Press Release

01/09/2012

MetroPCS and LG Mobile Bring Incredible Entertainment and Exceptional Value with Launch of New LG Connect 4G

LG Connect 4G Delivers Multitasking Magic with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4G Connectivity on Nation’s Only No Contract 4GLTE Provider

 

Media Contacts:                                                                                               Investor Relations Contacts:

Drew R. Crowell                                                                                                                 Jim Mathias

GolinHarris for MetroPCS                                                                               Director Investor Relations

Email: dcrowell@golinharris.com                                                                                  Email:  investor_relations@metropcs.com

Phone: 972.341.2578                                                                                              Phone:  214.570.4641

 

Erica Samadani                                                                                                                               

LG-One                                                                                                               

Email: erica.samadani@lg-one.com

Phone: 310.280.2456

 

MetroPCS and LG Mobile Bring Incredible Entertainment and Exceptional Value with Launch of New LG Connect 4G

 

LG Connect 4G Delivers Multitasking Magic with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4G Connectivity on Nation’s Only No Contract 4GLTE Provider

 

LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 9, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and LG Mobile today announced the latest addition to MetroPCS’ 4GLTE-enabled smartphone line-up with the powerful LG ConnectTM 4G. Available within the next month, LG Connect 4G is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is MetroPCS’ first handset to feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, giving consumers a powerful multi-tasking tool for their daily needs and entertainment. 

 

“Our customers demand a stellar service and device experience and we’re excited to provide another option that allows them to enjoy entertainment, handle business and stay connected at an incredible overall value,” said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. “We’re committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering a full spectrum of handsets that fit every budget and lifestyle.”

 

LG Connect 4G packs features and performance into a sleek, modern design that is big on style but not on bulk. Its brilliant 4-inch NOVA display with patented technology from LG, together with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass Screen Protector, provide consumers with unparalleled viewing pleasure and durability.  And with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 720p HD video recording, the LG Connect 4G delivers a tremendously responsive user experience when browsing the web and capturing or viewing video. The phone’s Dolby® Mobile feature offers a high quality sound experience for all stored music and users won’t miss out on streaming all their favorite tunes thanks to the pre-loaded Rhapsody Unlimited Music service. LG Connect 4G is also equipped with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a front facing camera.

 

“LG Connect 4G provides MetroPCS customers with a fast and affordable 4G LTE device that delivers a powerful multimedia experience,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. “LG Connect 4G users will never miss a beat while on-the-go and can create, share and view photos or images on one of the brightest displays on the market.”

 

Consumers interested in LG Connect 4G can choose between MetroPCS’ affordable smartphone plans of $50 and $60, taxes and regulatory fees included. Both plans feature unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE web browsing, with the $50 plan offering 1GB of multimedia streaming access (streaming video, audio and game content) and the $60 plan offering unlimited multimedia streaming access.

 

LG Connect 4G will be available in MetroPCS stores and online at www.metropcs.com within the next month.

 

For more information and product images, please visit LG’s online press kit at www.LGnewsroom.com/ces2012

 

 

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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of December 31, 2011, MetroPCS had over 9.3 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of KRW 55.8 trillion (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. For more information, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.

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