T-Mobile Concord

Want some Android on T-Mobile without the hassle of a two-year contract, a current operating system or 4G data? Then the T-Mobile Concord's your new choice. It'll run you $99.99, sports Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 3.5-inch display and has a 2-megapixel camera.

Manufactured by ZTE, basic specs include:

  • 3.5-inch Capacitive Touch Screen with Multi-touch
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera with Camcorder
  • Five Customizable Home Screens
  • Android™ 2.3.5 Operating System,
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology, v3.0 including stereo audio
  • USB 2.0 Connectivity
  • WiFi™ 802.11b/g/n
  • GPS for navigation and location-based services
  • Video and Audio Streaming
  • Google Play™ store with access to hundreds of thousands of Apps
  • Full HTML Browser for PC-like Web Browsing
  • 2GB micro SD memory card included

It'll be available Aug. 26.

More: ZTE

T-Mobile Expands Its No Annual Contract Android Lineup with the T-Mobile Concord
T-Mobile to offer its most affordable no annual contract Android smartphone for under $100

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Aug. 23, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the availability of the T-Mobile® Concord™, T-Mobile’s most affordable no annual contract Android™ option for those stepping up to their first smartphone. The Concord will be available to T-Mobile customers through a variety of no annual contract plans, including via T-Mobile Monthly4G™ and Walmart Family Mobile™.

Manufactured by ZTE, the T-Mobile Concord is equipped with the necessary features to keep customers connected with friends and family. The 3G smartphone is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is ideal for basic Web surfing, searching for a location via Google Maps or accessing favorite social networking sites. Coming in a sleek, midnight blue color finish, the new smartphone features a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display and is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera, making it easy to capture and share memories.

Paired with one of T-Mobile’s single-line, Monthly4G no annual contract plans, customers have access to unlimited talk, text and worry-free data that doesn’t have a hard cap or result in overage fees, as well as access to T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network. The T-Mobile Concord can also be paired with Walmart’s Family Mobile service, a monthly, no-annual-contract wireless plan option for individuals or families, also powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide network.

The T-Mobile Concord is expected to be available at Target starting Aug. 26  for $99.99 with a qualifying Monthly4G plan. The T-Mobile Concord is also currently available at Walmart for $99.98 paired with a Walmart Family Mobile no annual contract plan.

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Monthly4G plans provide access to wireless service; capable device required for 4G speeds. The T-Mobile Concord is not 4G-capable.

 

Reader comments

T-Mobile announces the no-contract Concord with Android 2.3 for $99

17 Comments

The press release also states that the phone isn't a 4G phone but the post kind of says it is. The first two sentences tell you it's 4G "Want some Android on T-Mobile without the hassle of a two-year contract, a current operating system or 4G data? Then the T-Mobile Concord's your new choice." Then the end tells you it's not "The T-Mobile Concord is not 4G-capable."

It says "WITHOUT the hassle of a two-year contract, a current operating system or 4G data." Meaning, you dont get those things...

Even for $99, this phone just screams fail. No 4g=fail, Android 2.3=fail. For $99, if you shopped around, you could get a much better phone for your money. Hell, just looking on Craigslist and Ebay, there's tons of deals for $99 or slightly more that blow this out of the water. Just saying...

Not bad for a inexpensive backup phone should your daily driver foul up somehow. My current backup is the ever so tiny Samsung Dart which I keep up to date. Even though the Dart is still stuck with Froyo and a tiny display, the price was worth it and also helped me locate my Galaxy S2. This looks like it will replace the entry level Dart as both have the same retail price for pre-paid plans.

Mercdroid and so many others just don't get it. It's a $99 phone. For kids, it's genius. For my in-laws, running BIG launcher, it's genius. For ME, every time I go to the beach, pop the sim card out of the SIII, drop it into the Concord, and guess what? It's genius.

Name another $99, android based MP3 player that will also work as a temporary phone on T-Mobile if your main phone dies? For that matter, put Google Voice on it with a VPN client and you have a wifi phone for use when traveling overseas.

The only thing I can't figure out is what I'm going to do with my ever growing collection of 2gig and 4gig microSD cards. Manufacturers keep shipping devices with cards that I'm going to immediately replace with a $12, 16gig card. I guess I'll just keep tossing them in the drawer with those 256meg thumb drives and 64meg SD cards.

Ok Dan you got me. When you put it that way, it makes perfect sense. For kids, older people, or even as just a backup you're right, it's genius. Not sure why I didn't think of all the possibilities of taking advantage of such a deal before I posted. Not being sarcastic either.

No worries. You probably just don't have daughters who dropped THREE different phones in the toilet in less than 2 years. I also suspect the Concord won't get nearly the attention it deserves in the realm of MP3 player and kid-entertainment. A 7 year old doesn't care if it has a relatively low-res screen when he's crushing bugs or flinging birds in a game. He'll also be totally happy watching cartoons and movies in the car on that screen, because his eyes aren't old and decrepit.

Haha I don't have daughters(or sons) yet. But, that would drive me crazy to see my money just floating in the toilet three times, and in less than 2 years... wow. You must have the patience of a saint. And I know, coming from someone that used to watch Youtube religiously on a Blackberry Tour, screen size only matters if you make it an issue. But, if you plan on getting these for your daughters, I hope they work out for you and don't end up in the toilet man.

I think I just found my new phone. Leaving VZW and switching to prepaid. Was going to buy a Nexus but I figure I'll wait until the new one, so this will be a nice phone to stop the verizon payments and a nice backup for the future. Let's hope it gets CM :P