen ads,  $349.99 (reg $399.99)  Prime members only

Verizon Wireless LG K8 V 16 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $89.99)

Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx LTE Android phone $129.00 (reg $199.99)

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

ATT Prepaid SIM Free (reg $9.99)

ZTE Blade Spark (Certified Restored) LTE Android phone $39.99 ($79.99 new)

iPhone SE 32 GB with $45 airtime included $194.99

iPhone 6 with $45 airtime included $244.99

iPhone 6s with $45 airtime included $344.99

iPhone 6s Plus with $45 airtime included $444.99

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 ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser 32 GB LTE Android phone $149.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked Moto E Plus 4th Gen 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $199.99)

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

Unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 32 GB LTE Android phone $209.99 (reg $299.99)

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

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 T-Mobile Branded 32 GB LTE Android phone $399.99 (reg $599.99)

Best Buy Free shipping on orders over $35.

AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99

Boost Mobile Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

Boost Mobile iPhone 6 32 GB  $199.99 (was $449.99) 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 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 $279.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.99 (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 $49.99 (reg $79.99)

Verizon Prepaid LG K8 V 16 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $89.99)

Verizon Prepaid Samsung J3 Mission 16 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $99.99)

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 3/8.

iPhone 6 $49.99 when you port a number to Boost and activate on the $50 or $60 plan. Ends 3/8

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 4/5

Bring Your Own Phone, Get Two Months Free Activation of a new line of service on the $50 Unlimited Gigs plan required. Ends 4/5

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 4/5

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)

LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $149.99

ZTE Max XL 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 $129.99 (reg $179.99)

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99), 128 GB $199.99 (reg $499.99).

iPhone 6 32 GB $179.99 (was $449.99)

Pre-owned iPhone 6s Plus 16 GB $249.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone 6s 32 GB $299.99 (reg $449.99)

Samsung Galaxy S7 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.99 (reg $399.99)

iPhone 6s Plus 32 GB $399.99 (reg $549.99)

Cricket Free shipping

Unlimited Data For $40 For a limited time get $55/month Unlimited 2 Plan for $40 after $10/month port in bill credit and $5 auto play discount.

Free and Discounted phones for port-ins:  Samsung Galaxy Amp 2, Alcatel Verso Free, LG Fortune Free, ZTE Overture 3 Free, 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 $29.99, Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles $39.99,  LG X Charge $49.99, Samsung Galaxy Halo $69.99, HTC Desire 555 $69.99, LG Stylo 3 $79.99, ZTE Blade X Max $79.99, Alcatel Idol 5 $129.99, Samsung Galaxy S8 $349.99 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 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

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

iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99

iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99

iPhone 6s 32 GB $299.99

iPhone 6s Plus 32 GB $399.99

Dollar General in store only

Simple Mobile ZTE Majesty Pro LTE or ZTE ZFive G LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends 3/17

Total Wireless ZTE Majesty PROPLUS or ZTE Majesty PRO LTE Android phone $19 with airtime purchase (reg $29) ends 3/17

TracFone ZTE Z233VL (Verizon), Z232TL (T-Mobile) or LG 442BG (GSM) flip phone  $12 with airtime purchase (reg $19) ends 3/17

eBay

T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (new other) $89.95 Free shipping

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $162.99 free shipping

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

Unlocked AT&T LG G3 D850 32 GB LTE Android phone (new other ) $129.98 Free shipping

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

Verizon LG G3 VS985 32 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $79.95 Free shipping

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V LTE VoLTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $149.99 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE VoLTE Android phone (new) $167.99 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)

Netgear Unite (Certified Pre-Owned) AT&T 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

HTC 10 32 GB (Refurbished) Sprint LTE phone $199.99 with free shipping

HSN shipping $5.95 unless otherwise noted

TracFone LG Rebel 3 (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and caer charger $59.95 (reg $59.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone Samsung J3 Galaxy Luna Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case, earbuds and car charger $79.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping.

