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Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship comes to Cricket for about $100 less

The newly reborn no-contract carrier is the latest to offer Samsung's flagship Android smartphone.

Cricket says hello to Samsung's flagship smartphone. Cricket

Cricket Wireless has become the latest US carrier to announce support for the Samsung Galaxy S5 . Available starting Friday, June 27, the smartphone costs $540 after a mail-in rebate.

The newly reformed wireless provider, now owned by AT&T, offers unlimited talk and text with 500MB worth of 4G LTE data that starts at $40 per month.

Customers who sign up for the Auto Pay option can save an additional $5 per month, knocking things down to a $35 monthly plan.

Indeed, this is the same Samsung Galaxy S5 that sells everywhere else, except that it costs about $100 cheaper on Cricket. Powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, the flagship model includes a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 16-megapixel rear camera, and has 16GB of internal storage.