LG G6 arrives to US carriers as soon as tomorrow, compare which service provider offers the best deal
Announced a few weeks ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the LG G6 finally hits the US market. On March 30 the phone will become available nationwide through US biggest carriers. Verizon, Sprint and AT&T announced they will open pre-orders for the LG’s recent flagship as soon as tomorrow. Wondering which one to port to? Here’s a brief presentation of the hottest deals on the LG G6.
Verizon, Sprint and AT&T open pre-orders for the LG G6 as soon as tomorrow. T-Mobile has the cheapest deal but there is a catch.
Verizon Wireless will start accepting pre-orders on the LG G6 on March 17. Keep in mind, however, that pre-ordered devices will ship no sooner than on March 30. Remember when yesterday we reported on the LG’s special deal on the G6 including a bonus Google Home ($129.99 value)? Well, it looks like everyone who order the handset from Verizon will be be getting a free smart speaker.
In addition, customers upgrading their existing plan will also receive a $200 trade-in offer on select devices, while switchers or those activating a new line will receive a 43-inch LG Smart TV worth $349.99 completely out of charge. Furthermore, those porting to Verizon may combine the promo with the carrier’s $650 switcher offer as well as the FIOS $500 bundle deal for new subscribers.
As for pricing, Verizon will be selling the phone for $672 upfront or for $28 per month if you go the 24-month installment plan route. Although $599 for the Huawei Mate 9 is a steal for such a generously-packed flagship smartphone, $672 for the LG G6 is still a really reasonable pricing. Note that’s $120 less than you need to pay for the Galaxy S7 Edge and about $100 less than the price of the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus.
Just as Verizon, AT&T also will open pre-orders on the LG G6 tomorrow. The carrier will sell the phone for $750. In case you don’t like the idea of paying the full retail price, you can also choose one of the AT&T’s installment plans. If you enroll for the 30-month AT&T Next option, the phone will cost you $24 per month, while on the standard two-year plan AT&T New Every Year you will be charged $30 per month.
AT&T also offers a free Google Home if you purchase LG G6 before the end of April. Even though the carrier’s offer seems to be the most expensive one, AT&T is the only provider to deliver a special BOGO deal on the device. This means that you can grab two LG G6 phones at the price of one, providing that you open another line on AT&T Next. The bonus handset will be covered by 30 monthly credits.
Other than that if you’re in need for a smartwatch, you may like to know that along with the phone’s purchase on a two-year contract the LG Watch Sport may be yours for as little as $49.99.
T-Mobile offers the LG G6 cheaper than AT&T and Verizon. The Magenta Carrier will sell the handset for $26 per month if you sign up for a 24-month installment plan or for $650 upfront. Unfortunately, the T-Mobile’s deal has one serious drawback – the Uncarrier doesn’t accept pre-orders for the phone. This means that if you want to buy the phone those $22 cheaper, you need to wait until March 30, which is when the device hits online and brick-and-mortar stores.
The last to join the party Sprint will release the LG G6 on April 7 however if you’re eager to buy the device on the spot in order to avoid the specter of stock shortage, you will be glad to know that the carrier have already started accepting pre-orders. Starting March 17 you may grab the handset for $708 upfront, or for $29.5 per month if you choose the 24-month installment plan route. Interestingly enough, the carrier extends the Google Home promo until May 11 instead the original April 30. Except for the free Google Home speaker, Sprint also is throwing in a 49-inch 1080p LG Smart TV completely out of charge to early buyers. Wondering where’s the catch? The TV bonus applies only to those who pre-order the handset, or upgrade or activate a new plan on an Unlimited Freedom plan.
Sprint uses the LG G6 launch as a way to highlight its network High Performance User Equipment (HPUE) abilities, as the device meets the 2.5GHz standard allowing it to latch on to cell towers easier. The new technology will help Sprint increase network coverage and speed for devices using the tech since it is claimed to provide a better indoor reception in comparison to devices deprived of the HPUE technology.
Summing up, even though T-Mobile has the cheapest deal on the LG G6, the bonuses offered by the carrier include only the Google Home, while at Verizon or AT&T for few bucks more you will get either a Smart TV Set or another LG G6.