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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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(new customers - no port-in requirement)

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Requires new account. Excludes upgrades & AT&T ports. Must activate on min. $60/mo. voice-and-data plan. Pay first three months of $60/mo. plan service ($180 total) at point of sale, plus device taxes. $60 will be applied to first month service charge. Remaining $120 will be credited to your account and applied to second and third month service unless used on other eligible service or features.

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Last Edited by ChristInMe August 13, 2021 at 01:55 PM
There is a visual walkthrough at the end of this post. Read the instructions first. Most of the instructions is from previous Cricket deals. Please review before asking the same questions in the thread.


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!
Referrals can also be found on https://www.reddit.com/r/CricketW..._20200804/

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!.
Referrals can also be found on https://www.reddit.com/r/CricketW..._20200804/

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 6 full months of service with the $180 you prepaid and just have to pay $5 more for an extra 7th 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
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Extra $25 "bonus" discount

Several have reported that hovering over the close button (top right of browser window) can trigger a pop-up offering either $25 or $10 bonus for the purchase. This has been seen in the shopping cart window, as well as later in the checkout process.

Most success has been reported when shopping is executed in Edge's InPrivate or Chrome's Incognito web browser sessions.

Terms & Conditions
Limited time offer. Online only.

Requires new account. Excludes upgrades & AT&T ports. Must activate on min. $60/mo. voice-and-data plan. Pay first three months of $60/mo. plan service ($180 total) at point of sale, plus device taxes. $60 will be applied to first month service charge. Remaining $120 will be credited to your account and applied to second and third month service unless used on other eligible service or features. Credit will be lost if service is canceled. Credit is not redeemable for cash, has no cash value & is not transferable or refundable. One-time fees may apply. See cricketwireless.com/fees. Return: w/in 7 days. Up to $25 fee may apply. See cricketwireless.com/fees for details. Price with use of Mfg/Dist coupon automatically applied at checkout. By accepting Mfg/Dist coupon, customer agrees to pay all transactional tax due on item sold, including value of coupon where applicable. Limit: 2 phones per customer. General: May not be combinable with certain offers, discounts, or credits. New line pricing is available to customer once every 180 days. Phone may be restricted to Cricket network until completion of 6 months of service after activation. By activating/using svc, you agree to Cricket Terms of Service (cricketwireless.com/terms). Svc good for 30 days and is subject to Cricket network management policies, see cricketwireless.com/mobile broadband for details. Pricing, terms, & other restr's subject to change and may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. Coverage & svc not avail. everywhere. © 2021 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved.


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applegeek19 asked this question on 07-26-2021 at 09:57 AM
07-26-2021 at 09:57 AM
180 days, 6 months of service
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07-26-2021 at 09:57 AM
unlock requires 6 mos. (many folks downgrade immediately to the $30/mo plan on day 1)
bcjenkins asked this question on 07-25-2021 at 08:57 AM
07-26-2021 at 11:05 AM
Cricket service works on ATT locked devices, but generally not the other way around.

Check this out :as an alternative
https://slickdeals.net/f/14894407-apple-iphone-se-2020-postpaid-smartphone-for-at-t-from-5-month-for-30-month-installments-more-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1
iafzal3 asked this question on 07-26-2021 at 09:56 AM
07-27-2021 at 06:46 AM
I think it goes till 8/12, not 100% sure, but soon
defiantroa asked this question on 07-30-2021 at 09:47 AM
07-30-2021 at 09:47 AM
according to this post, yes

https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=148738972&postcount=196
RazaRR asked this question on 07-30-2021 at 10:02 AM
07-30-2021 at 10:02 AM
no physical refill card will be sent


the $180 will be loaded directly onto the cricket account (you can downgrade from $60 to $30 a month if you dont need the data)
timp asked this question on 08-02-2021 at 04:37 PM
08-02-2021 at 04:37 PM
Nope, you have to pay with credit card. Cricket's ordering system strictly matches your shipping/billing and credit card addresses.

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180 days, 6 months of service
Very solid phone. I moved to the 12 mini as I wanted 5G, but this iPhone is still very fast. I suspect the insanely fast 2D/3D was due to it only having to render an extended 720P screen.

The fingerprint sensor is still good to have, especially during a pandemic.

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can we unlock after 3 month service?
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can we unlock after 3 month service?
180 days, 6 months of service
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unlock requires 6 mos. (many folks downgrade immediately to the $30/mo plan on day 1)
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If you're with postpaid Verizon or AT&T and eligible for upgrade, get an unlocked SE for $150 this way https://slickdeals.net/f/14894407-apple-iphone-se-2020-postpaid-smartphone-for-at-t-from-5-month-for-30-month-installments-more-free-s-h?v=1
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Can i switch to a lowest plan after activation?
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This was the thread from last month when they had the same deal. Unbelievable amount of good information to answer questions that will be asked over and over.
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downgrade to $30 after activation and use a referral. After 6 mo can unlock but you would have paid for it already. Just need to wait for 6mo.
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Very solid phone. I moved to the 12 mini as I wanted 5G, but this iPhone is still very fast. I suspect the insanely fast 2D/3D was due to it only having to render an extended 720P screen.

The fingerprint sensor is still good to have, especially during a pandemic.
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So what would total come cost come out to for people going with unlocking specific reason?
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unlock requires 6 mos. (many folks downgrade immediately to the $30/mo plan on day 1)
So if you do that on day one, will the plan be the 30$ plan for all 6 months, or just 5 months? Am interested in getting this as a first phone for a teenager, and then porting said teen to redpocket for a cheaper plan after getting it unlocked.
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6mos. if you do it immediately (last time I tried)
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So if you do that on day one, will the plan be the 30$ plan for all 6 months, or just 5 months? Am interested in getting this as a first phone for a teenager, and then porting said teen to redpocket for a cheaper plan after getting it unlocked.
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So if you do that on day one, will the plan be the 30$ plan for all 6 months, or just 5 months? Am interested in getting this as a first phone for a teenager, and then porting said teen to redpocket for a cheaper plan after getting it unlocked.
You get 6 months (180/30 = 6). In addition, if you use a referral code that get you an extra $25 to be used towards the 7th month's payment.
You can unlock on the 175 or 176th day after activation. It can be done easily on the Account Settings page. Cricket makes it easy to unlock a few days before the end of the 180-day requirement. No muss, no fuss. Big Grin
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