LG A340 for AT&T combines eco-friendly construction and a $19.99 on-contract price
Before diving right in talking about this one, just be aware that this isn’t some kind of half-way decent smartphone of some kind, but rather, it’s nothing more than a basic flip phone at heart. Yes, you read that right, a basic flip phone that’s primarily there for quick phone calls between friends and family.
Now that’s out of the way, you can pick up eco-friendly the LG A340 through AT&T right now for the 2-year on contract price of $19.99 after a $30 mail-in-rebate. Indeed, you can probably find some kind of Android powered device priced the same or lower, but with the A340, you can sleep knowing that it boasts some green-friendly features. In fact, its body is constructed from 17% recycled materials, and along with its included energy efficient charger, you can celebrate Earth Day in style with it.
source: AT&T via Phonescoop
1. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
AT&T's other "eco-friendly" device, the Samsung Evergreen, has a casing made from 70% recycled materials. Alas, every one we've sold at my store has been subsequently returned. I'm hoping this LG will perform better...
2. -box- (Posts: 3782; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
It'll be nice to have a new basic phone for customers to choose from I know a lot of the carriers' non-smartphone lineups are pretty stale, hopefully this is the start of a change for that
4. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
AT&T has a pretty varied line of non-smartphones. As a salesperson for an authorized dealer, I see phones come and go, and honestly, the rate isn't dropping. I have a ton of people every day coming in and inquiring about the non-smartphone plans and features.
3. hepresearch (unregistered)
Why does the back of this thing look so much like the back of the Nokia 3710 to me, but not nearly as decent?
Other than that, this strikes me as a cheap clamshell version of the LG GU295, but with a bigger internal screen.