After a leak earlier this week, Verizon has introduced a “new” phone for customers opting for the prepaid route, but it has a distinctly “old” feel to it. The Luge by Motorola appears to be a re-skinned Motorola DROID RAZR M smartphone and some are even suggesting these may be unsold units. In any case, the Luge is now available through Verizon for only $199 with no contract and no service bundle included, although you can get on Verizon’s 4G LTE network with the device.
Just because T-Mobile claimed the top spot in the prepaid market doesn’t mean they’re going to back off on their competitive pricing. The carrier’s newly announced Pay As You Go plans offer extremely low, flat-rate costs for customers that are both extremely cheap and simple to keep up with.
Much emphasis gets put on the contract side of T-Mobile’s business and how it competes with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, but the prepaid section of the market has been a point of focus for the Un-carrier too. According to John Legere, that focus has paid off, as T-Mobile has officially passed the other three carriers to become the top prepaid carrier in the US.
ZTE’s Grand X, which has a 5-inch display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 5MP rear camera, a 1MP front shooter and a 2,300mAh battery, will be coming to Cricket Wireless on August 8.
The phone will cost only $100 after a $50 mail in rebate, so this is clearly tailored to those looking for a decent low-end, cheap smartphone.
Verizon has announced that beginning on July 17th, customers will have a new option for getting a smartphone with 4G LTE service. Verizon is going to make their 4G network available through their prepaid ALLSET PLANS. These no contract plans come with unlimited talk and text. Customers can get a plan with a 500 MB data allowance for $45 per month or bump it up to 1 GB for $50 per month. As a special offer for a limited time, customers can double the initial 500 MB allowance by agreeing to autopay.
When Verizon decided to pick up the Motorola Moto G to offer to their customers, they decided to only make it available via one of their prepaid plans. If a 3G smartphone is sufficient for your needs and you are okay with Verizon, then you may want to jump on this latest deal from Amazon. They are offering the Moto G for only $70.
There is no indication how long this deal will be available, but a check of Verizon indicates you can still get it for a Friday delivery if you order by late Thursday afternoon. Hit the source link if you want to check out the offer or place an order.
Straight Talk, the no contract pre-paid wireless provider, has announced a small bump in the data limit on their $45 per month plan. The unlimited talk and text plan now gets 3GB of data per month, a small increase from the 2.5GB limit that was in place. Since Straight Talk does not charge overage fees, users who go over the new 3GB limit will find their data speeds throttled down to 2G type performance. Straight Talk has also enhanced their $30 “All You Need” plan for non-smartphone users to provide unlimited text, 1500 minutes of voice and 100MB of data. For the rest of May Straight Talk will have demo units available at Walmart stores on Saturdays for potential buyers to try out and is offering a $25 Walmart gift card if a Samsung Galaxy Centura or Discover phone is purchased in May.
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The Lucid 3 (VS876) is not the only device LG has in the works for Verizon Wireless. The Optimus Exceed 2 is a prepaid option heading Big Red, we just do not know when. Courtesy of @evleaks, we have a very clear look at the device. Like LG’s other handsets, the Optimus Exceed 2 has very slim bezels. The main difference between this device and the previously leaked Lucid 3 seems to be the fact that since this is a prepaid Verizon handset, it only supports 3G and not 4G LTE. But both devices are officially announced, we will not know the actual internal specifications.
Verizon announced new prepaid plans that offer customers lower prices with lower data allotments to match. As part of the revisions to their prepaid plans, Verizon is rebranding them as ALLSET PLANS. Consumers looking for a feature phone can get a device with a $35 per month plan that includes 500 calling minutes, unlimited texts, and 500MB of data. Moving up to a smartphone, the least expensive option is $45 per month which includes unlimited voice and texts while users get 500MB of data.
ZTE showed off their Iconic Phablet at CES this year, highlighting its multi-window capabilities, large screen, and lower price point. Fast forward three weeks, and we’re already seeing the device hit US shores, although with a different name. Boost Mobile is the first to pick up the phablet, calling it the Boost Max.
The Boost Max features a 5.7 inch 720p screen, dual-core Snapdragon CPU with 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 3200 mAh battery. For $300, it’s a pretty decent device, especially for Boost Mobile customers. Unfortunately, the Boost Max is launching with Android 4.1 as opposed to Android 4.3, which was shown off on the handset at CES. Go figure.
If you’re interested, you can purchase the device, no contract, for $300 below.
source: Boost Mobile