Starting Aug. 5, you can get the newly released Alcatel Idol 4, plus a set of virtual reality goggles, for $190 when you . The duo retails for $399. The Alcatel Idol 4 is an Android device and comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera (for all those selfies), 32GB of storage and specs comparable to top-tier phones. Cricket Wireless smartphone plans start at $40 for 2.5GB, and you can get $5 off per month if you sign up for autopay.
AT&T owned prepaid brand has a change in their policy on unlocking Cricket Wireless phones. Under the old policy, Cricket Wireless phones could be unlocked after four months of service but the new policy, which will take effect on December 7, 2014, has increased that by two months.
Apple delivers iPhone updates to all eligible iPhones at the same time, so the Cricket Wireless iPhone 5c and a bring your own iPhone 6 will get iOS 8.4, iOS 9 and other updates at the same time as devices on Verizon and AT&T.
The Cricket Wireless phones include a wide selection of smartphones from affordable and even free after rebate options to the latest and greatest like the Samsung Galaxy S6.