Tips Release date/rumored pricing info.


  1. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Please update this thread with Rumored pricing and release date information.

    Remember to include links for others.

    from mobiletor.com]Mobiletor, which has quite a few spam redirects, so not linked.

    The upcoming MetroPCS LG Connect 4G is the second smartphone announced this year, after the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G, to make its debut through the network carrier. The 4G LTE-enabled handset operates on a 1.2GHz dual core processor and is powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

    The LG Connect 4G comes incorporated with a 4-inch 480 x 840p LCD capacitive multi-touch Nova display, coated with the Corning Gorilla Glass screen protector which promises to keep the device secure against daily wear and tear. Users can get their daily dose of music by conveniently streaming tracks through the pre-installed Rhapsody Unlimited Music service.

    “Our customers demand a stellar service and device experience and we’re excited to provide another option that allows them to enjoy entertainment, handle business and stay connected at an incredible overall value. We’re committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering a full spectrum of handsets that fit every budget and lifestyle,” commented, Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS.

    This handset boasts of a front facing camera for self portraits as well as seamless video conferencing. There is also a 5MP rear facing snapper with autofocus and LED flash which lets users take videos in 720p HD. Furthermore, the embedded Dolby Mobile feature enables audiophiles to groove to all their stored music complete in high quality sound.

    The MetroPCS LG Connect 4G is scheduled to be available via the company’s stores as well as online at metropcs.com, next month. Its exact release date and price details are not yet known.

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  2. FLGrl87

    FLGrl87 Well-Known Member

    I can't wait til this phone comes out! I hope it's not going to be very pricey, if it's going to be more expensive than the Esteem, I might as well go with the Esteem. I heard a lot of good specs on this phone and I'm very skeptical in buying it when it comes out!
  3. traajik

    traajik Well-Known Member

    my dealer told me of it today, said they think it's going to be priced same as the esteem 299, he also said he's expcting it with in the next 1-2 months
  4. Matlon

    Matlon Well-Known Member

    So does that mean the LG Esteem price will drop? or will both Connect and Esteem be at the same price range?
  5. mteezey

    mteezey Well-Known Member

    Was at a metro corp store today trying to decide whether or not to wait or get an esteem. Anyways the rep at the store told me the connect is going to be cheaper than the esteem. He did not know exactly how much but he was positive it was going to be cheaper and said if I were him to wait for it instead of buying an esteem and being disappointed when it comes out.
  6. FLGrl87

    FLGrl87 Well-Known Member


    Go to wirefly.com they have the Esteem going for $268 and the Attain for $248. I'm still scratching my head thinking as to why the price dropped a lot for the Esteem. I know it hasn't been out that long... but I wish the price would drop for the Attain too if they're coming out with Connect soon. The only thing I don't like about the connect is that the dedicated home keys don't light up :(
  7. Misleadb4

    Misleadb4 Well-Known Member

    My local metro store said the connect will be on there shelfs no longer than 2 weeks from today.
    $300 is the top price.

    I cant wait.
  8. Shamir

    Shamir Member

    price-of-phone: Price Of LG Connect 4G MS840, Specifications And Review

    According to this link the price of the Connect will be $375. Which makes sense when taking into consideration the fact that it's dual core and has a NOVA screen. I don't know however how reliable the links information is. As to the release information I haven't found anything aside from what they mention in the CE2012 video staying that its expected release is in February.
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  9. FLGrl87

    FLGrl87 Well-Known Member

    Ouch, $375 is a bit out of my price range :( I like the phone because of the 5MP camera on it but the front facing camera is only VGA so yeah.. I could save up another $100 for the phone because I'm using my tax refund $$ to buy a new phone but I might just get the Attain, not a big fan of big phones like the Esteem, although it is nice, it's just not me! I have small hands so yeah LOL
  10. tower415

    tower415 New Member

    does anyone know what the battery size will be? it says it should have 4.5 hours of talk time and 270 hrs of stand by. So in therory it should be a bigger battery than came standard on the Esteem (lost about 10% per hour on stand by).
  11. tower415

    tower415 New Member

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  12. unicyclist

    unicyclist Well-Known Member

    I just bought my wife the Esteem on Valentines Day, it's a really nice phone. I was gonna get us both the Connect, but it's still not out. I asked a Metro employee yesterday about release & price. She admits they have the promo stuff, but no clue on date or price. Said she's waiting to get one too.
  13. DA007

    DA007 New Member

    Hi Misleadb4. I hope you're right...but for what it's worth...I noticed today that there was a fair amount of talk on MetroPCS's Facebook Page about the LG Connect release being "delayed" due to "software issues" until possibly "late March or April". Apparently, a number of people were under the impression that LG Connect was going to be released today.

