T-Mobile is working hard to increase its pre-paid service. The pink carrier signed an agreement with 7-Eleven to sell the GS170 flip phone in its convenient stores two weeks ago. Because the transition away from Radio Shack goes on, the carrier has added one more retailer to its list of handset outlets: Family Dollar.
Family Dollar and T-Mobile have been partners for a while already, with T-Mobile providing air time for prepaid handsets of Family Dollars. However, this marks the first time that T-Mobile will be offering one of its own handsets during the dollar-store retailer.
The GS170 is your standard flip phone and comes with Bluetooth 2.1 and a VGA camera. It will cost $30, and could be paired with the $50 per month plan of T-Mobile, which includes unlimited talk, text and web. The plan will not result in some excess charges, but you will only get to take pleasure in T-Mobile’s 4G speeds for the first 100MB of data. Subsequently, data will the throttled down to 2G speeds.
The store announced that Windows Phone 7 gadgets are now accessible at Radio Shack.
Daniel Lieberman, Radio Shack’s senior vice president of mobility, said in a declaration that, “Windows Phone 7 is tremendously instinctive and easy to use; letting people to utilize their smartphones more professionally and take jointly the things they worry about most.”
The first Windows Phone 7 gadgets went on sale. Radio Shack presently has the Samsung Focus and the HTC HD7 in stock; the LG Quantum is coming quickly.
The entire of the gadgets are based on Qualcomm’s 1-GHz QSD8250 chipset with extremely comparable hardware stats, as well as HSDPA 7.2, Wi-Fi, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Samsung Focus of AT&T has 8GB of memory built in, flexible up to 32GB, and an 800-by-480 touch screen. The HTC HD7 is accessible from T-Mobile and features a 4.3-inch, high-resolution screen and a 720p video camera. Equally phones are $199.99 with a two-year agreement.
The LG Quantum will be carried by Radio Shack which will price $179.99 with a two-year agreement on AT&T. This gadget contains a sliding horizontal QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch screen, and 16GB of memory. It must be in stores in time for the holidays.
Scott Young, Radio Shack’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, said in the release “By bringing in three gadgets prepared with Windows Phone 7, The Shack goes on to get bigger our collection, giving clientele with a pioneering collection of gadgets, carriers, and first-class mobile operating systems. In a multifaceted wireless landscape, we be able to assist make simpler their search for the accurate smartphone to match their way of life.”