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LG's Rumor2 for Sale Via Alltel as the Banter

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Mar 12, 2009, 3:47 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 12, 2009, 4:01 PM

Today, Alltel launched the LG Banter, which is a re-badged version of the LG Rumor2. The biggest changes the Banter has when compared to the Scoop are an expanded QWERTY keyboard with more rows to make typing easier. It also brings stereo Bluetooth, support for 16GB microSD cards, and it improves the display to QVGA resolution. It carries over the original's 1.3 megapixel camera, but will have a slightly different design when compared to the LG Rumor2, which Sprint announced earlier today. Pricing information was not immediately available.

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Mar 12, 2009, 4:57 PM

Will Verizon sell this phone?

If Verizon bought out Alltel you would think Verizon would sell it now.Any Thoughts or answers?
before the merger, alltel already had contracts with manf. in what phones they will carry. All of the phones that Alltel are getting now is what was already contracted to complete.

Mar 14, 2009, 9:01 PM


Does the picture have a little "EV" (I'm assuming meaning EVDO) when all the specs I can find say it doesn't have EVDO? Is it just because it's a marketing picture and not the real thing?

Mar 13, 2009, 10:41 AM

Which Alltel?

Divested or NON Divessted? I'm learning everyday now to ask that question.

Mar 13, 2009, 9:37 AM

Now that is one ugly phone

Reading through the specs and seeing the picture of it, I have to question why anyone would want it. It's not really a step forward from the Rumor. The extra row is nice, so it's like a small shuffle forward.

Mar 12, 2009, 4:01 PM


and why is verizon so lame not to pick this phone up?
Platypus said:
and why is verizon so lame not to pick this phone up?

I'm thinking because they have the LG Voyager and EnV.
Maybe because Verizon decided to go with the Versa instead. plus the the have the Voyager, and the enV and enV2
However this is dated technology. Why go with a rumor2/banter when for the same price point you could go with say a rant?

LG had a good idea but forgot some key elements.

1) this phone operates on 1xrtt and not EVDO so slow net speeds

2) they...
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