TracFone Samsung Galaxy Luna (Verizon) triple-minute LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $79.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 shipping.

TracFone SamsungGalaxy J7 Sky Pro (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1000 minutes, texts and MBs of data, six months of service, case and car charger $89.95 (reg $129.99 w/o airtime) $6.95 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 $119.95 (reg $89.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping


metroPCS Free 2-day shipping on all phones

Four lines of the unlimited $50 plan for $100 when you port a number to MetroPCS.

Free Phones for port-ins: The Alcatel A30 Fierce, Alcatel Fierce 4, Alcatel GO FLIP, Alcatel TRU, Coolpad Defiant, HTC Desire 530, LG Aristo, LG Aristo 2, LG K20 Plus, LG Stylo 3, Moto E4, Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy On5, ZTE Avid 4, ZTE Avid TRIO, ZTE Blade Z Max and ZTE Cymbal Z-320 are free when you port a number that's not currently active on T-Mobile network to MetroPCS and activate on a $50 or higher plan. In stores only, while supplies last.

iPhone SE 32 GB free or $150 off any iPhone at MetroPCS stores when you port an number and activate on the $50 or higher 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) in stores only

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

Motorola free shipping on orders over $75

Unlocked Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.99 (reg $399.99)

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

Refurbished Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TK 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99

ZTE Nubia N1 Lite 16 GB dual SIM LTE Android phone $99.99 (reg $149.99)

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

 Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TK (new) 16 GB LTE Android phone $139.99

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $299.99 (reg $399.99)

Project Fi 

Android One Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $249 plus $80 account credit with activation (reg $399)

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 $99.99 (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 LG X Charge LTE 16 GB Android phone $79.99 (reg $149.99)

Virgin Mobile ZTE Max XL 16 GB LTE Android phone $94.99 (reg $129.99)

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.

Free reconditioned ZTE Atrium (Verizon), ZTE Whirl 2 (AT&T), Alcatel Pixi Charm (T-Mobile), Huawei Raven (Verizon) 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 $14.99 (new $49.99)

Reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Sky (Verizion) 16 GB LTE Android phone $19.99 (reg $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)

Reconditioned iPhone 6 32 GB $149.99 (was $449.99 new)

iPhone SE 32 GB $199.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

iPhone 6s 32 GB $249.99 (was $449.99)

Target free shipping on orders over $35

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

10% off AT&T Prepaid, TracFone, Verizon Prepaid and T-Mobile airtime cards.

Free $20 Target GiftCard when you buy any Cricket Wireless phone AND airtime card.

2 months of service free on Boost Mobile when you switch from Metro PCS

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 $29.99 (reg $79.99)

Total Wireless Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro  $49.99 (reg $99.99)

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 in stores only

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 in stores only

TracFone Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro  $39.99 (reg $99.99) in stores only

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

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

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

Virgin Mobile Samsung J7 Perx $129.99 (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).

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 X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $324 (reg $399)

TracFone free shipping

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

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Luna S120VL (Verizon) $19.99 (reg $49.99)

ZTE Cymbal T LTE (Verizon) Android flip phone $24.99 (was $79.99)

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)

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 $179.99, 64 GB $229.99, 128 GB $249.99

iPhone 6s Plus Pre-owned 16 GB $229.99, 64 GB $279.99, 128 GB $329.99

iPhone SE 32 GB $279.99, 128 GB $374.99 (reg $499.99)

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


Walmart free shipping on orders over $35

AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $84.99 (reg $119)

Boost Mobile Samsung J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.99 (reg $149.99)

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

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

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

Straight Talk iPhone 6s 32GB $249.99 (was $449.99)

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

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $209.99 (reg $229.99)

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

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  1. I got an iPhone SE from MetroPCS for free port-in promotion. I paid a month of unlimited service ($50), sales taxes(about $15), and trashy accessories (approximately $20). Total I paid about $85. Not bad.

