T-Mobile Announces August 7th Release Date For LG Optimus F3

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T-Mobile has gone and made the release of the LG Optimus F3, a phone we’ve already seen through a series of leaks official. Coming August 7th, the Optimus F3 will be available on the company’s Simple Choice rate plan offerings for $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $10. The Optimus F3 includes a 4″ IPS display, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, LTE capability, up to 32GB expandable memory and 7 hours of talk time thanks to the 2460mAh battery.

T-Mobile will be offering its most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone beginning August 7 with the LG Optimus F3. The Optimus F3 will be available for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $10 with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online at www.T-Mobile.com.

Full press release below:


T-Mobile will be offering its most affordable LTE Android-powered smartphone beginning August 7 with the LG Optimus F3. The Optimus F3 will be available for a limited-time promotion price of $0 down with 24 equal monthly device payments of $10with T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan at participating T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers and online at www.T-Mobile.com.

The Optimus F3’s 4-inch vivid IPS display and advanced camera and video features offer accurate colors, sharp text and crisp images. Wi-Fi Calling capabilities and an extensive catalogue of LG’s suite of unique services, such as QuickMemo™, QSlide and VuTalk, focus on enhancing usability for Optimus F3 customer’s everyday smartphone use.

Simple Choice Plan

With T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plan, Optimus F3 customers design their plan based on the number of lines and amount of high-speed data they want. Unlimited talk, text and Web with up to 500MB of high-speed data on our nationwide network is $50 per month (plus taxes and fees) for the first line. Customers can add another 2GB of high-speed data for $10 per month per line or get unlimited 4G data for an additional $20 per month per line. A second phone line can be added for $30 per month and each additional line is just $10 per month. There are no caps and no overages on T-Mobile’s network and no restrictive annual service contracts.

T-Mobile’s 4G LTE Network

The Optimus F3 will seamlessly connect to T-Mobile’s high-speed nationwide 4G HSPA+ and advanced 4G LTE coverage areas. T-Mobile’s 4G LTE coverage now reaches 157 million people across the U.S. in 116 metropolitan areas and is on target to go nationwide by the end of the year, with plans for reaching 200 million people in more than 200 metropolitan areas. Major metropolitan areas where T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network service has launched include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, with many more rolling out.

For more information on the Optimus F3, please visit the media kit. Customers interested in the Optimus F3 can visit www.t-mobile.com/shop/Phones/cell-phone-detail.aspx?cell-phone=LG-Optimus-F3.

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  • Baxter DeBerry

    Still no official complete price…

    • Minch

      It’s 240 dollars. Do the math.

      • Nick

        Only 150 on metro though

      • Baxter DeBerry

        Smart remark.. Im talkin about outside promotion..

  • Ben

    Was this the F6/L9 II we’ve been expecting? I guess I had my hopes up when I bought into the UNCONFIRMED rumors and now I feel let down.

    • Garo.j

      LG is going to introduce the new
      LG l9 2 next week with the LG G2 next week in new york. It has a 4.7 tru ips screen and a 1.5 ghz duel core snapdragon s4 and 2 gb of ram
      And a larger 2460 mhp battery.

      • Ben

        You can’t confirm any of this information (besides the G2 launch) because you also got these specs from unconfirmed rumors and “leaks”.

        • Garo.j

          LG anounced that the l9 2 will be anounced the same day as the G2.!!!

        • Ben

          Sounds like you were wrong, Mr. genius. The F6/L9II was just announced and it’s coming with a 4.5 inch screen, not the 4.7 (EU version) claimed by the rumors.

  • NYCTheBronx

    Nice phone. The camera isn’t high end but hey, this little guy’s battery packs a punch! Good job LG & T-Mobile. :)

  • Iguanagreg

    240 on T-mobile, but for some reason only 150 at MetroPCS.

    • Guest

      Buy on metro and take to tmobile lol gsm

      • Nick

        Lol thats what im thinking about doing….

  • Nick

    Lol i was just looking at buying this on metro pcs but i could get it on tmo now.

    • landmarkcm

      Coverage at least where I am is just as good as Tmobile’s and bit cheaper. If your in one of metro’s new markets should be the same for you & save your self some money too.

      • Nick

        Well i have been on t-mobiles prepaid $30 5gb high speed data 100 minuets talk unl texts plan for a while and i would like to do that if i could unlock the one from metro

        • landmarkcm

          Ya im pretty sure you can if it’s not unlocked already.. I think it may be & you seem to able to order it from the website without having to choose a plan.

        • Nick


  • ques

    So, would the metroPCS version work on T-mobile? If yes, why would anyone buy this?

    • No, it only works the other way around.

      • jonathan3579

        So people can now buy (the newest) MetroPCS phones to use on the T-Mobile network? Considering they’ve just moved down here to Houston and nearly a $100 difference between the T-Mobile and MetroPCS version, I would be inclined to pick one up for a cheap spare phone.

