LG Stylo 4 lands at Cricket Wireless with 3GB RAM for $230
Essentially identical to the international Q Stylus, the LG Stylo 4 appears to be packing more memory on Cricket than MetroPCS at a higher price point.
Cricket’s LG Fortune 2 is a dirt-cheap Android Nougat phone with mediocre specs
The LG Fortune 2 only seems to have that ultra-low $99.99 price point going for it, running Android 7.1 Nougat and featuring overall subpar specs by 2018 standards.
Entry-level Moto E5 Play/Moto E5 Cruise rendered en route to Verizon and Cricket
The Verizon and Cricket-bound Moto E5 Play, aka E5 Cruise, doesn’t look like much at a first glance, but one particular design choice and a presumably ultra-low price point may make it quite appealing to the masses.
Switch to Cricket Wireless, and get a free new Alcatel Verso or old LG Fortune
In addition to ultra-affordable unlimited data plans, those who choose to switch to Cricket Wireless in the near future can get one of several Android phones free of charge.
Cricket revives cheaper unlimited plan with more restrictions, hotspot add-on also available
There are now two Cricket Wireless unlimited data plans, the newer of which starts at $55 a month with a permanent 3 Mbps speed cap.
Cricket Wireless exclusively picks up $120 ZTE Blade X with Android 7.1 and fingerprint scanner
If you’re in the market for a smaller, ever so slightly cheaper prepaid phone than the Blade X Max, Cricket’s ZTE Blade X costs just $120.
Cricket starts selling familiar $180 Samsung Galaxy Halo with Android 7.0
It’s far from stylish, and it largely packs mediocre specs, but Cricket’s new Samsung Galaxy Halo is relatively inexpensive and Nougat-powered.
Cricket’s ‘exclusive’ Alcatel Pulsemix is a rebranded A50, aka A5 LED, priced at $80 and up
This naming scheme is all over the place, but Cricket’s Alcatel Pulsemix, Amazon’s A50 and the “international” A5 LED are essentially the same phone.
Cricket Wireless picks up $150 ZTE Blade X Max with Android 7.1.1 and 6-inch 1080p screen
Exclusively available on prepaid Cricket Wireless plans, the Android 7.1 Nougat-powered ZTE Blade X Max only costs $149.99.
Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 offers Android Nougat to Cricket customers at $150
Following in the footsteps of last year’s Amp Prime, and copying this year’s J3 Emerge, Cricket’s Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 stands out with Nougat.
If you absolutely need a phone at Cricket, get a Microsoft Lumia 650 for 99 cents
It’s not exactly a thrift store phone, especially since the Microsoft Store is still selling the year-old phone for $199. Different story at Cricket.
Cricket throttling its unlimited data users harder starting April 2
The AT&T prepaid carrier already caps rates at 8Mbps. Now, unlimited data users may see bigger speed cuts like their postpaid counterparts.
ZTE Grand X 4 launches on Cricket at $130 with fingerprint scanner on deck
A fingerprint sensor is not something high-end phones will brag about these days, but at $130, it’s a killer feature for the ZTE Grand X 4.
Alcatel Streak and Ideal are Cricket and AT&T’s names for the ultra-low-cost Dawn
Boost and Virgin are calling it Dawn, while Cricket and AT&T have just rebranded the ultra-affordable Android phone as Alcatel Streak and Ideal.