T-Mobile is super excited about getting the LG G2, but the Korean manufacturer's new flagship isn't the only handset en route to Big Magenta. The Optimus F3 and F6 are also arriving on the carrier. The 4-inch F3 is available today, with all the expected LG features such as QuickMemo, QSlide, VuTalk and Genius Camera. As part of a launch promotion, customers can get the F3 for no money down, though the 24 monthly payments of $10 as part of its Simple Choice plan do make it quite a bit more expensive than on Sprint and even Virgin Mobile.
The Optimus F6 doesn't have a price or release date yet. In fact, T-Mobile would only say that LG's brand new mid-range device would be hitting shelves in "the coming weeks." The 4.5-inch IPS-equipped handset features Jelly Bean and the usual suite of LG customizations, including it rather heavily tweaked camera UI. The sensor itself is a rather pedestrian five-megapixel slice of silicon, though, it is backside illuminated, which should deliver slightly better than expected results. Inside, you'll find LTE and WiFi, as well as NFC. While neither handset is likely to set the tech world on fire, they both deliver solid mid-range features on T-Mo's growing, but still fledgling LTE network.
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T-Mobile to Launch All-New LG G2, LG Optimus F6 and Optimus F3
BELLEVUE, Wash. - August 7, 2013 - A trio of smartphones from LG Electronics are joining T-Mobile US, Inc.'s (NYSE: TMUS) ever-expanding LTE device lineup. Led by LG's newly announced flagship smartphone, the LG G2, T-Mobile will offer customers the best of LG – cutting-edge technology, simplicity, stylish design and a suite of LG-exclusive applications. The T-Mobile LG lineup also is expanding with the availability of the LG Optimus F6 and LG Optimus F3.
"Customers are going to love the uniqueness that each LG LTE device offers – the G2 is innovative with its ergonomic and intuitive rear key design; the Optimus F6 is stylish, fast and full-featured; and the Optimus F3 is our most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone," said Jason Young, vice president of product marketing, T-Mobile. "Coupled with T-Mobile's unlimited data, low-up-front costs and speedy nationwide network, any one of these smartphones is going to be a great option for our customers."
T-Mobile's Triple-Threat of LG Devices
The innovative LG G2 is sure to stun with its beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, created for the perfect viewing and multitasking experience. LG G2's ergonomic and intuitive rear key design lets users power the device on and off, adjust the volume and easily access QuickMemo for on-the-go note taking. The advanced smartphone features a 13MP OIS camera with several shot modes like Dual Camera, Shot & Clear and VR panorama, to capture crystal clear, virtually blur-free images. Easy-to-use multitasking applications like Slide Aside and QSlide, allow users to perform several tasks, such as checking email, dialing phone numbers or scheduling appointments, simultaneously without the inconvenience of having to open and close individual applications. In addition, the extremely efficient 3,000 mAh SiO+ battery will ensure long-lasting power for users who need a super-charged smartphone without the added bulk. Pricing and availability for the G2 will be shared in the coming weeks. Customers interested in registering for notices about the G2 can visit t-mobile.com/lg-g2.
With T-Mobile's 4G LTE coverage rolling out across the country1, the LG Optimus F6 is designed to provide the speed, style and functions customers are looking for at an amazing value. The bright and super sharp 4.5-inch IPS display provides extraordinarily accurate true-to-nature color for amazing entertainment experiences. The smartphone offers a 5MP BSI camera that can take high-quality pictures in low-light environments, and also includes LG-exclusive advanced camera features, such as Time Catch Shot, Voice Shutter and LG's unique Smart Shutter, which helps users capture their best photos and true-to-life HD videos. With Wi-Fi Calling, NFC-capabilities, LG's innovative apps – such as QuickMemo, QSlide, Quick Translator and VuTalk – and the latest Android software2, customers won't have to compromise on style or features with the Optimus F6. Pricing and availability for the Optimus F6 will be shared in the coming weeks.
1 Qualifying service req'd for LTE; coverage not available everywhere. Go to www.t-mobile.com for coverage details. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
2 Use of some features may require additional charges and/or a qualifying data plan or access to a Wi-Fi connection.
Beginning today, T-Mobile will offer its most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone with the LG Optimus F3. The Optimus F3's 4-inch vivid IPS display and advanced camera and video features offer accurate colors, sharp text and crisp images. Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and an extensive catalogue of LG's suite of unique services, such as QuickMemo, QSlide, VuTalk and Genius Camera2, focus on enhancing usability for Optimus F3 customer's everyday smartphone use.
The Optimus F3 is available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online via www.T-Mobile.com for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $103 with T-Mobile's Simple Choice Plan. For more information on the Optimus F3, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phones/lg-optimus-f3.html.
3 If you cancel wireless service, remaining balance on phone becomes due. 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified customers. Plus taxes and fees. Not available in the District of Columbia.
Simple Choice Plan
All three LG smartphones will be available with T-Mobile's Simple Choice Plan, which allows customers to design their plan based on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data on our advanced nationwide network is $50 per month (plus taxes and fees) for the first line. Customers can get 2.5GB of high-speed data for $10 more per month per line or get unlimited 4G data with up to 500MB of tethering for an additional $20 per month per line. A second phone line can be added for $30 per month and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages on T-Mobile's network and no restrictive annual service contracts.
T-Mobile's 4G LTE Network
LG's three LTE smartphones will seamlessly connect to T-Mobile's high-speed nationwide 4G HSPA+ and advanced 4G LTE coverage areas. T-Mobile's 4G LTE coverage now reaches 157 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas and is on target to go nationwide by the end of the year, with plans for reaching 200 million people in more than 200 metropolitan areas. Major metropolitan areas where T-Mobile's 4G LTE network service has launched include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, with many more rolling out.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.:
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: "TMUS") is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company's advanced nationwide 4G and 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences for customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. It currently serves approximately 43 million wireless subscribers and provides products and services through 70,000 points of distribution. For more information, please visit: http://www.t-mobile.com.