The best Cricket Wireless deals of August 2023

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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 be aware that various terms and conditions apply.

Cricket mainly offers phone savings 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.

1. 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 must be used on the carrier for six months before they can be truly unlocked.

There are plenty of free options right now, which you can check out below. The list changes regularly, so it’s worth checking for yourself. 

2. 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.

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

3. Get Max for free

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Another perk of signing up for a $60 per-month plan is that you’ll get the ad-supported version of Max (formerly HBO Max) thrown in for free. Once you’re signed up to Cricket, all you need to do is open the Max app and select the option to sign in with a provider.

Max is a great option for anyone who loves TV shows, movies, and documentaries. It offers a wide variety of content, including original programming, movies, TV shows, and documentaries from HBO, Warner Bros., DC Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, and more. 

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 how Cricket compares with other MVNOs such as Mint Mobile, Visible, or Metro by T-Mobile.