I had been holding off on replacing my Connect for quite some time mostly because I didn't want to spend $400+ on a phone, but then I found out that Metro PCS was selling the LG Optimus L9 for $150 ($120 after rebate). I was able to get the $30 rebate instantly from the store for setting up a new line ("What?! I can get rid of all the people I don't want to talk to anymore AND get a discount?.... JEAH!":smokingsomb I am quite impressed with this Optimus L9, it has a bigger screen, comes with JB 4.1.2 and it actually feels lighter than the Connect, I also read in a few places that the L9 is virtually unbrickable. the L9 uses T-Mobile's 4G network and ironically from the few speed tests I've run so far am getting about the same speed I was getting on Metro's 4GLTE, however I don't want to run the speed tests too much because I'm on the $40 plan. (only 500MB of 4G then throttle time) Rooting the L9 might be considered "Moderately difficult" and from what I understand the bootloader is locked (the T-Mobile variant P769 has a rather unorthodox method of unlocking the bootloader, not sure if it'll work on Metro's S769) Overall I'm very happy with this phone and would definitely recommend it as a cost efficient replacement/upgrade from the Connect.