    There is no word official from MetroPCS to substantiate any of these reports but as the saying goes..."where there is smoke, there is fire". In all likihood, it might be a while before the LG Connect 4G is released (6 to 8 weeks). God I hope I'm wrong
  14. Shatterproof

    Shatterproof Well-Known Member

    I jus left my friend's store and he said it should be within 2 weeks or so. He gave me the users guide for the connect and said he received a few things that he usually gets just a week or 2 before getting the phone.
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  15. kiroshi23

    kiroshi23 Well-Known Member

    i know im a noob at the forums but hello everyone ^_^. wanted to share what happened to me in metro store today. i asked if they knew when it will be out and she told me "this month" then she said "let me make a call to tell you a better date." after talking she said they will get the phones during next week and will be sold next week Saturday in store

    god im so happy i was about to give up and upgrade from my optimus m to the esteem.
    a week i can wait that
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  16. DA007

    DA007 New Member

    kiroshi23 - Thanks for the update....but without getting anybody in trouble, can you please give us some more details...what city and state are you in?....is "she" a store owner, manager or just an employee? Did "she" say anything about price? Thanks!
  17. Twist3d1080

    Twist3d1080 Member

    Hi all, first post here. I have some exciting news! I was in my local MetroPCS store in Modesto, California today. Inside they had a bunch of Connect 4G promo put up so I asked the saleslady what the release date was. She told me that I that could purchase it right away. It lists at $400 but she told me that the was an instant rebate of $50. Then she told me that it would be $409 dollars out the door with tax, etc. Hope this was informative, looking forward to yall's replies. :)
  18. kiroshi23

    kiroshi23 Well-Known Member



    yea thats cool i can tell you stores at new York, Manhattan. she looked like just an employee so i didnt really care what she said but it was the call she asked someone over the phone, that's what got me thinking its true. and no word on price.

    tomorrow ill go to another metro close to my house and update if anything
    and if its true you will see im no troll
    maybe Twist3d1080 is sounds to good to be true
  19. Twist3d1080

    Twist3d1080 Member

    I'm not sure if the phone is available in all areas or even if its supposed to be available in my area. All I know is that you can purchase it in my town if you have the cash. I don't, I'll be purchasing a Esteem. I'm no troll though. I'll be getting the Esteem tomorrow now that I know what the price of the Connect 4G is. I'll ask to see the phone tomorrow and I'll try to get a pic of it with my old phone. We'll see what happens, till then.
  20. Ære

    Ære Well-Known Member

    Hello to those who are interested in the LG Connect 4G

    LG Connect 4G is soon to be released! First week of March. Keep an eye out, a few stores by get it by the 2nd of March.

    Price is going for $329 (no mail in or instant rebates heard of yet, doesn't mean it won't but at some point it will)

    Features:

    • 4GLTE for blazing fast speed [voice and data can be used at the same time on the LG Connect]

    • Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread”

    • 5.0 Megapixel Rear Camera with Flash

    • 1.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera

    • 720p HD Video Camcorder

    • Vivid 4” NOVA Gorilla Glass Display (NOVA screen is compaired to the iphone 4/4S LCD screen. LG makes the LCD screen for iphone) :)

    • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor

    The LG Connect 4G supports CAT3 ICCID cards [which means if the card is lost, stolen or damaged it can be replaced]

    Hope this answers some folks questions about the Connect.

    Enjoy and happy Connecting!!

    Cheers,
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  21. kiroshi23

    kiroshi23 Well-Known Member

    see im not a troll. im so happy my step father is going to buy it for me
  22. kidthai

    kidthai Well-Known Member

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  23. EsteemiiChick

    EsteemiiChick Member

    Does anyone know the battery life on the lg connect?
  24. macp

    macp Active Member


    According to AEre it's going to be 6 hours talk time.
  25. Shamir

    Shamir Member

    Oh man I've been waiting for this like an addict missing his stash! :eek:
    Hi OP I've been keeping up with this phone since if was first rumored I've done a lot of research, and called a few friends that work with metropcs in Miami, what source did you get this release date from. I've clicked every single search engine link and haven't found any solid word on release date for the Connect or the Viper(same phone check out the battery cover!) ...

    The Front facing camera is 0.3/VGA for sure it's been confirmed since I think before CES 2012. In addition thank you for this great update, hope to hear more soon.

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