Statement on Sprint offering LG G5
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), February 21, 2016 - Sprint (NYSE:S) will offer the LG G5 on its recently expanded LTE Plus Network, delivering faster download speeds than AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Device pricing and availability date will be announced soon.
Introduced by LG Mobile Electronics today, the LG G5 has a modular design and sleek, metal uni-body with a slide out removable battery to easily swap out a used battery for a fully charged one in seconds. The LG G5’s modular design creates a greater smartphone experience.
As part of the G5 ecosystem, LG is introducing a wide range of companion devices. Sprint will soon offer the LG 360 Cam and LG TONE Platinum. Users will now be able to create their own 360-degree content with the LG 360 Cam. It features a compact 360-angle camera equipped with two 13 MP wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory. The latest in the LG TONE Plus Series, the LG TONE Platinum is a Bluetooth headset that has earned the Harman Kardon® Platinum grade for its superior sound quality.
For more information, please visit https://www.sprint.com/landings/lg-g5/index.html.
Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO issued the following statement:
“There is no better time than now to join the millions of customers who have already switched to Sprint. With the launch of the LG G5, customers will get the most powerful device for photography enthusiasts – or anyone who wants to leave their camera at home – paired with Sprint’s super-fast LTE Plus Network. And AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers can save 50 percent off most standard rate plans when they switch to Sprint. This device is amazing, offering the highest quality images and prints.”
Sprint LTE Plus Network
According to Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance Data, the Sprint LTE Plus Network beat Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile by delivering faster download speeds1. Recently, the Sprint LTE Plus Network doubled its reach and now covers more than 150 markets across the country.
No one has a better price for unlimited plans including talk, text and high-speed data among all national carriers. For a limited time, families can get four lines of talk, text and unlimited data for $37.50 per line2.
Switch to Sprint
Consumers continue to have the opportunity to save 50 percent off most AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon standard rate plans when they switch to Sprint3. In addition, Sprint will pay switching fees up to $650 per line4.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.4 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 Claim based on Sprint’s analysis of average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (October thru December 2015). NMP data captures real consumer usage and performance for downloads of all file sizes greater than 150kb. Actual download speeds may vary by location and device capability.
2 To improve data experience for the majority of users, throughput may be limited, varied or reduced on the network. Sprint may terminate service if off-network roaming usage in a month exceeds: (1) 800 min. or a majority of min. or (2) 100MB or a majority of KB. Prohibited network use rules apply—see sprint.com/termsandconditions.
3 Discount applies to base monthly service plan and access charges only. Discount does not apply to certain charges such as taxes, surcharges, roaming, premium content, add-ons, and apps. New plan features may not be an exact match. Discount offer excludes competitor promos/sales and is limited to consumer plans as of 1/4/16 for: Verizon’s shared data rate plans for 1GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 18GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB; T-Mobile’s Simple Choice rate plan prices for 2GB, 6GB and 10GB; and AT&T’s advertised shared data rate plans for 300MB, 2GB, 5GB, 15GB, 20GB, 25GB, 30GB, 40GB and 50GB. Plans exclude unlimited music and video streaming, data carryover and cloud options that other carrier plans may offer. Offer/coverage not available everywhere or for discounted phones. Subject to new-line, $36 activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card. Savings through March 31, 2018.
4 Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.
Danielle Babbington, 949-748-3418