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Prepaid Android 4.4 Phones - Coolpad Arise $14.99 or less, LG Optimus Fuel $19.99 at Kroger & subsidiaries

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Last Edited by wnat35 February 18, 2015 at 08:44 AM
The Coolpad Arise is now $14.99 through 3/29/15, or $12.00 via Kroger digital coupon for 20% off i-wireless phones (exp. 2/28/15). The LG Optimus Fuel is $29.99 or $19.99 via Kroger digital coupon for $10 off Tracfone/Net10 phones.


Be wary of the Coolpad - see the wiki for info on a potential backdoor.

UPDATE 12/12/14: The $9.99 sale on the Coolpad Arise has been extended through 1/6/2015. There was no tag on the LG, so I'm not sure if that has also been extended, but it did have a tag saying any Tracfone or Net10 phone purchase would receive 500 gas points.

Update 12/18/14: User Geraldism reports the LG is ringing up at $19.99.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Motorola Photon Q (full QWERTY keyboard phone, i-wireless) for $39.99.

Hi folks,

Kroger is having a sale on prepaid Android phones. Both of the below phones are $9.99 with a Kroger Plus card through 12/9/14.

You don't have to activate cell service, so these are $10 Wi-Fi Androids to use for whatever you want - apps, Web browsing, MP3 player, etc.

Note - They also earn bonus fuel points; I got 4x but others have reported more. Not sure how long that part of the deal will last.

Note 2 - Not all stores are advertising the deal, but both phones should ring up at $9.99.

Note 3 - Some people are reporting credits from Tracfone or i-wireless upon purchase. YMMV.

LG Optimus Fuel (L34C) - Tracfone
Dual-core MSM8610 processor - 1.2 GHz
Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
3G speed
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
3.5" touch screen
microSD card slot - expandable to 32 GB, 4 GB card included
3.0MP rear-facing camera
GPS

Coolpad Arise - Kroger I-wireless
Android OS 4.4
4" Touchscreen Display
2.0 MP Camera
4GB of Internal Memory
1600 mAh Battery
Bluetooth(R)
Wi-Fi(R)
G
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You can order the Coolpad Arise for $9.99 with free shipping from I-Wireless here:

https://krogeriwireless.com/shop/phones

Also, for people on the west coast. Smiths (SoCal = Ralphs/Food 4 Less) is our "Kroger" and the Smiths promo is the exact same as the Kroger promo:

https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com...lpad-arise


I would stay away from the COOLPAD devices. They've been identified as having backdoors built in.

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/...eaper.html

"Palo Alto Networks researchers have uncovered CoolReaper, a backdoor contained in millions of Android devices sold by manufacturer Coolpad. CoolReaper exposes users to potential malicious activity and appears to have been installed and maintained by Coolpad despite objections from customers.

Due to the unique way Coolpad modifies the Android OS, it is difficult for Android antivirus programs to identify and remove this backdoor."

The above brief statement doesn't identified which Coolpad model(s); it doesn't tell how the backdoor works. It's just a statement from one company against another. Do some more researching then decide.

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I wonder if Frys is having the same sale. Guess I'll find out tomorrow when I go to the store.
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unlockable?
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512 mb ram on the LG, in case anyone was wondering. Still a pretty sweet deal.
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Last edited by surgemaster786 November 25, 2014 at 08:52 AM
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Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. None on the West Coast. Frown Hope I can get this same deal at Sears' Black Friday Sale, we have those.
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The Coolpad Arise is available on the iWireless website for the same price, but it looks like you're forced to purchase a plan (minimum $10) before you check out. This kills it for me, as I only intend to use these phones to run Perk.

link [krogeriwireless.com]
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Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. None on the West Coast. Frown Hope I can get this same deal at Sears' Black Friday Sale, we have those.
Fred Meyer on the west coast is a Kroger brand. Most promos in the past have been compatible.
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Can someone confirm if Fred Meyer has this deal? My state doesn't have Kroger.
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Can someone confirm if Fred Meyer has this deal? My state doesn't have Kroger.
Yes. My aunt was nice enough to drive to a couple of Fred Meyers in her area to get one for me. Four stores near her are now sold out, she got the last one in her area.
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OOS at Fred Meyer?

What is the deal started date? My nearest Fred Meyer is 10 miles, don't want to waste my time.
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Would either of these work on Page Plus?
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Kroger-branded grocery stores are located throughout the Midwestern and Southern United States. None on the West Coast. Frown Hope I can get this same deal at Sears' Black Friday Sale, we have those.
Ralph's or food for less are Kroger stores
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The Coolpad Arise is available on the iWireless website for the same price, but it looks like you're forced to purchase a plan (minimum $10) before you check out. This kills it for me, as I only intend to use these phones to run Perk.

link [krogeriwireless.com]
Even with the 2 hour (or less) pop up signs now?
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Would either of these work on Page Plus?
The Fuel will.
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