        • Guest

          Yes if its a gsm metro phone it will work on tmobile without unlock

        • jonathan3579

          Thanks for that clarification. :)

      • taron19119

        Is the Motorola phone x event in New York

  • Trevnerdio

    I hate LG, but I honestly didn’t know smartphones existed at a full retail price of $240. I remember when feature phones were $200 off contract.

  • MorningWood

    I hope the reception is better on this than it was on the L9. That thing was horrible.

  • tmoguy88

    After playing around with our demo F3 , I found it to be very impressive for a $240 LTE smartphone. It has Jellybean preinstalled and has a great display with zero lag at all. Much better than the lg l9aand samsung exhibit (newer one) .

    • Guest

      $150 if you buy it from Metro

      • kalel33

        But it won’t work on T-mobile’s network. They’re doing the same thing they did with the Nexus 4, “If you buy if from us(T-mobile) then we’ll charge you almost a hundred dollars more”. It’s like Rent-a-Center, you pay monthly but you definitely pay more.

        • landmarkcm

          When I got mine she said & it’s unlocked with out me even asking. It can be bought on there website too it looks like without choosing a plan. That’s always a thought for people who don’t want to use it on metro or are not in one of metro’s Tmobile coverage areas yet. Im sure it can be easily unlocked if it’s not already. The metro stores will not sell it to you with out service.

        • cheeto0

          How do you unlock it if its not unlocked already?

  • FILA

    classic 2010 look

  • TechHog

    I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this means we won’t get the LG G2.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Sadly, You might be right…

      • ANON

        Wrong, G2 coming.

        • TechHog

          We’ll see soon.

        • ANON

          T-Mobile will be getting the G2. Sept launch.

  • Guest

    Anyone have the technical specs of the Metro PCS F3? Does it operate on all the T-Mobile frequencies? Is it purely a GSM phone or does it use CDMA still?

    • Garo.j

      Its the same phone as the one tmobile.its just. packaged in metro

      • cheeto0

        Does that mean i can buy it at metrocps (for $150) and use it on tmobile?

  • Peter Smith

    My mother bought the LG L9 and it’s actually not that bad for a budget phone. It is nice to have around when you lose your main phone or have another one being shipped in. Actually that’s what’s going on with me now. I’m waiting on my wife’s note 2 so right now she has a gravity 3 until it comes in. Does anyone know anything about t-mobile’s loaner phones? Do they give you a phone that’s smart or a dumb one? Any help is nice,

    • jbhotnessmon

      its a dumb phone but if your lucky you might get one with a keyboard.

  • landmarkcm

    I have this on metroPCS running on Tmobiles network (im in one of the areas they have that on). This one has some neat little features the L9 doesnt. Also the camera is slightly faster with a few more options, better battery, & it is super fast etc. Also the sound quality is better & I think the screen maybey also slightly more vivid. A little bigger screen would have been nice but 4 inch is fine I think & they put it in a compact form with little wasted bezel. The Lte is sometimes faster then my wifi. I was surprised. Anyway I recommend it.

    • cheeto0

      Any idea if i can buy this on metropcs and use it on a tmobile family plan?

  • L9 is on sale over at Amazon DOT c o m for $169 outright – that’s all I’m going to say.

    • Ben

      L9 is a better phone all around. Higher-resolution screen, larger screen, bigger battery, on and on. If the F3 has LTE that would be a bonus for it but otherwise this phone is a big pile of meh.

      • landmarkcm

        Actually your wrong here. The battery is not bigger or better on the L9 . The F3 one of its strong points and there advertising it is the battery. Also the F3 has some extra little notification features, slightly faster camera shutter with more options, & is faster overall. Plus the sound output is louder! I have used both currently have the F3. The only plus the L9 has is the larger screen with technically more pixels but to me also the F3 screen looks more vivid at least color wise. So not quite sure lol what you mean by saying on & on that the L9 is better. I liked the L9 as well but overall the F3 is better. Quite surprised how fast the Lte is also

  • mmunson

    The perfect phone to buy when your more expensive phone is broken and you didnt buy insurance for it.

  • steveb944

    Phenomenal battery. I’ll make sure to recommend this device. I hope the price is good, I’ll buy it as a backup.

  • Don Kim

    This is first mid-range LTE phone for T-Mo.
    Should serve well like L9 did.

  • Bklynman

    If anyone wants to see reviews on this phone,Virgin Mobile has it already have it,sell it,for only $180.00,that’s on Amazon. 6 people have review it,they have it 4,and 5 stars. I wonder have much,
    Tmobile one will go for on Amazon? David,you wrote that the Metro,version will not work on tm,
    network,others on this post said that it will,can you find for sure if it will or won’t. Or any sale,
    reps out there knows for sure yes it will or no it won’t.

  • cheeto0

    Metropcs sells it for 150$. Can i buy it there and use it on tmobile?