Cricket Wireless Blog
The deadline to file your taxes is just around the corner, and according to the IRS, nearly 8 in 10 of you receive refunds. Yay, you! Are you one of the 1 in 6 who tend to splurge on a gift for yourself?
Ready to Splurge?
If so, we remind you that we’re giving everyone something to smile about this tax season (and who couldn’t use more smiles during tax season?) with FREE select 4G LTE smartphones* when you switch to Cricket. Choose from Samsung Galaxy Amp 2, which gives you freedom without compromise; or the ZTE Sonata 3, with surround sound for a song; the value and performance of the Alcatel Streak; or the combination of great features and style of the LG Spree. By switching to Cricket and snagging one of these phones, you’ll have more to splurge!
Get Organized for Next Year
With a smartphone, and one of Cricket’s high-speed data access plans starting at $30/mo on a reliable nationwide 4G LTE network, you can save money year round and get yourself organized and on track for next tax season – all on your phone – using one of the many recommended FREE mobile financial apps available, such as:
IRS2Go (iOS & Android, 4 out of 5 stars) – Check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and follow the IRS on Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube
Mint (iOS & Android, 4.25 out of 5 stars) – Finally, there’s one place to manage all your finances with ease. Mint is the free money manager and financial tracker app from the makers of TurboTax® that does it all. We bring together your bank accounts, credit cards, bills and investments so you know where you stand. See what you’re spending, where you can save money, and stay on top of bill pay in Mint like never before. You can even keep track of your credit score to help you be smart about it, no credit card required.
Credit Karma (iOS & Android, 5/5 stars) – It’s one thing to know your credit score, but the real value comes with understanding how that mysterious number is calculated. This app offers free credit scores from two of the major credit-reporting companies, while giving you insight on how to improve your standing. When things like overspending or late bill payments nudge your score down, notifications help you immediately steer your finances back on track.
Spending Tracker (iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, 4/5 stars) – An easy and user friendly personal finance app that helps you track your spending so you can stay on budget and save money. Log your expenses and income, set a budget, and see an overview of your current spending progress, among many intuitive features.
Now, go get yourself a sweet new smartphone and get smarter for tax year 2017!
*Free Select Smartphone offers: Limited time offer, while supplies last. Req’s port-in and new svc line activation on qualifying monthly plan (min. $30/mo), first mo. svc charge & applicable sales tax due at sale. Excl. AT&T ports. Add’l fees & restr’s apply.