The LG Optimus 2X could be heading to T-Mobile for its U.S. launch
We would imagine that any red-blooded carrier would love to have this phone in its line-up, but according to RCR Unplugged, T-Mobile will have first crack at offering this beast of a phone in March. The Korean based manufacturer calls the dual-core platform "instantaneous touch response". One person who has played around with the device says, "It’s pretty sick" after plugging the phone directly into an HDTV (thanks to the handset's DLNA support) for 1080p video.
The road-map for the LG Optimus 2X has it making a debut launch on Korea, followed by an MWC European release. In February/March, the phone will finally make it to the U.S. with a launch via T-Mobile.
1. hcho3 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)
T-mobile AGAIN!? T-mobile only has 33 million subscribers, JESUS CHRIST. So, LG and Samsung decide to ignore number 1, 2, and 3 carriers in US and go with the last carrier who has least customers? Way to go, LG. I hate you.
4. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)
well... T-mobile uses the world's most popular cellphone standard, GSM. cdma is sick
9. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
So how does that explain them overlooking AT&T then?
10. mfrapp20 (Posts: 14; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
There is a good reason why LG would overlook AT&T, and that reason is that it has been voted the worst carrier in the US by Consumer Reports. Also, T-mobile's HSPA+ is way faster than all 4G other speeds.
16. bjones1993 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
NOT TRUE AT ALL ! ! ! Verizon has the fastest & ONLY TRUE 4G w/ speeds up to 10xs faster than 3g & they have the best coverage as well . All the other 4g are nearly 3g .
14. N_Droid (unregistered)
T-mobile may not be LG's first choice. It's up to the carrier too. If the two don't agree on the deal, there will be no deal.
15. Ddragon2315 (unregistered)
tmoblie is at number 3.... it has some good phones and cheap plans... at&t and verizon rip people off
2. tuminatr (Posts: 725; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
the other carriers will have the Motorola Olympus, and its looks real nice
3. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)
The only reason other carriers aren't getting this phone is because the other networks for the other carriers most of the time have to get significant changes to the phone's internal parts in order for it to function normally on their network. T-Mobile is the best network for buying foreign phones and getting them to work in America. AT&T customers always report problems when getting a foreign phone and using it on their network. But I'm hoping to stop seeing all these touch screen bar phones and get to something good like a slick DoCoMo flip phone with 360 degree rotating screen/3 way flip screen, a 13.2MP camera, HDMI output, Seg1 TV, and all those other absolutely superior features.
5. btbotimtim (Posts: 153; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
rawrzellers seems like a docomo lover....
who uses docomo besides japanese?
6. COuch Potato (unregistered)
8. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
well i dnt know why people are bitching about this phone going to t-mobile? Me being an at&t customer cant wait to cancel my contract and move me and my wife to verizon or sprint or prolly t-mobile im just saving up money to cancel my contract, the only reason im leaving at&t its because it expensive and signal over here in La its crap on my captivate i always get call failed with full reception txt messaging is all fucked up my friends always get my messages reallly late sometimes they call me and it goes straight to voice mail and they get mad because they think im ignoring them my and its not true its just that my phone doesnt ring at all even tho it has signal then like 2 hours latr i get a voice mail notification nd no its not my phone because im on my 3rd captivte my wife also has the same problems on her bb torch honestly were tired off att its not like we live in the middle of nowhere we live right in the city in La its a big city my brother in miami also on att has the same problems so yea im happy t-mobile is getting this phone and not att no wonder att was rated the worst cellphone carrier in the usa because it really is shit my friends on boost get better signal than i do
11. brent954 (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)
Lets go T-mobile, hope this rumor turns into reality!
12. aberkae (unregistered)
I'm sad and happy at the same time USA launch and t mobile makes me happy, waiting for march release is sad! hope it has hspa+ support i hear t mobile will boost it to 50 mb/sec in 2011.
13. jettrue (unregistered)
Give tmobile a chance if you are with another carrier. Of course first check the coverage in your area, but here is St. Louis area it's absolutely awesome coverage, and I'm saving a ton of money. I just checked billshrink.com and it's the cheapest by far for my usage. I'd have to pay $1000 more over 2 years for verizon. I pay $112 per month for unlimited family data, unlimited family texting, 750 minutes, and 4 phone lines (one is the tmobile at home line). I have the even more plus plan which is no contract and cheaper monthly prices (though you buy your phones at full price - saves money over time). Though I will never leave tmobile, their customer service is absolutely AWESOME!!!