March 16, 2017
Sprint’s First HPUE-capable Smartphone, LG G6, Available April 7 Bringing Better Network Coverage and Faster Data Speeds
Be among the first to own the new LG G6 and get a Google Home on LG – only Sprint customers also get a FREE 49-inch LG HDTV
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 16, 2017 - Presales for LG G6TM, the first device in the Sprint (NYSE: S) portfolio to be enabled with HPUE technology, begins on Friday, March 17 at www.sprint.com/lgg6. LG G6 will be available in all Sprint retail channels on April 7, including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1, at $29.50 per month with 24 monthly installments.1
LG G6 is Sprint’s first HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphone. HPUE makes the Sprint network experience even better with increased coverage, more capacity and faster speeds on capable devices. Customers using an HPUE-enabled smartphone may have 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 debut of LG G6 is an important step forward in building the global HPUE ecosystem with progress being made in record time after the standardization of the technology in December,” said John Saw, Sprint CTO. “With HPUE, Sprint customers using LG G6 can expect even better coverage and faster data speeds, particularly when they are inside their homes, offices or anywhere in our nationwide 2.5GHz coverage area. We are excited to start bringing this next generation of smartphones to our customers and it all kicks off with the G6.”
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.
Free 49-inch HDTV and Google Home
Pre-order LG G6 and, for a limited time, get a 49-inch LG 1080p HDTV for FREE,2 only from Sprint after online registration (regularly $349.99.) In addition, through May 11, buy the LG G6 and get a Google Home on LG after online registration.3
Pair LG G6 with Sprint’s Unlimited Plan and get unlimited data, talk and text for 50 percent off similar Verizon and AT&T rates for four lines. Sprint is the leader in providing unlimited data at the best value:
- New customers get Unlimited Talk, Text and Data with Sprint AutoPay and get the first line for $50/month.
- Get two lines for $90/month – just $45 each. If you need three or four lines of service, Sprint includes those at no additional cost. A family of four pays just $22.50 a line per month.4
- Automatically get HD-quality video plus 10GB mobile hotspot per line.
Feature-rich without compromise
News of LG G6, the updated LG flagship smartphone, was one of the hottest announcements to come out of the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The innovative LG G6 has an expansive full screen in a slimmer package. It’s easier to hold, carry and use than wider devices – that means no more dropping, no more straining, and no need to hold it with both hands.
This smartphone refines the body design of its predecessor and expands the screen out to a 5.7-inch display with an 80% screen to body ratio, providing you a big screen that actually fits in your hand. It boasts striking visuals and impressive tech specs, including a stunning screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, QHD+ resolution, and Dolby Vision™, allowing superior picture quality for a more authentic cinematic viewing experience. LG G6 is sealed against dust and can be safely immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes (IP68 rating).
Sprint will offer it in two color options – Ice Platinum and Black. For more information, visit sprint.com/lgg6.
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 Requires 24 monthly installments for well-qualified customers, $708 SRP. Taxes due at sale. Early termination results in remaining balance due.
2 Through April 6, 2017 only. Online redemption registration required at www.lgpromotions.com/sprint. While supplies last. Requires new line activation or upgrade on Unlimited Freedom plan. TV offer while supplies last. TV will be shipped by LG and arrive by June 30, 2017.
3 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.
4 Savings until March 31, 2018; then $60/mo. for line 1, $40/mo. for line 2, and $30/mo. lines 3-4. Compared to Verizon Unlimited and AT&T Unlimited Plus rate plans. HD video streams at up to 1080p, music at up to 1.5Mbps, gaming streams at up to 8Mbps. Data deprioritization during congestion. Pricing shown with $5/mo./line AutoPay discount applied within two invoices. Requires eBill and new account activation. Taxes, surcharges and restrictions apply.
Michelle Leff Mermelstein, 703-592-8357