The Alcatel Idol 3 (formerly Alcatel OneTouch) is a great phone for it’s price. At $249, it provides solid performance, a decent camera, and one of the best screens we’ve ever seen on a budget devices along with excellent front facing speakers. There’s not much to complain about on it, but right now you can get it for even less than usual. A lot less than usual.
Cricket Wireless is currently offering the Idol 3 for just $79 brand new for new customers who activate a line on the network. To further cut down the price, you can save another $30 if you port over your old number bringing that price down to just $49. Obviously this won’t be for everyone, but if you were considering switching to Cricket or are about to do so, this is a great incentive to speed things along. You can also combine this with a $100 credit for porting your number from T-Mobile or a $50 for porting it from other carriers. The device is locked to Cricket, but only for 6 months. After that you can get it unlocked and switch carriers if you’d like to. Interested? Check out the links below.