Straight Talk has recently added the LG Optimus Extreme (L40G) to its Android lineup. The Extreme is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone, first one for this carrier but with an 800 MHz processor to power it. It is available for $149.99 at the Straight Talk’s website. The same handset is available for a couple of months now at NET10, a Straight Talk’s sister company.
In addition to Android 4.0 platform and an 800 MHz processor, Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme features a spacious 4-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and video capture, 1 GB of internal storage, 4GB memory card that phone ships with and microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 32GB. For connectivity, it offers Bluetooth, GSP and Wi-Fi and uses AT&T network.
LG Optimus Extreme is compatible with Straight Talk’s $45 unlimited plan that includes unlimited talk, text, international text and data while $60 unlimited plan adds unlimited international calling to over a 1000 destinations. Data are limited to around 100MB per day and 2GB per month after which carrier heavily throttles data.
Another Straight Talk Android phones that use AT&T network are ZTE Merit ($129.99), LG Optimus Logic ($89.99) and Samsung Galaxy S II ($349.99) but only LG Optimus Extreme runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform.
Straight Talk has also started offering iPhone 5, 4S and 4 through Walmart. Considering the high pricing on iPhones, Walmart is offering special financing until April 2, 2013. No-interest fixed payments of $25 per month are available for an 8 GB iPhone 4 and a 16 GB iPhone 5. All Straight Talk iPhones use Verizon network.