Virgin Mobile USA and LG Mobile have announced the availability of LG Optimus Elite in Titan Silver for $149.99.
The device operates on Virgin Mobile’s no-contract Beyond Talk plans with unlimited data and messaging starting at $35 a month. LG Optimus Elite comes with Google Wallet and is now available at virginmobileusa.com and major retailers.
A successor to the LG Optimus V, this smartphone features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and other key features, including a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, 800MHz processor, 5MP autofocus rear-facing camera and camcorder with flash, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.
A first for Virgin Mobile USA devices, LG Optimus Elite comes with Near Field Communications (NFC), allowing customers to access true value features, such as Google Wallet, an app that allows payment using a mobile device from participating retailers at select Macy’s, RadioShack, Walgreens, Gap and more.
Operating on the Sprint Nationwide Network, Virgin Mobile USA promises value for those customers who text, IM, post, email, friend, like and tweet more than they talk.
Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk plans start at $35 a month for 300 minutes of voice and include unlimited messaging and data. For those looking for a bit more talk time, the $45 plan offers 1,200 minutes of voice, and the $55 plan offers unlimited voice minutes each month. All plans include unlimited messaging and data (plans include 2.5GB of full-speed data).
Customers can also download Box on LG Optimus Elite and receive 50GB of free cloud storage and sharing directly from LG, an estimated value of $240 per year. The announcement was made Tuesday, May 15.