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Verizon Adds LG Transpyre to Prepaid Lineup

LG Transpyre

Out of the four main postpaid carrier giants, Verizon Wireless tends to spend less time on their prepaid division than pretty much all of the others combined. They have by far the fewest MVNOs (not even in the double digits), and the bulk of their money is in postpaid.

However, they have made a couple of changes in the last week, including the debut of the LG Transpyre for their prepaid customers. The LG Transpyre is an all-around midgrade phone without too much to set it apart from the veritable sea of midgrade handsets out there. I haven’t had the chance to try out this phone, but is available from Verizon right now. Here’s what the hardware looks like:

  • Android 4.4
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 400)
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB memory
  • microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 4.5 inch screen
  • 5 MP back camera
  • 1.3 MP front camera

The phone does have a couple neat features including the popular Knock Code, which allows you to unlock your phone by tapping out a sequence on the screen, and a Gesture Snap, which allows you to take a selfie with a hand gesture instead of trying to contort your hand to reach the shutter button.

The LG Transpyre is normally $199.99, but Verizon has it marked for $99.99 currently.

Verizon offers a smartphone prepaid plan for $45 which includes unlimited text, calling and 500 MB of data. To take a look at other plan offerings, click here.