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Cricket Wireless has for New Cricket Wireless Customers: Apple iPhone 8 Plus w/ $60 Plan on sale below when you port-in your number (excludes AT&T ports) and activate a minimum $60/month phone plan. Shipping is free. Thanks mayurpise

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Go easy on me its my first post, I thought it might be good one. As it doesn't show-up directly if browse through cricket wireless website but you need to directly access this link. It's still available. Other iPhones seems unavailable now.

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Last Edited by EagerBorder7252 August 24, 2020 at 10:41 AM
LOCKED to Cricket- requires 6 months service to unlock. Stacks with $25 referral credit for NEW account. Existing cricket customers also can get $50 credit read wiki. Do NOT "copy and paste" your ported out account number and PIN. You need to enter it manually. Note that even if the "copy and paste is correctly depicted on the ordering screen, and the order initially goes through, the port out verification will subsequently fail and the order will be cancelled before the phone is shipped. .

Search eBay for "$25 cricket credit iphone"- the FREE referral link is in the eBay item description here's no need to pay $0.99. REMEMBER sharing, advertising, or PMing referrals is a VIOLATION of SD rules & can result in a BAN


EXISTING
Cricket Customers


STEP 1
Create a new account to purchase the phone. You can self refer and both your existing and new accounts will each get $25

If you have a non-AT&T number, you can port into Cricket. If you have an AT&T number, you can purchase a non-AT&T number from eBay

STEP 2
Before purchasing your free iphone with the new email address, generate the $25 referral coupon from your existing cricket amount. (Search eBay for "$25 cricket credit iphone"- the FREE referral link is in the eBay item description here's no need to pay $0.99) REMEMBER sharing, advertising, or PMing referrals is a VIOLATION of SD rules & can result in a BAN

Your referral code expires 30 days from generation- purchase and activate during this time period

STEP 3
IMMEDIATELY after activating your new phone, enter your unique referral code emailed to you in the "Everything's Better with Friends" section of the myCricket app or Cricket online website. After inputting referral code, you will see a 60 day countdown tracker in the "Everything's Better with Friends" on when your $25 credit is credited.

Downgrade immediately your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation.

STEP 4
After 2 months on cricket plan, both your new and old accounts are credited each with the $25 referral. 2-3 days before your third month is charged on your new account, call cricket customer service to merge your new account with your old account ensuring your $25 credit from the new account is transferred/ merged with your old account and then cancel that additional line that was merged


NEW
Cricket Customers


STEP 1
If you have a non-AT&T number, you can port into Cricket. If you have an AT&T number, you can purchase a non-AT&T number from eBay

STEP 2
After purchasing your free phone, immediately secure a $25 referral coupon from the cricket referral program (Search eBay for "$25 cricket credit iphone"- the FREE referral link is in the eBay item description here's no need to pay $0.99) REMEMBER sharing, advertising, or PMing referrals is a VIOLATION of SD rules & can result in a BAN.

Once a referral code is generated, it expires within 30 days.

STEP 3
IMMEDIATELY after activating your new phone, enter your unique referral code emailed to you in the "Everything's Better with Friends" section of the myCricket app or Cricket online website. After inputting referral code, you will see a 60 day countdown tracker in the "Everything's Better with Friends" on when your $25 credit is credited.

Change your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation. You should now have 2 full months of service with the $60 you prepaid and just have to pay $5 more for an extra third month of service. After 6 months on cricket you can request your free cricket phone to be unlocked


Visual guide for the process to activate new Cricket phone accounts for anyone who is confused about the process:

New Cricket Phone Activation Walkthrough [wixsite.com]


RSIM15 Instructions

This is what worked for me:

I activated Cricket service, set up the phone under my Apple ID, and also updated to the latest iOS. All that with Cricket SIM in tray, as per usual. [Did try to power on the phone for the first time with my preferred carrier's SIM (T-mobile) just to test if the phone comes unlocked but no luck there. It's locked.

To work with your carrier of choice, try RSIM plus carrier's SIM in tray. If you get the pop-up menu, code the ICCID as per instructions. I did not get the menu and was unable to change the ICCID that way.

