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U.S. Cellular to offer prepaid Android handsets

Late last week US Cellular announced that it will offer two prepaid Android phones, with a pair of plans to go with them. The first handset is the LG Apex, a touchscreen device with a full QWERTY keyboard, which runs $249.99. The LG Optimus U, a variant of the Optimus One series that has appeared on most major carriers, is a full-touchscreen device that will run $199.99. The two plans run $60 — 450 minutes, unlimited text, 2GB of data — and $70 — unlimited minutes and messages, 2GB of data. That’s still a bit more than other prepaid competitors offering Android devices, but it’s close enough that if you prefer U.S. Cellular, you still have a quality offering.