Alcatel’s Idol 5 smartphone will be arriving in the United States mobile market exclusively through Cricket Wireless, the prepaid arm of major US wireless carrier AT&T, starting on October 27th, for a price of only two hundred bucks.
During this year’s IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) trade show being held in the city of Berlin in Germany, Alcatel (which is owned by TCL) took the opportunity to debut no less than four new Android powered smartphone devices, namely the Idol 5S, the Idol 5, the A7 XL, and the A7. American mobile users may already be familiar with the Idol 5S -- Alcatel, after all, first released the device in the United States back in June earlier this year. Just to be clear about everything, the Idol 5S being launched in IFA 2017 is the European edition.
It appears that Boost Mobile is not the only launching a back to school promotion deal. Mobile virtual network operator Tello is also introducing its own back to school special offer -- specifically a generous $20 discount on selected mobile devices that are purchased together with a wireless plan.
The prepaid brand of the second biggest wireless carrier in America has decided to debut a new unlimited plan, as well as new smartphone devices and some discounts. Indeed, AT&T’s Cricket Wireless is introducing a new promotional plan that is only made available for a limited time. Basically, the special offer promises a couple of lines of service that come with unlimited high speed data for $80 per month.
According to HMD Global, the Finnish tech company that is now producing new mobile devices under the Nokia brand, it will be releasing the Nokia 6 in the United States mobile market starting next month. The device, though, will not be sold through any wireless carrier, but through Amazon. The Android powered handset will be offered in color options of black or silver, and with a pricing of $229.
Fresh from celebrating its first birthday just a little more than a month ago, Tello is introducing a new promotional deal just in time for this year’s Father’s Day. For its first anniversary special offer, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) had offered generous discounts for its customers.
Recently this week, online retailing giant Amazon announced that it was further expanding the list of discounted mobile devices under its Prime Exclusive Phones program by adding a couple more smartphones to the roster.
Here is some good news for customers under AT&T’s prepaid brand -- Cricket Wireless has decided to boost the data cap on its $50 a month plan. From 5 gigabytes of data, mobile users now get to enjoy 8 gigabytes of data monthly. Also, the mobile operator has also done well to make the $50 a month plan a permanent option, instead of remaining as a special offer previously.
Alcatel has had a good track record of releasing Android powered mobile devices that are easy on the budget. The phone maker tries to keep that going by debuting a quarter new handsets with prices all under $170.
Alcatel is making its newest flagship device, the Idol 4S, available for preordering starting at 8 AM PT on July 15th of this year by way of the phone maker’s official website, for a price of $350 (retail at $400). On top of that, Alcatel is also offering an installment payment arrangement that allows mobile users to grab hold of the Idol 4S at $37 a month.
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