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ZTE Avid 4G arrives on MetroPCS, offers LTE and ICS for just $149

Looking for a cheap mid-range handset without needing to sign a contract to get it? MetroPCS has you covered with its new ZTE Avid 4G, which will set you back just $149.
December 20, 2012
ZTE Avid
Looking for a cheap mid-range handset without needing to sign a contract to get it? MetroPCS has you covered with its new ZTE Avid 4G, which will set you back just $149.

With 4G support and a snappy 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the ZTE Avid 4G is a steal. Sure, ZTE might not be the most exciting brand around, but it has solid specs for such a budget-friendly price.

Besides the processor and 4G, you also get a 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480×800, a 5MP rear cam and a VG front cam. As for the operating system, you get Android 4.0 ICS.

It’s also worth noting that the ZTE Avid 4G is able to work as a mobile hotspot for just a few extra bucks each month.

Not interested in a mid-range prepaid handset for yourself? The ZTE Avid 4G could be an excellent holiday gift, especially for those with teenagers and other family members that have relatively basic needs when it comes to smartphones.

What about the plan prices? The Avid 4G will work with any of MetroPCS’s standard LTE service plans, which range from $40 to $70 a month. It’s also worth noting that MetroPCS is offering a promotional limited-time LTE plan for $30, and unlimited 4G LTE for just $55.

New ZTE Android™ Smartphone Joins the Ranks of MetroPCS’ Affordable 4G LTE Line-up

ZTE Avid™ 4G allows consumers to do more at a tremendous value

DALLAS (December 20, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS), along with ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ) (“ZTE”), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today introduced its second 4GLTE Android 4.0-powered smartphone priced at $149, the ZTE Avid™ 4G. With no annual contract, tax and regulatory fee-inclusive service plans and feature-rich smartphones, MetroPCS continues to deliver the most value to its customers throughout the holiday season and into 2013.

The Avid 4G is available with any of MetroPCS’ standard 4GLTE service plans which range from $40 – $70 per month, and for a limited time with promotional plans 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 Avid 4G features 4GLTE connectivity, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a crystal-clear 4″ touchscreen and is powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), allowing consumers to get the most out of their smartphone and applications from Google Play. Adding to that are the 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera, which make it easy to video chat, capture images and quickly share with 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 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.

The Avid 4G is available today at local MetroPCS stores or online at for $149 plus tax.