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AT&T and LG Launch First Smartphone for GoPhone
Posted: 13-Apr-2011 [Source: AT&T]

[LG Thrive™ is AT&T's first prepaid smartphone. New prepaid data package with the LG thrive offers 500 MB of data for $25. The LG Thrive and LG Phoenix are available April 17. Both run on the Android 2.2 platform.]

Dallas -- Key Facts

* AT&T* will begin selling LG Thrive™ and LG Phoenix™ on April 17.

* LG Thrive™ is AT&T's first prepaid smartphone. GoPhone customers can choose from new data packages with no long-term commitment required.

* Both smartphones will be available for purchase nationwide at AT&T company-owned retail stores and in select national retail locations.

* Both feature a 3.2 inch color full-touch display, Android™ 2.2 platform, Exchange email support, unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

Android Portfolio

AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices, and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to a robust Android portfolio, including more than 12 new Android devices this year. Delivering users on-the-go access to the growing Android Market™, LG Thrive™ will be the first Android smartphone available for GoPhone customers.

LG Thrive™ Data Packages and Voice Plans

In addition to providing access to applications and contacts, AT&T is introducing a new prepaid data package with the LG Thrive, offering 500 MB of data for $25. Each of the following options are available to customers who choose the Smartphone $0.10/min Plan or Smartphone $2/day Unlimited Talk and Text Plan. Prepaid customers who choose a smartphone like the LG Thrive must choose a data package in order to use data services.

* NEW: $25 FOR 500MB

* $5 for 10MB (previously $4.99 for 1MB)

* $15 for 100MB (previously $19.99)

The above data packages include unlimited Wi-Fi usage at thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots from your smartphone.

AT&T is also adding value to data pay-per-use pricing for non-smartphone customers with five times the data for the same price. The new pricing is $0.01 per 5kb (previously $0.01 per kb).

LG Thrive ™ and LG Phoenix™

LG Thrive™ boasts the latest Android features, including robust HTML browsing, integrated synching of Google ™ account features, Facebook® and Twitter apps for social networking, flexible personalization with up to seven customizable home screens, and unlimited Wi-Fi usage at thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide, included as part of the smartphone data plan required with either device.** LG Phoenix™ offers similar features to its prepaid counterpart as well as Mobile Hotspot and data tethering support which allows the sharing of the phone's mobile broadband connection with other devices.***

Key Specifications

* Android 2.2 platform

* HSDPA 7.2 3G data speeds

* 600MHz application processor

* 3.2" 320 x 480 262k color full-touch display

* Wi-Fi/aGPS capable

* 160MB User Memory w/ microSD storage (up to 32GB)

* 2GB microSD card installed

* 3.2MP Auto-focus camera

* Stereo Bluetooth

* Quad-band GSM / Tri-band 3G (world capable)

* 1500 mAh long-life battery

* Text/Picture and Video Messaging support

* POP3/IMAP/Gmail/EAS email support

Price and Availability****

On April 17, AT&T will begin selling LG Thrive™, in silver for $179.99. To use data services on the Thrive™, a GoPhone smartphone plan and data package are required.

The LG Phoenix™ will be available on the same day in dark blue for $49.99 and requires a two-year agreement.

Both devices will be sold in company-owned retail stores and in select national retail locations.

Learn more about the LG Thrive™ and LG Phoenix™ at www.att.com/mobilephones-news.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

*** Mobile Hotspots and Tethering require a DataPro 4 GB Plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot or by tethering use data from your DataPro 4 GB Plan. An overage rate of $10 per each 1 GB provided, applies if you exceed the included monthly data allowance. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection. For more details on Data Plans, go to att.com/dataplans.

**** Prices may vary at independent retailers.

LG Phoenix: Limited time only. Qualified customers only. Subscriber must live & have a mailing addr. within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Requires two year contract and new activation, and an eligible voice plan and eligible smartphone data plan starting at $15 a month. $36 activation fee. Early Termination Fee: Up to $325. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment.

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