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    1. The sales tax on the Iphone SE was not on the $399 list price but on the $200 store price? Do you have to stay on the $50 plan for certain timeframe or can you change to the $30 plan after one month of the $50 service?

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    2. Whether sales tax is charged on the full price or the discounted price depends on your state's tax code.

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    3. You should have only had to pay $50.

      Sales tax won't be charged for free phones at corporate MetroPCS locations. You can find them on the MetroPCS website locator. Non-corporate locations may also charge you for the SIM (though it comes with the phone already) and various other nickel and dime fees.

      After the phone is activated, you can downgrade to a cheaper plan.

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  2. The free iPhone SE 32GB for switching to MetroPCS is by far the best deal..not sure why it's not even on the list?

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    1. I just added the free MetroPCS iPhone SE deal.

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    2. best deal? for a 4 inch phone from 2015? i don't think so

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    3. It's the best PHONE deal. As in, talking and texting, with some browsing and apps. The perfect size.
      If you want a big screen to watch your videos buy a tablet. That's much better than a compromised phablet. Unless you enjoy holding a big slab to your head or wearing ear decorations and looking like you're talking to yourself.

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    4. "The perfect size."

      That's your view, but most do not share it. Properly-sized 5 inch plus phones have taken over because most people think this size is "perfect" as opposed to the painfully tiny size of the iPhone SE. The only "compromise" being discussed is with tiny, cramped 4" screen phones with tiny screens and an onscreen keyboard so cramped you hit 2 or 3 keys instead of 1 every time you type a letter.

      And I am not alone in the opinion that phones large enough to actually use are MUCH better. And the companies know what customers need. I suppose Apple could come out with its new iPhone 11, XS etc this year all in 4 inch sizes, and watch their sales go to lower than LG's. Because no successful company is pushing phones too small to use.

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    5. The Iphone SE is getting an upgrade to a 4.5 inch screen and are built in India and will be released in India mid April. That is how MetroPCS is able to include the current Iphone SE in its free giveaway promotion it will be a discontinued model soon - https://www.gadgetsnow.com/mobile-phones/Apple-iPhone-SE-2

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    6. Let's check....

      "Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot"

      And this sweet spot is between 5" and 6"


      https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/31/phables-are-the-phuture/

      with this trend chart showing sales of 4" phones as being very small and expected to shrink over the years.

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    7. "The Iphone SE is getting an upgrade to a 4.5 inch screen...gadgetsnow.com/mobile-phones/Apple-iPhone-SE-2"
      That website is wrong. The SE-2 has been out for a long time - this is the model MetropCS is giving away. And it still has a 4" screen.
      iPhones made in India are not sold in the USA.

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    8. The tech crunch chart shows that ~350M phones were sold last year with screens at least 4 inches but smaller than 5 inches. That is not a "very small" number of phones. It's almost 1/4 of the total smartphones sold, or 30% of smartphones sold with screens 5" or larger.
      About 550M phones sold had screens between 5 and 5.4" and about 525M had screens 5.5" and over.
      Clearly 350M sales represents a whole lot of people still choosing to buy smartphones that aren't phablets. That number would be higher if more phablet buyers could also afford a tablet.

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    9. That's a bit of "spin". The total raw number of 4-inch phones is still a small percentage of total phone sales.

      The wild speculation that those that buy nicely-sized phones would rather really have a tablet is probably less valid than the idea that so many of the 350M sales of 4" phones are old junk, out-of-date designs that will soon be replaced with 5 to 6-inch handsets.

      And this subject has nothing to do with whether or not anyone wants to buy an actual tablet. It should be pointed out that as the ideal smartphone sweet-spot of size has shaken out to be between 5 and 6 inches, the subject is smartphones. Period. The odd neologism of "phablet", really only relevant for phones 7" or larger, is quickly fading:


      There is a great article from 2014 about how the word was on its way out even 4 years ago:

      https://www.phonearena.com/news/Is-phablet-a-necessary-word-anymore_id54791

      "Is "phablet" a necessary word anymore? ..."

