LG's L70 Hits Verizon Prepaid As the Optimus Exceed 2
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Optimus Exceed 2 to its roster of prepaid phones. The Exceed 2 is a rebranded variant of the L70, which LG introduced earlier this year and is already being sold by MetroPCS. The Exceed 2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with LG's user interface enhancements, including Knock Code, KnockON, QuickMemo and QSlide apps. The display, which measures 4.5 inches with 800 x 400 resolution, it slightly larger than the original Exceed's, but the device loses support for Verizon's LTE network. It can only access 3G data. The Exceed 2 is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. It has 4GB of internal storage, a 2,100mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel with WVGA video capture. The Exceed 2 also includes Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Wi-Fi. The LG Optimus Exceed 2 carries a full retail price of $250, but Verizon is selling it for $80 with its prepaid plans. It is available immediately.
Boost Adds LG Realm to Prepaid Lineup
Boost Mobile today announced the LG Realm, an inexpensive Android handset, which is available contract-free beginning today for $80. The LG Realm, also sold as the Optimus Exceed 2, runs Android 4.4 KitKat and includes several LG features, such as Knock Code, QSlide apps, and QuickMemo.
Virgin Mobile Debuts Custom Plans
Virgin Mobile USA today announced a new plan that gives customers more flexibility in managing their account. Virgin Mobile Custom is based on the ItsOn platform, which was used by Zact Mobile, a Sprint-based MVNO.
Virgin Mobile's Custom Plans Now Available at Walmart
Virgin Mobile USA's Custom plans launched at Walmart stores today. The plans, which were announced last month, allow customers to add only the service they want and alter their service day-by-day if they need to in order to manage their expenses.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Verizon Selling the LG K4 for $120
Verizon Wireless added the LG K4 to its smartphone roster today. The phone is available online for $120, or $5 per month on an installment plan.