MetroPCS and Cricket start financing high-end handsets
posted by Alan F. / Dec 13, 2012, 9:55 PM
low upfront payments on otherwise expensive smartphones. MetroPCS is also working with a company called BillFloat and the idea is to let a customer walk away with,say, an Apple iPhone 5 after putting up a small amount of money upfront and paying off the balance in monthly installments. Cricket customers can walk out of the store with an Apple iPhone 5 for just $105 upfront. After paying interest and repayment fees, the buyer will end up paying a lot more than the partly subsidized $500 that Cricket also offers the phone for, but BillFloat and Progressive don't require a credit check. The companies take their monthly payments straight from the borrower's bank account.
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To bad their networks are a good as dial up..
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 10:05 PM 1
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Too bad you are wrong. I can only speak for Cricket because I have used their 3G modem (about 3 years ago), and their 3G speeds aren't all that bad, I was averaging about 1Mbps download (which is better than what I am getting from Sprint, an average of about .5Mbps).
posted on Dec 14, 2012, 10:27 PM 0
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I'm really hoping sptint will buy both of these carriers.
posted on Dec 13, 2012, 10:15 PM 0
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I don't think prepaid phones should be high end models, but mainly mid-tier.
posted on Dec 14, 2012, 5:55 PM 0
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I seen banners at cricket stores advertising that you can leave the store with a Samsung galaxy s3 for $49 . I'm thinking about going to inquiry about that but I'm on T-Mobile. Not sure if it's worth over paying though.
posted on Dec 15, 2012, 8:56 PM 0
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