MetroPCS is a pre-paid, regional mobile carrier that offers low priced affordable smartphone to those that do not want a contract with the big 4 national carriers. Starting today, MetroPCS will be offering the first 4G LTE enabled handset from Huawei. The Activa 4G will be coming to the United States with the Gingerbread operating system, which might seem like old news, but it is actually on more than 70 percent of the Android devices worldwide. The phone will be offered on the pre-paid network for $149 and that includes mail-in and instant rebates.
Even though the phone is not coming to the market with Android 4.0, it will have a list of impressive features. The phone features a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen display that supports Swype. The Activa 4G comes with LTE support, a 5MP camera with flash and auto focus on the back side, plus a smaller front facing camera for video calling and self images. There are few places you can get a 4G LTE phone for the $149 that MetroPCS is offering this week. According to the executive vice president of Huawei USA, Michael Chuang, “MetroPCS is committed to providing customers with advanced, flexible and affordable smartphone options through its no-annual contract services, and is the ideal partner for Huawei’s entrance into a new era for smartphones and handsets.”
MetroPCS offers plenty of contract free smartphones that come with unlimited talking and texting options. Any sort of data plan, including the 4G LTE coverage is limited to only certain data caps. For example, the $40 plan features 250MB of data at 4G and the $70 plan will get you unlimited data at the 4G speeds. The unlimited data plan also supports MetroStudio Video on Demand app that can be used for watching TV shows and more.
Other pre-paid carriers, like Virgin Mobile and Leap Wireless are getting the iPhone 4S soon and will start to distance themselves from other pre-paid carriers in the United States. Experts think that the iPhone 4S will be making its way onto more regional, pre-paid carriers throughout the United States, it is only going to be a matter of time. Huawei has plans to sell more than 100 million phones in the US, Europe and Japan, with more than 60 million of those the smartphone variety.