Can you Really Get a Free Prepaid Or No-Contract Cell Phone?

Yes, but . . .

Yes, you can still get a no-contract or  free prepaid cell phone from a couple of different companies online: Cricket Wireless and Metro by T-Mobile.

Earlier, a few other companies like Tracfone used to offer a basic phone free when you bought an airtime card at the same time, but those offers are no longer available.  Those deals were still a bit suspect because you couldn't get a refund on the airtime if you didn't want the phone. Tracfone and Net10 do still offer a flip phone and a refurbished basic smartphone for $9.99 which is pretty cheap but not free.

Free Cricket Phone

Cricket Wireless offers a few free phones if you port your number and activate a $55 per month or $60 per month plan. There are cheaper unlimited plans out there so you may want to work out if the free phones are really worth it. Nevertheless, here they are.

  • Cricket Dream 5G
  • Cricket Debut
  • Samsung Galaxy A12
  • Samsung Galaxy A02s
  • Motorola Moto g Power
  • Motorola Moto g Pure

Free 5G Phones from Metro by T-Mobile

For Metro, you only have to sign up for the $40 or $60 per month plan in order to get one of these 5G phones free via an "instant rebate" applied as a credit to your account.

  • Samsung Galaxy A13 5G
  • Motorola moto g stylo 5G
  • Nokia X100
  • One Plus Nord N200 5G
  • TCL 30 XE 5G (requires $60 per month plan)
  • REVVL V+ 5G (requires $60 per month plan)

That's a pretty good selection.