Announced on March 1st at MWC in Barcelona, Samsung’s most awaited phone of this year, the Galaxy S6, arrived in the US earlier this month. Up until now, however, its availability was limited only to the largest carriers. It no longer is the case, as AT&T’s prepaid subsidiary Cricket added the device to its portfolio earlier today. The phone is now available in carrier’s retail stores and online.
Samsung Galaxy S6 for Cricket
The Samsung Galaxy S6 costs $649.99 and since Cricket is a prepaid carrier, it doesn’t require any contracts. Most of you will probably agree that it’s not the most budget-friendly price, but don’t cross the phone off your wish list just yet. If you can’t afford to fork out that much money at once, you can always take advantage of Cricket’s recently launched payment plans.
One of the options will allow you to grab the Samsung’s latest flagship with an initial payment of just $19.99 followed by equal payments of about $26.25 for 24 months. Keep in mind, though, that this option requires credit check so it may not be suitable for everyone.
If you prefer to avoid credit check, you can take advantage of Cricket’s 90 days same-as-cash plan. If you go for this payment strategy, the phone will set you back $49.99 at purchase and the remaining $600 will be due within 90 days at no interest at all. This option doesn’t require credit check, however, third party may be used to verify financial information.
Moreover, customers switching from T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint, Boost, or other carriers will receive one month of free service as long as they move to one of Cricket’s $50 or $60 per month Smart and Pro plans. This promotion is time-limited and expires at the end of April.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was released together with a slightly more premium companion called Galaxy S6 Edge. However, at the moment it’s not clear whether Cricket will also offer the Edge variant at some point in the future. We sure hope it will.