The LG G5 is coming. Judging from this weekend's poll, quite a few of you are dead set on buying this phone as soon as you get the chance. For those of you on AT&T, that time is now. The carrier has started accepting pre-orders for the phone, which will become available in stores starting April 1st.
The phone's price begins at $688.99, which is no small price tag. As we see better products coming out at the low-end and mid-range areas of the market, the high-end is apparently working its way up. If you feel better splitting big numbers into smaller numbers, you can opt to pay $22.97 for 30 months instead. Orders are scheduled to go out March 29th - 30th.
Four colors are available: silver, titanium, gold, and pink. These pre-orders are set to go out March 29th. Those of you who buy a phone on AT&T Next can also get an LG Watch Urbane 2 LTE for $99 with a two-year contract. That's more of a deal for AT&T than for you, but if you were planning on doing this anyway, then you can come out saving a hundred bucks.
Best Buy is accepting pre-orders, too, if for whatever reason you don't want to go through AT&T's website. Best Buy's prices aren't any different, but the option is there if you want to use PayPal or have some Reward Zone points laying around.
AT&T’s LG G5 Smartphone and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE Available March 21
For a Limited Time AT&T Offering Buy 1 LG G5 and Get 1 Free
AT&T* is offering you an early opportunity to purchase one of the premier smartphones of the year and get another one for free. Starting March 21, you will be able to pre-order the LG G5 as well as the LG Watch™ Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, the only Android Wear device with NumberSync, at www.att.com and AT&T stores. Both devices will be available in stores starting April 1.
AT&T customers can also take advantage of two exciting offers for these devices:
You can buy the LG G5 and get a second G5 free when adding a second line and buying both on AT&T Next.1 Similar to other BOGO offers, this offer is available to new and existing customers. The first phone can be a new line or an upgrade, but the second upgrade must be a new line purchased on AT&T Next 24.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is available for $99.99 on a two-year agreement when you buy a LG G5 on AT&T Next.2
Here’s how the BOGO offer works:
Available to new and existing customers
Both phones must be purchased on AT&T Next, our popular installment plan, as follows:
The first phone can be a new line or an upgrade.
The second phone must be a new line and purchased on AT&T Next 24.
Add both phones to a qualified plan, like Mobile Share Value, for as low as $70 a month for two phones.
After 3 bill cycles or less, you will start to receive up to $689 spread out over 30 monthly bill credits.
Just pay tax on both phones at sale.
After $689 in credits a LG G5 will be free
“We are excited to offer the latest LG devices along with hot deals and unique experiences such as DIRECTV and NumberSync,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T. “We’re the first carrier to bring NumberSync to the Android Wear platform on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, which helps you stay connected with the same mobile number that your friends, family, and coworkers recognize. This is another example of how we’re adding value through innovative solutions.”
LG G5 Specs and Pricing
For DIRECTV subscribers, the LG G5 has an integrated DIRECTV experience that gives you easy access to your remote control, just by swiping down on the phone’s notification shade, and the ability to watch live TV and movies through the DIRECTV app.3
Standalone pricing for the LG G5 will start at $22.97 per month for well qualified customers on AT&T Next 244. For a look at the G5 in action check out this Mobile Minute video.
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE Specs and Pricing
Only AT&T offers the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE with AT&T NumberSync. NumberSync lets you send and receive texts, plus make and receive calls, from your smartwatch using the same mobile number as your smartphone even when your phone isn’t nearby or turned on.5 Calls and texts made from your smartwatch are now instantly recognizable to your friends and family.6 With the launch of the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE, NumberSync is now available to business and government customers. Keeping you connected in and out of the office with your customers and colleagues.
LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE is the first Android Wear device with 4G LTE connectivity. It links seamlessly with the LG G5 and other smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher.7 The Urbane’s 570mAh battery allows you to easily read messages, check sports scores, and play your favorite music throughout the day on a single charge.8 To see more features on the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE take a look at this video.
The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE will be available for $0 down and $18 per month for 20 months with an AT&T Installment plan.9 Add the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE to a new or existing Mobile Share Value Plan for an additional $10 per month access charge.10Supporting Resources
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
 Limited time offer (Ends 3/31/16 in Puerto Rico) Requires well qualified credit. Free device requires 30-month 0% APR agreement at $22.97 a month. Pay up to $68.91 on free device before credits start. If wireless service on a device is cancelled, that device balance (up to $689) is due. Activation, other fees, monthly, other charges and restrictions apply. Void in CT, RI & Miami-Dade county. See a store for details
2 Ltd time (ends 6/23/16 in Puerto Rico). Req’s elig. Svc on both devices. Activation, early termination & other fees, monthly, overage & other charges & restrictions apply. See store for details.
3TV content varies by pkg & location. Not all channels available. Data charges, add’l fees & restrictions may apply.
4AT&T Next 24 req’s well-qualified credit, 30-mth 0% APR installment agreement, and eligible service. Other options including a down payment option also available. Tax due at sale. If wireless svc is cancelled, device balance due. Other charges & restr’s apply. Visit att.com/next for AT&T Next requirements.
5Data charges apply to text messages sent and received through smartwatch via NumberSync.
6 Requires compatible smartphone on an AT&T postpaid wireless account and set up for HD Voice. Data charges apply to text messages sent and received through smartwatch via NumberSync. When calling from outside AT&T’s owned & operated domestic coverage area, wearable number rather than smartphone number is shown in caller ID.
7 Requires pairing with compatible smartphone (sold separately) with Android 4.3+ and the Android Wear app for activation, software updates, app downloads and 3rd party app notifications from smartphone to Urbane 2. To route notifications on the Urbane 2 when Bluetooth™ is unavailable, the compatible smartphone must also be on and connected to the internet.
8 Maximum standby and use time may vary depending on your current usage patterns, settings, and other factors and conditions.
9 Req’s well-qualified credit, 20-mth 0% APR installment agreement & elig. service. Tax due at sale. If wireless svc is cancelled, device balance due. Other charges & restr’s apply. Visit a store for details.
10 Mobile Share Value requires min. plan charge ($20/mo.) plus per device access charge ($10 to $40/mo.). Other monthly, overage & other charges, fees & restr’s apply. See att.com/msv for plan details.