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If you're looking for a 4G LTE handset on MetroPCS that packs a pretty decent punch, the just-announced LG Spirit may have your number. At $200 and no annual contract, don't expect the Spirit to be a game-changer, but at first blush it does look like a bang-for-your-buck investment:

  • 4.5" display with Gorilla Glass
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core processor
  • 5MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • 2150mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 with Optimus UI

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The Spirit also features LG's QuickMemo feature, as well as MetroPCS' joyn service, which is essentially an all-in-one chat hub. The device is available beginning today for $270 with a $70 mail-in-rebate. If that sounds like something you're interested in, head here to take a closer look at everything MetroPCS and the Spirit have to offer.

MetroPCS Goes Big Display, Big Value with New LG Spirit 4G Smartphone

Consumers can pair 4.5-inch touchscreen LG smartphone at $199 with 4G LTE plans starting at $40

DALLAS (January 31, 2013) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is going big in 2013 with the launch of the Spirit 4G, a 4.5-inch touchscreen Android smartphone from LG Electronics. The Spirit 4G packs top-of-the-line features in its sleek and stylish frame with a crystal-clear screen and 4G LTE connectivity for $199 plus tax after mail-in rebate – all with no annual contract.

The LG Spirit 4G builds on MetroPCS’ success with other LG 4G LTE models – the Esteem, Connect 4G and Motion 4G – by taking features and ease of use to the next level:

· Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

· 4.5-inch touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass® beautifully displays pictures, video and other content

· 1.2GHz dual-core processor and powerful 2150mAh battery provides easy multitasking throughout the day

· 5MP rear camera with helpful features like LED flash, Cheese Shutter, & Time Catch Shot to capture the right pictures at the right moments

· 1080p True-to-Life HD video recording for life’s moving moments

· 1.3MP front camera for video chat

· QuickMemo™ for convenient on-screen notation to express and share ideas

· joyn by MetroPCS capability delivers a unified and intuitive way to share content with enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video calling. The official joyn app can be downloaded via Google Play and the @metro App Store.

· MetroPCS’ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot service support (for an additional monthly charge)

The value doesn’t stop with all the features found in the Spirit 4G thanks to MetroPCS’ recently simplified 4G LTE rate plans, which begin at $40 and offer unlimited 4G LTE talk, text and data for only $60 – taxes and regulatory fees included. The company also unveiled the best deal in town for unlimited on-demand mobile music service with access to Rhapsody for only $5 per month, available on all current Android and 4G LTE rate plans.

MetroPCS and LG are also kicking off the All-Star Spirit campaign, which benefits After-School All-Stars (ASAS), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing academic support, enrichment opportunities and health & fitness activities that equip participants with skills, experiences and relationships needed to succeed in middle school, high school, college and the 21st century workforce. MetroPCS and LG are supporting ASAS’ efforts to provide high-school readiness and after-school programming to middle schoolers to put them on the path toward graduation. Every LG Spirit 4G purchased online and in ASAS markets* will contribute to the donation that will have a direct impact on children involved in ASAS programming. More information about the campaign, which begins next week, can be found at www.metropcs.com/ASAS.

The LG Spirit 4G is available starting today in stores and online at www.metropcs.com for $199 plus tax after $70 mail-in rebate for a limited time.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/ao9news andy o

    So is Metro PCS's LTE the same as the new T-mo LTE? Meaning, could I connect my Nexus 4 to it?

    Although, these "unlimited minutes, very limited data" plans are usless to me. I wish someone GSM compatible came up with a cheap plan without much minutes (like 300 or so), the same 5GB T-mo high-speed data thing, and I couldn't give a crap about text at all.

  • beomagi

    The data with metroPCS is unlimited. I'm on the lowest plan now - $35 a month - and that's unlimited voice, text and data, with the first 250MB of data un-throttled, After that, it's still a 4G connection, but it's throttled. Not completely horrible speeds - speedtest app gives me ~120kbps down, and 200 up.

    Also, the LG Motion which they advertise as a dual core 1.2GHz, is really a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 - It's possible this is also more than they're stating.