Cricket Holiday Deals offer LG X Power for $9.99, Alcatel Idol 4 With VR Goggles for $99.99
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless offers some good deals on select smartphones during holidays. Cricket holiday deals include the LG X Power for $9.99 (regular $99.99) and LG Stylo 2 for $49.99 (regular $149.99). Both phones are available only if activating a new line of service. Cricket is also offering a good deal on the Alcatel Idol 4 that’s with VR goggles package available for $99.99. This phone with VR goggles used to cost $199.99 at launch. The deals, which are available only online, at these prices, will last until January 5, 2017.
Cricket Holiday Deals – Specs
LG X Power – $9.99 (regular $99.99), features up to two-day lasting 4,100mAh battery, a 5.3-inch HD display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. The phone also has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
LG Stylo 2 – $49.99 (regular $149.99), features Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a 5.7-inch HD display, built-in stylus and a Dual Window feature that splits the screen in half to enable handling two apps at the same time. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD card. The phone uses 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery that powers it all.
Alcatel Idol 4 with VR goggles package – $99.99 (regular $199.99), features Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a 5.2-inch IPS full-HD LCD display, octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and microSD card support for up to 256GB of memory. It features 13-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel front-facing camera, JBL dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers with Waves Audio technology and 2610mAh battery with fast charging to power it all.
Since these deals are available at Cricket website, not in stores, the carrier doesn’t charge $25 per line activation or upgrade fee.
Cricket Wireless Plans
Phones must be activated with one of the Cricket plans that start at $30 per month. The $30, $40, $50 $60 and $70 plans ($5 off with autopay except for $30 plan) offer 1GB, 2.5GB, 8GB (regular 5GB), 10GB and unlimited 4G LTE data respectively. The $50, $60 and $70 plans also come with unlimited international texting to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada.
Cricket limits LTE data speeds to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps. When high speed data allotment is used up in a month, data are throttled to 128Kbps until the next billing cycle.
The iPhone 5s is also discounted to $79.99 (regular $199.99) until January 5, 2017 but it’s out of stock.