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MetroPCS and Cricket start financing high-end handsets

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Dec 2012, 21:55

MetroPCS and Leap Wireless' Cricket Communications have each started financing programs to help its customers finance the purchase of high end smartphones like the Apple iPhone 5; Cricket customers can walk out of the store with a brand new Apple iPhone 5 which Leap sells partial subsidized for $500, after paying only $105...

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:05 1

1. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

To bad their networks are a good as dial up..

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 22:27

9. skymitch89 (Posts: 1362; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

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 13 Dec 2012, 22:15

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I'm really hoping sptint will buy both of these carriers.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 04:50

5. Patrik69 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

Sprint has a 5 year contract with Cricket till 2015.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 22:44

3. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

good idea

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 03:55

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Hey, didn't the housing crisis start with trying to give cash-strapped customers loans... Whats the difference here? People should STOP trying to keep up with the Joneses... I think it's a bad idea.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:55

6. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

I don't think prepaid phones should be high end models, but mainly mid-tier.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 19:11

8. cripton805 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Why? They provide needed competition to keep prices low.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:56

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Is this an article on MetroPCS & Cricket or an advertisement for iPhone 5?

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 20:56

10. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

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.

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