LG Optimus Arriving November 3rd For $29.99

The third of November is shaping up to be quite the launch day for T-Mobile with the Motorola Defy, T-Mobile Comet, myTouch4Ginsertnewnamehere and now the LG Optimus T. Available for $29.99 the Optimus T will be a perfect little entry phone into the world of Android. With Wi-Fi calling on board, 3.2 megapixel camera and the typical slew of Google features this phone should see plenty of stockings come this holiday season!

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  • Omeer

    How much is it without contract?

    • Vibrant Addict

      I would go ahead and guess a price anywhere under $200, considering it’s $80 sans mail in rebate with a contract.

      Seems like a reasonable price for a 2.2 Android device. There’s a lot of higher class devices stuck at subpar software versions..

      • Ali

        Can you name one smartphone for under $200? My guess is that it’d be about 250-300 range…

      • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

        I hope you are right but I’m thinking closer to $300 (possibly more than that). The “subsidy” for the G2 is $300 all by itself.

        I’m guessing $279-$329.

  • phone_user

    with so many resellers giving out much better phones for free or at the same price I’d shop elsewhere even if I wasn’t a hardcore phone/tech user…

  • timmyjoe42

    holy crap, it’s only got Android 1.5 on it?

  • Myles

    No, it’s android 2.2 and to be honest, it’s pretty responsive for an entry level android device. I work in a retail store and we got our working demo and I was really impressed for the price. Don’t expect blazing fast processing or a ton of internal storage, but store whatever apps you can to your SD card, and you should be just fine. Plus, this will be considered a regular smartphone so the $10/200mb data plan will qualify. Sounds like an entry level winner to me!

    • timmyjoe42

      Ah, ok. Going from that picture it has the 1.5 google search bar and there was no mention of navigation. (Is it missing GPS?)

  • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com Conan Kudo (???????)

    With the exception of the Motorola Defy, all the phones announced are Android 2.2 “Froyo.” The Motorola Defy is Android 2.1 “Éclair.”

  • Sunny

    Wait does it say in the article that on November 3rd the new Mytouch 4g/HD will be released also?

    • VibrantOwnr

      I was thinking the exact same thing!…hopefully

      • Sunny

        Yes hopefully, I can’t wait to get that phone.

    • Doh

      Pre-ejectuation. No official word yet. Think the article just group them all together. The leaked T-mobile roadmap for July points at Nov 5th for the HTC Emerald (myTouch HD).

      • Sunny

        November 5th or 3rd is good. Just really hoping that it is an early November release.

  • http://toha121574@hotmail.com anatoliy

    what is speede internete>

  • mikeeeee

    the new CEO is hitting the ground with his wheels on fire.

  • http://Tmonews Dabe

    I think I’m going to ditch my cliq xt for this… it runs android 2.2 and has a faster Cpu…. and for 200 dollars off contract how can I go wrong

  • Dreama

    Dont care for this phone, but for those looking for a smartphone with Android this is a great Price and will surly meet the needs for its market :-) Great Job Tmo….now Lets get that Dell Thunder and MyTouch Hd!

  • davidohio

    Not bad for the price. I wonder why the hell motorola would be releasing ANY android phone now with anything less than 2.2??? Makes no sense. I cant stand motorola anymore. Jerks.

  • =D

    Probably better than the Behold 2 so “Yay!”

  • fatboy97

    So, is this a confirmation that the myTouch 4G/HD/InsertNameHere is coming on Nov 3rd???

  • DatNizzle

    This may be my GF’s next phone. She wants an Android, but I don’t want to pay 30 bucks a month. She has a Nuron with unlimited net now. If I get this after they change the plans would she be grandfathered in because both phones will be considered in the same class?

  • TMoFan

    I’m not too sure about LG products, but this looks like a decent entry level smartphone. If the price is right off contract I’ll end up getting it for sure. Just the fact that it runs Froyo is a huge plus!

