Sprint Nextel launches LG Rumor2, new rate plan

Sprint Nextel launched the LG Rumor2, the successor to the popular mid-range CDMA handset. In addition, the carrier debuted a new $50 per month rate plan that offers unlimited texting, picture and video messaging, intended to appeal to messaging-centric consumers.

The phone features an expanded Qwerty keyboard, a QVGA display, a microSD slot capable of holding up to 16GB and stereo Bluetooth. It also has built-in GPS and access to the Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM Lotus Notes accounts through Sprint Mobile Email Work.

The new plan, called the Everything Messaging Plan, includes 450 anytime minutes, unlimited night and weekend minutes, and unlimited mobile-to-mobile minutes, texting, picture and video messaging for $49.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges). 

The phone will be available online March 15 and in Sprint retail stores April 19. The phone will sell for $49.99 with a two-year contract. 

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