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Updated 3/14: Prepaid Phones on Sale This Week: Mar 11 - Mar 17

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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 found online and in stores.

This week's Deal of the Week is the MetroPCS iPhone SE 32 GB which is free at MetroPCS stores when you port your number to Metro PCS and activate on the $50 or higher plan.

The iPhone SE has a 1136x640 px 4 inch screen, 12 MP rear and 1.2 MP front cameras, Apple Pay support, fingerprint sensor, 64 bit A9 SOC and 2 GB of RAM.

If you aren't a fan of the diminutive SE, MetroPCS is discounting all iPhones by $150 when you port a number and activate it on a $50 or higher plan.

There are some restrictions on which phone numbers you can port and qualify for a free SE or $150 off a higher priced iPhone. For example, the iPhone 6s 32 GB is $149 when you port-in. To qualify, the number must be a wireless number that isn't currently active on the T-Mobile network and hasn't been active on MetroPCS in past 90 days.

Here are my picks for the best prepaid and unlocked prepaid deals available this week;
  • AT&T Prepaid Huawei Ascend XT 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $84.99 (reg $119) at Walmart
  • 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
  • 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
  • Straight Talk iPhone 6s 32GB $299.99 (was $449.99) at Walmart
  • Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $159.99 (reg $349.99) at Best Buy
  • Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99) at Best Buy
  • TracFone LG Rebel 3 16 GB LTE Android phone with with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $59.95 (reg $49.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • TracFone LG Fiesta 2 (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (reg $89.99 w/o airtime) at HSN
  • Unlocked T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (seller refurbished) $97.97 on eBay
  • Universal unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $199.99) at Best Buy
  • Unlocked Huawei Honor 7X 32 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 on Amazon
  • Unlocked Android One Moto X4 32 GB LTE Android phone $249 plus $80 account credit with activation (reg $399) at Project Fi
  • Verizon Prepaid Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $69.99) at Target
  • Verizon  (or Verizon MVNO) LG G3 VS985 32 GB LTE VoLTE Android phone (seller refurbished) $79.95  on eBay
  • Virgin Mobile LG X Charge LTE 16 GB Android phone $79.99 (reg $149.99) at ShopCelDeals
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 Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.46 (reg $199.99)

TracFone LG Rebel Vverizon) LTE Android phone with free $40 airtime card $29.99 (reg $49.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 16 GB LTE Android phone $184.55 (was $249.99)

Unlocked LeEco Le Pro3 64 GB LTE Android phone $188.00 (was $349.99)

Unlocked Nokia 6 32 GB LTE Android phone $229.00

Unlocked ASUS ZenFone Max Plus 32 GB LTE phone 229.00

Unlocked Motorola Moto G5 Plus 64 GB Android phone 64 GB $209.99 (reg $299.99)  Prime members only

Unlocked Motorola Moto Z 64 GB LTE phone 299.95 (was $699.99)

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.

Second Month Free when you purchase a phone or SIM and activate on a $35/month or high plan with auto-pay

ATT Prepaid SIM Free (reg $9.99)

ZTE Blade Spark (Certified Restored) 16 GBLTE Android phone $39.99 ($79.99 new)

Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 (Certified Restored) 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 ($99.99 new)

LG K20 (Certified Restored) 16 GB LTE Android phone $101.99 ($119.99 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 $149.99 (was $229.99)

Unlocked Motorola Moto G4 Plus 64 GB LTE Android phone $199.99 (was $299.99)

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

Unlocked Huawei Mate SE 64 GB LTE Android phone $229.99

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 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

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

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)

TracFone ZTE Z223VL (Verizon) LTE flip phone $9.99 (reg $19.99)

$50 off select unlocked universal phones  when purchased with a $9.99 Boost Mobile SIM and $50 Boost airtime card.

