ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For financially savvy consumers, few things match the excitement of scoring the season's hottest deals. Cricket Wireless is adding the Nokia Lumia 530 to its suite of affordable, high quality 4G smartphones this fall that take advantage of our reliable nationwide network covering more than 98% of Americans. Starting October 3, the Nokia Lumia 530, preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana, will be available for $49.99* in stores and online. It's a great time to switch to Cricket with the arrival of the Nokia Lumia 530 and limited time promotion for increased high speed data.
"Cricket's no-annual contract plans with access to high speed data at $35 (1GB of high speed data), $45 (3GB of high speed data), $55 (10GB of high speed data), all after $5 auto bill pay credit,** gives shoppers a way to save money without sacrificing quality," said Andy Smoak, head of product for Cricket Wireless. "The Lumia 530 is an exciting new smartphone for first time or transitional wireless customers who are ready to upgrade their existing feature phone."
In addition to the recent increase in high speed data access at great prices from Cricket, customers who take video and photos or play with a lot of apps will be excited about the Nokia Lumia 530's and expandable memory support, that can increase its storage capacity by adding up to a 128 GB microSD card. Also, Cortana, the only personal assistant who can set reminders based on people as well as time or location, could remind a working mom to pick up dinner when she passes the grocery store or offer peace of mind with Kid's Corner, which lets her personalize and control her child's experience when playing with the phone. Phone highlights are:
- Fast 1.2 Ghz quad-core processing speed at a great price
- Updating Live Tiles, full Microsoft Office and free OneDrive storage
- Bright 4" LCD display
- 5MP camera with downloadable Nokia Lenses
- Nokia Mix Radio for subscription-free streaming music
Cricket and Cortana makes shopping easier than ever by enabling users to set reminders, search for deals or locate nearby stores simply by voice or text. And soon, the 4G LTE enabled Nokia Lumia 1320, exclusively available at Cricket, will also have Cortana and the newest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Existing Cricket customers who have already purchased a Nokia Lumia 1320 can expect an over the air software update in the upcoming weeks.
The deals continue in October with fast, affordable smartphones and promotions that help customers save cash. With Cricket's Group save program, Customers can get 5 $40 smartphone lines for $100***. Customers who switch from T-Mobile and Metro PCS will receive a $100 bill credit through October 19****.
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* Nokia Lumia 530 Price: $49.99 price requires activation of qualified wireless service.
**Auto Pay: $5 savings provided as an account credit at the end of each billing cycle while enrolled in Auto Pay. Auto Pay credit requires Auto Pay enrollment with a new Basic, Smart or Pro plan. Terms, conditions and restriction apply.
***Group Save: Customers in good standing with at least two (2) eligible lines of service on one account will be automatically enrolled to receive Group Save discounts. Only eligible lines two-five on the same account receive the monthly discount described below. Only lines of service on a Basic, Smart, or Pro rate plan are eligible. Your first eligible line does not receive a discount; the second eligible line = $10 monthly discount; the third eligible line = $20 monthly discount; the fourth eligible line = $30 monthly discount, and the fifth eligible line = $40 monthly discount. The maximum monthly discount is $100 when you have five (5) eligible lines.
****$100 T-Mobile/MetroPCS Switcher Credit: Offer ends 10/19/14. Available only to T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers porting a number to Cricket Wireless who purchase and activate a new line of service on a Basic, Smart or Pro rate plan. One $100 Switcher Credit per line of service. Credit issued to customer's account approximately 5 days before end of initial service period. Customer's account must be in active status and customer must be on a qualifying rate plan to receive Switcher Credit. Suspended or cancelled accounts are not eligible to receive Switcher Credits. Lines added to Group Save (multi-line) accounts 5 or fewer days prior to the end of a bill cycle will receive Switcher Credits during the following month of service. Switcher Credits have no cash value, are not redeemable for cash or any cash equivalent and are not transferable or refundable. Account credits are forfeited if your account is cancelled for any reason. In-store activation fee up to $25.
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