  • mj

    this will be less than $250 off contract. my guess is $200.

  • jymmyb

    one question …… to b able to have flash player 10 the phone need at least 800 Mherts this one is 600 i belive is not going to be able to support media flash player 10..???

  • chloegoesboom13

    i really like this phone, but i need to know if you have to have a data plan or not? if you do, then i cant get it :(

    please reply!

  • J-man

    Really liking this “affordable” version of android. I wonder if it is going to get updated, or left in the dark like previous other android devices on T-Mobile. Still, for the price, it is WAY worth it.

  • jasmine

    omg i just heard about this phone i cant wait to get it in december hopefully it will still be there so hope its as good as it looks,and how the price looks this is the cheapest android phone i ever heard of way to go t-mobile!!!!!!

  • Chatter

    Mark, agree with your pricing and I feel the same way about data plans. The only thing I would like to point out is that people do not always flock to the cheaper option. I think it is highly unlikely a price drop by one carrier will move the market unless the market leader does so. Examples:
    TMo – $10 data plan is $5 cheaper than AT&T’s.
    Sprint – $70 unlimited everything.

    I don’t see too many people running to TMo/Sprint to save a little $ on data. Some people may move but most don’t seem to mind?!. I do wish though that data charges would be better and I think the $10 option is a good start.

    +1 to your rant.

  • somebody

    i dont understand why unlimited text is 15$ a month wtf is up with that? its so expensive my 14 year old sister sends like 10000 texts a month i send like 500…

    i agree on the data rant its ridiculous but with phones with MOTOBlUR out there where you use 2gigs of data on idle most smartphones needs unlimited.

  • Steve


    I completely agree with your views on data plans but I have to ask why are you buying one with a data plan? I love smartphones for their all-in-one functionality but unfortunately, owning one has become a major hassle. I’m seriously considering buying a regular phone for calls and texts and an Ipod touch for web and email. That way I don’t have to play the carriers’ “games” with data plans, restrictions and other non sense. Off topic slightly, on cnet.com yesterday there was an article that the FCC is working frantically to free up spectrum to deal with the mobile broadband spectrum crisis. Data usage is exploding and carriers can’t keep up with demand. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s possible that all carriers could become like ATT with the iphone and their networks will be crushed with usage bogging down the system….customers will be paying for REQUIRED data plans that the carrier won’t be able to provide in a usable form. That to me is utterly ridulous!!!! Carriers should be required to allow customers the choice of paying cash for a smartphone of their choice and being able to use the phone without their data service !!!!

  • yogij31

    i dont kno how people get smart phones and only use 200MB. I had a viberant and used about 1.5GB a month. I jumped ship to sprint (i spend about the same amount with my employee discount than I was spending at tmobile for my wife and i phones) I’ve already used over 1gb in 5 days on the evo. even if i only used just my g mail and checked football scores at work on saturday and sunday i think i would blow through 200MB. is 200MB really that much?

  • timmyjoe42

    If you pay full price, you don’t need the data plan. My Cliq can turn off network data and just use wifi if I want it to. I am assuming this can be done with any Android phone with wifi too.

    I think I read this phone was going to be only $200 off contract.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    Carriers always mark up the phones by a huge amount so to fool people into thinking they are getting some kind of deal by signing a 2 year contract.

  • yogij31

    I remember reading somewhere that it takes something like 140 text at 160 letters or symbols to = 1mb of dat. so if you pay $10 for 200MB of data thats 28000 text. I dont remember what artical it was but it was compairing the average cost of a txt to how much it cost to recieve data from the hubble telescope

  • somebody

    Thats really cool ial dig for it i really wanna see whats up with its pricing

  • DatNizzle

    My cliq comes nowhere close the “2 gigs on idle.” I listen to a lot of slacker and tunein radio. I have only gone over 4 gigs once.

  • David, Managing Editor

    Steve Steve Steve my email buddy, buy the damn data plan!