Microsoft’s Lumia 650 to be free for new Cricket users from Friday, October 7


Wanna grab a Lumia 650 this weekend to scratch that itch of yours? Cricket may just have the deal for you.

According to a report originating from Windows Central, the ATT Subsidiary Cricket will be selling the Lumia 650 for free to prospective customers who have yet to use ATT or Cricket but are customers of other competing services. If, for example you use T-Mobile, you will be able to port your number to AT & T either for free or for $25 (depending on the store’s policies). The phone will be locked to Cricket for a period of 6 months of active usage (i.e topping up and buying usage packs), after which you can unlock the device and use it on any carrier of your choice. The deal is said to start from October 7 – Friday.

Free if you port your number to Cricket from any carrier other than AT&T. Some stores will waive the Activation Fee of $25 for porting in. I do not believe the website will waive Activation Fees.
$49.99 + $25 Activation Fee if you port your number in from AT&T or get a new phone number from Cricket.
$49.99 + $25 Upgrade Fee for existing Cricket Customers.

I do not know if this deal has an expiration date or if this sale will run until stock is gone…

Radio spec for the Cricket variant…
From the Cricket Lumia 650 user guide (pg. 132):
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1700/2100 / 1900 / 2100
LTE Band 2 (1900) / Band 4 (1700/2100) / Band 5 (850) / Band 7 (2600) / Band 12 (700) / Band 28 (700)

The Lumia 650 is Microsoft’s last Lumia, and a slick device which provides a decent Windows phone experience. It features a thin metal and polycarbonate body, as well as a 720p HD screen and runs Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update (but if you love testing insider builds you aways have that option too).

If you’re interested in it, check out our reviews from here and here and go to Cricket Wireless at the source link below.

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