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T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 Android 4.0 Prepaid Smartphone w/ 4.5" Screen + $50 Prepaid Card EXPIRED

carmen617 420 February 19, 2013 at 07:05 PM in Tech & Electronics (4) More T-Mobile Deals
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Promoted 02-19-2013 at 09:15 PM View Original Post
T-Mobile.com has T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 Android 4.0 Pre-paid Smartphone w/ 4.5" Screen + $50 Prepaid Card for $199.99 with free shipping. Thanks carmen617

Please Note: This is a pre-paid phone, no contract is required

Review courtesy of Engadget

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http://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.co...L9-Prepaid

T-Mobile.com has T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 Android 4.0 Pre-paid Smartphone w/ 4.5" Screen + $50 Prepaid Card (added automatically to cart) for $199.99 with free shipping. This is a pre-paid phone, no contract is required
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Last Edited by daregan March 7, 2013 at 04:54 PM
$50 prepay card is no longer available.
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Rooting is now available for all versions of this phone! bounce [xda-developers.com]

If you use Bcrumbs then u will get $12 cash back make this deal more sweet Wink[/COLOR]

Can also be used on other TMobile carriers such as GoSmartMobile.com [gosmartmobile.com] $35/mo unlimited talk/text/web. Or Ptel.com [ptel.com] 5c/min, 10c/MB, 2c/txt PayAsYouGo. Other carrier choices are Straight Talk & Simple Mobile

When getting Accessories for the phone MAKE SURE it is for the T-MOBILE VERSION. Because there is TWO version of this phone the T-Mobile and the International version. The T-mobile version have a slightly smaller screen and is sized physically smaller so if you got the International version accessories (case,screen protector) it will not fit properly.
USA version is P769. If you search for accessories with that you will find what you need.


Q: If I already am on a post-paid T-Mobile plan (i.e., Classic or Value), can I buy this phone and use it on my post-paid service?

A: Yes. You can do this over the phone and they can assist transferring your old SIM card to the included microSIM card. Once that is done, you can pop the microSIM into your phone and start using it. You can also go into any T-Mobile retail store, and they will do the transfer for you for free.

You can also login to your tmo account online and do a change of SIM. Just keep your new SIM number (printed on the SIM) handy.

Galaxy SII also now comes with a $50 pre-paid card.


Phone specs

SIM Micro-SIM
Released 2012, November
Body Dimensions 127.8 x 68.8 x 9.1 mm (5.03 x 2.71 x 0.36 in)
Weight 119.1 g (4.20 oz)
Display Type IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Yes, VGA
Features OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Battery Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 672 h
Talk time Up to 5 h


Recommended procedure to remove bloatware, and root the phone prior to upgrading the firmware.

Will this phone work in Europe? And will it work at 3G speeds there? (Orange, Vodaphone, etc)
Q. Where can I unlock this.?
A. Call T-Mobile after 45 (or 90 days) of service, they'll give you unlock code. Or search for it on ebay.
Or, if your account is in good standing T-Mobile will send you the unlock code right away.

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#4
Son of a B! Just bought this from BB...waited forever for the $50 to show back up on the T-Mobile site...Oh well a great phone and now a better deal than I got.
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#5
Have been debating on the Nexus but never ordered. How good is this phone? I'm doing the $50 Tmobile no contract. Use very little data. Just hoping for decent coverage as many say their prepaid towers suck compared to post paid plans. Not sure I buy that. Thoughts on this phone?
iwheela
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Quote from iwheela View Post :
Have been debating on the Nexus but never ordered. How good is this phone? I'm doing the $50 Tmobile no contract. Use very little data. Just hoping for decent coverage as many say their prepaid towers suck compared to post paid plans. Not sure I buy that. Thoughts on this phone?
iwheela
Can't attest to how good the phone is (thought I've read positive things!) but I'm on T-Mobile prepaid and I personally think the prepaid vs. postpaid bit is a load of crap. I get great service at a great price and LOVE it.
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Quote from iwheela View Post :
Have been debating on the Nexus but never ordered. How good is this phone? I'm doing the $50 Tmobile no contract. Use very little data. Just hoping for decent coverage as many say their prepaid towers suck compared to post paid plans. Not sure I buy that. Thoughts on this phone?
iwheela
If you can flip the $50 refill card for ~$50, the 8GB nexus 4 (at 299) is ~2x as much as this phone. While the nexus 4 is superior to this phone in just about every way, it is not 2x better. That being said, buying a nexus product is similar to buying an iphone in the way that you are buying into googles ecosystem, and with all the latest updates going to the nexus devices first, there is somewhat of a premium price tag but still considerably more reasonable than apples ridiculous price tag.
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Quote from phantaci View Post :
If you can flip the $50 refill card for ~$50, the 8GB nexus 4 (at 299) is ~2x as much as this phone. While the nexus 4 is superior to this phone in just about every way, it is not 2x better. That being said, buying a nexus product is similar to buying an iphone in the way that you are buying into googles ecosystem, and with all the latest updates going to the nexus devices first, there is somewhat of a premium price tag but still considerably more reasonable than apples ridiculous price tag.
Agreed, the major benefit to the Nexus device really has to do with continued major Android OS updates. Chances are the L9 will never be upgraded again, except for maybe some security bugfix. If long-term (2-3 years) software upgrades are important to you, the Nexus is always worth the extra expense.
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http://www.tmonews.com/2012/11/tm...ptimus-l9/

Sounds like battery life is pretty good. The resolution isn't great, but that's not too big a deal. Seems like a great phone. It's definitely a great price. I was holding out for a good deal on an off-contract Note or Note 2, but I might consider this.
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#10
is this phone worth $200 dollars?
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#11
just get the nexus 4
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#12
been waiting for this; now i don't know if i should buy. dammit
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#13
The biggest flaw of this phone is that the P76910g software version cannot be rooted yet. The IPS screen isn't as nice as some of the higher-end IPS screens, like the nova IPS of the Nexus 4.

Also the app switcher is long press on home button. Not sure how easy it is to change that.
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#14
is this easy to unlock to use in asia?
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#15
At this price, it's a nice phone. You won't find something quad band 3G/4G and brand new for the same price. I had one of these for a month. Worked fine, battery life is above average. I ended up getting a Note II but otherwise I would have kept it.

Yes the Nexus 4 and S II/III is nicer but they're not nearly this cheap.
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