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Leaked memo reveals upcoming free LG smartphone promotion for T-Mobile prepaid customers

Is T-Mobile preparing to essentially give away the upcoming LG Leon LTE for free to its prepaid customers? According to a leaked memo obtained by TmoNews, that appears to be the case.


According to the memo, the deal will go to subscribers on either prepaid plans costing at least $40 a month or Simple Choice No Credit (SCNC) plans. The way in which subscribers on these plans will get the LG Leon, however, differs ever so slightly. Prepaid users will get the phone for $50 at checkout, and then claim the $50 as part of a promotional rebate. SCNC users, meanwhile, will pay the full price of $150 for the Leon LTE, and get their money back as a promotional rebate. Either way, customers on both plans will be able to get the smartphone for free.

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In addition, there are other finer points to consider. For example, prepaid users will need to be paying at least $40 a month for their plans, and SCNC users must have paid their deposits and be in good standing for at least 30 days. New and existing customers will be able to take advantage of the promotion, though it can’t be combined with any other promotion T-Mobile currently offers.

The Leon LTE is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, which is coupled with 1GB of RAM. You’ll find a 4.5-inch screen on the front, as well as a front-facing camera. On the back, you’ll find a 5-megapixel shooter. The Leon LTE comes with 8GB of internal storage, though the MicroSD card slot allows you to expand that number by up to 32GB. Finally, Android 5.0 Lollipop is onboard, as well as your usual array of wireless connections.

All in all, the Leon LTE isn’t a powerhouse by any means, but, hey, free is free. The promotion is set to go live tomorrow, May 20.