The workaround was to remove the carrier's SIM and inserted Cricket SIM but with RSIM still in the tray. Then go to "Settings" - "Cellular" - "SIM Applications" - "Edit ICCID" and enter the most recent ICCID number (you can find one here: https://geveystore.com/).

After coding is done, remove Cricket's SIM, insert your carrier's SIM (again, with RSIM still in the tray), and you should be able to register on the carrier's network. I think I needed an extra reboot or two and had to enter Apple ID / Password to proceed.

After the phone connects on your desired carrier, be sure to navigate to Settings - Cellular - Cellular Data Network to ensure the APN settings for your carrier are entered correctly. For T-Mobile, use info found here: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/...ple-iphone

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Please take 2 minutes to read this original post in its entirety (saves you time of going through > 50 pages of thread). Also post #657 is awesome; don't forget to read it;

For ported information, don't copy and paste the ported account info, type it in manually in Cricket's screen.

Brand new iphone 8 Plus 64GB (Grey color) $99
Free Next Business Day Shipping
This is the iphone 8 "Plus" with 5.5" screen not the puny 4.7" screen of the regular iphone 8
Need to port in a number to be eligible
Need to pick $60 plan (for at least a month) but can downgrade on activation; you can cancel the plan but then the $60 will be reflected in your account as a credit.
Autopay will get $5 off your monthly bill
Cricket Wireless runs off the AT&T network. In fact, Cricket is now owned by ATT.
This is a PRE-paid plan so you can cancel the plan anytime
Cricket will ask for last 4 digits of social security but there is no credit check.
Phone locked to Cricket for 6 months (but can be used for trade in for better offers)
Cricket promotional devices are limited to two per household. (So, if you got another promotional offer from Cricket in the last X (6?) months, you can only get 1 more to stay within the limit)
Get $25 credit if using a referral code. Credit will be posted to your account so it is not instant. Just search the internet and ebay for the referral code.
Many credit cards offer $25 credit for cricket wireless (example, Bank of America)
Porting info (account / PIN) needs to be confirmed at the time of placing an order with Cricket but the actual port (switching the numbers between the SIM cards) does not happen until you activate service (Cricket's phone and SIM card need to be in your possession).

"Go to account summary and at the bottom it says something like get xtras, click that and you will go to the refer a friend page and in there you have an option "have a code"."

So, hypothetically this could be $99 for phone less $25 credit on credit card less $25 credit using Cricket referral code for a net cost of $49. The two $25 credits are on the back end so you won't see it instantly when you order

You don't need to have service for all 6 months but the 6 month requirement is needed to unlock the phone.

Tax is charged on the port in price and not the MRP/MSRP of the phone so that's a great thing..

A locked phone such as the one in this thread can be used for trade ins for other deals. The trade in value for most deals give you teh same amount regardless if the phone if 64GB, 256GB or 128 GB.

256GB version in gold color available for $199

You get free Pandora Premium music for 90 days. I didn't notice how to opt out but presumable you can do so to avoid auto billing for it after 90 days.

If you have problems ordering with Firefox, use CHROME or EDGE browser.

referral code for $25 credit can be added upto 30 days from activation.

You must confirm your number transfer within three days of ordering or your order will be canceled

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Also, the $40 plan ($35 with auto-pay) just got recently bumped from 5GB to 10GB. So, really a good deal for $5 increase from the $30 2GB plan, even if you are parking your number temporarily to move."

"I believe you have 30-days to activate the phone. The 3-days is for verifying / confirming the porting information, if there was anything incorrect in the information provided when placing the order. If your porting information is correct, your phone will get shipped. Otherwise, they will wait for 3-days for you to confirm the details before cancelling it. If your order is shipped, then you to activate within 30-days (from ship date or receive date - not sure, but within 25-days as a safe bet)."

