AT&T to Release Prepaid Smartphone

smartphone 150x150 AT&T to Release Prepaid SmartphoneBeginning April 17, AT&T customers who want the technology of a smartphone without the hefty monthly fees or contract will have the option of purchasing the LG Thrive, reports USA Today.

The smartphone, which retails for $179.99, will be part of AT&T’s GoPhone label and run Google’s Android 2.2 operating system. The Thrive offers a 3.2-inch touch screen, e-mail capabilities, unlimited Wi-Fi through AT&T’s Hot Spot network and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

Data plans will begin at $5 and will go up to $25 for 10 MB and 500 MB, respectively. The smartphone comes with 160 MB of memory, as well as microSD slot for extra storage.

For those who wish to purchase a similar phone with a 2 year contract, AT&T will also offer the LG Phoenix for $49.99.

To read the full article, visit http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/04/at38t-launches-its-first-prepaid-smartphone/1

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