Samsung Admire 4G Prepaid Android Phone, White (MetroPCS)

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Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the 3G-enabled Samsung Admire is a perfect choice for first-time smartphone users or for budget-minded students looking for an advanced phone with all the features, apps, entertainment and organizational tools they need to excel. You’ll also enjoy affordable, flexible unlimited wireless service with no annual contract and national service from MetroPCS.

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The 3G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered Samsung Admire (view larger).

Choose from two unlimited smartphone rate plans ($50 or $60) that include unlimited local and nationwide long distance calling, as well extras ranging from international text messaging to visual voice mail. The $60 rate plan also offers Rhapsody Unlimited Music. Learn more about MetroPCS rate plans and features below.

The Admire’s large 3.5-inch touchscreen display is full of beautiful color and responsiveness–every touch is smooth and fluid as you scroll to your desired location. An 800 MHz processor gives you all the speed you need for multitasking. And you’re never far from the latest updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, and all your favorite social networking contacts. (Learn more about Android 2.3 below.)

Other features include Wi-Fi networking, GPS for navigation, a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth 3.0 for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (with included 2 GB card), an MP3 music player, integrated speakerphone, and up to 3 hours of talk time.

Key Features and Specs

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3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder (view larger).

  • Single-core 800 MHz processor
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • GPS navigation capabilities with access to MetroNavigator for real-time audible turn-by-turn GPS navigation with 3D route maps, and traffic incident and congestion notification.
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
  • Next-generation Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.0) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 196 MB internal memory (user accessible)
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • Video capture capabilities
  • Music player compatible with MP3 format.
  • Unlimited text and picture messaging plus unlimited instant messaging.
  • Web browser (HTML with Adobe Flash support)
  • E-mail access (compatible with Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, memo, calculator, and stopwatch.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Micro USB connector for PC transfer and charging.
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M4/T3.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Admire weighs 4.14 ounces and measures 4.56 x 2.38 x 0.46 inches. Its 1600 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time (8+ days). It runs on MetroPCS 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO 3G frequencies.

What’s in the Box

Samsung Admire handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide


1-year limited warranty

MetroPCS Plans

MetroPCS rate plans offer talk-all-you-want service, include taxes and regulatory fees, and have no annual contract. Also, it’s very easy to change plans at any time. And you’ll get coverage that spans the United States (see this MetroPCS coverage map)

MetroPCS offers seven rate plans with features that vary based on the level of service. Compare the available MetroPCS cell phone plans, and choose the one that’s right for you.

This phone is compatible with the $60 MetroPCS unlimited rate plan featuring Rhapsody Unlimited Music. When you sign up, you’ll be able to listen to any song in a catalog of millions, and even download playlists using the Rhapsody App. You’ll also be able to share playlists with friends via Facebook and Twitter.

$60 per month

  • Unlimited Talk
  • Unlimited Text
  • Unlimited Data

Enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and blazing fast 4G LTE data speeds. This plan is only available to customers who purchase a 4G LTE ready phone. Save $5 per month per line, up to 5 lines total when you create a Family Plan

*Phone Requirements: 4G LTE or BlackBerry

$50 per month

  • Unlimited Talk
  • Unlimited Text
  • Unlimited Data*

*First 2.5 GB data at 4G speed

Enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and data on any of our phones. Customers who purchase a 4G LTE ready phone will also receive the first 2.5 GB data at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. Once reached, 4G LTE data speeds will be reduced for the rest of the monthly plan cycle. Save $5 per month per line, up to 5 lines total when you create a Family Plan.

*Phone Requirements: 4G LTE, Smartphone, or Feature

$40 per month

  • Unlimited Talk
  • Unlimited Text
  • Unlimited Data*

*First 500 MB data at 4G speed

Enjoy worry-free unlimited talk, text and data on any of our phones. Customers who purchase a 4G LTE ready phone will also receive the first 500 MB data at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds. Once reached, 4G LTE data speeds will be reduced for the rest of the monthly plan cycle. Save $5 per month per line, up to 5 lines total when you create a Family Plan.

*Phone Requirements: 4G LTE or Feature

All Rate Plans Come with These Additional Features:

Unlimited Nationwide Long Distance

Call any of the 48 contiguous states and Puerto Rico as much as you like. All of our unlimited plans include unlimited long distance.

Unlimited PictureTalk

Each picture text is worth 1,000 words. Unlimited Picture Messaging is your way to send and receive unlimited pictures messages. Simply snap a picture, write a message and send it by your cell phone or e-mail.

Unlimited Short Codes and Alerts

Text messaging short codes helps you stay connected to your social communities and receive informational alerts.

Unlimited TextTalk

TextTalk is our unlimited texting feature. With TextTalk, you can send mobile-to-mobile text messages to virtually anyone you want, anytime you want.

Unlimited Local Calling

Make all of the local calls you want, anytime of the day or night.

joyn by MetroPCS

Powered by our blazing-fast 4G LTE network, joyn brings your chats and calls to life by easily sharing photos, videos, music and more.

Voicemail Package

With our Voicemail Package you can receive up to 20 60-second voice mail messages. Caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling are also included in the package.

Unlimited Metro411 Premium Directory Assistance

Find businesses and residential listings by voice or text search. Just speak or type your request and we’ll do the rest. Get phone numbers, maps, driving directions, a list of nearby businesses and much more sent directly to your cell phone.

Unlimited 3G Data

Unlimited 3G Data gives you unlimited phone Internet access. Find answers on Google; visit your favorite sites; check flight, sport and weather updates and everything else you love to do – all from your cell phone. Unlimited 3G Data is available in Spanish as well.

Services: Add-Ons

Value Bundle* – $5

Global Texting

Unlimited Directory Assistance

Roaming Bucket

Call Forwarding


Visual Voicemail

Voicemail to Text

*Not available on promo plans

Total Protection

MetroGUARD: $5

MetroBACKUP: $1

ILD Bolt-Ons*

Mexico: $5

World: $10

*Only available on the $50/$60 plans.

4G LTE Bolt-Ons

4G LTE Hotspot*: $10, no additional data provided

Data Top-Up: $5 500 MB 4G LTE Data

*Not available on $60 plan
*Not available on promo plans

Dollars(s) Menu*

MetroNavigator: $3

Mail@Metro: $5

Pocket Express: $1

AirG: $3

Metro Block-it: $1

Call Detail: $1

BlackBerry Corporate E-mail: $5

Nav/Info Bundle: $5

*Not available on promo plans

Music Bolt-Ons*

RingTone Bundle: $5

Ring Back Tones: $5

MP3 Bundle: $5

Rhapsody: $10

*Not available on promo plans


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