It was suggested recently that AT&T’s prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless could soon launch the Lumia 650. Cricket Wireless has just announced that it’s going to start selling the Lumia 650 on May 5th, making it the first U.S. prepaid smartphone that’s powered by Windows 10. Cricket Wireless is currently the only U.S. carrier that’s confirmed to sell the Microsoft Lumia 650.
Cricket Wireless is going to sell the Lumia 650 online and through its retail stores across the nation starting May 5th. The handset costs $129.99 off-contract. At this price, Cricket Wireless is selling it for quite a bit less than what the unlocked version of the Lumia 650 is going for on Microsoft’s online store: $199.99.
The carrier says that this handset is a perfect fit for its new unlimited plan which provides users with unlimited talk, text, and high-speed data on one smartphone line for $65 per month when combined with a $5 Auto Pay credit.
The Lumia 650 features a 5 inch HD display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor and 1GB RAM. There’s 16GB of onboard storage, an 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera as well as a 2,000mAh battery. It runs on Windows 10 Mobile.
For a limited time, customers who switch to Cricket will get a $50 bill credit, and those who switch over from T-Mobile will get an additional $50 bill credit. All Cricket customers get membership into the Cricket Rewards program as well as unlimited music with a Deezer subscription.