LG A340 for AT&T combines eco-friendly construction and a $19.99 on-contract price

LG A340 for AT&T combines eco-friendly construction and a $19.99 on-contract price
As we slowly creep up upon Earth Day, we’ll no doubt start seeing some eco-friendly gadgets coming to light, which of course, would be fitting and perfect timing for the holiday. Well folks, we’re already seeing one that’s on AT&T’s lineup right now.

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.

As for the other features, it sports a 2.4” QVGA (320 x 240) internal display, external display, 3G connectivity, 1.3-megapixel camera, video recording, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, speakerphone, and a WAP browser to get some basic web browsing done. Not digging the neutral color it’s flaunting? Well, you can actually swap out its gray casing and simply replace it with something more flavorful, like the pink or black casing, which are both made from recycled materials as well.

source: AT&T via Phonescoop

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A340
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Storage 0.0876 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 900 mAh(3.00h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. HGMIV

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: Feb 15, 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.

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