$50 off qualifying unlocked 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

Universal unlocked Motorola Moto E4 Plus 32 GB LTE Android phone $159.99 (reg $199.99)

Unlocked LG Q6 32 GB LTE Android phone $249.99 (reg $299.99)

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

Universal unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U 64 GB LTE phone $599.99 (was $724.99)

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

Virgin Mobile Motorola Moto E4 16 GB LTE Android phone $59.99 (reg $99.99)

Boost Mobile Free shipping

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

Free Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx and six months of Hulu for Free with port-in and activayion on $50 or $60 plan

iPhone 6 $49.99 or free Samsung Galaxy J3, LG Tribute Dynasty, ZTE Max XL or Motorola E4 when you port a number to Boost and activate on the $50 or $60 plan. Ends 4/16

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 4/16

Bring Your Own Phone,FreeMomth on Us Activation of a new line of service on the $50 Unlimited Gigs plan required. Ends 4/16

Online deals:

4 Lines of $50 Unlimited Gigs Plan for $100 ($110 with Todo Mexico) Family plan promotion. New activations only, at least one line must be a port-in from a non-Sprint based MVNO or operator. 4 or fewer lines $100, 5 lines $125. Ends 4/16.

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.

10% off Android phones with code LUCKY ends 3/19

ZTE Prestige 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $39.99 (reg $79.99)

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)

Motorola Moto E4 Plus LTE Android phone $79.99 (reg $129.99)

LG X Charge 16 GB LTE Android phone $99.99 (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).

Pre-owned Samsung Galaxy S7 32 GB LTE Android phone $179.99 (reg $299.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $179.99 (was $449.99)

Pre-owned iPhone 6 Plus 16 GB $199.99 (reg $349.99)

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. Ends 4/12.

Samsung Galaxy S8 $349.99 (reg $699.99) online only when you port a number to Cricket. Currently sold out. Ends 3/29.

Free and Discounted phones for port-ins:
HTC Desire 555, LG Stylo 3, LG X Charge, Samsung Amp Prime 2, ZTE Blade X, ZTE Blade X Max or Samsung Galaxy Halo (16 GB or 32 GB) $19.00 with port-in, ends 3/18

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 Spree 99¢, Alcatel PulseMix $9.99,  LG Harmony $19.99, Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles $39.99,, Alcatel Idol 5 $129.99 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 Spree LTE Android phone $9.99

CPO ZTE Sonata 3 LTE Android phone $9.99

Alcatel Idol 3 16 GB LTE Android phone $19.00, ends 3/18

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

CPO Samsung Galaxy Sol LTE Android phone $39.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 LTE Android phone $49.99

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 16 GB LTE Android phone $69.99

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

Phone SE 32 GB $159.99

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

Red Pocket Mobile Plans on sale:
100 minutes, 100 texts, 500 MB per month for 12 months $55 (reg $60)
500 minutes, 500 texts, 500 MB per month for 12 months $84 (reg $100)
1000 minutes unlimited texts and 1 GB data  per month for 12 months $169 (reg $179)

TracFone LG Rebel (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $49.95 (reg $49.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 16 GB LTE Android phone (new) $145.99 free shipping

Unlocked T-Mobile LG G3 D851 32 GB LTE Android phone (seller refurbished) $97.97 Free shipping

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

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

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

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910V LTE VoLTE Android phone (manufacturer refurbished) $144.99 Free shipping.

Verizon (or Verizon MVNO) Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V LTE VoLTE Android phone (new) $179.99 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 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $59.95 (reg $59.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone ZTE Cymbal-T (Verizon) 16 GB LTE triple minutes Android flip phone with 1200 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $59.95 (reg $59.99 w/o airtime) Free shipping

TracFone LG Fiesta 2 (Verizon) 16 GB LTE Android phone with 1500 minutes, texts and MBs of data, one year of service, case and car charger $79.95 (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 $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.

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)

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

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

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

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

LG Aristo 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $109 ($59 after rebate) (reg $139)

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

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 Z2 Play 64 GB LTE Android Phone $349.99 (reg $499.99) ends 3/17

Newegg Free shipping unless indicated otherwise

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

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 $89.74 (was $399.99)

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

Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TK (new) 16 GB LTE Android phone $142.99

Project Fi 

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

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

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  LG Rebel (Verizon), Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Avion (Verizon), LG Optimus Dynamic II (Verizon), 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 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)

LG Premier L62VL (Verizon) LTE Android phone $19.99 (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 $159.99 (reg $349.99)

iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 (was $449.99)

iPhone 6s 32 GB $299.99 (was $549.99)

Target free shipping on orders over $35

10% off prepaid airtime for  T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, TracFone, Total Wireless, Simple Mobile and Net10 Wireless, online only

Get an extra 5% off phones and airtime with Target Red Card

AT&T Prepaid ZTE Blade Spark 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.99 (was $99.99)

