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Cricket New Customers: 64GB Apple iPhone SE + 3-Mo. Prepaid Unltd Service EXPIRED

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Cricket Wireless offers New Customers: 64GB Apple iPhone SE on sale for $0 + Pre-Pay for 3-Months of $60 Prepaid Unlimited Service for $180 (for total of $180). Shipping is free.

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Deal Instructions:
  1. Add your choice of Apple iPhone SE below to cart by selecting 'New Customer', then 'I'm Switching to Cricket or I Need a New Number'
  2. Next, select the $60 Unlimited Plan
  3. Price for 3-Months of Service plus iPhone will be $180 + free shipping.
About this product / service:
  • Cricket Wireless is a prepaid no-contract service owned by and operated on the AT&T network (coverage map).
  • This device is locked to the Cricket Wireless network and can be unlocked after 180 consecutive days (6 months) of active prepaid service on Cricket Wireless (unlock policy).
  • You may switch to any other lower-priced service plan once your first 2 months of prepaid service on the $60 unlimited plan ends or cancel service at any time. Note that you will not be refunded for unused time remaining on the amount you prepaid with this offer if you cancel before the initial 60 days period has completed.
  • $60 Unlimited Plan features:
    • Unlimited talk, text & picture messages in the U.S.
    • Unlimited high-speed 4G LTE data access (Cricket may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy)
    • 15GB Mobile Hotspot
    • 150GB Cloud Storage
    • SD quality video streaming (480p)
    • Mexico and Canada usage (Canada usage cannot exceed 50%)
    • Unlimited texts from the U.S. to 37 countries
    • HD Voice & WiFi Calling
Device Specifications:
  • 4.7" 1334x750 IPS 'Retina' Display
  • Apple A13 Bionic Chip (same chip as the iPhone 11 series)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • 12MP Rear / 7MP Front Cameras
  • Fingerprint Sensor w/ Apple Pay
  • IP67 Dust/Water Resistant
  • 1821 mAh Battery w/ support for up to 20W fast charging (20W charging adapter sold separately)
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • Upgradable to the latest iOS 14 (with planned update to iOS 15 upon release)
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Cricket 64GB Apple iPhone SE (2020) [black, white or red] + 3-Months Prepaid Unlimited Service - $180 (tax included).
No port needed for this deal.

If plan is immediately downgraded to $30/mo plan, this will pay for 6 months which is also cricket's requirement for unlock.
Optional - may get $25 referral.

https://www.cricketwireless.com/c...black.html
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Last Edited by mohammadsp June 22, 2021 at 08:42 AM
There is a visual walkthrough at the end of this post. Read the instructions first. Most of the instructions is from previous Cricket deals. I tried to update them according to the terms of this deal but I might have missed something so please ask if anything is unclear.


EXISTING
Cricket Customers


Approach 1:

Note about this approach: This instructions is from a previous deal, I personally tried it and at the last step of merging two accounts after 2 months, the credits were messed up and I didn't get all of the credits from the new account. Do it at your own risk and see the second Approach further down that I personally used recently.

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

STEP 2
Before purchasing this device with the new email address, generate the $25 referral coupon from your existing cricket amount. (If you've reached your referral limit, can also search eBay for "cricket $25 referral code"- the FREE referral link is in the eBay item description there's no need to pay $0.99) REMEMBER sharing, advertising, or PMing referrals is a VIOLATION of SD rules!

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 the cricket plan, both your new and old accounts are credited each with the $25 referral. The $25 referral credit will apply on the 59th day and you will get a text notifying you of the credit. After the credit posts, 1 day 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

Approach 2:

NOTE: I have personally done this approach but don't know if anybody else has tried it. So, do it at your own risk.

Purchase the phone and pay $180, immediately after activation downgrade your plan to the $30 plan. You will get the full $30 prorated credit if you downgrade within the first day of activation. Right after that merge your new account into your main account by chatting/calling Cricket customer service and during the process make sure that the $150 credits in your new account will be transferred to the main account. Finally, cancel the additional line. You will have the phone for $30 and will have $150 credits in your account.


NEW
Cricket Customers


STEP 1
Before purchasing your free phone, secure a $25 referral coupon from the cricket referral program (Search eBay for "$25 cricket referral code"- the FREE referral link is in the eBay item description there's no need to pay $0.99) REMEMBER sharing, advertising, or PMing referrals is a VIOLATION of SD rules!.

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

If you get the error "Well that didn't work as expected!" when trying to claim a code, you need to find a new link as this person has already reached their refer limit. NOTE: I also had this "Well that didn't work as expected" error when using a VPN (Torguard) service. Turned it off and it worked fine.

