Cricket launches Galaxy Admire 2 and Galaxy Discover on July 21
Wireless cricket had plans announced to carry the Samsung Galaxy Admire 2 and Galaxy Discover smartphones in May. At the time, however, they didn’t offer a lot of detail. The announcement was basically nothing more than an upcoming style teaser. Well, step forward to the present day and those missing details have arrived.
Both handsets will be available from July 21. The Galaxy Admire 2 is touted as the carriers’ “latest premium 4G / LTE compatible smartphone” and will retail for $ 269.99. The Galaxy Discover will cost $ 129.99. Both of these handsets sell contract-free and they’ll each be available with Cricket’s 3G smartphone plans that start at $ 50 for unlimited calling and texting with 1GB of full-speed data per month.
Alternatively, since the Galaxy Admire 2 is an LTE device, it is also eligible for Cricket’s Android Muve Music Double Data 4G LTE. These packages include unlimited calls and texts as well as access to the Muve Music service. The rates for 4G plans are currently set as follows; $ 50 with 2 GB of data at full speed, $ 60 with 5 GB of data at full speed, or $ 70 with 10 GB of data at full speed.
Device-wise, Galaxy Admire 2 features include a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel rear camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Admire 2 will also have a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The Galaxy Discover will arrive with a 3.5-inch screen and a 3-megapixel rear camera.
Otherwise, Leap Wireless also provided details on the interest-free, interest-free, and no-credit-check financing offers. This is dubbed the “phone payment plan” and, similar to these devices, will be available from July 21. Customers requesting a payment plan will choose the option they want / are eligible for and each is broken down as follows;
- No interest: the customer pays 4% deposit at the time of purchase and 4% of the total amount of the package monthly for 24 months. 0% APR
- Deferred Interest: Customer pays 5% of phone purchase at time of purchase and a minimum of 5% of payment plan amount monthly. No interest if loan repaid in six months.
- No Credit Check: Customer pays an upfront payment as low as 8% and the same as cash for 90 days (allowing customer to avoid paying extra charges by paying the full cost of the phone)