Cricket Wireless has launched a Samsung Galaxy S9 promotion for switchers. Those that switch to the wireless provider and subscribe to an eligible plan can get the device for just $349.99. This isn't the only offer available from the AT&T owned prepaid wireless brand. The Alcatel ONYX is available for $39.99, the Samsung Galaxy Halo is $49.99, and Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 is available for free.
All offers described require customers to be porting in from a provider other than AT&T. New customers are defined as anyone that has not subscribed to Cricket Wireless within the past 90 days.
Samsung Galaxy S9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is available for $349.99 to switchers only. Customers must also subscribe to a plan priced $55 or higher. Tax and payment for the first-month of service are due at signup.
Cricket Wireless sells only 2 plans at the $55 and higher price points. One is a $55 unlimited LTE data plan with data speeds limited to a maximum of 3Mbps. The other is a $60 unlimited LTE data plan with no speed restrictions. The $60 plan is the only Cricket Wireless plan to not come with speed restrictions. Both plans have video streaming limited to a maximum resolution of 480p. Both also include unlimited texting to over 37 countries and full access roaming free of charge while traveling in either Mexico or Canada. The two plans also have a $5 auto-pay discount.
Similar to other unlimited data plans on the market, there is a data prioritization policy in place. Customers that consume more than 22GB of data in a month may have their data speeds temporarily slowed down during times of heavy network traffic.
The Alcatel ONYX is available for $39.99 to new customers only who activate on a Cricket Wireless plan priced $30 or higher. The phone is regularly priced at $119.99.
Two of the cheaper data containing plans from Cricket Wireless that this promotion is applicable to include a $30 plan with 2GB of high-speed data and a $40 plan with 5GB of high-speed data. Both plans include unlimited data with high-speed data limited to a maximum of 8Mbps and throttling to 2G data speeds once the high-speed allotment has been used up. Only the $40 plan has a $5 auto-pay discount available.
Samsung Galaxy Halo
The Samsung Galaxy Halo is available for $49.99 to switchers. It is regularly priced at $199.99. To qualify for the promotional price, customers must activate on a plan priced $30 or higher.
Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3
The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 3 is available for free to switchers activating on a plan priced $30 or higher. It is regularly priced at $139.99.
There is no word as to how long the discounted pricing will last. With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 just around the corner, this may be one of the last deals that Cricket Wireless offers on the Samsung Galaxy S9 before it gets phased out in favor of the newer model.