For all you wanting to jump into the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network for a low price today could be that day. The Samsung Stratosphere QWERTY keyboard slider rocking 4G LTE and a great mid-range price is available starting today, October 13th, at Verizon. It had its fair share of leaks and now can finally be yours if you fancy a full side-out keyboard.

This decent and well rounded mid-range offering will only set you back $149 with a new 2-year contract. For those not following along the Stratosphere doesn’t feature all the latest bells and whistles we have on top end smartphone at the moment, but it would have been a top contender just a few months ago. With a 4.0″ AMOLED Display and a 1.0 GHz single-core processor and Verizon 4G LTE you get a great phone at a great price. Basically this is the original Samsung Galaxy S (no II here) but with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and blazing fast LTE speeds.

For those that don’t handle commitment well or would rather not sign a new contract the Stratosphere will set you back around $400 to purchase outright. Still not bad for a 4G LTE smartphone though if you ask me. The DROID Bionic is $299 with a new 2-year contract so for those that don’t need the larger screen or dual-core power the Stratosphere is a great alternative. Head down to your nearest Verizon store or order right online and receive free shipping at the source link below.

[via Verizon]