Cricket Wireless announced some new cell phone deals today that are available immediately. The AT&T owned MVNO is offering the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for $29.99 and the LG G stylo for $49.99. A quick search on eBay and Amazon shows that both phones currently sell for over $100 at each store, so it seems like a pretty good deal here. Cricket is also offering select other 4G LTE smartphones for free after a mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card. The offer is available to those who port over to Cricket and activate a new smartphone plan.
The free Cricket phones being offered as part of this promotion include the following phones:
ZTE Overture™ 2
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FREE after $40 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card (pre-rebate price $39.99)
FREE after $30 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion card (pre-rebate price $29.99)
Motorola Moto E
FREE after $50 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card (pre-rebate price $49.99)
Nokia Lumia 635
FREE after $20 mail-in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card (pre-rebate price $19.99)
The offers are good until 1/7/16 or while supplies last. Cricket says you can expect about an 8 week lead time on your mail-in rebate.
Cricket is also offering a $100 Cricket Shopping Card for customers who switch to Cricket between November 20th and December 6th. The shopping card can only be used towards your monthly service payment, for a new smartphone or accessories at participating Cricket stores or cricketwireless.com. This Black Friday special can be combined with other offers, so customers can also get the mail in rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card that comes with the purchase of the select phones listed in this article.
About Cricket Wireless
Cricket Wireless operates on AT&T's network. The company offers 3 cell phone plans and they all include unlimited talk, text and data with varying amounts of 4G LTE data. Maximum 4G LTE download speeds are limited to 8Mbps while upload speeds are unthrottled. Cricket's basic plan costs $40/month ($35 with autopay) and it includes 2.5 GB of LTE data. Cricket also offers what it calls Smart ($50/month, $45 with autopay) and Pro ($60/month, $55 with autopay) cell phone plans. Both the Smart and Pro plans include unlimited international texting from the USA to 38 countries, as well as talk, text and data roaming in Mexico and Canada, although in order to roam at least 50% of your usage must be in the USA. The Smart plan includes 5 GB of LTE data while the Pro plan includes 10 GB. Family plan discounts are also available although they do not include an autopay discount. Line 2 receives $10 off, line 3 $20, line 4 $30, and line 5 $40 off.