Top 3 free prepaid smartphones for back to school season
The 2015’s school season is on. Many parents have already taken advantage of the deals that prepaid carriers have provided recently but those who haven’t can still get a quality smartphone for their kids and keep some money in their pockets at the same time. Currently, there are 3 free prepaid smartphones from TextNow, MetroPCS and Straight Talk. The first two carriers offer new smartphones while StraightTalk’s is refurbished. In any case, some of these deals will last longer, some for another couple of days but in any case, if you find something that suits your needs, don’t hesitate.
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Here are the deals:
Sprint MVNO TextNow is currently offering a 3G-capable first generation Motorola Moto G (XT1031-N) for free. The regular phone’s cost is $149.99. With the phone, customers need to purchase one of the TextNow’s service plans that start at $18.99. The offer is good only for another couple of days; it ends on September 6, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT.
The Moto G features 4.5-inch 720p HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory and Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat OS. It has 5-megapixel main camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth, WiFi and a battery that provides up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 350 hours of standby time. The Moto G (1st Gen.) can be paired with:
- $18.99 monthly plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 500MB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
- $26.99 monthly plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 1GB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
- $39.99 monthly plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 2GB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
- $59.99 monthly plan – unlimited talk, text and data with first 4GB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
Current MetroPCS promotion for those who switch to their service is offering a 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Core Prime for free. The phone’s regular cost is $129. Besides free phone, all new customers who port their number from a carrier not related to T-Mobile on a $40 or higher plan will receive additional 1GB of high speed data per month. The offer is good through September 30, 2015 in stores only.
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime has a 4.5-inch display, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot for up to 128GB of additional memory, 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing one. The phone can be paired with:
$30 promo plan – unlimited talk, text and 1GB of high speed data, available with 3G, 4G phones and only select 4G LTE phones.
- $40 plan – unlimited talk, text and 2GB of high speed data
- $50 plan – unlimited talk, text and 4GB of high speed data
- $60 plan – unlimited talk, text and high speed data
Tracfone Wireless’ subsidiary Straight Talk offers reconditioned version of Samsung Galaxy Centura for free, with purchase of a $45 or $60 unlimited monthly plan. Samsung Galaxy Centura is Verizon compatible, 3G Android 4.0 smartphone with 3.5-inch display, 800 MHz processor, 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. It supports microSD cards for memory expansion up to 32GB and has a battery that provides up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 10 days of standby time.
Reconditioned Centura can be paired with Straight Talk’s unlimited plans:
- $45 unlimited plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high speeds and
- $60 unlimited plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high speeds, unlimited mobile to mobile calls to Mexico, unlimited calls to 15 unique international landline numbers per month in 37 countries and international calling to landline and mobile numbers in Canada, China and India.
Besides these 3 free smartphones, you can also get for free reconditioned LG Optimus Dynamic from Straight Talk with purchase of a $45 or $60 unlimited monthly plan, reconditioned Samsung Galaxy Centura and Huawei Glory from Net10 and BLU ADVANCE 4.0 from Giv Mobile with purchase of 2 months of $30, $40 or $60 Unlimited plan.