Straight Talk LG Premier LTE available at Walmart for $129
Straight Talk Wireless, TracFone’s no-contract subsidiary, added another large display smartphone to its prepaid lineup, LG Premier LTE. The Premier was announced at the beginning of April 2016, but it’s available only at selected Walmart stores at the moment. Its price is a $129. Straight Talk LG Premier LTE should be also available online in next couple of weeks.
UPDATE May 8, 2016: LG Premiere is now available online at Walmart for $129.99 in both GSM (AT&T network) and CDMA (Verizon network) versions and at Straight Talk web site also for $129.99.
Straight Talk LG Premier LTE Specs
According to Straight Talk web portal, LG Premier LTE is available in both GSM and CDMA version. However, the phone that hit the shelves in Walmart is CDMA version that operates on Verizon network. LG Premier LTE (L62VL) is a 4G LTE Android 5.1.1 Lollipop smartphone with 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB. The phone features 5.3-inch HD touchscreen display, 8-megapixel main camera with 3.6x digital zoom and 720p HD video recorder and 5-megapixel front-facing camera with video recorder. For connectivity, the phone uses Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology and its WiFi and A-GPS/GPS capable. Straight Talk LG Premier LTE is powered by a li-on removable battery that provides up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 11 days of standby time. The phone dimensions are 5.77″H x 2.95″W x 0.35″D and it weighs 4.95 ounces.
Straight Talk Monthly Unlimited Plans
Straight Talk LG Premier LTE can be paired with Straight Talk’s monthly unlimited plans that start at $45.
- $45 monthly unlimited plan comes with unlimited talk, text and unlimited data with first 5GB at high speed
- $55 monthly plan is a latest Straight Talk plan that comes with unlimited talk, text and data with first 10GB of data at high speed
- $60 monthly international plan includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 5GB at high-speeds plus unlimited mobile to mobile calling to Mexico, China, India and Canada, unlimited calls to select international landline destinations
When high speed data limit is reached in a monthly plan, speeds are throttled to 2G or around 64Kbps.
Large display smartphones are getting more and more popular among prepaid users. Straight Talk recognized this and offered a number of phablets to its customers like the Samsung Galaxy E5, ZTE Lever, Huawei Raven, Galaxy Grand Prime, ZTE Allstar and now the LG Premier LTE. LG Premier has a potential to become one of the Straight Talk’s bestsellers given its combination of good performance and great price.