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Cricket Wireless Launches The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime For $149

Cricket Wireless Launches The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime For $149

Cricket Wireless has today announced the new Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime, a mid-range Android smartphone that features a 5″ SuperAMOLED display, Android 6.0, and features pulled from the flagship Galaxy S7. This $149 smartphone definitely isn’t “high end”, but it offers features and specifications that few other devices in this price point can match.

In related news, Crick has also launched the Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 with a more compact 4.5″ SuperAMOLED display with similar specifications and features, but for an even lower $99.

Press Release

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime Debuts in US at Cricket Wireless for $149.99

ATLANTA, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Wireless today announced it will sell the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime –Samsung’s five-inch, feature-rich smartphone with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.  This device is available online and in more than 3,800 Cricket stores nationwide for $149.99, and was created for social media power users and value seekers wanting to take advantage of the premium features this phone has to offer at an affordable price.

The Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime comes equipped with super AMOLED screen for richer colors and sharper images – perfect for media-focused consumers that value streaming videos and playing games.  The 5 MP camera with Quick Launch is great for capturing amazing photos and HD videos quickly, and customers can use a simple hand gesture to take selfies and “groupies” – no need to reach for that button.

Other notable features include:

  • One-handed operation mode so even a large phone is easy to use
  • Ultra Power Savings Mode that can extend your standby time for up to 24 hours with just a 10% charge.
  • Easy Mode – an easier interface for beginners with a simpler layout and larger font size.

Earlier this month, Cricket Wireless celebrated 17 years of firsts for its customers, including:

  • First prepaid carrier to offer unlimited U.S. long distance
  • First prepaid carrier to give customers unlimited text and picture messaging
  • First prepaid carrier to provide unlimited music
  • First to market with phones such as customer-favorite Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

Also launching at Cricket is the Samsung Galaxy Amp 2 – an entry-level 4G LTE smartphone with a 4.5″ Super AMOLED display with outdoor mode that allows user to increase the screen brightness for 15 minutes for better visibility in sunlight.  It also comes packed with signature Samsung features such as Quick Launch camera and Ultra Power Savings Mode.  This smartphone will be available starting April 15 for $99.99 in Cricket stores and online – great value from a great brand.

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

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.

*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.

About The Author

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.