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Moto E LTE making its way to Cricket Wireless on March 13th for $130
Cricket Wireless has just announced that it will carry the new Motorola Moto E LTE from Friday, March 13th for just $129.99. The device will come preloaded with Cricket’s Wi-Fi app, which the carrier hopes will keep data costs down by connecting to millions of free and open Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. Additionally, for a limited time, customers switching to Cricket Wireless from T-Mobile, Sprint, Metro-PCS or Boost Mobile or switch to a $50 or $60 rate plan will be eligible for one free month of service after completing two months of service on Smart, Pro or Advanced plans.
The Moto E LTE is a decent step up from last year’s model, featuring a 4.5-inch LCD display and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor backed by 1GB of RAM. It also has 8GB of on-board storage, MicroSD expansion up to 32GB, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera. The battery has also gotten a nice upgrade to 2390mAh, up from 1980mAh. The device also runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and features a number of great Motorola software enhancements, including Moto Display, Moto Assist and Moto Migrate.
For those looking to save a few bucks and pick up their first smartphone, the Moto E LTE seems like a great option so far. The 2015 model is a huge step up from last year’s, and the price point is extremely difficult to beat.