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Cricket Will Begin Selling The Galaxy S7 On March 18th, Free Gear VR

Cricket Will Begin Selling The Galaxy S7 On March 18th, Free Gear VR

Cricket has today announced that they will begin selling the new Samsung Galaxy S7 on March 18th. Cricket users will be able to pick up the phone in stores for $649, however if they order before April 1st, they’ll be able to snag a free Gear VR headset, a $150 value.

Alongside that, Cricket will also put the LG Spree on sale for $89 in stores starting March 11th. Users will also be able to score a $20 discount on a pair of LG Tone PRO wireless headphones through March 24th. The LG Spree packs a 4.5″ display, a 1.1GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage with microSD for expansion.

Press Release

Samsung Galaxy S7 Debuts at Cricket Wireless March 18

Purchases made March 18 – April 1 include Samsung Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus, and 6-game bundle free of charge

ATLANTA, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Committed to providing a great selection of premium phones customers love, Cricket Wireless will offer the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 for $649.99 in stores and online beginning March 18, 2016. In addition, those who buy a Galaxy S7 from Cricket between March 18th and April 1 can dive right into the exciting world of virtual reality with a free Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, plus a 6-game bundle – an estimated $150 value.* This promotion will last for a limited time only, while supplies last.

With the first Dual Pixel sensor in a smartphone camera, the Galaxy S7 is packed into a refined, water-resistant design1, providing fast and precise auto-focus, even in low light situations. It combines enhanced performance, fast-charging, and thoughtful usage-enhancing experiences that power users adore. The Galaxy S7 from Cricket Wireless comes with 32GB of internal storage2 and is available in Black Onyx. For photo and video enthusiasts, the device also enables users to insert a microSD card3 that supports up to 200GB of additional storage. More detailed information and feature specifications are available in the product specification sheet.

“Cricket customers are not just value seekers. Many are power users wanting premium devices and service, without the costs associated with mobile contracts,” said Janna Ducich, Cricket vice president and chief marketing officer. “This is just one of the reasons Cricket is one of the fastest growing prepaid wireless companies in the U.S.”

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be sold in more than 3,800 Cricket Wireless retail stores nationwide and online at

Customers can enjoy one of the hottest devices on the Cricket network, with more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint or Boost**. Everyday benefits for Cricket customers also include:

  • No annual contracts
  • Simple plans starting at $35/mo after $5 Auto Pay credit
  • Plan prices already include taxes and fees– no surprises
  • Unlimited talk, text and data access – in and between the U.S., Mexico and Canada – included in Smart ($50/mo) and Pro ($60/mo) plans
  • Unlimited music with a Deezer subscription
  • Access to Cricket Rewards, the only customer loyalty program of its kind in the prepaid space

To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit

About the new Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract. The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 308 million people; easy and affordable plans prices that include taxes and fees – no surprises; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About. To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit And connect with us on Facebook at and Twitter at

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2016 Cricket Wireless LLC. All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.

*Gear VR suggested retail price is $99.99, 6-game bundle is estimated at $50 value. Customers making qualifying purchases from certain retailers must submit a valid offer claim form and purchase receipt at by 5/1/16.
See for the Terms and Conditions governing such qualifying purchases. Qualifying purchases from other participating retailers will be subject to terms and conditions outlined by the respective carrier or retailer for point of sale redemption.

**Based on coverage in U.S. licensed/roaming areas. Compatible device required. Coverage not available everywhere. 4G LTE coverage is not equivalent to overall network coverage.

1 Water resistant up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue/dry after wet.
2 Portion of memory occupied by existing content.
3 microSD sold separately. Enabled to expand up to 2TB.

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SOURCE Cricket Wireless

Galaxy S7 Specs

  • 5.1″ Quad HD SuperAMOLED Display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process, Quad core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process
  • 4GB DDR4 RAM
  • 32/64GB Storage (microSD)
  • 12MP Dual-Pixel Rear Camera; f/1.7, OIS
  • 5MP Front Camera; f/1.7
  • 3,000 mAh Battery
  • microUSB, Fast Charging, Wireless Charging (+ Fast)
  • IP68 Water Resistance

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Ben Schoon

Ben is a tech geek who co-founded YourTechExplained in 2016. Constantly switching between devices that literally surround him, he can be found reviewing the latest smartphones around the web.