Mark Peters : April 28th 2011 - 14:10 CET
LG Thrive Smartphone : The LG Thrive is AT&T’s first prepaid smartphone. The LG Thrive mobile phone features 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. The LG Thrive smartphone will be available for purchase nationwide at AT&T company-owned retail stores and in select national retail locations. GoPhone customers can choose from new data packages with no long-term commitment required. On April 17, AT&T will begin selling the LG Thrive smartphone in silver for $179.99. To use data services on the LG Thrive, a GoPhone smartphone plan is required. |
LG Thrive phone data plan
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.
LG Thrive data packages
• New : $25 for 500MB
• $5 for 10MB (previously $4.99 for 1MB)
• $15 for 100MB (previously $19.99)
• The above data packages for the LG Thrive 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 smartphone
The LG Thrive mobile phone 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 the Smartphone.
AT&T Android smartphones
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, the LG Thrive will be the first Android smartphone available for GoPhone customers.
LG Thrive GoPhone smartphone
“We are excited to add the LG Thrive, the first smartphone for GoPhone, to AT&T’s growing Android portfolio,” said Judy Cavalieri, vice president, Voice and Prepaid Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “The LG Thrive smartphone brings more choice and more value to our GoPhone customers by delivering the benefits of a smartphone, balanced with functionality and affordability.”
LG Thrive 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
LG Thrive price & availability
On April 17, AT&T will begin selling the LG Thrive smartphone in silver for $179.99. To use data services on the LG Thrive, a GoPhone smartphone plan and data package are required. As soon as we receive a LG Thrive test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth LG Thrive review.