It’s not easy for small prepaid wireless service providers to contend the US “Big Four” even under normal circumstances, so trying to snatch customers away from T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon during the gift-giving season sounds like a perfect mission for Tom Cruise.
But while Cricket Wireless can’t give away the iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 for free this Black Friday weekend, AT&T’s low budget-focused daughter operator will not ask you to jump through many hoops to score its best holiday deal either.
No trade-in required, no convoluted fine print or strings attached. Just visit one of the prepaid carrier’s brick and mortar stores or head over to cricketwireless.com from now until Sunday, November 27, and pay $49.99 on a recently launched ZTE Grand X 4 with activation on a smartphone plan.
Mind you, this respectable mid-range 5.5-incher is literally as fresh as paint, costing $130 last week with a fingerprint reader in tow, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM, 13/5MP cameras, and 3,140 mAh battery. A solid spec sheet for that introductory price, a killer bang for buck now.
Cricket has an abundance of tempting limited-time offers for folks bringing their numbers over from a different network too, including a $100 ZTE Grand X Max 2 with 6-inch Full HD screen resolution and dual 13 + 2MP rear cams, $30 Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime, and free Microsoft Lumia 650, ZTE Sonata 3 or LG Spree.