Cricket Wireless had announced plans to carry the Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 and Galaxy Discover smartphones back in May. At the time though, they didn't offer much in the way of specifics. The announcement was basically nothing more than a coming soon style teaser. Well, flash forward till the present day and those missing details have arrived.
Both of the handsets will be available beginning on July 21st. The Galaxy Admire 2 is being billed as the carriers "latest premium 4G/LTE capable" smartphone and will arrive priced at $269.99. The Galaxy Discover will be $129.99. Both of these handsets are selling contract-free and they will each be available with Cricket’s 3G smartphone plans that begin at $50 for unlimited talk and text with 1GB of full-speed data per month.
Alternatively, as the Galaxy Admire 2 is an LTE device it is also eligible for Cricket’s 4G LTE Android Muve Music Double Data. These plans include unlimited talk and text as well as access to the Muve Music Service. Pricing for the 4G plans are currently set as follows; $50 with 2GB of full-speed data, $60 with 5GB of full-speed data or $70 with 10GB of full-speed data.
As far as the device, the Galaxy Admire 2 features include a 4-inch display, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Admire 2 will also have a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The Galaxy Discover will arrive sporting a 3.5-inch display and 3 megapixel rear-facing camera.
Otherwise, Leap Wireless has also offered some details on the no-interest, deferred interest and no credit check financing offers. This is being dubbed the "Phone Payment Plan" and similar to these handsets, will be available beginning on July 21st. Customers applying for a payment plan will pick the option they want/are eligible for and each break down as follows;
- No Interest: Customer pays 4% down at time of purchase and 4% of the total plan amount monthly for 24 months. 0% APR
- Deferred Interest: Customer pays 5% of the phone purchase at time of purchase and a minimum of 5% of the payment plan amount monthly. No interest if loan paid off in six months.
- No Credit Check: Customer pays an initial payment as low as 8% and same as cash for 90 days (allowing the customer to avoid paying additional fees by paying the full cost of the phone)