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Wal-Mart has the Samsung Galaxy Express for Cricket Wireless on rollback for $49.88.

Cricket is sold regionally at Walmart. To see if your local Walmart carries this phone check HERE. [walmart.com]

At less than $50 this phone has a lot going for it:
- 4G LTE
- 4.5" Super AMOLED Plus screen
- 1.3 MP Front / 5 MP Back cameras

For all intents and purposes this is an updated version of a Galaxy SII: Comparison HERE [phonearena.com]

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About Cricket: Cricket was acquired by AT&T in March and now utilizes the AT&T 4G LTE network. Cricket just launched new plans that are the most aggressive in the industry.

Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with 2.5GB full speed data = $35 w/ autopay
Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with 5GB full speed data = $45 w/ autopay
Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with 10GB full speed data = $55 w/ autopay

Current Promo: Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with 20GB full speed data = $55 with autopay if you have an LTE phone. The Galaxy Express certainly qualifies. (Must have LTE phone & not eligible for Group Save)
Additional Promo: Port your non AT&T number to Cricket and sign up on a $50 or $60 plan and get 3rd month FREE
Group Save: Group plans together on your account and save up to $100/mo. with 5 lines.
5x$40 Basic plan = $200 - $100 Group Save = $100/mo. or mix and match plans
(2 lines -Save $10) (3 lines - save $30) (4 lines - save $60) (5 lines - save $100)

All Plans:
1. Services and features of all plans are available for 30 days upon payment of rate plan charge. Unlimited plans include 2.5 GB, 5 GB, 10 GB, or 20 GB high-speed data access allowance, respectively, as set forth in the rate plan grid. When your data use exceeds the respective high-speed access allowance, your data download speeds will be reduced to a maximum 128Kbps for the remainder of your monthly billing cycle.
2. High-speed data access allows download speeds of a maximum of 8 Mbps for compatible LTE devices and 4 Mbps for compatible HSPA+ devices.
3. Coverage, services and speeds are not available everywhere.
4. No activation fee for Wal-Mart purchases that are activated online at cricketwireless.com/join or over the phone at 855-619-6021
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This phone is locked for Cricket Wireless, and is not a simple unlock. A quick scan of eBay shows $30+ for unlock code.

Please do not ask about compatibility with other carriers:

Verizon/Sprint:Not compatible

T-Mobile/MetroPCS/Family Mobile, etc: As stated above, this phone is not easy to unlock. Even if you went through the hassle of unlocking, you would only get Edge is most areas. If you're not going to use with Cricket, there are better options for you.

AT&T/Straight Talk/Go Phone: If you were to get this phone unlocked somehow, you could use with networks that ride on AT&T. Cricket will also unlock after 6 months of service.

I welcome comparison to other phones that cost $40-$60 but please don't bash this deal by comparing it to newer phones that cost more. I liken this deal to the T-Mobile L90 (NO LTE) for $50, or the Verizon Moto Luge (4.3" screen) for $50, both of which were front page deals. (Though neither comparable plan comes close to what Cricket offers!)
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Does Cricket allow teethering for free ?
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Does Cricket allow teethering for free ?
Not right now, but there are lots of threads on howardforums.com that talk about phones that will work with tethering.
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I checked out the Galaxy Express at an AT&T store months back and it reminded me of the Epic 4G Touch I had WAY back in the day on Sprint. I LOVED that phone except for Sprints crap network. The Express seems equivalent. Even today I think the Express would impress most basic users.
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super amoled for 50$ has that even been done yet or have i been out of the phone area for too long?

sounds like a great deal even more with 20gb
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I switched to Cricket from Straight Talk a couple of months ago and have been very happy on their most basic plan (previously 1GB of high-speed data, now 2.5GB before throttling) for $35 (first month is $40, then the auto-pay discount kicks in).

I didn't want to spend the $8 on a SIM (I'm a true SDer!), so I bought one of their FAR 4G phones (HTC Desire 510, I think) to the get the SIM for free (for use in my Nexus 4) and toss the phone up on Craiglist or keep as a spare.

