Cricket Wireless is the no-contract subsidiary of AT&T, offering customers a way to get affordable smartphones with cheap prepaid plans. While many of Cricket’s smartphones are already priced pretty reasonably, there are some special Cricket deals that stand out right now. We’ve compiled the best Cricket deals in this post, but please note that various terms and conditions apply.
The deals that Cricket offers are pretty much all savings on phones when you join the carrier, although they do have occasional price drops on plans. To learn more about what Cricket offers in terms of plans, check out our Cricket Wireless buyer’s guide.
Featured deal: Get a free iPhone SE when you commit for three months
Cricket Mobile is one of the most affordable smartphones and plan carriers, giving you access to the newest phones on great plans. If you’re looking to upgrade your phone without paying an arm and leg with an overpriced plan, Cricket Mobile is offering the iPhone SE for free right now when you purchase three months of their $60 per month plan ($349 off).
The iPhone SE was one of last year’s most popular devices last year as it combined some of Apple’s latest specs into a compact form factor that everyone is familiar with. It’s rocking Apple’s powerful A13 Bionic chip which makes your browsing experience smooth and fluid. The efficiency of the chip also translates to a great battery life especially when paired with the more compact screen.
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Best Cricket deals
- Get great deals on the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11
- Get a new smartphone for free
- Save big on other great phones
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Cricket deals regularly as new promotions launch.
1. Get great deals on the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11
While we covered the iPhone SE deal above as our featured deal, the Apple deals don’t stop there. Cricket Mobile is offering both the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11 for discounted prices. You can grab the iPhone XR for $199.99 ($300 off) and the iPhone 11 for $299.99 ($300 off).
Although they are not the newest devices from Apple, they’re extremely capable devices that are sure to cover all your essentials. Additionally, you’re getting new iPhones on a plan that gives you unlimited data at the fastest network speeds, a 15GB mobile hotspot, and many other perks.
2. Get a new smartphone for free
Right now, Cricket Wireless is offering several smartphone deals for free. You have to switch your old number over to Cricket (excluding any AT&T numbers), then sign up for a plan that’s at least $30 or $60 per month, depending on the device you want. As with all phones sold by Cricket, these handsets will have to be used on the carrier for six months before they can be truly unlocked.
There are quite a few which are free right now outside of the two we’ve already mentioned, which you can check out below. However, the list changes very regularly, so it’s worth checking for yourself.
3. Save big on other great phones
While not completely free, signing up for a Cricket plan can secure you some solid savings on higher-end phones, as with the aforementioned deals on the iPhone 11.
See also: The best Samsung phones
Two of the best deals on Android phones are on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which you can own for $399.99 ($200 off) when you join Cricket, and the Galaxy A52 5G, which is down to $299.99 ($160 off). The former was named the Editor’s Choice in our list of the best Android smartphones of 2020.
Here’s a selection of the phones you can save on:
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE for $399.99 ($200 off)
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G for $299.99 ($160 off)
- Moto G Stylus 5G for $99.99 ($130 off)
- Samsung Galaxy A32 5G for $99.99 ($180 off)
- Nokia C5 Endi for $49.99 ($110 off)
These are the best Cricket Wireless deals currently available. We’ll be sure to update this post with new deals once they are announced. In the meantime, you may be interested in the deals that a few of the other MVNO’s have to offer: