LG Motion 4G introduced by MetroPCS as its first Android 4.0 smartphone

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: August 21, 2012

LG Motion 4G MetroPCS

Today is a new phone day for MetroPCS, as the carrier has announced the LG Motion 4G, a new addition to its Android-powered LTE lineup. The Motion 4G will be available later this week both online and in MetroPCS stores for $149 plus tax. Along with the aforementioned LTE support, the Motion 4G features a 3.5-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel camera (with the ability to take still photos while recording video) and mobile hotspot support. The Motion 4G is also MetroPCS's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device.

In addition to the LG Motion 4G, MetroPCS took the wraps off of a new promotional LTE service plan. The new plan offers unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data access for $55 per month, and customers can also add a second, third and fourth line to the plan for $50 each per month. The promo plan will only be available for a limited time, but MetroPCS says that customers that sign up can keep it for as long as they maintain service. MetroPCS is also offering a mail-in rebate to customers that purchase two 4G LTE smartphones, with the rebate applying to the second of the pair. The rebate is available for all 4G LTE handsets, including the Motion 4G.

While the LG Motion 4G may not be the most bleeding edge handset we've ever seen from a carrier, MetroPCS or otherwise, the ICS-toting device's $150 contract-free price tag is kinda tough to argue with. And hey, for Metro folk not in the market for a new smartphone, there's that new promotional unlimited 4G LTE plan to check out. Thanks to the plan's option of adding additional lines for $50 each, it could be especially interesting for those customers with multiple MetroPCS handsets. The official announcement for both the Motion 4G and Metro's promo plan is available for your perusal below.


MetroPCS Delivers 4G LTE for All with Even More Affordable 4G LTE Android Smartphone and Unbeatable Unlimited 4G LTE Data Plan

At $149, LG Motiontm 4G brings affordability and strong performance to MetroPCS’ 4G LTE smartphone line-up

DALLAS – (August 21, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) now offers more choices for those consumers who want to have it all from their wireless service at unparalleled value with a new even more affordable addition to its 4G LTE smartphone portfolio – the LG Motiontm 4G. The powerful AndroidTM smartphone puts a feature-rich handset experience and exceptional 4G LTE service within reach for value-conscious consumers – starting at just $40 per month – taxes and regulatory fees included.

Building on its vision to provide the best deal in town for 4G LTE, MetroPCS also today unveiled a promotional 4G LTE service plan that is only available for a limited time but offers benefits that can last a lifetime – unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data for only $55 per month for a single line. Families can get this unbeatable offer for just $50 per month on the account’s second, third and fourth lines. Even though the promotional service plan is available for a limited time only, customers will continue to receive service at the promotional price for as long as they maintain service with MetroPCS. The $55 service plan can save individuals up to $2,200 over the course of two years in service costs alone when compared to similar competitor offers.

MetroPCS is celebrating the launch of this new handset and unlimited 4G LTE promotional plan launches by offering consumers a mail-in rebate on the second of any two 4G LTE smartphone purchases. The rebate offer applies to all MetroPCS 4G LTE phones, including the newly launched LG Motion 4G, meaning customers can get a feature-rich 4G LTE smartphone for as low as $99 plus tax and unlimited 4G LTE wireless service for as low as $50 per month. 

As MetroPCS’ first smartphone powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the LG Motion 4G has everything consumers need to fully utilize the benefits of one of the most advanced Android versions available.  Its 1.2 GHz dual-core processor makes multi-tasking easy while consumers use the phone’s 5MP still camera, 1080p HD video recorder and browse the web and multimedia on the 3.5” touchscreen. 

Additional features include:


  • Simultaneous voice and data on 4G LTE
  • LG QuickMemo™ gives users the ability to personalize messages and share comments across a wide range of content including web pages, digital magazines, photos and more – all with a simple swipe of a finger
  • Fun camera features like Cheese Shutter, which allows users to take a photo using just the sound of their voice, and Time Catch Shot which takes multiple photos at once and allows users to pick the best one
  • The ability to take still pictures while recording video at the same time
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass touch screen


The LG Motion 4G supports MetroPCS’ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot service, for additional charge, and is offered at $149 plus tax. Consumers interested in purchasing the device can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to purchase the phone and sign up for service beginning later this week.

For more information, please visit:

Details on rate plans and service features: www.metropcs.com/plans

MetroPCS Terms and Conditions of Service: http://www.metropcs.com/metro/tac/termsAndConditions.jsp'terms=Terms%20and%20Conditions%20of%20Service

Press resources: www.metropcs.com/presscenter 

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View MetroPCS’ latest videos: www.YouTube.com/metropcs

About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of June 30, 2012, MetroPCS had approximately 9.3 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.MetroPCS.com.

Via Engadget

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