Metro PCS is getting the Samsung Galaxy Attain which was presented today at CES in Las Vegas. This 4G LTE phone is a great addition for them and will offer customers with a reasonably priced phone that gets them onto the 4G LTE network at MetroPCS. The Attain has a 3.5 inch screen along with the all important high speed performance of 4G LTE with MetroPCS which should be available in the next few weeks at their retail locations. This Galaxy Phone, running Android 2.3, is being added to their line up as they work to move all of their customers over to their 4G LTE expansion and this reasonably priced phone moves them in that direction. This is mainly because MetroPCS did not do a 3G expansion and their customers are currently on 2G which is much slower and the reason for their current efforts to move things forward to 4G LTE.
MetroPCS has announced this in a recent Press Release and the phone will be available at a price of $199 after rebate for a limited time period on either their $50 or $60 plans. From the Press Release:
The Galaxy Attain 4G, armed with a 1GHz processor, keeps consumers’ lives moving forward and helps them stay in the loop. Powered with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it is designed to handle everything in consumers’ day-to-day lives. Equipped with a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, users can capture and share photos quickly and easily. The 1.3MP front-facing camera and pre-loaded Google Talk application makes it simple to video chat face-to-face with loved ones on the device’s 3.5″ screen. In addition, users will be able to take advantage of the Android Market with quick access to more than 300,000 applications, games and tools.
“The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G is designed to meet the needs of consumers who manage their lives on the go and we’re excited to provide another feature-rich 4G LTE Android handset to MetroPCS and its customers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Since the device is versatile, users can easily transition between personal and professional usage, with features that make the Galaxy Attain 4G the perfect ‘everything’ phone.”
The Galaxy Attain 4G is available on MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 smartphone plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees. On the $60 plan, consumers can choose between Rhapsody Unlimited Music or MetroSTUDIO(TM) to fulfill all of their entertainment needs – on top of unlimited talk, text and web. With Rhapsody Unlimited Music, music lovers can access more than 12 millions songs, within Rhapsody’s extensive music library. With MetroSTUDIO, entertainment enthusiasts have access to rich multimedia content, including Video On Demand, providing instant access to the latest TV shows, news, sports and entertainment right from their phone. And to give customers even more entertainment options, MetroPCS recently added content from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN to MetroSTUDIO.
The Galaxy Attain 4G will be available for $199 plus tax, after a $50 mail-in rebate, for a limited time only. Consumers interested in purchasing the Galaxy Attain 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to purchase the phone and sign up for service.