Cricket has announced that its customers will be able to purchase the Galaxy S7 beginning March 18. This is just a week after it launches on the major U.S. carriers, but it will be available both in-store and online for purchase. Customers who purchase from Cricket will be able to claim the free Gear VR headset, and games, which is roughly a $150 value.

The carrier will be selling the phone for $649. For more information, see the details below.

Press release:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Debuts at Cricket Wireless March 18

Purchases made March 18 - April 1 include Samsung Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus, and 6-game bundle free of charge

ATLANTA, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to providing a great selection of premium phones customers love, Cricket Wireless will offer the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 for $649.99 in stores and online beginning March 18, 2016. In addition, those who buy a Galaxy S7 from Cricket between March 18th and April 1 can dive right into the exciting world of virtual reality with a free Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, plus a 6-game bundle – an estimated $150 value.* This promotion will last for a limited time only, while supplies last.

With the first Dual Pixel sensor in a smartphone camera, the Galaxy S7 is packed into a refined, water-resistant design1, providing fast and precise auto-focus, even in low light situations. It combines enhanced performance, fast-charging, and thoughtful usage-enhancing experiences that power users adore. The Galaxy S7 from Cricket Wireless comes with 32GB of internal storage2 and is available in Black Onyx. For photo and video enthusiasts, the device also enables users to insert a microSD card3 that supports up to 200GB of additional storage. More detailed information and feature specifications are available in the product specification sheet.

"Cricket customers are not just value seekers. Many are power users wanting premium devices and service, without the costs associated with mobile contracts," said Janna Ducich, Cricket vice president and chief marketing officer. "This is just one of the reasons Cricket is one of the fastest growing prepaid wireless companies in the U.S."

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be sold in more than 3,800 Cricket Wireless retail stores nationwide and online at www.cricketwireless.com.

Customers can enjoy one of the hottest devices on the Cricket network, with more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint or Boost**. Everyday benefits for Cricket customers also include:

  • No annual contracts
  • Simple plans starting at $35/mo after $5 Auto Pay credit
  • Plan prices already include taxes and fees– no surprises
  • Unlimited talk, text and data access – in and between the U.S., Mexico and Canada – included in Smart ($50/mo) and Pro ($60/mo) plans
  • Unlimited music with a Deezer subscription
  • Access to Cricket Rewards, the only customer loyalty program of its kind in the prepaid space

To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com.