08
Jun
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If you're in the market for a Cricket Wireless phone, the carrier is offering some downright fantastic deals at the moment. They're offering massive mail-in rebates of $200 off the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, and HTC One SV (in addition to their regular web discounts), delivered in the form of a Visa prepaid card. Thanks to a surprisingly low starting price, Samsung's Galaxy S4 is just $329.99 with the rebate - and that's not a contract price. Cricket sells all its phones outright. These deals appear to be valid only for online orders from the Cricket website.

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The Galaxy S III is going for just $179.99 after the rebate, and the HTC One SV is $79.99, both good deals for phones that are still perfectly capable. The rebate page is here - note that unlike the deal on the iPhone 5 (which is also pretty great), this rebate cannot be combined with the older $55 off rebate for the Galaxy S4.

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The current promotion runs from now through July 20th. In order to take advantage of it, you'll need to mail in the rebate no later than 30 days after your date of purchase, and keep an active Cricket account for at least 45 days after purchase. You'll also have to sign up for automatic bill payment, and make at least two payments via this method. Assuming that you're a current or prospective Cricket user, that's still a pretty awesome deal.

Source: Cricket Wireless

Via Cricket Users (Chris Rodriguez)

Just in case the rebates decide to go on a summer vacation, we've mirrored them for your use:

Cricket Visa Prepaid Card Mail-In Rebate: $200 Off Samsung Galaxy S4

Cricket Visa Prepaid Card Mail-In Rebate: $200 Off Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One SV, And All iPhone Models

Update: According to a Cricket Wireless employee who chirped up on our Google+ page, some customers have to wait months for the mail-in rebates to go through. Considering some of the shady things that go on deep in the bowels of MIR contract companies, we don't doubt his word. Just something to consider.

Thanks, Tyler Bell.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    This is one insane price for the S4 not on a contract.

  • nigel naughton

    So can I just buy the phone and then use it with my $30 T-Mobile no contract? That would be saweeeet!

    • Zach Erwin Ruedy

      ...someone needs to answer this, could you seriously do this? After the 45 days/2 automated payments.

      • Mike

        Would also like to know if it's unlocked and able to be used on VZW--would be a great option to keep unlimited data.

    • benjdm

      This would be the Sprint version of the Galaxy S4, I believe, since Cricket is a Sprint MVNO.

    • Tyler

      Cricket=cdma T-Mobile= gsm
      Unless that version is capable of gsm then you couldn't do it.

      • Zach Erwin Ruedy

        Follow up question, could one take it over to Sprint or Virgin Mobile then?

      • s44

        All S4s have global GSM/HSPA on 850/1900/2100.

        In fact, if the Cricket version has the same bands as the Verizon, it will give both 3G and 4G in any T-Mo refarm area.

        • Moderate America

          Where do you get your incorrect information from s44? Impossible. This phone is not a unlocked therefore how are you going to get the CDMA to work with the GSM? Also are you serious in claiming someone using GSM from another carrier can just piggy back on to their data network without even subscribing. Wow you must be one serious Hacker who should be getting paid big bucks by the telecom company or quite the magician.

  • JOe

    is it posible to use this with an ATT contract?

    • Moderate America

      No this is CDMA and AT&T is GSM

  • S. Ali

    This may be the first "real" deal that AP has ever posted among all those contract scams they keep fooling us with.

    • Chris

      Cricket doesn't do contracts

  • jeffmd

    Would be interested in knowing the success rate of using the S3's from cricket on other services.

  • Johnh24

    Sounds nice deal but can you wait rebate comes after 4 months? Not to me.

  • Greg Nelson

    AAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! T-Mobile, wake the fudge up!

  • Moderate America

    OK here is your problem. This phone is CDMA with LTE only in selected markets. So first thing no AT&T and tMobile simm card switching. And since it is designed for Cricket, I am pretty sure you can't use it on Sprint or Verizon's CDMA network as well. Now I have close friends within the industry that tell me Cricket might get bought out, gutted for its spectrum and shut down. So if you buy this CDMA phone and Cricket goes bye bye you are not only risking never getting LTE service for this phone but even the basic functionality of this phone may not work eventually. So that is food for thought. Otherwise this sounds like a good deal ;)

    • kayla

      Iuse to work for cricket anx it can get flashed over to sorint or Verizon also crixket get there service off of sprint .

  • puzzled

    Jeremiah, Thanks for mirroring the rebate form. Yes, the rebates have already decided to go on a summer vacation.

  • Dbird

    This deal changed to a $100 gift card now. If I use this rebate form will they give me the $200 dollar gift card since it is still before the forms end date?

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