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Cricket Wireless is the no-contract subsidiary of AT&T, offering customers a way to get affordable smartphones with cheap prepaid plans. While many of Cricket’s smartphones are already priced pretty reasonably, some special Cricket deals stand out right now. We’ve compiled the best Cricket deals in this post, but please note that various terms and conditions apply.

Cricket mainly offers savings on phones when you join the carrier, although they have occasional price drops on plans. To learn more about what Cricket offers in terms of plans, check out our Cricket Wireless buyer’s guide.

Featured deal: Get a free iPhone SE and HBO Max when you commit for three months

Cricket Mobile iPhone SE Deal

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If you’re looking to upgrade your phone without paying an arm and a leg with an overpriced plan, Cricket Mobile is offering the iPhone SE for free right now when you purchase three months of their $60 per month plan ($349 off). 

The iPhone SE was one of last year’s most popular devices as it combined some of Apple’s latest specs into a compact form factor that everyone is familiar with. It’s rocking Apple’s powerful A13 Bionic chip, which makes your browsing experience smooth and fluid. The chip’s efficiency also translates to great battery life, especially when paired with a more compact screen.

Read more: Tested: Is a $400 iPhone SE really faster than the most powerful Android phone?

As a bonus, Cricket currently includes an HBO Max subscription with their $60/month plan. That means on top of the new iPhone; you’d get access to thousands of feature films and original series for free as well.

If you’re new to Cricket or interested in checking out the deal, click the buttons below. You can also scroll on to see all of the best Cricket Wireless deals available right now. 

Best Cricket deals

  1. Get great deals on the iPhone XR and the Galaxy A32 5G
  2. Get a new smartphone for free
  3. Save big on other great phones

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best Cricket deals as new promotions launch.

1. Great deals on the iPhone XR and the Galaxy A32

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While we covered the iPhone SE deal above as our featured deal, another noteworthy Apple deal from Cricket Mobile is the iPhone XR for $199.99 ($300 off).

Although it’s not the newest device from Apple, the iPhone XR is an extremely capable device that is sure to cover all your essentials. Additionally, you’re getting a new iPhone on a plan that gives you unlimited data at the fastest network speeds, a 15GB mobile hotspot, and many other perks. 

On the Android side of things, Cricket is offering a significant discount on the Galaxy A32 for just $79.99 ($200 off), making this the most affordable 5G phone on the market.

With 64Gb of storage, a 6.5-inch HD+ 90Hz display, and a 48MP camera, this smartphone has all the features you’d expect in 2021. And for under $100 with a $30/month unlimited data plan, you’ll rarely find a better bargain.

2. Get a new smartphone for free

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Right now, Cricket Wireless is offering several smartphone deals for free. You have to switch your old number over to Cricket (excluding any AT&T numbers), then sign up for a plan that’s at least $30 or $60 per month, depending on the device you want. As with all phones sold by Cricket, these handsets will have to be used on the carrier for six months before they can be truly unlocked.

See more: Best Cricket phones to spend your money on

There are quite a few for free right now outside of the two we’ve already mentioned, which you can check out below. However, the list changes very regularly, so it’s worth checking for yourself.

3. Save big on other great phones

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While not completely free, signing up for a Cricket plan can secure you some solid savings on higher-end phones, as with the deals mentioned above on the iPhone 11.

See also: The best Samsung phones.

Two of the best deals on Android phones are on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which you can own for $399.99 ($200 off) when you join Cricket, and the Galaxy A52 5G, which is down to $299.99 ($160 off). The former was named the Editor’s Choice in our list of the best Android smartphones of 2020.

Here’s a selection of the phones you can save on:

These are the best Cricket Wireless deals currently available. We’ll be sure to update this post with new deals once they are announced. In the meantime, you may be interested in the deals that a few of the other MVNO’s have to offer: