When first smartphones hit the market, the old good flip phones fell into oblivion almost immediately. Such a design is a rarity nowadays. However, if you feel a bit nostalgic about flip phones, you will surely be glad to hear that Verizon has just expanded its lineup by the LG Exalt LTE. Although the device may be considered a basic phone by majority of users, it has one special feature that makes it stand out of the crowd, namely – 4G LTE support.
Verizon launches an LTE-only phone without CDMA support. Called LG Exalt LTE, the phone is a perfect companion for those customers who prefer basic phones over fancy smartphones.
The LG Exalt LTE is a special phone than the others as it is Verizon’s first phone that supports only LTE network. This means that the handset does not offer service through CDMA network, only via carrier’s 4G LTE network. Such a state of things may suggest that the CDMA era may to come to an end sooner than we thought.
It’s not a secret that LTE is a huge part of the future. The truth is that the majority of our voice calls happens over LTE. If everything goes according to the plan, Verizon will start shutting down its CDMA network by the end of 2019. To achieve the goal the carrier needs to shift its subscribers from CDMA to LTE, even those with regular phones. The truth is that there are still many mobile users loyal to basic cell phones. This is why the carrier needs phones like the LG Exalt LTE.
Specs-wise, the LG Exalt LTE is indeed an affordable basic phone that except LTE features also Wi-Fi. Powered by a 1,470 mAh battery the handset houses a 3-inch screen panel with 400×240 p resolution, high-quality speaker for HD voice calls over either Wi-Fi or LTE and a 5MP camera. In addition, the phone also offers 8GB of built-in storage with microSD expansion that accepts cards up to 32GB.
If you’re looking for a cheap replacement phone to make / receive phone calls, then the LG Exalt may be a good choice. The handset is an exclusive online offer, and you won’t be able to buy this handset in local dealer store. As for pricing the phone costs $168. But if for some reason you don’t like the idea of paying full retail price, you can choose the installment plan route. If you stick to this option, then you may grab the LG Exalt LTE for as little $7 per month each of the 24 months of the plan.