February 9, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
MetroPCS is a small carrier that’s doing big things with its 4G LTE rollout, and the carrier is building on the momentum with today’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Indulge. The Indulge is MetroPCS’s second Android phone and the first to run on it’s LTE network. The device has Android 2.2 software, a 1 GHz processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.5-inch HVGA screen for all your gaming and media needs.
And it does it all at a cheaper price than the nationwide carriers who offer similar services.
“Mobile consumers no longer have to choose between low cost service and high-end Android handsets,” said Roger D. Linquist, MetroPCS CEO, in a statement. “Instead, they can truly have it all by being able to select from a full spectrum of feature and smartphones paired with 4GLTE services at an unmatched value.”
While its great to have a discount, MetroPCS coverage is not as widely available as one would find on any of the four major carriers. But if you’re someone who doesn’t travel much and finds that MetroPCS is good enough in your local market, being able to get a $60 4G service plan can be incredibly appealing.
The Galaxy Indulge features a 3.2 megapixel camera, 1500 mAh battery, and 32 GB microSD support (4GB card included) for an MSRP of $399. More information is available at Metro PCS.