Verizon Wireless announces the Pantech Breakout, their cheapest 4G LTE device at $99, available September 22

Want to get yourself some Verizon 4G LTE action but don’t want to spend $200-$300 on your phone? Then the Pantech Breakout might be for you. Verizon just announced that their first sub-$100 4G LTE handset is going to be available on September 22. The phone will cost you $99.99 on a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. The Breakout runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1GHz processor. It features a 4-inch capacitive touch display, Wi-Fi, front and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth 3.0, an 8GB microSD card, and much more.

The phone will be available on September 22. The mail-in-rebate will be issued in the form of a debit card that can be used where debit cards are accepted.

Verizon Wireless To Launch Pantech Breakout

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and HAUPPAUGE, NY – Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the Pantech Breakout™ will be exclusively available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Sept. 22.

The Pantech Breakout smartphone, brought to market by Personal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD), shines with super-fast downloads packaged in a slim and attractive design. Customers will have access to custom Pantech widgets and can share media files between Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)-enabled devices by using the Net Media app on their Pantech Breakout.

Additional features:

  • Powered by 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G mobile broadband coverage areas
  • Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 4-inch capacitive touch display (480 x 800)
  • Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
  • 4G LTE mobile hotspot supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE™ technology for quick and easy typing of messages and emails
  • 5-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera with HD video capture up to 720p
  • VGA front-facing camera for still shots and video chatting
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 support includes headset, hands-free, object push, advanced audio distribution (stereo), audio/video remote control, file transfer and phonebook access
  • 8 GB pre-installed microSD™


Pricing and availability:

The Pantech Breakout will be available on Sept. 22 in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $99.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Customers that purchase a Pantech Breakout smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

via Verizon Wireless

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