LG Optimus F3 (GSM)
T-Mobile today said that it will carry several LG smartphones in the coming weeks. First, it confirmed that it will sell the just-announced LG G2. The G2 is the new flagship smartphone from LG that features a 5.2-inch HD screen and 13-megapixel camera. The F6 is a new mid-range Android smartphone that features a 4.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera with back-side illumination and a number of LG applications, such as QuickMemo, QSlide, and VuTalk. Last, T-Mobile confirmed again that it is offering the LG F3, which ls already available at T-Mobile-owned MetroPCS stores. Pricing and availability of the G2 and F6 were not provided.
T-Mobile today expanded the reach of its MetroPCS brand by launching it in 15 new markets. The additional markets for MetroPCS largely overlay the existing footprint of rival Cricket Wireless, and include Birmingham, Ala.; Fresno and San Diego, Calif.; Tallahassee, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Akron, Cleveland, Sandusky, and Toledo, Ohio; Memphis, Tenn.; Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio, Texas; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; and Washington, D.C. Though T-Mobile will set up MetroPCS retail shops in these markets, the MetroPCS stores will actually be selling devices that run on T-Mobile's network, including the Nokia Lumia 521 for $99 and the LG Optimus F3 for $149. Customers in these markets may also bring their own, unlocked GSM handset to use on the Metro/T-Mobile network. Prepaid plans start at $40 per month for unlimited voice and messaging, and 500MB of data.