First HPUE-enable smartphone brings better network coverage and faster data speeds to Sprint customers
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 06, 2017 - The wait is over! Beginning Friday, April 7, LG G6® will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1, for just $14.75 per month with 24 monthly installments for new lines of service for a limited time – that’s half off the regular price of $29.50 per month.1 And with Unlimited Freedom, Sprint offers the best price for Unlimited among national carriers making it easy to enjoy the full potential of the powerful LG G6.
Sprint will offer LG G6 in two color options – Ice Platinum and Black. Through May 11, buy the LG G6 and get a Google Home on LG after online registration ($129 value).2
LG G6 is equipped with High Performance User Equipment (HPUE) which delivers increased coverage, more capacity and faster speeds. HPUE-enabled smartphones are designed to give customers a better overall experience with streaming videos, mobile gaming and other online apps and services. HPUE can extend Sprint’s 2.5GHz coverage by up to 30 percent to nearly match its midband 1.9GHz spectrum performance, including indoors where the majority of wireless traffic is generated.
“The arrival of the LG G6 as the first HPUE-enabled smartphone marks a major milestone for the evolution of Sprint’s network,” said John Saw, Sprint CTO. “Deploying our innovative HPUE technology across our 2.5GHz coverage area nationwide improves the performance of our spectrum and gives customers with HPUE-enabled devices like LG G6 better coverage and faster data speeds in more locations, including at home and at work. We are excited for our customers to experience the benefits of HPUE on this terrific new device and many more to come.”
With an average of 204MHz of spectrum and more than 160MHz of 2.5GHz spectrum in the top 100 U.S. markets, Sprint has more spectrum than any other carrier across the nation, allowing Sprint to keep adding the capacity and speed needed to serve customers’ increasing demand for unlimited data.
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 59.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2016, 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 LG G6 32GB: $14.75/mo. for 24 months. For well-qualified customer with 24 mo. installment billing and eligible upgrade on qualified rate plan or new line on Unlimited Freedom. Early termination results in remaining balance due. Taxes due at sale.
2 Purchase between March 17, 2017, and May 11, 2017. Register by May 26, 2017, at lgg6launchpromo.com. Google Home and Google Assistant are trademarks of Google Inc. Google and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. Requires new line of service or upgrade. Allow 4-6 weeks for fulfillment of valid promotion request.. While supplies last.
Michelle Leff Mermelstein