Cricket will sell you the latest version of the Motorola Moto E for $129.99

Cricket will sell you the latest version of the Motorola Moto E for $129.99
This morning, pre-paid carrier Cricket announced that starting March 13th, it will offer the latest version of the Motorola Moto E to its subscribers. The handset will be priced at $129.99. Those purchasing the device will get some goodies like unlimited calling and messaging to Mexico from the U.S. on Cricket's Smart, Pro and Advance plans.

The handset will feature Cricket's Wi-Fi app pre-installed. With this app, Cricket users can connect to one of 14 million free and open hotspots available across the country. Those moving to Cricket from T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint, Boost and other networks, will receive a free month of service if they select the $50 or $60 rate plan. This free month will come after two paid months using the Smart, Pro or Advanced plan.

The second-generation Motorola Moto E features a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 540 x 960. A 64-bit quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU is under the hood. 1GB of RAM is on board along with 8GB of native storage. If you need additional memory, a 32GB capacity microSD slot is available. A 5MP camera is on back and a .3MP snapper adorns the front of the unit. A 2390mAh battery keeps the lights on and Android 5.0 is pre-installed.

via: AndroidCentral

Related phones

Moto E (2015)
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2390 mAh



1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nice...but they need to get the LG F60 as well. Having a removable battery AS WELL as removable memory would be nice. My Moto G is just over a year old and the battery only has about half the life it had. It'd be the perfect phone if I could at least replace the battery, the memory is a different story. Give me the F60 already, Metro has it...

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

In india it is available at around $115.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you are abusing your batteries. Because you should have only half life after one year. If you constantly drain the battery to the point that its completely dead. Then that is a great way to kill the life of a lithium type battery. Also if you leave it drained for a good period of time without charging it, that only adds to killing the battery even more. To top it off if you constantly never fully charge the battery completely, then this adds to killing the battery even more. This holds true for all smart phone batteries.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7459; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I should add that micro SD is not really a necessity any more, especially since there are a number of good alternatives to augment your micro SD storage needs. Like micro USB to micro SD slot devices that you can buy for $10. There is also USB otg cables for like $2-$5. And the best in my opinion is all the different portable WiFi storage solutions out there. A really good one that I recommend is the Sandisk Connect, which can fit on your key chain or your wallet. The device even allows you to change micro SD cards, and it supports 8 connects simultaneously, plus it supports multiple platforms (Android, iOS, Mac books, Windows PC/laptops, and more.

11. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You must be a disgruntled ex-SanDisk employee and/or work for one of the current phone manufacturers that went away from choice and promotes greed and forcing people to do mandatory upgrades every two years Because walking around with another bulky fob on my keychain or a scrunched-up three to six foot cord in my pocket is the better answer than just sliding a little, inconspicuous card into the back of my phone. And I use my battery and charging ranges no different than anyone else. Piss-poor excuse. These are Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer batteries, not Nickel Metal one's from twenty years ago, so memory should not be an issue. Batteries get a half-life, batteries die. Stop with the excuses.

3. VicktorP

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Why would anyone switch to cricket? MetroPCS is offering $54 instant credit to those cricket customers who port in their number and trade in their cricket cdma phone. Also cricket limits it's customers to just 8mbps download speeds and they don't get truly umlimited data. As to MetroPCS and T-mobile. With Metro for $50 you get truly umlimited LTE data with no throttling.

4. HASHTAG unregistered

Maybe because they have twice the coverage? Also, most of the general population is fine with 8mbps.

10. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you gotta be lucky and live in a good area to enjoy metro, my brother try it and had horrible service, so he had to order a land line so people can reach him in his house..........when you cant use your own cell phone in your house, I dont think the unlimited worth it.....even Cricket would be better

12. VicktorP

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

that would suck not having service, but that's why t-mobile and metro pcs offer the wifi calling and texting. You have to enable it in setting. Then everything goes over IP.

13. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

Cricket was recently paying $100 to people that switched from T-Mobile. Why switch? MetroPCS = T-Moble / Cricket = AT&T. I had T-Mobile until I moved to a house with metal framing. No reception at all inside the house, 4 bars standing in the driveway.

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