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Virgin Mobile LG Optimus F3 Lands for $179 on Beyond Talk Plans

by Jacob Kleinman | July 18, 2013July 18, 2013 10:00 pm PDT

LG’s Optimus F3 smartphone is now available on Virgin Mobile USA with the carrier’s Beyond Talk plans.The 4-inch handset costs $179.99 on the no-contract plan, which includes unlimited data and messaging starting at $35 per month. The Optimus F3 first launched last month on Virgin Mobile parent company Sprint’s 4G LTE network, where it is available for just $30 with a two-year contract

The new addition to Virgin Mobile USA’s lineup of smartphones should help increase its limited Android offerings; the carrier only launched the Galaxy S III last month.

“Adding the LG Optimus F3 further enhances Virgin Mobile’s strong smartphone portfolio and continues to offer choice and flexibility in consumers’ no-contract wireless plans,” Mark Lederman, director-Virgin Mobile USA said.

The Optimus F3 definitely isn’t a premium phone on the level of the HTC One, Galaxy S4 or the upcoming LG G2, but if offers solid mid-range specs and features on a budget. The handset comes equipped with a 4-inch IPS display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 5-megapixel main camera with no front-facing shooter, NFC and a 2,460mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and offers LG’s own added applications and features, including VuTalk3, QSlide and QuickMemo.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...