It’s meant to get CDMA users to switch to the carrier’s LTE network.
The carrier has begun offering its first LTE-only handset to subscribers. It’s obviously an attempt to lure people who prefer basic feature phones over smartphones away from the legacy network.
The LG Exalt LTE is a flip feature phone. Its specs underline that it’s definitely not something for those expecting everything. The Exalt has an unnamed 1.1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3-inch WQVGA screen, a 5-megapixel camera, text-to-speech function, up to six hours of battery life, 8GB of storage and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. For people who just want a phone that makes clear voice calls.
Since its calls go through Verizon’s LTE network, it takes advantage of the carrier’s HD Voice feature that delivers high-resolution sound.
LG’s Exalt LTE is available from Verizon’s website right now for $7 a month for two years or $168 up front.