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Android at MetroPCS
Android phones are smartphones that use Google's Android operating system, commonly found in many smartphones available on the market today. MetroPCS is a cell phone provider that prides itself in providing affordable cell phone plans with no contracts and no extra charges for taxes and fees. All are included in the fixed monthly fees that range from $40 to $60 per plan, depending on the number of service features that come with each plan. Metro PCS currently offers two Android phones: the LG Optimus M and the Huawei Ascend.
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LG Optimus M
The Metro PCS Android phone, the LG Optimus M features the 2.2 Android operating system, has Wi-Fi connectivity and an MP3 player with music from MetroSTUDIO, MetroPCS' music portal. The phone also has a 3.2-inch screen and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It comes with Google Voice Actions thus making voice commands for simple tasks on Google such as search, shopping or getting turn-by-turn driving directions possible.
The LG Optimus M also comes with the following standard features: speaker phone, alarm clock, vibrate alert, stop watch, calculator, voicemail, text messaging, calendar and memo. Other features include instant messaging, picture messaging, email and Bluetooth capabilities. Other capabilities include Loopt, premium directory assistance and MetroBackup. To find out more check out our LG Optimus M review.
This phone comes with an unlimited rate plan that costs $50 per month. The phone originally cost $229 but there is an ongoing promotion (as of January 31, 2011) that reduces the price to $149 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a $30 online instant discount. Free 2-day priority shipping is also part of the deal.
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The Huawei Ascend is MetroPCS' other Android phone. It uses the 2.1 Android operating system and has an MP3 player with music from MetroSTUDIO. It also has a 3.5-inch screen, 256 MB internal memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 3.2 megapixel auto focus camcorder and camera. Other features of the phone include speaker phone, alarm clock, stop watch, voicemail, text messaging, calendar, memo, Bluetooth capability, picture messaging, voice commands, voice as ringtones, memory card slot, as well as email and instant messenger capabilities. It also comes with other capabilities like premium directory assistance, Loopt and MetroBackup.
The Huawei Ascend usually retails at $129 but there is an ongoing (as of January 31, 2011) promotion that reduces the price significantly. You can get the phone now with free shipping for $99 after a $50 instant online discount and a $30 mail-in rebate. A $50 per month unlimited everything service plan is needed to go with this phone. Buyers of the Huawei Ascend are also entered into a draw to win one of two 2011 Nissan Cubes. There is also a chance for 15 winners to get free MetroPCS cell phone service for two years.
Image Credit: MetroPCS.