Cricket Wireless is running a few promotions involving Samsung Galaxy Devices. As noted by SlickDeals and Main Event Tech the Samsung Galaxy S9 is available to switchers for just $274.99. The Galaxy S10 is available for $699.99 or $200 off to those who port-in. Both offers come with some stipulations.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Offer Details
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be available at a discount until 5/18/19 or while supplies last. It is available online only. Those porting from AT&T are not eligible for the promotion. If you were a Cricket Wireless customer within the past 90 days you will not qualify as a new customer porting in, and you cannot take advantage of this offer. If you've been away from Cricket for more than 90 days you will once again be considered a new customer porting in and can get promo pricing. Current customers of Cricket Wireless can buy the phone for $549.99 and will be required to pay a $25 device upgrade fee. The fee will be charged whether you buy the phone online or in stores.
If you meet the basic eligibility requirements for the promo described above, you can take advantage of this deal but there is one other requirement that must be fulfilled at the time of purchase. Cricket Wireless will only give you discount pricing if you activate on a plan priced $55 or more. You can, however, switch to any plan offered by Cricket Wireless after your first month of service.
Cricket Wireless sells two plans that are priced $55 or higher and they are both unlimited plans. Plan details are provided below.
- $55/month ($50 with auto-pay) - unlimited data with speeds limited to a maximum of 3Mbps. Video streaming limited to a resolution of 480p. After 22GB of data gets consumed in a month, data speeds may be temporarily slowed during times of heavy network congestion.
- $60/month ($55 with auto-pay) - unlimited data with no speed cap. Video streaming limited to a resolution of 480p. Data speeds may be temporarily slowed any time the network becomes congested.
Both plans include unlimited talk and text, unlimited texting to 37 countries, and free talk, text, and data roaming while traveling in either Mexico or Canada. For $10 more per month, 10GB of mobile hotspot can be added to either plan.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Offer Details
The Samsung Galaxy S10 offer is set to last until 5/18/19. It comes with all the same terms and conditions as the Samsung Galaxy S9 offer just described, except customers can get the deal by activating on a plan priced $30 or higher instead of one priced $55 or higher. Without the promo offer, the phone is priced at $899.99.
Cricket Wireless's $30 plan includes unlimited talk, text, and data with the first 2GB of data at high speed. Cricket's $40 can be had for $35/month with auto-pay billing enabled. It includes unlimited talk, text, and data with the first 5GB of data at high speed. Cricket Wireless considers high-speed data to be a maximum of 8Mbps.
If you are interested in purchasing either device to use on another network, keep in mind that Cricket Wireless has a 6 month unlock policy. That means you will need to use the device on their network for 6 months before they'll unlock it for you for free so that you can take it elsewhere.
If you just want a free phone from Cricket Wireless, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pure is available for free to switchers with the same terms and conditions that are in place for the Galaxy S10 offer.