Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles now on sale for just $99.99 from Cricket

Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles now on sale for just $99.99 from Cricket
Now throughout the rest of the holiday season, you can buy the Alcatel Idol 4 with VR Goggles for just $99.99 from pre-paid carrier Cricket. The device comes with a 5.2-inch LCD screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Driving the handset is a Snapdragon 617 SoC with an octa-core 1.7GHz CPU, and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3GB of RAM provides smooth multi-tasking, and 16GB of native storage is included (10GB available to the user). Those seeking additional memory can access a 512GB microSD slot.

The primary rear-facing camera weighs in at 13MP, while the 8MP front-facing camera shoots selfies in wide angle. There also is a front-facing flash that can be used to take selfies in low-light conditions, and keeping the lights on is a 2610mAh battery. Android 6.0 is pre-installed, and the phone is available in metallic silver.

If these specs sound familiar to you, it is because the exact model is being re-branded by BlackBerry as the DTEK50. Keep in mind that the DTEK50 is available from BlackBerry for $299. You can buy essentially the same phone from Cricket for almost $200 less. And the Alcatel Idol 4 from Cricket includes a free VR headset, an accessory not offered by BlackBerry for its version of the phone.

Remember, this is a limited time deal that runs for the remainder of the holiday season. Cricket has three plans that offer unlimited talk and text. For $45 a month with auto pay, you can get 8GB of data. $55 a month with auto pay will give you 10GB of data. For $65 with auto pay, you can receive unlimited data (data speed capped at 8Mbps for LTE coverage).

If you're interested in the Alcatel Idol 4 with the VR Goggles, visit your local Cricket Store, or click on this link.

source: Cricket

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Idol 4
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2610 mAh(15h talk time)



1. Eraman

Posts: 164; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

If it was BlackBerry DTEK50 I'll go for it, but this is just another "normal" android phone

2. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

"with activation" This is not a cricket ad.

4. jeffpom

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

The only way you can buy their phones (higher end) is with activation. They currently offer waived activation fee though - if you port in (or anytime if you order online) and that phone normally goes 150-200. It's worth it.

10. 10033859

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

They wanted me to cough up 270 for this "100$" phone

11. jeffpom

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

They were wrong. Come in to my store, and I'll tell you 100 for the phone, 25 activation (unless you're porting), plus your plan. 70 - unlimited LTE, 60 - 10 GB LTE, 50 - Normally 5 GB but now 8GB (which you'll be able to keep), 40 - 2.5 GB, and 30 - 1 GB (No Discounts on that plan) So, 99.99+25+50(8GB)=174.99 (plus taxes on phone and activation fee)

12. 10033859

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

Yeah i wish i was able to go to you instead of my local lady that had a accent so bad you could barely understand her..

3. T-Dizzle

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Liking cricket a great deal. They have good promos for new customers.

5. jeffpom

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

30 for 1 GB of LTE, 40 for 2.5, 50 for 5 (currently 8 - promo), 60 for 10, and 70 for Unlimited. Taxes and Fees included in plan. Auto Pay and Group discounts are available... And this is an awesome phone! Four Way speakers, Adoptable Storage... This deal is worth it! (Yes I work for a Cricket Retailer.... but I'm honest. This is a great phone!)

6. suhas2000

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

The Cricket version has 2GB of RAM, FYI.

7. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

The VR googles are just a gimmick.. they suck. Phone is OK.

8. 10033859

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

Yeah they jam it in your face that its 100$... So I went in one day, with 200$, heck, I needed a new phone, and I knew they'd want money for a setup fee or whatever, so 100$ more was more then enough to deal with all of that, and I even contacted customer service and asked them and they said it should come out to 180$. So I went in, I said that I wanted to buy the Alcatel Idol 4, she asked if I was a new customer, I said yes I am. So she said it would be 260$... I asked why feeling disappointed, and she said that because I'm a new customer, theres the 25$ activation fee, and 35$ for my first month of data, (1gb) and somehow that comes out to 270$.. I walked out knowing every second of my time had been wasted.. That phone even in the window said 100$, and somehow that came out to almost 3 times what I originally was supposed to pay for it. I will never return to cricket and will probably stop using even At&t now.

9. 10033859

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

That link that just happens to be right there in the story also sounds shady, this is looking more and more like an advertisement then a story, seeing that it even goes the extra mile to explain every different plan option, but not the 25$ startup fee.

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