MetroPCS Announces ZTE Avid 4G

A new Android 4.0-based handset for its 4G LTE service

Today, mobile phone carrier MetroPCS announced the availability of a new Android-based smartphone on its 4G LTE network, namely the ZTE Avid 4G.

The new handset arrives on shelves with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system loaded on it and features a price tag of $149 (plus tax).

The new device can be purchased on any of the wireless carrier’s standard 4GLTE service plans that range from $40 to $70 per month.

At the same time, the new smartphone is available with a series of promotional plans for a limited period of time, including 4GLTE for $30 and unlimited 4GLTE for $55.

“The Avid 4G offers consumers a feature-rich smartphone at an excellent price,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE USA.

“ZTE is committed to helping people connect and share in meaningful ways, and the Avid 4G is a great example of that mission.”

The new mobile phone arrives on shelves at this wireless operator with a 4-inch touchscreen display on the front, as well as with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor packed inside.

Furthermore, the handset is available with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, as well as with a VGA camera on the front, enabling users to easily engage into video chats with their friends and family.

“The Avid 4G is also the latest MetroPCS 4GLTE smartphone to support joyn by MetroPCS, which provides consumers with a unified and intuitive way to share their content with enriched services like integrated instant messaging or chat, WiFi and video calling,” the carrier announced.

“The official joyn app can be downloaded via Google Play and the @metro App Store. The Avid 4G also supports MetroPCS' 4GLTE Mobile Hotspot service for an additional monthly charge.”

Users interested in the purchase of the new Android-based mobile phone will find it both online on the carrier’s website, as well as through its brick and mortar retail locations.

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