Virgin Mobile has added another handset to the lineup. This latest is the ZTE Awe, which has been listed as the Virgin Mobile Awe. Carrier branded name aside, the Awe smartphone has landed for those shopping on a budget. Virgin Mobile has the Awe priced at $99.99.
And just to clarify, that is a prepaid and contract-free $99.99. But with a low price comes lower end specs. The Virgin Mobile Awe is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sporting a 4.0-inch display and powered by a 1.2GHz processor. Other goodies here include 4GB of internal storage along with 1GB of RAM, a 1650 mAh battery, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Awe has support for the Virgin Mobile 3G network and those making the purchase can also expect to find a 1 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with the ability to record 720p video. Basically, you would be looking at a handset with specs that match the price.
Perhaps more important here, this $99.99 smartphone can be paired with the Virgin Mobile plans which begin as low as $35 per month. That plan includes 300 voice minutes as well as unlimited messaging and data. Virgin Mobile also has a $45 and $55 per month plan available — both of which also include unlimited messaging and data. In addition the $45 per month plan includes 1200 voice minutes and the $55 per month plan brings unlimited voice minutes.