Summary: The phrase "prepaid phone" automatically conjures up images of chintzy disposable handsets with less-than-reliable service and mediocre features. However, the LG Connect 4G offers a solid design with fairly good 4G LTE speeds and good overall performance. The $319 price tag is a bit steep, but the inexpensive plans more than make up for the cost of admission.
Pros: Strong performance and graphics, Inexpensive over two years, Lightweight design
Cons: Weak audio, Mediocre camera, Short battery life,
Excerpt: The LG Connect 4G is the latest 4G LTE smartphone to grace MetroPCS's network. It features a 4-inch, WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) NOVA display and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with LG's custom user interface.
Pros: Bright display, fast camera, low cost
Cons: Poor call quality, average battery life, too much bundled software
Conclusion: The LG VL600 4G USB modem is a great piece of kit for the road-warrior. Verizon is not currently charging any more for their 4G USB modems than their 3G ones, so the increase in speed will be welcome to those already subscribing to a 3G modem. The currently blazing speeds of Verizon’s 4G will drop with time, but they say that you can still expect to see between 5-12Mbps down and 2-5Mbps up.