There seems to be a growing trend these days with online availability and advance releases. Both the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy S6/Edge were shipped out to those ordering online before their retail availability hit. T-Mobile is continuing this trend with the newly announced (and slightly controversial) LG G4. The latest and greatest smartphone staple from LG will begin its journey to customer’s hands this Wednesday, May 27th, a full week before the official in-store release date of June 3rd.
On top of this early access, there is some extra icing in the form of the Un-carrier’s decision to include a special bonus with the device. As we covered a few days earlier, LG is offering T-Mobile customers some sweet swag, as early adopters will receive a spare battery, a portable charging dock for said extra battery, and a 32GB microSD card via mail after registering their device. The deal is even more delicious, however, for those who order before June 21st will have their 32GB card upgraded to a whopping 128GB. As the press release indicates, said 128GB card needs to be applied for online, and will take 4-6 weeks to arrive just like the other bonus items.
It would seem as if Korean OEMs have become quite interested in offering extra value propositions to early adopters, as Samsung was giving a free Qi Wireless Charging Pad with the Galaxy S6, and last year (in select markets) had given away a free Wallet Case with the Galaxy Note Edge to pre-orders. With respect to the spare battery and charger however, there is some irony to be had, as both are included as standard accessories (free of charge) with LG and Samsung devices in their home market. Still, it never hurts to share the love.
The LG G4 will cost $0 up-front to “well qualified customers” and can be paid off in 24 installments of $24.99 per month. That works out to a retail price of $599.76. The complete press release follows below.
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T-Mobile Opens Up Online Sales for LG G4 Tomorrow
Whoomp, there it is. The LG G4™ smartphone will be available for purchase online at T-Mobile.com beginning Wed., May 27 at 6 a.m. PDT for $0 down and $24.99 x 24 months. And, customers that order early could be among the first to get LG’s hot new superphone as the Un-carrier™ will begin shipping the G4 to customers before it’s on sale in stores Wed., June 3.What’s more, anyone that buys the LG G4 from T-Mobile starting Wed., May 27 is eligible to receive a memory upgrade —actually, five times more memory—for FREE. The Un-carrier has partnered with LG to give customers a 128GB SD memory card for their new LG G4, while supplies last. So now you’ll have plenty of space for all the incredible pictures taken on your LG G4’s powerful new 16MP OIS 2.0 rear-facing camera and 8MP front-facing camera.T-Mobile is the ONLY place U.S. customers can get the new LG G4 with the stylish, leather brown rear-cover along with unmatched Un-carrier™ benefits including unlimited talk, text and data Simple Choice™ plans with no domestic overages on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network – plus Music Freedom, Wi-Fi Calling, Data Stash and more.T-Mobile has also partnered with LG to give customers a hands-on look at LG’s new smartphone as a part of the national LG G4 Preview Tour that will make stops in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Seattle over the next week. Additional details on the schedule and tour stops can be found at https://explore.t-mobile.com/lg-g4.html.
128GB SD Card Offer Details: Ltd offer; expires 6/21/15. Subject to change. Participating locations; while supplies last. Card, redeem online by 7/6/15 at www.lgg4t-mobilepromo.com and enter the required information. Allow 4–6 weeks for fulfillment. Limit one (1) 128 GB SD card per person/per household. Sponsor: LG Electronics.
Device pricing for well-qualified customers. LG G4 $0 down + $24.99/mo x 24, Total: $599.76; if you cancel wireless service remaining balance on phone becomes due. 0% APR; O.A.C. Taxes & fees additional; total device tax due at sale.