- 1 T-Mobile and MetroPCS Score LG's L Series III Phones
- 2 Examples Of T-Mobile’s ‘Special Priced’ SCORE Plan Devices Revealed In Document
T-Mobile and MetroPCS Score LG's L Series III Phones
Updated: corrected radio support for the L90.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS today announced the availability of the LG L90 and L70 (pictured), devices that fall into LG's L Series III lineup. Both phones were revealed by LG earlier this year. The L90 and L70 run Android 4.4 KitKat with LG's user interface enhancements. The hardware puts LG's minimalistic design esthetic to use. Shared features include support for Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
- L90:The L90 is being sold by T-Mobile and supports the carrier's HSPA+ 4G network, but not LTE. It has a 4.7-inch qHD display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 2,540mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel/1.3-megapixel camera configuration. It will be available beginning April 30 for $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $9.50, or the full retail price of $228.
- L70: The L70 will be sold by MetroPCS. It steps the display down to 4.5 inches and 800 x 400 resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 2,100mAh battery, and a 5-megapixel/VGA camera configuration. The L70 is available beginning today for $49 after a $100 instant rebate. For a limited time, MetroPCS will offer an additional $49 rebate to customers who pay for two months of service in advance. The L70 supports HSPA+, but not LTE.
LG's latest L Series Android phone fills in T-Mobile's entry-level roster. The L90 is an LG phone through and through thanks to core features, but better options might be available.
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Examples Of T-Mobile’s ‘Special Priced’ SCORE Plan Devices Revealed In Document
Yesterday an interesting rumor was circulating around T-Mobile. The rumor was that T-Mobile was planning on launching a new program, dubbed SCORE. To recap, SCORE is designed for those who are ineligible for T-Mobile’s JUMP (Just Upgrade My Phone) program and users who are not on a postpaid program or have problems with credit, to work towards a new device. To take part in the program, users will have to pay a $5 subscription charge per month. After six months of enrollment on the program, the user will be able to qualify for a ‘free entry level’ phone. What’s more, is that those who are able to hold on for a further six months (so twelve months in total) will be eligible for what T-Mobile was referring to as ‘special handset pricing’. Yesterday, this was not so clear as to what these special handset prices were or even what devices they were referring to. Although, it was presumed it was meant to be flagship level devices.
Well, a lot can happen in 24 hours and now it seems that a leaked document has made its way out, showing what those ‘special pricing’ details are likely to be like. The document includes the following examples. Users could pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (which is currently priced at $769, for the SCORE price of $599. Similarly, Google’s Nexus 6 currently priced at $699 will cost on SCORE, $599. The HTC One M8 which is priced at $669 will be available via SCORE for $499. Sony’s offering, the Sony Xperia Z3 which is priced at $659 will be available on SCORE for $499. Lastly, the LG G3 which is currently priced at $549, on SCORE would cost $299.
Now, some of those prices do sound really good and they are. Especially when you consider that twelve monthly payments of $5, only adds up to $60. So, all of the savings shown do represent value for money. However, it is worth remembering that this list has been created as an example of what to expect and was shared among T-Mobile staff. As such, this is only being used as an indicator of what will be on offer. For instance, those who sign up with the program (which by the way, is rumored to be starting tomorrow), then by the time they have completed their year’s worth of payments, all of these phones will be old-hat. Therefore, the list is just there as a guide to show you what to expect, if you were to sign up. So what do we think of the types of discounts on offer? Enough to make you sign up to the SCORE Program? Let us know.