Cricket LG Stylo 2 Phablet Launching May 13 for $169.99
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless today announced the LG Stylo 2, new phablet for its prepaid phone lineup. Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile is selling its version of Stylo 2 since last month while Virgin Mobile will add it on May 9, 2016. A successor of the original LG Stylo comes with improved memory, RAM and internal storage, rear camera and latest version of Android platform. Cricket LG Stylo 2 will be available for $169.99 online and in stores starting May 13, 2016.
Cricket LG Stylo 2 Specs
In addition to Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, the Stylo 2 offers a large 5.7-inch HD display, a 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 plus memory card slot for additional memory expansion. For taking pictures and videos, it uses 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. A 3,000mAh battery powers the LG Stylo 2.
Cricket Unlimited Plans
The LG Stylo on Cricket Wireless works with monthly unlimited plans that start at $40 per month or $35 if customers enroll in auto pay. The plans include:
- $40 plan ($35 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with first 2.5GB at 4G LTE speeds
- $50 plan ($45 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at 4G LTE speeds,
- $60 plan ($55 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and data with first 10GB at 4G LTE speeds,
- $70 plan ($65 with auto pay) – unlimited talk, text and LTE data
The $50, $60 and $70 unlimited plans also include unlimited international texting (SMS only) to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada. Cricket’s LTE speeds are throttled to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps. Also, when high speed data limit is reached in a monthly plan, data speeds are throttled to 128Kbps until the next billing cycle.
While Cricket LG Stylo 2 (GSM) will be available for $169.99, Boost sells its version (CDMA) for $179.99, currently discounted to $149.99 after $30 mail in-rebate.
Cricket is also offering a $100 credit to T-Mobile customers who switch to their service and a $50 credit to customers who switch from other carriers, for a limited time.
Source: Cricket Wireless