The new Moto E is headed to Cricket Wireless on Friday, March 13. Motorola recently sent out mysterious packages to bloggers that contained review units of the 2nd gen. Moto E, Motorola’s budget offering. The Moto E (2nd Gen.) has been widely applauded for the quality it delivers while still maintaining a low price. Among other things, the new Moto E brought in 4G LTE, making it viable to offer in the US.
Other specs include a 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage plus microSD card slot, 5-megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera, 2390mAh battery, 4G LTE, water resistance and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Moto E will be priced at $129.99 at Cricket stores and online, making it easy on the wallet. Additionally, customers switching from T-Mobile, Sprint, MetroPCS, Boost Mobile and others are eligible to receive a free month of service after spending two months with Cricket.
ATLANTA, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Cricket Wireless announces the latest valuable addition to its device lineup – the second generation Moto E by Motorola, a 4G LTE phone priced at $129.99, and available at Cricket Wireless in stores and online starting March 13.
The new Moto E is the first Cricket device running the latest Android OS, Lollipop, and continues Cricket’s tradition of offering powerful smartphones, with comprehensive data, voice and text plans, at a smart price. Cricket customers once again have something to smile about.
“We said Cricket would continue to roll out more affordable 4G LTE smartphones in 2015, and the new Moto E is one of the best in its price point,” said Andy Smoak, head of devices for Cricket Wireless. “It’s an entry-level 4G LTE smartphone tailored for those looking for a great mobile experience at a price that won’t break the bank. With unlimited calling and texting plans starting at $35 per month, after $5 Auto Pay Credit*, on a nationwide 4G LTE network, we are making good on promises to offer our customers a first-class wireless experience, no matter their budget.”
A faster processor and larger battery isn’t all that differentiates the second generation from its predecessor. With its crisp, scratch-resistant 4.5″ qHD display, all-day battery life**, incredible 4G LTE speeds, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor for great performance, and the best of Google with the latest Android™ OS 5.0 Lollipop, the Moto E brings great quality and premium experiences at a value price. Altogether it means better mobile Internet access for feature phone upgraders and others who don’t want to spend lots to get a great phone. Other features include:
Liquid- repellent technology to protect against splashes and spills
Dual cameras for photos, selfies and HD video recording
Moto Experiences — Moto Display, Moto Assist and Moto Migrate
Additionally, customers can use the preloaded Cricket Wi-Fi app (free) which helps to manage their data by enabling them to quickly connect to over 14 million curated Wi-Fi free and open hotspots across the U.S., thereby maximizing their high speed data usage.
For a limited time, customers switching from T-Mobile, Metro-PCS, Sprint and Boost, and others and who select the $50 or $60 rate plan are eligible for 1 free month*** of service on us after completing two months on the Smart, Pro or Advanced plan. New and existing customers receive generous high-speed data access**** allotments, making Cricket’s wireless plans more affordable so customers can spend their hard-earned money on things that matter to them. Cricket’s Basic ($40/ 2.5GB), Smart ($50/ 5GB), Pro ($60/ 10 GB), and for a limited time Advanced ($60/ 20GB) Plans are $35, $45 and $55 after a $5 monthly Auto Pay credit. Plus, unlimited calling and messaging to Mexico from the U.S. is included on the Smart, Pro, and Advanced plans*****.