Not to be outdone by rivals Sprint and AT&T, T-Mobile has put the LG G Flex up for pre-orders, getting ready for a rollout just one day later than Ma Bell. February 5, that is (i.e. next Wednesday), with no upfront charge required and a two-year payment structure with $28 monthly rates which works out to a $672 full retail price.
Affordable? Far from it, but it’s not ridiculously expensive either, since certain retailers ask north of 800 bucks for the bendy devil contract-free. All at once too, so at the end of the day, Magenta is quite magnanimous, prohibiting its clients from picking another network, but not tying them up to lengthy, restrictive pacts.
And to sweeten the deal even more, T-Mo throws in a free six-month Netflix subscription, which you can activate immediately following your purchase. Estimated value: $8 a month, so close to $50 overall. Not too shabby.
Meanwhile, if you’d happily trade the curved display and “self-healing” back cover for the added productivity of a physical QWERTY keyboard, know that T-Mobile has also made the LG Optimus F3Q official.
Leaked to the press not long ago, the tiny 4-incher is essentially a bulkier, more functional variant of the one year-old Optimus F3. With the same pre-loaded Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 SoC, sub-par 800 x 480 pix res panel, 1 GB RAM and massive 2,460 mAh battery.
Definitely not a G Flex contender, but at $0 upfront and 24 monthly payments of $13 ($312 total), it doesn’t really have to be. Oddly, the mid-ranger is not yet up for grabs, also landing February 5.
Via [Unwired View]