LG Viper for Sprint Available for Pre-Order April 12 for $99
Updated: changed word in teh headline
Sprint today announced that the LG Viper smartphone will become available for pre-order starting on April 12. The Viper will cost $99.99 and requires a two-year contract with an unlimited everything plan. The Viper, announced in January, is an Android smartphone that's compatible with Sprint's forthcoming LTE 4G network (planned to launch by mid-year). The actual for-sale date has not yet been disclosed by Sprint.
Boost and Virgin Mobile Selling LG Stylo 3 for $180
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Sprint to Sell LG G5 April 1, Preorders Start March 24
Sprint said it will begin accepting preorders for the LG G5 on March 24. The device will reach stores April 1.
Alcatel Launches Idol 3 Pre-Sale At Discounted $199 Price
Alcatel OneTouch today kicked off a limited pre-sale for the Idol 3 smartphone that drops the price by $50. The pre-sale starts immediately and runs through 11:59pm Pacific Time on April 20.
Sprint Offering Galaxy S6 and Service For $80 Per Month
Sprint is hoping to attract customers to its network with a combined promotion that includes the Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Sprint Unlimited Plus service plan for $80 per month. The plan includes the 32GB GS6 for "free" after a $20-per-month credit with a 24-month lease; unlimited talk, text, and data; international value roaming; and annual upgrades.