STEP 2
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 the 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. The $25 referral credit will apply on the 59th day and you will get a text notifying you of the credit. 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]


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Questions & Answers BETA
nenoman asked this question on 06-22-2021 at 09:35 AM
06-22-2021 at 09:35 AM
No port required
ahskidas asked this question on 06-22-2021 at 09:35 AM
06-22-2021 at 09:35 AM
Yes!!
firstdavis asked this question on 06-22-2021 at 09:35 AM
06-22-2021 at 09:35 AM
Chase offer have $25 off
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what if i just need phones for existing cricket plans?
About to do this deal, can anyone elaborate on the process to "immediately downgrade to the $30/mo plan"? Is it done through their site, or do I have to call them? Do I change it right after signing up, or do I wait until I've received and activated the phone? Thanks

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seems like a decent deal
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have you done the deal (or one similar with cricket?)
can you explain how the immediate downgrade works? my assumption is that if you start on the $60 plan and immediately downgrade, you wouldn't get a credit - so you'd lose $30 of the first $60 of the "downpayment" by switching to the $30 plan and be left with only 4 months of service instead - is this assumption incorrect? i'd like to get them, but would like to make sure before hitting that buy button.
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have you done the deal (or one similar with cricket?)
can you explain how the immediate downgrade works? my assumption is that if you start on the $60 plan and immediately downgrade, you wouldn't get a credit - so you'd lose $30 of the first $60 of the "downpayment" by switching to the $30 plan and be left with only 4 months of service instead - is this assumption incorrect? i'd like to get them, but would like to make sure before hitting that buy button.
No, you will get 30 back if you downgrade it immediately. So 180 will give you 6 months
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what if i just need phones for existing cricket plans?
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No, you will get 30 back if you downgrade it immediately. So 180 will give you 6 months
cool, thanks for the heads up, i may have to bite - wonder too, if i get 2 and another family member gets two, do they still have the friends and family thing to get the "family pack" discounts?
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what if i just need phones for existing cricket plans?
check your local kroger affiliate stores - i picked up an android there last week for $53 and it included a $25 service card - but that deal ends today. (the phone was on sale for $38 and the card was $25 and when you bought both, you get in instant $10 off.)
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cool, thanks for the heads up, i may have to bite - wonder too, if i get 2 and another family member gets two, do they still have the friends and family thing to get the "family pack" discounts?
I am not sure what "family pack" discounts you referred. When I did this before, total monthly payment was decreased to 90 for two. But that's the upper bound one customer could do. So you need two sperate accounts if you want 4. So the total monthly will be 180.
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what if i just need phones for existing cricket plans?
Here is what I did with the previous deal. Purchased the phone on a new account. downgraded immediately to $30, chat with Cricket and merged the two accounts (to transfer the credits on the new account), and then canceled the new line. At the time, the deal was the phone for $50 with two months of $60. It ended up $50+$30+tax for me, because the remaining $90 was transferred to my main account when I merged the two accounts. Based on this experience, one should be able to get the phone for $30 and the remaining $150 should be transferred to the main account as credit. For a cricket customer, it couldn't get sweeter actually!
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I am not sure what "family pack" discounts you referred. When I did this before, total monthly payment was decreased to 90 for two. But that's the upper bound one customer could do. So you need two sperate accounts if you want 4. So the total monthly will be 180.
not really sure how to describe the "family pack" other than if you go to reddit and search /r/cricketgroups there are people there looking to either add people to their groups or join existing groups - and since i'm a little less than trusting i figure i'd only do it with family rather than internet strangers. :-/
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Here is what I did with the previous deal. Purchased the phone on a new account. downgraded immediately to $30, chat with Cricket and merged the two accounts (to transfer the credits on the new account), and then canceled the new line. At the time, the deal was the phone for $50 with two months of $60. It ended up $50+$30+tax for me, because the remaining $90 was transferred to my main account when I merged the two accounts. Based on this experience, one should be able to get the phone for $30 and the remaining $150 should be transferred to the main account as credit. For a cricket customer, it couldn't get sweeter actually!
thank you
if you merge accounts, do you get referral credit?
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not really sure how to describe the "family pack" other than if you go to reddit and search /r/cricketgroups there are people there looking to either add people to their groups or join existing groups - and since i'm a little less than trusting i figure i'd only do it with family rather than internet strangers. :-/
For this deal, you actually need to pre-pay 3-month. That's 180 for one device and 270 for two within a single account. More devices will need separate accounts. So such "capital" cost cannot be avoided. After setting up accounts, you could merge them together without losing your balance in the accounts (some merging cost: 5 if I remember correctly). But I don't think you can reduce monthly payment below 30 just by more lines. I know there is family plan from Cricket like $100 for 4 or 5 lines. But it is definitely a special plan, not just account with 4 or 5 lines. So you could try it after merging 4 lines into a same account. But I would like to remind you, people usually refer themself for the new account if they already have an existing account. That makes $25 credit for each account thereby $50 in total. But this requires two months before merging. So you need to figure out what is the best stratery for you. I suggest you read the old Cricket post. There were a lot of information.
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thank you
if you merge accounts, do you get referral credit?
no, for referral credit you have to wait for the period to end, which means you are using the credits during that period.
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