Cricket Wireless kicked off a holiday sale today that will save you a few bucks if you’re looking for a new contract free smartphone. The carrier has the older iPhone 5C and 5S, as well as various Android phones at significant savings through the holiday season.
If Android or Windows Phone is more your thing, there are a number of options to choose from. You have your choice of four different phones for free if you switch to Cricket and port a number over: LG Risio, Motorola Moto E, ZTE Overture 2, or Nokia Lumia 635. This works by paying the sale price for the phone upfront, and you will receive a Visa gift card later for the same amount. As an example, if you opted for the Moto E, you would pay $50 now and receive a $50 Visa gift card in about eight weeks. You do have to sign up for at least a $40 per month plan and make your second service payment within 45 days in order to receive the card.
If you want something a little fancier, you can opt for instant savings on select phones if you switch to Cricket and port your number over. This is actually a better deal because you don’t have to wait eight weeks to receive a gift card. You can opt for the LG G Stylo (pictured above), which costs only $50 after a $100 discount. The carrier also has the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for only $30 after a $70 discount and the ZTE Sonta 2 for only $10 after a $20 discount.
As far as plans go, Cricket offers the Basic plan, which costs $40 per month and includes 2.5GB of high-speed data. You can also choose the Smart plan, which costs $50 per month and includes 5GB of high-speed data or the Pro plan, which costs $60 per month and includes 10GB of high-speed data. All plans include unlimited calls and texts.
Cricket Wireless is running this promotion until January 7, 2016, or until supplies last. We should note that AT&T customers aren’t eligible for these deals since Cricket is a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. Happy shopping!