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Samsung Galaxy S5 will have "the best pricing in prepaid" at Cricket

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Regional US mobile carrier Cricket now belongs to AT&T, but that doesn’t mean it changed its approach towards the wireless industry - thus, it’s still a prepaid brand. Today, Cricket announced the upcoming release of Samsung’s Galaxy S5, saying that it will offer it with “the best pricing in prepaid”, namely $539.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

This seems to be the best Galaxy S5 price in the US, indeed. If you want to buy the handset off-contract from any other carrier, you need to shed at least $599.99 for it.

Cricket will start selling the Galaxy S5 this Friday, June 27, both online and in stores. Customers will be able to pair it with Cricket’s monthly plans starting at $35 (after “a $5 credit for using Auto Pay”).

The Samsung Galaxy S5 offered by Cricket won’t be different from the version that’s already available in the US, featuring Android 4.4 KitKat, LTE, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 16MP rear camera, heart rate monitor, fingerprint recognition, and a water-resistant body.

At the moment, the Galaxy S5 can be bought in the US via Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile.

source: Cricket

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 23:28

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

So the ATT logo on the Galaxy S5 must cost $100 if ATT can sell the Galaxy S5 for $100 less without their logo.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 06:58

2. kevin91202 (Posts: 599; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)

Some tiny American subsidiary, that no one has heard of, makes the news on phonearena?

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:46 1

4. DFranch (Posts: 247; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Cricket now uses AT&T's LTE network. The speeds are capped, but I hardly notice it, and it's only $45 a month for 2.5 GB.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 07:15

3. jckc92 (Posts: 29; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

Funny thing about Cricket was that I went to an AT&T store to ask if Cricket will be bought out by AT&T and they said no way. They were bought out last month and are switching from CDMA to GSM. I dropped Verizon after 5 years to save money. Averaged $67/month from Verizon and now pay $45 with unlimited talk, text, and 2.5 GB of date from Cricket with no change in reception. That a savings of $264/year just for 1 line! All I need is to have my Wife and Daughter drop theirs after their contract expires...You save even more with each additional line..I know Cricket is tiny but they are going to make a big splash with people that want to save money, have no contracts, and still have great reception....

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