US cellular has announced that it has started offering two Android-powered smartphones on prepaid plans today. It’s nice to see US carriers embrace prepaid plans a little bit more – after all, they are what the majority of people use in other territories.
The two aforementioned smartphones are the LG Optimus U and the LG Apex. Both these devices have been already available from US Cellular, albeit only with contracts. Without an agreement, the LG Optimus U will set you back $199.99, and the LG Apex costs $249.99.
US Cellular has also unveiled the prepaid plans that you can get with these devices. For $30 per month, you get unlimited texts and 200 minutes each month. For $50, you get unlimited voice and texts. For $60 per month, you get 450 voice minutes, unlimited texts, and 2 GB of data traffic. For $70, you’ll get unlimited talk and texts, and 2 GB of data.
The LG Optimus U is US Cellular’s version of the ubiquitous LG Optimus One, and it has a 3.2-inch 480×320 capacitive touchscreen, a 600 MHz processor, a 3 MP camera, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, and a 1500 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo.
The LG Apex has a side-sliding full physical QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2-inch 800×480 capacitive touchscreen, a 600 MHz processor, 100 MB of internal storage space, 256 MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 3.15 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, and VGA video recording, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 1500 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.1.
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