1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Beginning Friday 10/07/2016 Cricket is putting Lumia 650 on sale.

    Note: Cricket branded phones are locked to Cricket and not even an AT&T SIM will work until unlocked. Requires 6 months continual service on Cricket to get an unlock code or 1 month on the $70 Unlimited plan...

    Details: Online and In-Store availability. Some stores currently have a promotion where the Activation Fee ($25) is waived if you port your number to Cricket from any other service excluding AT&T (check your local store for availability of waived Activation Fee).

    Microsoft Store regularly lists the Lumia 650 for $199.00
    Cricket has recently been carrying the Lumia 650 for $129.99

    Pricing
    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)
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 10-03-2016 at 11:14 PM.
    10-03-2016 10:53 PM
  2. John Callaham's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip!
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    10-04-2016 07:56 AM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip!
    Thanks for the shout out!


    For anyone interested, here is the Cricket Unlock Policy. They are pretty strict. https://www.cricketwireless.com/lega...ck-policy.html
    10-04-2016 09:43 AM
  4. Saijin_Naib's Avatar
    I wish CricKet had a L950 :\

    I may grab one just to see. I have my entire family on L640s right now :)
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    10-04-2016 10:03 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'm thinking I can grab this and a Mozo Glam case and be happy... Both are in stock at my local Cricket.

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    10-04-2016 11:19 PM
  6. rc653's Avatar
    Good deal, it's probably time to upgrade my Lumia 640.
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    10-05-2016 01:15 AM
  7. rc653's Avatar
    Looks similar to the 650. The 950 probably has better specs. Microsoft names their phones in increments of 100 to represent their newer phones in terms of design. (ie. Lumia 630, 640, 650)
    10-05-2016 01:20 AM
  8. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I'll probably pick one up. Despite having a 950XL, something keeps making me do eBay searches for this phenomenally weak phone.
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    10-05-2016 09:43 AM
  9. HeyCori's Avatar
    I wish CricKet had a L950 :\

    I may grab one just to see. I have my entire family on L640s right now :)
    You can use the 950 on Cricket without having to unlock it.
    Saijin_Naib and RumoredNow like this.
    10-05-2016 11:21 AM
  10. Lumious's Avatar
    really? your local cricket carries Mozo, thats impressive. I should have checked mine out before ordering online through Mobile Fun. It's been a full 3 weeks and i am still waiting for mine. And i got the same exact one, with gold. Now im really going to look like im copying iPhone. Already my phone has been made fun of as a "discount iphone" or "ghetto iphone" etc.
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    10-05-2016 05:34 PM
  11. IIDXholic's Avatar
    so about 140 for people who are looking to get one and unlock it
    10-06-2016 07:24 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Got the Lumia 650 + Mozo Glam case + a Clear Coat screen protector... Ask at the Cricket store about that Clear Coat, it's cool stuff. Wet application and it is self healing. Lifetime warranty, too.

    Pics soon. I'm busy updating everything and finishing my setup.
    10-07-2016 05:55 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Got the Lumia 650 + Mozo Glam case + a Clear Coat screen protector... Ask at the Cricket store about that Clear Coat, it's cool stuff. Wet application and it is self healing. Lifetime warranty, too.

    Pics soon. I'm busy updating everything and finishing my setup.
    Make sure to post your thoughts and first impressions somewhere!!
    RumoredNow and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-08-2016 12:45 PM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Make sure to post your thoughts and first impressions somewhere!!
    Definitely.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-09-2016 11:12 AM
  15. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Tomorrow, Thursday November 3rd is the last day it is free with port in.

    November 4 it goes $49.99 no matter what. New port in from anyone but AT&T still waives the $25 Activation Fee, AT&T ports pay the $25 Activation and Cricket customers pay $25 upgrade fee.

    So $50 or $75, depending...
    11-02-2016 09:54 PM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Done deal.
    11-04-2016 10:46 PM
  17. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This deal returned on Friday 11/18/2016. Cricket put Lumia 650 back on the "Free" list.

    Note: Cricket branded phones are locked to Cricket and not even an AT&T SIM will work until unlocked. Requires 6 months service on Cricket to get an unlock code (need not be continuous) or 1 month on the $70 Unlimited plan...

    Details: Online and In-Store availability. Some stores currently have a promotion where the Activation Fee ($25) is waived if you port your number to Cricket from any other service excluding AT&T (check your local store for availability of waived Activation Fee).

    Microsoft Store regularly lists the Lumia 650 for $199.00
    Cricket was carrying the Lumia 650 for $129.99 up until October of this year

    Pricing
    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.

    Cricket advises this deal will be available "while supplies last" so it looks like the final push on this device...

    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)
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    11-19-2016 11:06 PM
  18. aximtreo's Avatar
    I bought one as my DD backup. I can't move away from WP completely so I got this as a backup and to keep up with the latest WP10 software. I've had it for about a month and it's surprisingly a good little phone. The 1 GB memory helps a great deal. It's onsale again this week for Black Friday.
    libra89 and RumoredNow like this.
    11-20-2016 06:26 AM
  19. rollindice's Avatar
    There will be Black Friday Deal and you can have it unlocked for $99 bucks at Microsoft store
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    11-20-2016 06:30 AM
  20. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Good Deal !
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    11-20-2016 07:02 AM
  21. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I was advised today (Wednesday 12/14/2016) that Cricket considers the Lumia 650 End Of Life effective immediately. There are still some in the supply line, but expect them to dwindle rapidly...
    Guytronic, libra89 and Saijin_Naib like this.
    12-14-2016 11:06 PM

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