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    10. Anonymous of 10:30PM: "best deal? for a 4 inch phone from 2015? ..." Actually the iPhone SE is from March of 2016. And the 32GB version for this deal is from last year.

      I'd been wanting to try iPhone, and don't mind the smaller size. The Lansing corp store only had one rose gold in stock, I bought a grey one from Flint corp store. $59 for "service payment", no other charges. I spent $10.70 earlier in the day to activate an old Palm Pixi+ on PagePlus. The Pageplus phone support person was fast and didn't blink about me porting out an hour after activating the line. (the Pixi+ did give me problems, since it still wants to run the Palm Profile setup. I had no way of seeing the text messages that PagePlus sent)

      I plan to spend another two months of $30 service and unlock it. I'll have $130 into it, compared to that the Apple store wants $350.

      Current service is Teltik $23 on a Moto G4 Play. The iPhone feels like the highest quality cell phone I've ever had.

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    11. Phablets aren't really phones. They are tablets that can make phone calls - you have to use two hands to use them effectively - you can't easily reach the whole screen with a thumb or finger unless you put them down flat. These are truly compromised devices. Too big for frequent use as a phone, and too small for enjoyable video. Awkward and flawed.
      Phablets may be popular now, but that doesn't make they 'ideal.' this will evolve. Like wide ties and bell-bottoms. The future is wearable tech, not giant phones. Five years from now phablet owners will be ashamed to carry them around, and won't admit they ever owned one.

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    12. I almost always use my 5" phone one-handed. The phones are much less "compromised" then the smaller ones.

      Not only are the phones of the 5-6" size (formerly called "phablets") really phones, this size category is far and away the most popular. For good reason. The perfect size for a phone, without the awkward flaws of too-small 4" devices. And not only a great phone size, but large enough to watch video on also.

      And five years from now we are more likely to have phones over 6" dominate than the failed joke of wearable tech with those Glass-holes and Android Wear watches with 6 hour battery life. And oh yes Apple watches which are just phone accessories.

      The 2010's version of bell bottoms and wide ties? You are looking at it with goofy wearables, and not large-enough-to-actually-use 5-6" phones.



      I get it, you are too clumsy to use a modern perfectly-sized smartphone with one hand. Solution ? Use two. Problem solved.

      By the way, Apple is coming out with a bigger iPhone X this year. It will sell much more than the smaller one. Go Apple!

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  3. Frys has several good deals especially on the Moto unlocked phones - http://images.frys.com/art/deals/tralfaz/unlocked_phone/index.html?site=keywordunlockedphones

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    1. Need to sign up for the Fry's email coupons.

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  4. seems the Amazon Prime has lost its luster, I do not see much if any price advantage to purchasing an amazon device. Why would anyone choose Amazon device with their embedded apps over a plain unlocked version?

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    1. The LG Q6 in the Amazon section, is solid unlocked mid-level phone for 160$ without Amazon add-on's. Wish that was chosen instead of Moto X4 by Project FI

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  5. PSA: If you're in the market for a new phone, try to wait for the new Oreo-infused Moto G6 and E5 series that are about to be unveiled.

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  6. Will Metro unlock the iPhone SE? How soon / much $?

    Any workarounds?

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    1. MetroPCS will unlock phones after they have been on the service for 90 days. Or, search eBay for 3rd party unlocking services that support MetroPCS iPhones.

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  7. Just stopped by a Metro PCS store in Seattle. They will only offer $50 discount (rather than $150) on the iPhone SE if you want to port a Google Voice number!

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    1. Ummm, but to save $150 instead of $50 all you have to do is activate an old Verizon flip phone on Tracfone for $10 (or Tello with a referral for a $2 top-up I think). So that would save you $90+ .....

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  8. Can iPhone se with metro be had for free on 4for100 plan?

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  9. Wondering if anyone can recommend a free or inexpensive faxmail service. Efax closed my free account.