I asked and was told that in order to qualify for the rebate, I had to use the phone I purchased for 45 days (essentially 2 billing cycles), but that didn't make any sense, so I just activated the SIM and phone when I got them and then popped the SIM in my N4 and have used it ever since. I received the rebate card a couple of days after the 45-day mark.

I verified with a Cricket CSR that they will unlock any phone - for no charge - that you purchase from them after 6 months of continual service. Again, I'm pretty sure it's tied to the SIM/account/number and not the phone itself, so I'm holding on the FAR phone until then just to see if it works...and because it will be worth slightly more unlocked.
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I figured I'd get one to try it out. I've got an SIII right now and it works great, but the battery life is weak. If this little Express does better, I'll just sell the Virgin Mobile SIII and try out Cricket's service. Apparently it's pretty decent in this area.
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If the wiki is correct, the Galaxy express is on 4.1.2 which is older software than the luge, which is on 4.4.2. More to the point, anything before 4.4 is susceptible to the webview bug.I would suspect that the luge would be more peppy as well. Thanks to project svelte on KitKat,and probably lighter skinning on the luge

The luge won't work out of the box with att or tmobile but it can be modified to work. Though you won't get 4glte on att or tmobile.

Aside from that while the express has a slightly larger screen (0.2"), the luge has 35% higher resolution.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sa...xy_Express

Phone wise, the free Galaxy victory was the best bang for the buck though that was on Sprint Prepaid. Works great as a wifi device around the house.

If you are on att then this is certainly a good deal for a $50 phone which is pretty usable. Only major concern for me is the older software.
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I figured I'd get one to try it out. I've got an SIII right now and it works great, but the battery life is weak. If this little Express does better, I'll just sell the Virgin Mobile SIII and try out Cricket's service. Apparently it's pretty decent in this area.
Yes, coverage is awesome in the Carolina's! I'm not sure what your needs are, so I can't say if the Express will work for you coming from the GS3, but you're definitely going to get a much better network, and I'm guessing, a MUCH better plan!
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Quote from doakie View Post :
I checked out the Galaxy Express at an AT&T store months back and it reminded me of the Epic 4G Touch I had WAY back in the day on Sprint. I LOVED that phone except for Sprints crap network. The Express seems equivalent. Even today I think the Express would impress most basic users.
Agree completely! The Epic 4G Touch was Sprint's version of the GS2, and this phone is very similar. For $50 this is a pretty great deal!
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thanks op I have a windows on cricket now and this looks like a nicer phone. Can I just put my sim in or do I have to go to a store.
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thanks op I have a windows on cricket now and this looks like a nicer phone. Can I just put my sim in or do I have to go to a store.
As long as your SIM is already activated, you should be able to just pop it in the new phone.
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I think the Moto G 4G LTE being offered by Cricket is a better deal $25 AR. Think the specs are slightly better and $25 cheaper. If you switch from another network, then 3rd month free with the $50 plan.

Also checked with the rep, you can downgrade to basic after the 3rd month. So two months @50 - $5 autopay, $0 the 3rd, then @40 - $5 autopay.

Also, no activation fees if ordered online.
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if only Cricket allowed tethering - they would control the entire market...
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Quote from snapperT1i View Post :
I think the Moto G 4G LTE being offered by Cricket is a better deal $25 AR. Think the specs are slightly better and $25 cheaper. If you switch from another network, then 3rd month free with the $50 plan.

Also checked with the rep, you can downgrade to basic after the 3rd month. So two months @50 - $5 autopay, $0 the 3rd, then @40 - $5 autopay.

Also, no activation fees if ordered online.
I'm with you, but the Moto G LTE is not online anymore. You have to go into a store where you pay $100 out of pocket + probably an activation fee.

This way it's $50 no activation fee & no rebate.

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if only Cricket allowed tethering - they would control the entire market...
I agree completely! I have the 20GB plan and tethering would be icing on the cake!
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