Two new 4G LTE smartphones go on sale at Sprint, today, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper.
When new smartphone models are released it can be difficult to find a a reduced price. Today, we found some excellent deals and added values. Instead of a rebate or reduced credit, Sprint is offering a Google Wallet credit of $50 that can be used like cash at retail stores. LG is offering free cloud storage. You can also get credit on your Sprint bill for trading in your old phone at Sprint.
Currently there are no LTE networks live. Sprint will launch 4G LTE by mid-summer in Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Atlanta.
The LG Viper features Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, mobile hotspot, 4GB card microSD slot that supports up to 32GB, 5MP camera, front-facing camera, 4" Gorilla Glass touchscreen, NFC and 50GB of free cloud storage on Box when bought before 7/22. The Viper has green features including ULE Platinum Certified, case of 50 percent recycled plastics, RoHS compliance and energy efficient charger. The base price is $99 while Wirefly has reduced it for new and renewing customers.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is well-liked for its "pure Google experience" Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.65" Super AMOLED touchscreen along with 32GB of storage 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity.
The best deal we could find for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is from Wirefly where buyers get a discounted price and $50 Google Wallet credit, cutting close to $100 off the price. Use coupon code WIREFLY 4g12 for a FREE 4GB microSD card with purchase. All buyers form stores or online will get the $50 Google Wallet credit when bought by May 22.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not without problems, the battery can drain quickly if not managed. Wireless and Mobile News has been following Nexus and reported the latest news and tips for preserving battery life.
To help reduced the price of its new smartphones Sprint is promoting its Buyback program. Customers who participate in the Sprint Buyback program can receive a Sprint credit up to $300 instantly toward a new device when recycling eligible devices – regardless of whether the phone is from another manufacturer or carrier when you add a new line.