Cricket has a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9; pay $275 when you port over your number

Cricket has a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy S9; pay $275 when you port over your number
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S10 line up has been released, you can shop around for deals on the Galaxy S9. But you probably won't be able to top a new deal from pre-paid carrier Cricket (via Android Authority). The AT&T MVNO is offering new customers the 64GB Galaxy S9 for $274.99. This requires that a new Cricket subscriber port over his or her number from another carrier as long as that carrier is not AT&T (for obvious reasons).

Those moving to Cricket without porting over their number, or current subscribers with an upgrade, can buy the phone for $549.99. That is a $50 discount from Cricket's usual price of $599.99. However, if you're a current customer of the pre-paid provider using an upgrade, half of that savings disappears thanks to a $25 upgrade fee.

Frankly, if you're not porting your number over to Cricket and taking advantage of that $274.99 price, you're better off purchasing the phone elsewhere. An eBay seller is offering the 64GB unlocked version of the phone for $449.99, while B&H Photo has the same unit for $479.99. And if you don't mine leasing the phone, Sprint is charging $10 per month for an 18 month Flex Lease.

The $274.99 deal for the Galaxy S9 is available with the following Cricket plans:

  • $30/month-includes unlimited talk, text, data (2GB of high-speed data).
  • $40/month ($35 with AutoPay)-includes unlimited talk, text and data (5GB of high-speed data).
  • $55/month ($50 with AutoPay)-includes unlimited talk, text and data (speeds up to 3Mbps), video streams at 480p.
  • $60/month ($55 with AutoPay)-includes unlimited talk, text and high-speed data, video streams at 480p.
The deal is available online only, and expires on May 18th. Also note that the Galaxy S9 may be restricted for use only on Cricket's network for the first six months following the purchase of the phone.

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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5 Comments

1. phoneclash

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 18, 2018

Typical cricket crap, online only. I have friends who work for cricket dealers, and the stores don’t get any deals like this.

2. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

Calm your tits, all you have to do is print out the promo and take it in store

3. phoneclash

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 18, 2018

Nope, read the offer it says in bold, online only. That promo won’t work in the store l know people who work for cricket and every time a good deal like this happens it’s online only.

4. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1175; Member since: May 01, 2017

You already said you know people who work there, no need to keep repeating irrelevant nonsense. The cricket stores in your area must suck them because the one in my town will let you get get a online deal in store if you just print the promo

5. phoneclash

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 18, 2018

That never happens out here, must be a small town or something. No hate though, if that happened in NYC people would have flocked to cricket. No dealer in NYC does that.

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