HTC Desire 612 with XLTE and BoomSound Audio Available Oct. 9

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The definition of an entry level smartphone has changed over the last few years. What once meant compromising quality is no longer the case with the new HTC Desire 612. An affordable smartphone with features you’d expect on a premium device – offered exclusively at Verizon.

HD displays and great audio are not only available on higher end smartphones, the HTC Desire 612 has a 4.7-inch HD display and HTC BoomSound™ with dual-front facing stereo speakers. Facing the speakers the same way as the screen means the audio is directed at you while you watch videos on YouTube or video chat with a friend.

The HTC Desire 612 also makes it easy to catch up on social media and news is also easily done with the Desire. HTC BlinkFeed™ displays a personalized news feed to one screen so you can view Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, news stories, sports, and more without having to open multiple apps or keep switching back and forth.

While catching up on social media can be fun, contributing and sharing can be just as fun with the HTC Desire 612. The smartphone has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a plethora of filters and settings to get the right shot. The same filters extend to the 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for some fun selfies to take solo or with a friend. And with 4G LTE connectivity, that picture is uploaded quickly for all to see and like. Your smartphone goes everywhere with you so that means you’re always ready to snap a picture or selfie and upload it.

The HTC Desire 612 is XLTE-ready, so users can expect faster peak speeds and greater network capacity in cities coast to coast where XLTE has been rolled out. And front facing-speakers really come in handy with the NFL Mobile app. Customers on The MORE Everything Plan get NFL Mobile for the entire 2014/2015 NFL season, including access to live streaming games and NFL Network 24/7, on their smartphone at no additional cost.

The XLTE-ready HTC Desire 612 will be available online starting Oct. 9 for free with a new two-year activation. Verizon Edge is also available for eligible customers. And for a limited time, customers who activate or upgrade to a new smartphone on The MORE Everything Plans with at least 1 GB of data will get an extra 1 GB of bonus data per month for up to 24 months, as long as that smartphone remains active on The MORE Everything Plan.

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