July 20, 2015

Dynamic duo gives you two ways to save

By Mark Elliott

LG Tribute 2™ and LG Tribute Duo™ are two exciting new smartphones available now for $99.99 (plus tax) at Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile USA.

If you have an affinity for the Sprint brand, but want a no-contract plan, no credit check or no long-term commitment, you can get LG Tribute Duo from Sprint Prepaid.

If you’re looking for LG Tribute 2 with the option of a data-sharing plan, Virgin Mobile USA Data Done Right plans, available exclusively at Walmart, offer customers Single Line and Multi-line Data Sharing plans starting at $30/month.

LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo both offer a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and access to enhanced LTE/Sprint Spark™ for high-speed Web surfing. Other key features include:
  • Knock Code that lets you set a personalized knock sequence to wake and unlock your phone
  • QuickMemo®+ to write or draw on nearly any screen and schedule memos to appear at certain times using calendar inputs
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n
Reminiscent of iconic LG devices, the power and lock button and volume controls for both smartphones are located on the back. This enhances a user’s ability to grip their device comfortably in the palm of their hand and control volume where their finger naturally falls.

LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo are built on Android™ 5.1, Lollipop, and boast a 4.5-inch IPS FWVGA (Full Wide VGA) display with 854x480 resolution.

Taking selfies are also easier than ever with Gesture shot. A simple hand gesture while using the front camera snaps the selfie. To take a photo, simply raise a hand with an open palm, until the front camera detects it (a box appears on the screen). Then, making a fist starts a countdown before the photo is taken (allowing time to position). Use Interval shot to make sure you get the perfect selfie on the first try, by making a fist twice or touch and hold the display shutter key, and the camera consecutively takes four photos at a time.

With a new and more efficient 1,900mAh battery, LG Tribute 2 and Tribute Duo offer up to 16 hours of talk time.

Now available in national retail, Sprint Prepaid offers great value and flexibility without annual contracts. All plans have unlimited talk and text with your choice of data options. Need more data? Add a Data Pack. Free Mobile Hotspot is included on all data plans (select devices only). Finally, something different from a wireless relationship.

Sprint Prepaid
Monthly Plans Talk Text Data1
$35 Unlimited2 Unlimited 1GB
$45 3GB
$55 6GB

Visit www.sprint.com/prepaid for more information.

Virgin Mobile USA
Data Done Right Single Line and Multi-line Data Sharing plans are available exclusively at Walmart. All phones come pre-loaded with the Virgin Mobile application, which provides data buy-ups and international add-ons with one touch, directly from the device. Every Multi-line plan also comes with a free mobile hotspot feature, making it even easier to share data across Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Virgin Mobile’s Data Done Right Multi-line Data Sharing plans feature:
  • Preloaded Virgin Mobile app that enables customers to manage data sharing directly from their device, with a unique function to allocate a specific amount of data to each line.
  • No additional monthly line fees.
  • One-touch data buy-up options, ranging from a little to a lot, depending upon your need for more data.
  • Popular social media and music streaming apps without data charges, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pandora – unlimited usage without counting against the customer’s data allotment for just $5 per month3.
  • Flexible international calling and texting options.
  • Parental control features with device curfew and app restrictions.
Virgin Mobile Data Done Right Single Line Monthly Plans
Options $30/month $40/month
Talk 300 minutes Unlimited2
Text Unlimited Unlimited
Data4 Unlimited, 3GB of 3G/4G Data Unlimited, 3GB of 3G/4G Data
Virgin Mobile Data Done Right Multi-line Monthly Plans
Options $65/month (2 lines) $90/month (3 lines) $115/month (4 lines)
Talk Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Text Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Data4 6GB 3G/4G data
to share
10GB 3G/4G data
to share
14GB 3G/4G data
to share
For more information, please visit http://www.virginmobileusa.com/datashare.

Mark Elliott is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Boston, he is well versed in the company’s business devices, tablets, push-to-talk products and Wi-Fi Calling. Mark can be reached at mark.j.elliott@sprint.com.

All prices excluding taxes and surcharges.
1High-speed data thresholds are capped for all three plans. Video streaming limited to 3G speeds.
2Unlimited features are on-network only; international services extra.
3Good for one device. Automatically renews monthly.
4Unlimited features are while on-network (non-roaming) only. Video streaming may be limited to 3G speeds. 3G/4G speeds subject to device/coverage availability. Once multi-line plan’s applicable 3G/4G data threshold reached, data access ends. Once single-line plan’s applicable 3G/4G data threshold reached, speeds reduced (including video) to 2GB speeds for remainder of plan cycle. Additional data access available for purchase.


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