Cricket Wireless had a promo reset on 1/10/2020 after several long-standing phone deals officially came to an end on 1/9/2020. The $399.99 Samsung Galaxy S10 and $9.99 Galaxy A10e lead offers for switchers are now gone. An offer for a free Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure has taken their place as the featured deal on Cricket's homepage and requires customers to activate on a plan priced $55 or higher. Lady Red's Tech Reviews did a live stream video breakdown of the changes via YouTube and I have a full breakdown of those changes and more below.
January 10, 2020, Cricket Wireless Phone Deal Pricing Changes Highlighted
Cricket's updated promo prices are scheduled to be in place until 1/30/2020. Here's what's changed at the AT&T owned prepaid brand.
- Samsung Galaxy A10e is $99.99 for new lines and upgrades, and now $69.99 instead of $9.99 with port-in
- Samsung Galaxy s10 is now $799 for new lines or upgrades, and now $699 for port-ins with a plan priced $30 or higher instead of $399.99 with a plan priced $55 or higher
- LG Stylo 5 is $159.99 for new lines and upgrades, port-in is now $109.99 was previously free
- LG Harmony 3 upgrade and new line pricing is $109.99 up from $79.99, port-in is now $69.99 instead of $39.99
- LG Fortune 2 back up to $39.99 (up from $19.99) or free with port-in
- LG Escape Plus is $59.99 for new lines and upgrades instead of $49.99, is now $29.99 for port-ins had been free
- Motorola Moto G7 SUPRA went back up to $149 from $139 for new-line and upgrades and is now $99 for port-ins instead of free
- Motorola Moto E5 Cruise is now $39.99 for new lines and upgrades instead of $19.99 and is free with port-ins
- Alcatel ONYX is now $59.99 for upgrades or new lines (up from $19.99) and $29.99 for port-ins
- Alcatel INSIGHT new line or upgrade pricing is $29.99 (up from $9.99), free with port-in
- Alcatel Tetra is now $19.99 for new lines and upgrades had been $9.99, still free with port-in
- Nokia 3.1c is now $49.99 for upgrades and new lines was $69.99, free with unlimited plan priced $55 or higher
- Nokia 3.1+ is now $89.99 for new lines and upgrades instead of $119.99, is now $49.99 for port-ins instead of free
- Cricket Icon back up to $19.99 (from $9.99) for new lines and upgrades, or free with port-in
In addition to the updated Android phone deals, Cricket also updated a few iPhone deals. Cricket ended its $100 off any iPhone offer on 1/9 and replaced that offer with the following "deals":
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Cricket's iPhone Deal Offers
- iPhone 6s 32GB - is now $149.99, was previously $49.99
- iPhone 6s Plus 32GB - $199.99, previously $99.99
- iPhone 7 32GB - $299.99, previously $199.99
The iPhone deals are the same pricing for all customer types, whether you want to upgrade your device as a current customer or are switching from another provider.
If you are interested in getting one of the port-in deals, there are several things you need to know. If you intend to port from AT&T or an AT&T MVNO, you can't get a port-in pricing deal. New line pricing is only available once every 90 days. Unless stated otherwise, port-in pricing requires customers to port-in to a Cricket Wireless plan priced $30 or higher. Port in or not, customers that purchase and activate their device in-store may be subjected to up to a $25 activation fee and a $3 customer assistance fee.
Wave7 Research helped to fill in some previous pricing info.