July is the month of the new LG flagship, the LG G3. We know all 4 carriers will be carrying it with T-Mobile and Sprint being the first to announce actual dates and prices. That left us wondering when Verizon and AT&T would make their officially official announcements. Today AT&T has made it known that they will be offering the LG G3 for sale to new and existing customers starting July 11th. They will also be offering up pre-orders starting tomorrow July 8th.
To put that into perspective for the other carriers that we know of so far, Sprint is launching July 18th with pre-orders on July 11th. T-Mobile has pre-orders now and will be officially out July 16th. Looks like AT&T will have the devices in customers hands the earliest of the 3. So, where is Verizon? Their LG G3 page still only offers up a “Coming Soon” tagline with an option to enter your email address for details when they happen.
The final tid bit of news regarding AT&T is that they will also launch and be selling the LG G Watch, the Android Wear smartwatch, on July 11th also. The G Watch will set you back $230 while the G3 will be available on the AT&T Next program for $24.17 for 18 months or $29 through Next 12. If you want to go all contract and not pay monthly, it will be the usual $200 for a new two-year agreement.
Press Release below:
DALLAS, July 7, 2014 – Starting July 8, you can order the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-order the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T2 for zero down and no annual contract. You can purchase both the LG G3 and LG G Watch in AT&T retail locations starting July 11.
For a limited time, save 50 percent on select LG premium accessories including the G Watch, popular Tone Ultra Bluetooth Stereo Headset or G3 Quick Circle Folio Case with wireless charging capability when you pre-order or purchase the LG G3 or LG G Flex with AT&T Next or a two-year commitment.4 (Visit att.com or an AT&T retail store for more details. One discounted accessory purchase per smartphone activation.)
Check out these videos for a closer look at the LG G3 or LG G Watch. For details about the LG G3 design story, check out this video.
“We’ve been working diligently to be the first U.S. carrier to offer the brand new LG G Watch and among the first to offer the LG G3 smartphone on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “AT&T offers one of the largest and best selections of LG devices and these products take our device portfolio to the next level. The LG G3 is a cutting-edge device and our first in a next-gen Quad HD display.”
The LG G3 with 4G LTE features advancements such as:
5.5-inch Quad HD Display.
13MP Optical Image Stabilization Plus Camera with Laser Auto Focus.
Smart Notice predictive technology provides personalized suggestions for added convenience and greater productivity.
Along with the LG G3, customers can purchase the LG G Watch, AT&T’s first wearable powered by Android Wear that enables you to connect to your world through the power of Google Now. Android Wear gives you the information you need, when you need it and offers helpful suggestions before you even ask – such as weather forecasts in the morning and flight time and gate information before leaving for the airport. With Google Now™, you can ask questions, send text messages and set reminders without touching your smartphone. Additionally, the LG G Watch is compatible with smartphones running Android OS version 4.3 and higher.
Additional LG G Watch features include:
1.65-inch always-on display that allows you to check the time and see new information at a glance.
400mAh battery will keep your watch going throughout the day.
Can be personalized with any standard 22mm watch strap.
Certified water and dust resistant.5
“Because the LG G Watch works with so many of our Android smartphones, it should be a wearable device that appeals to a wide array of consumers,” said Bradley. “Its ability to anticipate your schedule and traveling needs will help you plan your schedule more efficiently while on-the-go.”
In addition to ordering the LG G Watch for $229 and pre-ordering the LG G3 smartphone with 4G LTE from AT&T2 for zero down and no annual contract, the smartphone will be available at $24.17 per month with AT&T Next3 18, $29 per month with AT&T Next 12, or $199 with a two-year agreement.
1 Reliability claim based on 3rd party data regarding nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
2AT&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.
3AT&T NextSM:If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance is due. Limited number of financed devices per wireless account. Terms subject to change. Visit store or att.com/next for requirements.
4Offer ends 9/11/14. Phone requires 2 year wireless agreement or AT&T Next SMagreement and qualifying wireless service. Activation/upgrade and early termination fee, other charges and restrictions apply. See offer requirements.
5Water-resistant and dustproof based upon IP67 rating. Submersible up to 1 meter (3 ft.) of water for up to 30 minutes. Rinse to remove any residue. Not shockproof. Covers must be tightly closed.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also has the best global wireless coverage based on roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.