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

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

Cricket Coolpad Canvas 16 GB LTE Android phone $49.99

Total Wireless iPhone SE 32 GB $149.99 in stores only

Total Wireless iPhone 6 32 GB $199.99 in stores only

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

TracFone free shipping

30% off any phone or phone plus airtime bundle with code TRACFONE30

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

Samsung Galaxy Stardust (Verizon) 3G Android phone Free with airtime purchase

Refurbished LG Treasure L52VL (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 $229.99, 32 GB $249.99, 64 GB $269.99, 128 GB $289.99

iPhone 6s Plus Pre-owned 16 GB $279.99, 64 GB $329.99, 128 GB $349.99

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)

AT&T Prepaid iPhone 6 32 GB with $45 airtime $244

AT&T Prepaid Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 2 16 GB LTE Android phone $89.99 (reg $129)

Boost Mobile Samsung J7 Perx 16 GB LTE Android phone $119.46 (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 $299.99 (was $449.99)

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S7 32 GB LTE Android phone withe $45 airtime $344 (was $444)

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

Verizon Prepaid LG K8 V LTE VoLTE phone $59.99 (reg $89.00)

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

Virgin Mobile ZTE Max XL 16 GB LTE Android phone $79.00 (reg $129.99)

Updated 3/14/18: Price cuts and new items since Sunday in bold.

30 comments:

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  1. Most MetroPCS store will force the new customer to buy the $60 plan and not the $50 plan for the free Iphone SE. In addition to forcing the $60 plan they will charge $10 for a "sim fee" when the Iphone SE already has the sim installed. With MetroPCS phones that use Apple IOS they can only be locked to MetroPCS for a maximum of 90 days, after 90 days the phone unlocks on its own. Need to shop around for a MetroPCS that has the Iphone SE in stock and will only charge for the $50 plan and no sim fee to save costs

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    1. Here in NYC, independent dealers force you on the $60 plan for any promo. They also charge a $25 fee for activation and set-up, taxes that adds up to $20 no matter which device you purchase, and force you to buy a case and screen protector. They will literally let you walk out the store if you dont buy the accessories.

      Independent dealers own prepaid in NYC, it actually irks me that promos aren't available online, as well as in-store.

      Boost stores are worse, they make up prices for phones and fees, and don't honor a single promo. Good luck trying to get a J7 and 6 months of Hulu, or a free iPhone SE or any phone at Metro...

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    2. Do you have to continue service past that initial month or can I just set it aside for 90 days and wait for it to unlock without active service?

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    3. The phone has to be active for 90 days of service, to save costs customers start service with the $50 when found instead of the $60 forced plan, then after one month switch down to the $30 plan for the next 2 months and then the Iphone unlocks on its own and then it is useable for other MVNOs.

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    4. Your right. MetroPCS retailers are awful. They always come up with bogus fees.

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  2. actually metro has revised the promotion. no more plan requirement all plans qualify and also if you port 1 number you can get up to 4 Iphone SE for free. you can port 1 number, sign up for 4 lines for 100 and get 4 iPhone SE for $100 total. absolutely incredible deal. i don't believe this offer is being advertised to the public but should be available at all dealers across the country.

    if independent dealers are charging activation fees or forcing certain plans it is not OK with metroPCS that they do that and they risk being shut down if caught.

    i know i own several metroPCS stores.

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    1. But if you (the independent dealer) aren't charging activation fees & forcing certain plans, how are you making money?

      How do independent dealers earn money anyhow?

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    2. The MetroPCS website has not changed the Unlimited LTE rate plan as a requirement for the free phone promotion

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    3. i can still make money, but not near as much as if i a charged forbidden fees or forced people on higher plans. but like playing by the rules. the dealers keep the 1st month of service and make money on accessories. they also make a little from payments and phones upgrades

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  3. Seems many have already been discouraged by the Metro deal. I was going to try to get it, but I do not want to endure the pain of going to a Metro store.

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    1. I've never had a good result trying to get a promo deal at an independent Metro store. Coperate stores have been mixed results but better than batting 0 at independents.

      If you have a corporate store near enough to you it may be worth a visit.