"I did Tello took custom plan 100 min no data for $5. Used sprint sim / lg phone .. got new number. Activated, made test call. got port out everything in 15~20 minutes online without human interaction"

https://www.cricketwireless.com/c...-gray.html

"If you need a number highly recommend picking up one of these at Best Buy for $5, activate the service which is free with credit than immediately port out. Cheaper and safer than ebay IMO. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ting...Id=6406986"

POST PURCHASE STEPS
1) Activate phone (for new accounts)
2) Create an online account
3) Add referral code for $25 credit (can be done withing first 30 days)
4) Downgrade plan
5) Add autopay to get $5 monthly credits
6) Remove Pandora Premium for which you are automatically enrolled into when you order the phone and which you will be billed $10 each month after the first 3 months unless you proactively cancel it.
7) Buy screen protector as, without it, 99% chance the phone will slip out of your hands and you will break the screen in 2 years.




The last time, the 128GB version of this phone with Cricket went frontpage per the link below. Now you have the 64Gb version which is $50 cheaper than the 128GB version.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14238494-new-iphone-8-plus-128-gb-149-with-port-free-shipping-and-60-plan?src=SiteSearch


Here are details on the $60 plan:
$60/mo. ($55/mo. with Auto Pay)
Unlimited + 15 GB Mobile Hotspot
Cricket's Fastest Speeds
Unlimited high-speed data access at our fastest speeds (Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy)
15 GB Mobile Hotspot (compatible phone required)
Unlimited talk, text & picture messages in the U.S.
SD quality video streaming (480p)
Mexico & Canada usage (Canada usage cannot exceed 50%)
Unlimited texts from the U.S. to 37 countries
HD Voice & Wi-Fi Calling with compatible phone

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https://www.cricketwireless.com/c...gray.html?

Please take 2 minutes to read this original post in its entirety (saves you time of going through > 50 pages of thread). Also post #657 is awesome; don't forget to read it;

For ported information, don't copy and paste the ported account info, type it in manually in Cricket's screen.

Brand new iphone 8 Plus 64GB (Grey color) $99
Free Next Business Day Shipping
This is the iphone 8 "Plus" with 5.5" screen not the puny 4.7" screen of the regular iphone 8
Need to port in a number to be eligible
Need to pick $60 plan (for at least a month) but can downgrade on activation; you can cancel the plan but then the $60 will be reflected in your account as a credit.
Autopay will get $5 off your monthly bill
Cricket Wireless runs off the AT&T network. In fact, Cricket is now owned by ATT.
This is a PRE-paid plan so you can cancel the plan anytime
Cricket will ask for last 4 digits of social security but there is no credit check.
Phone locked to Cricket for 6 months (but can be used for trade in for better offers)
Cricket promotional devices are limited to two per household. (So, if you got another promotional offer from Cricket in the last X (6?) months, you can only get 1 more to stay within the limit)
Get $25 credit if using a referral code. Credit will be posted to your account so it is not instant. Just search the internet and ebay for the referral code.
Many credit cards offer $25 credit for cricket wireless (example, Bank of America)
Porting info (account / PIN) needs to be confirmed at the time of placing an order with Cricket but the actual port (switching the numbers between the SIM cards) does not happen until you activate service (Cricket's phone and SIM card need to be in your possession).

"Go to account summary and at the bottom it says something like get xtras, click that and you will go to the refer a friend page and in there you have an option "have a code"."

So, hypothetically this could be $99 for phone less $25 credit on credit card less $25 credit using Cricket referral code for a net cost of $49. The two $25 credits are on the back end so you won't see it instantly when you order

You don't need to have service for all 6 months but the 6 month requirement is needed to unlock the phone.

Tax is charged on the port in price and not the MRP/MSRP of the phone so that's a great thing..

A locked phone such as the one in this thread can be used for trade ins for other deals. The trade in value for most deals give you teh same amount regardless if the phone if 64GB, 256GB or 128 GB.

256GB version in gold color available for $199

You get free Pandora Premium music for 90 days. I didn't notice how to opt out but presumable you can do so to avoid auto billing for it after 90 days.

If you have problems ordering with Firefox, use CHROME or EDGE browser.

referral code for $25 credit can be added upto 30 days from activation.

You must confirm your number transfer within three days of ordering or your order will be canceled

"
Also, the $40 plan ($35 with auto-pay) just got recently bumped from 5GB to 10GB. So, really a good deal for $5 increase from the $30 2GB plan, even if you are parking your number temporarily to move."

