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Cricket Wireless Adds ZTE Overture 2 To Its 4G LTE Lineup

Cricket Wireless added the ZTE Overture 2 to its lineup of 4G LTE devices. Available now in the company's retail stores and online, current customers can purchase the phone for a mere $49.99. The ZTE Overture 2 will be free for new customers thanks to a $50 mail-in rebate.

The ZTE Overture 2 runs Google's Android 5.0 "Lollipop" operating system, making this phone one of the cheapest Lollipop devices on the market. Powering this phone is a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz and a 2100 mAh battery.

As for other hardware details, the Overture 2 has a 4.5-inch display with a 854 x 480 (FWVGA) resolution and Dragontail Glass for protection. There's also 1 GB of RAM, up to 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for adding up to 32 GB of storage.

Measuring a mere 0.39 inches thick, the phone comes packed with a 5MP camera, with flash on the back and a VGA camera on the front. The specifications also list Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, support for Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation, and Dolby Digital Plus for better sound.

News of adding the ZTE Overture 2 arrives after Cricket Wireless added the Lumia 640 LTE phone on May 13. Customers who purchase this phone between May 15 and June 30 will get a free year of Skype calling (60 minutes per month) and a free year of Office 365 Personal.

A brief look at the specifications show that Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 device measures 0.35-inches thick and sports a 5-inch HD ClearBlack IPS screen. Other notable features include a quad-core SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz, an 8MP camera on the back, up to 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for up to 128 GB of additional storage.

If you're looking to switch carriers, Cricket Wireless lists its available plans here. The company's "top pick" is the Smart plan for $50 per month, which the company indicated is ideal for "music fanatics and web surfers." Customers get 5 GB of data per month, unlimited nationwide talk and text, unlimited nationwide messaging and more.

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