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    2. I did the MetroPCS iPhone SE deal on March 1st. Having heard about issues with non-corporate stores, I called the Lansing MI corporate location first. They only had one SE available, in Rose Gold. Didn't think they would be getting more.
      Then I called the Flint corporate store and they had space grey which was what I wanted. The next morning I setup PagePlus service on an old Palm Pixi+. Thirty minutes later I went to the corporate store. Maybe 30 minutes of ordering/porting, then they said it would take about an hour to finish (waiting for the port to go thru, I guess). So I went to the Post Office, when I went back to MetroPCS I was in & out within a minute.
      I did pay $9 extra in services, which I thought was taxes or "MI 911 prepaid fees", but looking at my account now was call detail ($1), NameID ($2) and handset protection ($6). I don't mind too much, considering the overall deal.

      Oh, all the people I worked with at MetroPCS and PagePlus seemed very competent.

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  4. This month is the 2 year anniversary of the iPhone SE, which has the guts of the 2.5 year old iPhone 6s. I wonder if they are being cleared out in advance of a replacement model this month or maybe during the June WWDC?

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    1. Only Apple knows. And the model they are promoting is the model that was updated after ~a year, not the original.

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    2. One rumor says the SE2 or X SE will cost up to $799. A mini X with no bezels.

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  5. With the rapid deployment of 600, it might be helpful to start a "Deal of the Week" subsection for band 71 capable devices when more of these start becoming available.

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    1. Good comment. I likes dat idea!

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  6. Bidallies via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 6s 16GB GSM Smartphone in several colors for $169.95 with free shipping. Unless they left out some parts, this phone should work on all 4 major US networks.

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    1. refurbished = essentally used in good condition . Who know how long the battery has left.

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    2. It doesn't matter at this price. Get in line for a $29 battery replacement at your local Apple Store is the battery measures less than 90% original capacity. It's worth the money. Check again in August, a couple of months before the program ends.

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  7. Dennis,another great ST phone deal- 30$ for these specs. Are these GSM unlocked as they are on Verizon network?

    https://shop.straighttalk.com/shop/en/straighttalk/phones/zte-max-duo-reg%3B-lte-trade%3B-stzez963vcp-p?utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Straight+Talk+-+Product+Catalog&utm_content=10715754

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    1. All TracFone brands' phones are locked. Also the specs say it's a CDMA/LTE device, so no GSM.

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  8. By far the best deal right now is the like new Essential Phone for $215 (for Sprint but completely unlockable for all networks including Verizon - https://forum.xda-developers.com/essential-phone/how-to/discussion-brainstorm-sim-unlock-t3724135/page33. eBay link: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173164225109

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  9. Unlocked a Sprint Essential Phone too. I'm now on T-Mobile with WiFi calling: Install Minimal ADB/Fastboot, run both bootloader unlock scripts, fastboot install nougat build NMK24B (place all files in Minimal ADB/Fastboot program folder), lastly ADB Sideload latest Oreo build...follow instructions from "alu_potato's" post @ https://forum.xda-developers.com/essential-phone/how-to/discussion-brainstorm-sim-unlock-t3724135/page33
    Last step is to ADB Sideload the latest Oreo build from Essential's website. I never

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  10. Dennis, For this Metropcs deal, is the iphone se locked to metropcs / t-mobile? Can a sim from freedompop work? How much would it cost to unlock it?

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    1. MetroPCS phones are locked to MetroPCS. Metro will unlock the phone for free after 3 months paid service. I don't if 3rd party unlockers can unlock the Metro SE or not or how nuch they charge. Search eBay for unlock availability and pricing.

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  11. If you're thinking about buying a new cellphone this year, start your research. Possible new tariffs of up to 60% on consumer electronics from China could cost you money.

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  12. Why not buy Brand New on eBay? 2 year warranties are about $10 for every $100 spent. eBay also offers 1yr warranties for cheap, on used phones. Instead of postpaid-marriage, make your monthly payments to the credit card, bypass postpaid fees when new & used phones get you zero deductible warranties. *Only on "Buy it Now" purchases. Auctions don't count :-(

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    1. AFAIK, only Apple honors the warranty for the second owner. Other resales have no factory warranty, unless it's purchased by the seller or buyer. If the eBay seller is an authorized dealer selling phones to the first owner, you're OK. Otherwise you only have 30 days warranty via eBay unless you buy a warranty. If an eBay seller advertises a 1-year warranty, send an eBay message asking them to confirm that they are authorized reseller and the phone is being sold to its first owner.

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