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    1. Pc-fax.com, they also have an app

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  10. Great work Dennis. You had mentioned last week that it takes you about 6 hours to put this together? I wonder if it would be more worthwhile just to do the top ten android deals and top ten iphone deals? Then you can dig to some of the issues in depth such as whether the Huawei Elate can be unlocked from Crickett cheaply and the pros and cons of the security debate about Huawei phones?

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    1. great advice! most of the readers post deals also in the comments so you don't have to waste so much time listing EVERY single deal

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    2. I agree, only list the best high end and low end deal from each of the big four or their clients. Then, Dennis could spend some time discussing unlock deals, ways to bypass hotspot restrictions etc.

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    3. Dennis, You already do this with service plans where you recommend like top 5. This past holiday, I was monitoring for a $300 new iphone 6s prepaid but one never showed up. Now it's here. Att prepaid is a decent choice and it can be unlocked through their cheap plan.

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    4. Both of those are more DYOR types of topics, where as phone deals are largely tedious to find.

      Personally though, I think the list can be slimned down to just Verizon and unlocked deals, both to save time and get to the point.

      Locked GSM phones are redundant while Verizon doesn't play well with unlocked devices, and Sprint is an all around non-starter, so there's really only two options for savvier phone buyers.

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    5. I would like to see a section for car phones like those linked below. Much more interesting.
      I'm looking for the best deal on a genuine Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60.

      http://www.beautifullife.info/industrial-design/cell-phones-from-car-brands-photo-review/

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    6. Don’t forget the new, rugged, modular Land Rover Explore phone from British company Bullitt.

      https://landroverexplore.com

      They also make the CAT S61, the very best phone for the working man. It can save lives. I want to find the best deal on this one.

      https://www.catphones.com/en_gb/cat-s61-smartphone/

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    7. I concur. Let the PPN readers do the research on the latest prepaid 5 megapixel Kyocera phones with 2MP selfies.

      With iPhone signing over icloud control to the Chinese Government, this affects everyone. PPN needs a few more "Topic" oriented articles each month to get these meat grinders cranking. Some of these Anons here are quite helpful in their insightful comments.

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    8. Ah, the wonders of those who read only the headlines of clickbait and then shout fake news from the rooftops.

      The iCloud control in China being referred to is for Chinese, China-based customers ONLY. While this does affect hundreds of thousands of users in China, it certainly isn't "everyone", Chicken Little.

      It might make sense for PPN do articles on things that happen on the other side of the globe that only affect people on the other side of the globe, but let's first see if it makes sense. That is, is there a large proportion of PPN readers in mainland China? Or are there ANY?

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    9. Apple giving the Chinese government access to iCloud data sets a precedent. Every nation will now expect Apple to do the same for them.

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  11. Apparently this only affects those who live in China and Tibet, and probably those traveling to these two countries.

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    1. No, the Apple change does not affect foreigners traveling to China.
      The keys don't move with the iPhone or iPad!

      "With iPhone signing over icloud control to the Chinese Government, ..."

      Apple is not signing over control of keys to the Chinese Government. Apple and their subcontractor will only give access to an iCloud account if the Chinese government provides a lawful order for access to a particular account. According to Apple.

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    2. using incompatible words like "Chinese government provides a lawful order" together in a sentence, was that for our amusement?

      There will be no need of a key for access to their citizens. Just cut off a finger, pluck out an eye to unlock the phone, then sell the rest of the citizens body parts for the elite's life extension & cloning labs.

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    3. " Apple and their subcontractor will only give access to an iCloud account if the Chinese government provides a lawful order for access to a particular account. "

      Truth be told, "lawful" in China merely means anything demanded by a bureaucrat/party functionary. Ask anyone in occupied Tibet what "lawful" means.

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  12. Deal: Grab a brand-new Moto X4 for $250 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Moto-X4-5-2-FHD-LTPS-3GB-RAM-32GB-Storage-Dual-Rear-Camera-Unlocked-US-Warranty/292460716641

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