Holiday shopping season is in full swing and, as always during this time of the year, promotions pop up like mushrooms. All those deals advertised left and right can make your head spin and make it really difficult to spot the offer worth a closer look. Luckily for you, we keep tabs on what’s going on and are here to help you decide. If you want to pick up an Android smartphone with the virtual reality goggles on the cheap, here’s a deal you might want to consider.
Cricket is currently offering the Alcatel Android phone for just $99.99. The phone also comes with a cool surprise.
Throughout the whole holiday season Cricket will be selling the Alcatel Idol 4 at a discounted price. To be more precise, the phone is available for just $99.99 without contract or long-term agreement of any kind, which is 50 percent off its regular price. It’s also $200 cheaper than the BlackBerry DTEK50 which is exactly the same device only rebranded. Not only can the Idol 4 be had at a budget-friendly price, but it’s also bundled with a free virtual reality headset for extra fun.
As for the Idol 4, it’s a very compelling device which sports a 5.2-inch Full HD screen and dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers with Waves Audio Technology for better VR experience. The device is powered a 1.7GHz Snapdragon 617 chip paired with 3GB of RAM and it offers 16GB of internal memory plus a microSD slot which supports up to 512GB cards. Camera setup includes 13-megapixel main snapper and 8-megapixel selfie camera with wide-angle sensor and user-facing flash. Other key features include a 2,610 mAh battery, along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Since Cricket is a pre-paid carrier, you won’t have to worry about signing any contracts. You will, however, have to sign up for a service plan. The cheapest plan with unlimited talk and text costs $45 with autopay and includes 8GB of data. For $10 more ($55 per month) you can get 10 GB of data, while for $65 per month you can enjoy unlimited data, though with somewhat limited speed for LTE coverage.
The deal on the Alcatel Idol 4 is a limited time offer which will run throughout holiday season. In other words, you will have time until January 5 2017 to grab the phone at promotional price and bundled with free VR goggles.