Samsung Galaxy S 4 on Cricket, $599.99 from June 7
Cricket has announced today at the CTIA Wireless 2013 that Samsung Galaxy S 4 will become available for purchase starting June 7. Samsung’s flagship handset will be available for $599.99 or for $54.99 down payment and the rest in monthly installments for those who qualify. The phone will be available at the Cricket’s website, their stores and dealers.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4, “the next generation of the world’s best-selling smartphone” features a large 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display protected by Gorilla Glass 3.0, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and a quad-core 1.9 GHz processor. For capturing professional photographs, it uses a rear 13-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing one for making video calls. It has a 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for additional memory expansion, up to 64GB. It comes packed with features as Samsung’s Knox, Smart Pause and Smart Scroll, Air Gesture, Air View, Group Play, S Translator, S Voice Drive, Samsung’s Optical and WatchON, High Touch Sensitivity (Glove friendly) and other.
Prepaid Samsung Galaxy S 4 is compatible with Cricket’s 4G LTE and 3G networks. Currently, Cricket’s LTE service is available in Las Vegas, Tucson, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo, Corpus Christi and the Brownsville-McAllen-Harlingen, Texas covering around 21 million POPs. Cricket’s LTE plans for a limited time offer double full speed data allotment than 3G plans include. The $50 4G LTE plan includes 2GB of full-speed data, the $60 plan 5GB of full-speed data and the $70 plan 10GB of full-speed data. All plans include unlimited talk, text and access to Muve Music service.
The Cricket’s 3G smartphone plans start at $50 per month. The $50 plan includes unlimited talk, text and 1GB of full-speed data. The $60 plan offers 2.5GB of full-speed data and tethering and $70 plan has 5GB of full-speed data in addition to unlimited talk, text and tethering. Also, access to Muve Music is included in all plans.
Cricket has also said at the CTIA Wireless 2013 conference that it plans to offer LTE roaming later this year on the AWS band and Band 25. Sprint uses Band 25 for LTE service. Cricket’s Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be supporting both bands.
Samsung has announced in April that Cricket will be one of the seven carriers in the U.S. to offer Samsung Galaxy S 4. Besides four major ones Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, other two regional carriers was listed as well, U.S. Cellular and C Spire.
Source: Fierce Wireless