Assurance Wireless is the fastest growing government cell phone vendor, and perhaps issuing quality phones is one of the reasons. Here’s a video recently posted to Youtube by an Assurance Wireless customer, who is showing off the LG 200 Camera phone he just received from them.
As you can see, it’s a beautiful, modern phone. With a full QWERTY keyboard, the LG200 makes it easy to send text and picture messages, email, and IM. This phone also features a camera, Bluetooth, and Mobile Web (which you won’t be able to use in the free Lifeline program). And of course it runs on the Sprint/Nextel’s Virgin Wireless.
Don’t get too excited about the built-in camera though; while PC Magazine liked the phone for a low-end phone, here’s what they said in last month’s review of it: “The VGA (0.3-megapixel) camera is as worthless now as it was in 2004 when they first began appearing on cell phones. Amusingly, Virgin Mobile trumpets this as a “high-resolution” camera, when in fact it is the absolute lowest resolution cell phone camera ever sold in any volume.”
Anyone who groaned after reading about the camera, shame on you. Don’t forget, this is a free phone you’ll receive, compliments of other Americans.
We do have one suggestion though: the reviewer needs to quit smoking those nasty death sticks so he can rid himself of that hacking cough before his next video.
Take a look at the Assurance Wireless plans to see if you might want to add a few dollars to upgrade your minutes and texting volume.