The Mouthy Housewives are a chatty bunch, so our commitment to our smartphones is no surprise. What was a surprise is how quickly Marinka leapt to her feet, pushed the other Housewives out of the way and said, “I got this one,” when an opportunity to review the LG Connect 4G Android smartphone and MetroPCS, the nation’s most affordable 4G LTE service came up. The other Mouthy Housewives don’t know what hit them. (It was Marinka’s elbow as she grabbed the phone.)
Here’s what she has to say about it:
My kids are 11 and 14, and I simply can’t imagine parenting them without a smartphone. We are in contact throughout the day at my request/insistence, including a quick text announcing their arrival once they reach school. My daughter keeps in contact with me when she’s leaving school, whether to go to a friend’s house or the gym or after-school team sport practice. My son texts me from playdates and sleepovers, checking in with me periodically. I find that kind of ability to keep in touch a safety feature. And because I know my kids will be checking in by text, they have more autonomy than I may have otherwise given them.
I have no idea how my parents raised me without a smartphone. Checking in is teaching my kids responsibility, but it also helps maintain a connection between us during days we don’t see each other until later in the day. There are days when the texts are flying; we are making plans for the weekend, looking forward to vacation, or even my favorite, “What’s for dinner?” followed by an implied groan. But as much as I love my smartphone, I don’t want to pay a lot for it, because let’s face it, it takes a lot of cash to make my hair this blonde.
And for reasons I still don’t understand, cash doesn’t grow on trees. So I love the fact that MetroPCS has the nation’s most affordable 4G LTE plan, starting at $40, with taxes and regulatory fees included. In fact, if you go for the MetroPCS LG Connect 4G and the $70 plan, you can save nearly $750 a year with MetroPCS’s no-contract 4G LTE in comparison to the Verizon Wireless LG Lucid.
The phone itself is gorgeous — the LG Connect 4G is an Android with a crystal-clear 4” touchscreen that is great for viewing pictures, video, and browsing online content. And for receiving texts from your children with things like, “Forgot my lunch. Bring to school now. Hungry.” Even if you get the text while in the process of getting highlights.
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