First pre-paid Windows 10 Mobile device, the Microsoft Lumia 650, comes to Cricket May 5th (UPDATE)

First pre-paid Windows 10 Mobile device, the Microsoft Lumia 650, comes to Cricket May 5th (UPDATE)
Starting on May 5th, Cricket Wireless will be selling the first no-contract handset powered by Windows 10 Mobile in the states. That would be the Microsoft Lumia 650, which will have a price tag of $129.99. With Windows 10 Mobile pre-installed, the phone is equipped with Live Tiles, Cortana, One Drive cloud storage and more. 

UPDATE: AT&T has reached out to us to let us know that they made a mistake on the press release. The date of the launch will be May 6th,

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The Microsoft Lumia 650 features a 5-inch AMOLED display with a 720 x 1280 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. The Snapdragon 212 chipset is under the hood carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU and the Adreno 304 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 200GB capacity microSD slot. An 8MP camera adorns the back of the unit and a 5MP selfie snapper is found on the front of the handset. A 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The Microsoft Lumia 650 comes to Cricket right after the AT&T pre-paid unit added a new $70 a month ($65 with auto pay) plan with unlimited data. If you switch to Cricket from another carrier, you will get a $50 bill credit. Join Cricket after a stint at T-Mobile, and that bill credit is doubled to $100.


source: Cricket

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Lumia 650
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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3 Comments

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Cricket is tempting lately, I wonder if the credit extends to family plans like it did 2 years ago and did the 100$ per line, I sure enjoyed 500$ credit hahaha

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Just transfer one number at the time.

6. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I wonder what they'll charge to buy the phone outright? Cricket usually jacks up the price $40-50 higher if you don't get their service.

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