Cricket Wireless is the no-contract subsidary of AT&T, offering customers a way to get afforable smartphones with cheap prepaid plans. While many of Cricket’s smartphones are already priced pretty low,  there are some special Cricket deals from time to time.

In this article we will point out the latest and best Cricket deals currently available. Since Cricket does change these deals regularly, we will also update this article on a frequent basis to alert you to the most recent special offers from the carrier.

Cricket deals – Get a new smartphone for “free” when you switch

Some of the Cricket deals center on a few of their smartphones which are currently “free”. You have to switch your old number over to Cricket Wireless as part of all these deals (excluding any numbers from AT&T). They also require that you pay a $25 service activation fee and sign up for a plan that’s at least $30 a month, with the first month payment due at the time of the sale. Keep in mind that, as with all phones sold by Cricket, these handsets will have to be used on the carrier for six months before they can be truly unlocked.

The phones that are “free” under these Cricket deals are the LG Fortune, the ZTE Overture 3 and the Alcatel VERSO. Here are the specs for each phone:

LG Fortune

  • 5-inch 854 x 480 display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM 
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32 GB
  • 5 MP rear and front cameras
  • 2,5oo mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5.7″ x 2.85″ x 0.31″ inches, 4.8 ounces

ZTE Overture 3

  • 5-inch 854 x 480 display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM 
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 32 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera
  • 2,115 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • 5.73″ x 2.85″ x 0.39″ inches, 5.59 ounces

Alcatel VERSO

  • 5-inch 854 x 480 display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM 
  • 16 GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion up to 128 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera
  • 2,050 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 5.57″ x 2.83″ x 0.39″ inches, 5.4 ounces

 

 

Cricket deals – Get a new Samsung Galaxy S9 for $499.99

Cricket deals

 
The latest of the Cricket deals is giving customers who want to buy the Samsung Galaxy S9 a nice $200 discount. Normally, this flagship costs $699.99 with the carrier, but this deal cuts the price way down to just $499.99. In order to get this deal, you have to switch your old number over to Cricket (it excludes AT&T numbers) and sign up for one of the carrier’s plans that’s at least $30 a month, with the first month payment due at the time of the sale. It also requires a one-time $25 activation fee.