"I believe you have 30-days to activate the phone. The 3-days is for verifying / confirming the porting information, if there was anything incorrect in the information provided when placing the order. If your porting information is correct, your phone will get shipped. Otherwise, they will wait for 3-days for you to confirm the details before cancelling it. If your order is shipped, then you to activate within 30-days (from ship date or receive date - not sure, but within 25-days as a safe bet)."

"I did Tello took custom plan 100 min no data for $5. Used sprint sim / lg phone .. got new number. Activated, made test call. got port out everything in 15~20 minutes online without human interaction"

https://www.cricketwireless.com/c...-gray.html

"If you need a number highly recommend picking up one of these at Best Buy for $5, activate the service which is free with credit than immediately port out. Cheaper and safer than ebay IMO. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ting...Id=6406986"

POST PURCHASE STEPS
1) Activate phone (for new accounts)
2) Create an online account
3) Add referral code for $25 credit (can be done withing first 30 days)
4) Downgrade plan
5) Add autopay to get $5 monthly credits
6) Remove Pandora Premium for which you are automatically enrolled into when you order the phone and which you will be billed $10 each month after the first 3 months unless you proactively cancel it.
7) Buy screen protector as, without it, 99% chance the phone will slip out of your hands and you will break the screen in 2 years.




The last time, the 128GB version of this phone with Cricket went frontpage per the link below. Now you have the 64Gb version which is $50 cheaper than the 128GB version.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14238494-new-iphone-8-plus-128-gb-149-with-port-free-shipping-and-60-plan?src=SiteSearch


Here are details on the $60 plan:
$60/mo. ($55/mo. with Auto Pay)
Unlimited + 15 GB Mobile Hotspot
Cricket's Fastest Speeds
Unlimited high-speed data access at our fastest speeds (Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy)
15 GB Mobile Hotspot (compatible phone required)
Unlimited talk, text & picture messages in the U.S.
SD quality video streaming (480p)
Mexico & Canada usage (Canada usage cannot exceed 50%)
Unlimited texts from the U.S. to 37 countries
HD Voice & Wi-Fi Calling with compatible phone
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Got the 128Gb deal (actually still waiting till it ships)

Wonder if I get this deal as well and wondering if I could use the $60 added on this one and make it a credit on the other account. Would want to use this one as a trade in...

Any ideas ?
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Keep in mind that the iphone 8 plus 128GB version for $149 with port in was a front page deal on slickdeals just last week and sold out. This will go frontpage and will sell out as well. Deals like these are few and far between.
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Got the 128Gb deal (actually still waiting till it ships)

Wonder if I get this deal as well and wondering if I could use the $60 added on this one and make it a credit on the other account. Would want to use this one as a trade in...

Any ideas ?
did you get automatically enrolled into Pandora Premium and was there a box to uncheck from being auto enrolled into it.

not good news that your phone did not ship. i wonder if they ran out of stock.
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I wonder if metro and boost gonna push similar deal on 8 plus.

Get it while it's still in stock. Once it goes fp, it will go out of stock fast.
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did you get automatically enrolled into Pandora Premium and was there a box to uncheck from being auto enrolled into it.

not good news that your phone did not ship. i wonder if they ran out of stock.
They are delayed and are sending us 256GB for the same price. And I have no idea about Pandora. Didn't need it, so I probably didn't opt in.
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$25 chase offer was expired 2 days ago

Update: I just checked, chase renewed offer on its biz cards
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They are delayed and are sending us 256GB for the same price. And I have no idea about Pandora. Didn't need it, so I probably didn't opt in.
Oh, so they ran out of ($149) 128GB and therefore giving you the ($199) 256GB; good for you. So those that ordered late actually benefited from the delay. I guess if you are one of the last ones to order the $99 version, they could conceivably run out of stock and offer a free upgrade to the 256 GB. But, who can ever guess on the timing since we can't see the Cricket stock.

You are auto enrolled in Pandora Premium unless you opt out, not the other way around.
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$25 chase offer was expired 2 days ago
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The 8+ was $150 the other day.
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For those who don't need unlimited services, you can downgrade to their 10GB plan which is $40 less $5 auto pay credit for a net cost of $35/month. There are even cheaper plans but the 10GB plan may be a sweet spot for many.
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