T-Mobile announces Prism for May 6th, only $20 on contract

T-Mobile has announced their latest budget Android handset, the Huawei-made Prism. The phone features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 3.2MP camera, and 3G connectivity all for the price of $19.99 on a new two-year agreement (and after $50 mail-in rebate). The T-Mobile Prism runs Android 2.3 and is about as entry-level as it gets, but the price is right for those looking for a low-cost path to the smartphone age.

The Prism will be available exclusively from Best Buy starting May 6th before reaching Walmart stores on May 9th. T-Mobile will begin selling the phone through their own retail chain beginning May 23rd.

T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism

Built for first-time smartphone customers, the new Android device is expected to be available starting May 6.

BELLEVUE, Wash., — May 2, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® Prism™, the latest budget-friendly option for cost-conscious consumers looking for their first smartphone. The T-Mobile Prism will be available to T-Mobile customers through flexible pricing options, including no annual contract paired with a T-Mobile Monthly4G™ plan or paired with a two-year T-Mobile Classic or Value plan.

Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, the new 3G smartphone enables T-Mobile customers to easily surf the Web, access their favorite social networking sites and choose from thousands of applications to download from Google Play. The T-Mobile Prism also makes it simple to capture and share photos and videos via its 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recorder. With the T-Mobile Prism, customers can sync multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts, and more.

The T-Mobile Prism is expected to be available at Best Buy starting May 6, at Walmart starting May 9 and available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via www.T-Mobile.com and at select dealers beginning May 23. The T-Mobile Prism is expected to cost $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan or $149.99 via no annual contract.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFNKTVYCTIXKG7MANFTEUEQAA4 yahoo-EFNKTVYCTIXKG7MANFTEUEQAA4

    you can get a much better older phone for that price maybe even free on contract like a evo design 4g. free on contract dual core, and 4g

    • Covert_Death

      and not on t-mob

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFNKTVYCTIXKG7MANFTEUEQAA4 yahoo-EFNKTVYCTIXKG7MANFTEUEQAA4

        my bad i read that wrong i thought it was for sprint. the exibet 2 is a better phone than this. its 4g not dual core but still better than 800mhz

  • IronHorse01

    Pure garbage

  • godrilla

    My previous g2 has better specs which I got for free a year and a half ago. Lol keep it.

  • godrilla

    Similar specs to 1st android phones like g1 lol.

  • Desertbears

    They should give you $20 for taking the phone on pre-paid.

  • rageboardr

    I think it is good to see a Huawei handset here in the US. here’s to hoping we get to see the Ascend Quad D here stateside as well. Good luck Huawei. Bring it on.

  • http://twitter.com/amaroth Bret

    Too bad this wasn’t a flagship device. And made by Nokia. U know.. The Nokia Prism.. My favorite pre-smartphone ever T_T

  • TechnoPancake

    Id stay away from this. Its the same handset as the ascend 2 for cricket, nothing but lag and constant low or out of memory messages.

  • Brie

    $20 too much.  I am actually amazed right now with Tmos continuous “fanfair” regarding this phone.  Every phone with Tmo sucks. I had to buy my own Galaxy Nexus because Tmo does not carry it. HTC has the fantastic S phone but that is ONE in what could be many fantastic phones, YET THIS IS THE PHONE YOU ARE HERALDING. My HORRIBLE Vibrant is better then this and that is already more then 2 years old. and Slightly better then my G1. Why am I still with Tmo?

  • blisterpeanuts

    Look at all the snobs.  It’s an Android phone with basic features, and for $150 that’s about what you should expect.  T-Mobile should be congratulated, not condemned, for providing a loss-leader device like this.

    There’s a need for an entry level Android phone for people who buy off contract.  If refurbished ones are available in a few months for $100 it’ll be a great entree into the smartphone world for students and people on tight budgets.

    • spicymeatball

      Well put! You can always buy a used phone on ebay/craigslist but to have a new smart phone for this price is unheard of. People don’t realize how much they are paying for their overpriced carrier subsidized phones and how much they can save on their monthly bill by buying phones off contract. This phone for 149 and galaxy nexus for 399 are both amazing prices. All phones would be in this price range if we got away from carrier subsidized phones. There is no subsidy. You pay 30% more for phones due to this business model. They are financing your phone and locking you into a 2 year agreement and charge you a premium for service.