Since Straight Talk and Net10 removed AT&T SIM cards from their websites over a month ago, Straight Talk has started adding more handsets that use Verizon towers (BlackBerry Curve 9310, LG Optimus Quest). This time, Straight Talk adds LG Optimus Showtime to its Verizon lineup, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone with a large 4.3-inch display. The LG Optimus Showtime is available for $249.99.
In addition to a large display and ICS platform, Straight Talk LG Optimus Showtime features 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with flash, auto focus and video capture and front-facing camera for making video calls. It is a 3G phone that’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSP enabled. It ships with a 4GB microSD memory card and has an additional space for expanding memory up to 32GB.
The Showtime is compatible with Straight Talk’s $45 Unlimited plan that offers unlimited talk, text and data that are throttled on a case-by-case basis. It also includes international texting since it’s an Android. The phone also works with the $60 International Unlimited plan that includes unlimited talk, domestic and international texting and data in addition to unlimited international calling to a number of destinations.