Cricket HTC Desire 510 to arrive on September 19 with $149.99 price tag
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless will start offering the HTC Desire 510 on September 19. Last month HTC USA announced the handset for Cricket as well as for Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, prepaid brands of Sprint. Cricket HTC Desire 510 will be available for $149.99. It will be offered through Cricket’s website first and then through Cricket stores during October. The phone will also be offered through more than 2,800 GameStop stores around the U.S.
HTC Desire 510 features a 4.7-inch inch (854×480) display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for additional memory expansion up to 128 GB. It has a 5-megapixel main camera with 1080 p HD video capture, front-facing VGA camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, DLNA and 4G LTE connectivity. The phone has Android 4.4 KitKat OS with HTC Sense 6 and Blinkfeed. HTC Desire 510 is powered by a removable 2100mAh battery that provides up to 17 hours of talk time and up to 646 hours of standby time (3G).
HTC Desire 510 can be paired with Cricket’s prepaid service plans that start at $40 per month or for $5 less, $35 if customers sign in to auto pay. On September 13, Cricket will start offering promotion for a limited time that will increase high speed data allotments included with monthly plans. The $40 plan ($35 with auto pay) will come with unlimited talk, text messaging and data with first 1 GB at high speeds (regular 500 MB). The $50 plan ($45 with auto pay) will have first 3 GB at high speeds (regular 2.5 GB) plus unlimited international texting to 35 countries same as the $60 plan ($55 with auto pay) that raises high speed data allotment to 10 GB. After high speed data allowance, Cricket throttles data to 128 Kbps.
The promotion is available to new and existing Cricket customers. Existing customers will be automatically upgraded to increased high speed data. Customers who are part of this promotion will be able to keep increased data as long as they keep it active or they don’t switch to another plan.