ZTE Blade X2 Max coming soon to Cricket Wireless

The Blade V9 is not the only smartphone ZTE plans to introduce in the United States this spring, but it might be one of the few high-tier devices coming from the Chinese handset maker.

It appears that a mid-range Android phone that goes by the name of ZTE Blade X2 Max will be available in the US via Cricket Wireless, though details about release date and price remain a mystery.

In fact, aside from a picture of the device that was obtained by AndroidAuthority, no other information about the smartphone was made public. However, we expect this one to be a mid-range phone since it’s …


New Cricket subscribers can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 for $350 (50% off) under certain conditions

A week from this Sunday, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will both be unveiled. All of a sudden, those with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will own a phone belonging to the previous generation. But this dynamic allows retailers and carriers to take an axe to the price of the 2017 flagships right now, as they try to quickly reduce their inventory of the older models to make room for the new units.

Take Cricket Wireless, for example. The AT&T-owned pre-paid carrier has a great deal on the Galaxy S8 that amounts to a 50% off discount. It’s simple, really. Switch …

Cricket Wireless offers free Alcatel and LG smartphones to those who switch

Cricket Wireless is kicking off the new year with a promotional offer aimed at switchers. It’s not the first time the US carrier offers free smartphones to those who switch, but you can now choose between two budget-friendly handsets made by Alcatel and LG, respectively.

In fact, you can even have both the Alcatel Verso and LG Fortune if you decide to add two lines of unlimited data for $80 per month. We’ve already talked about the Alcatel Verso, a smartphone that Cricket started to sell for $30 not long ago, so let’s see what the LG Fortune has to offer.

Well, the LG Fortune (also …

Cricket Wireless starts selling the entry-level Alcatel Verso for just $30

The new Alcatel Verso is one of the cheapest Android smartphones that you can now purchase in the United States. US carrier Cricket Wireless now offers the Verso for free with number transfer or $30 with new number (or current customer upgrade).

As you might have guessed, the Alcatel Verso is far from being impressive specs-wise. It’s true, the Verso runs Android 7.0 Nougat, which is quite decent even for a 2018 smartphone.

However, the handset sports a modest 5-inch display with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution and Dragontrail Glass. It’s got a 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 16GB …

Cricket Wireless chirps now to promote new offers that start this Sunday, November 5th

Pre-paid carrier Cricket Wireless, owned by AT&T, announced today some upcoming promotions that start this Sunday, November 5th. Starting on that date, Cricket’s $30 a month plan will come with 2GB of high speed data, twice the current amount. The $40/month plan will come with 25% more high speed data (5GB up from 4GB). In addition, Cricket Wireless is bringing back its Unlimited 2 plan.

The Unlimited 2 plan allows subscribers to sign up for two lines with unlimited high speed data, for $80 a month. Additional unlimited lines can be added (up to four more) for a rate of $25 a month per …

The entry-level ZTE Blade X launched at Cricket Wireless for $120

Cricket Wireless recently announced that it has picked up the sequel to the ZTE Blade X Max phablet, which made its debut the at the US carrier back in May. The new smartphone is called ZTE Blade X and it’s slightly smaller and cheaper than its bigger brother.

Starting today, the Blade X is available for purchase at Cricket Wireless, both online or at select retail locations for $120 outright. Specs-wise, ZTE’s entry-level smartphone almost unimpressive, hence the low price.

The smartphone ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat right out of the box and features …

Alcatel Idol 5 coming to Cricket Wireless on October 27

Quietly introduced earlier this month at IFA 2017 trade fair, the Alcatel Idol 5 will make its debut in the United States in late October. The smartphone will be exclusively carried in the country by Cricket Wireless.

The Idol 5 promises premium features at a fraction of the price of today’s major brand smartphones. But how much exactly Alcatel’s handset really costs? According to Cricket, the Idol 5 will be available for purchase for just $199 beginning October 27.

Now let’s see what are those “premium features” that Alcatel says the Idol 5 has to offer …

HTC Desire 555 now available in the U.S. exclusively from Cricket Wireless

If that chirping you heard outside your window was keeping you up all night, perhaps it was a special message that was just meant for your ears from Cricket Wireless. You might not speak cricket, but we do. And we can tell you that the HTC Desire 555 is now available from Cricket Wireless for only $119 when you upgrade to a new phone, or switch to Cricket from another carrier. The Desire 555 features a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 resolution (HD).

Under the hood is a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU and there is 16GB of native storage inside. Those seeking additional storage can access the 2TB capacity …

Samsung Galaxy Halo is Cricket Wireless' newest Android Nougat phone

As of this week, Cricket Wireless is selling a relatively new Samsung smartphone – the Galaxy Halo. The handset is only relatively new because it’s just a rebranded (and slightly different) variant of the Galaxy J7 Perx, which has been available since earlier this year on Sprint and its prepaid brands.

The Galaxy Halo is sold by Cricket for $179.99 (no contract required), and comes only in black. The smartphone offers LTE connectivity and support for HD Voice, sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz (most likely, this …

Alcatel Pulsemix is a new, interesting $79 smartphone headed to Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless, one of AT&T’s prepaid brands, today announced the upcoming release of the Alcatel Pulsemix, an affordable smartphone that will go on sale on July 21.

The Pulsemix is a rebranded Alcatel A50 – a handset that will soon be offered in the US unlocked for $149.99 (or less if you want to buy its Amazon Prime version, which comes with adds and various Amazon offers on the home screen).

Similar to the A50, Cricket’s Alcatel Pulsemix runs Android Nougat out of the box, offers a 5.2-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek …