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Press Release -- March 23rd, 2016
Source: Sprint Nextel

Sprint to Launch LG G5 on April 1

Pre-orders begin Thursday, March 24; Save $150 instantly and get a free accessory bundle when you buy the LG G5 and trade in your current working smartphone

For qualified customers, LG G5 will cost $0 down (plus tax) and $24 per month for 24 months

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 23, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE:S, news, filings) will offer the LG G5 on Friday, April 1, on its faster, more reliable network with better coverage than ever. Pre-orders for LG G5 begin online Thursday, March 24, and in store Friday, March 25. Customers can save big and get a minimum $150 trade-in credit and a free accessory bundle1, valued at approximately $80, when they buy the LG G5 and trade in their current smartphone2.

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Accessory bundle details

  • Extra battery
  • Battery-charging cradle
  • USB-C to Micro USB adapter

Affordable, convenient and easy

  • $150 minimum guaranteed buyback with activation of new LG G5 on 24 monthly installments or full SRP of $576.
  • LG G5 will be available through Installment Billing – the customer will own the phone after completing convenient monthly payments. For qualified customers, LG G5 will cost $0 down (plus tax) and $24 per month for 24 months3.
  • Customers can also get the LG G5 for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate via American Express reward card and new two-year service agreement (plus tax).
  • No other carrier has a better price than Sprint on unlimited plans that include talk, text and high-speed data. For a limited time, families can get four lines of talk, text and unlimited data while on the Sprint network for $37.50 per line per month4.
  • Consumers continue to have the opportunity to save 50 percent off most AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon rate plans when they switch to Sprint5. In addition, Sprint will cover switching fees up to $650 per line6.

The LG G5 features a brand new, modular design with not only a sleek, metal body but a slide-out removable battery that makes it easy to swap a used battery for a fully charged one in seconds. Plus, with its 135-degree extreme wide angle lens, the LG G5 makes it easy to get more in the shot.

“The new LG G5, combined with our super-fast LTE Plus Network and amazing offers, makes this the ideal time to give Sprint a try,” said Rod Millar, senior vice president-Product and Supply Chain, Sprint. “The LG G5 is an innovative device that features a modular design, allowing the customer to add CAM Plus, for a more comfortable way to take pictures as well as an additional battery. Plus, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile customers who switch to Sprint now can save 50 percent off most standard rate plans.”

Additional features include:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor
  • Display: 5.3-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2,560 x 1,440 / 554ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB LPDDR4 RAM / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear standard 16MP, Wide 8MP / Front 8MP
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7mm
  • Weight: 159g
  • Colors: Silver / Titan / Gold / Pink

LG is also introducing a collection of companion devices with the LG G5 for a greater smartphone experience, whether listening to music, recording the world around you or taking pictures on the go.

LG Tone Platinum, the newest addition to LG’s TONE Series, will be available soon for $199.99 (plus tax). The LG TONE Platinum is a new wireless stereo headset featuring Harman Kardon Platinum Signature Sound that gives listeners powerful sound optimization, clear voice and full-bodied sound. Also coming soon, is the LG 360 Cam priced at $199.99 (plus tax) and the LG Cam Plus priced at $69.99 (plus tax). With LG 360 Cam, users can create their own 360-degree content with just one click and see what they’re recording through the LG G5. It features a compact 360-angle camera equipped with two 13 MP 200-degree wide angle cameras, 1,200mAh battery and 4GB internal memory. And the LG CAM Plus can be plugged into the LG G5 for a more comfortable way to take pictures and get more battery for longer shooting times.

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Faster, More Reliable Network

In RootMetrics’ second half 2015 special report “Mobile Network Performance in the US” Sprint increased its tally of State and Metro RootScore® Awards (outright or tied), offered strong call and data reliability in metro area testing, and improved its median download speeds in several metro markets.

In the second half of 2015 Sprint achieved a total of 212 first place (outright or shared) RootMetrics® RootScore Awards for overall, reliability, speed, data, call, or text network performance in 125 metro markets, compared to 135 awards in 2H14 and 27 awards in 1H14.7

In addition, Sprint’s analysis of Nielsen Mobile Performance Data shows the Sprint LTE and super-fast LTE Plus Network beat Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile by delivering faster download speeds.8

Sprint LTE Plus, available today in more than 150 U.S. markets, takes advantage of Sprint’s rich triband spectrum portfolio and uses some of the world’s most advanced technologies in wireless, such as two-channel carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming. With LTE Plus, Sprint customers with compatible devices can experience peak download speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

About Sprint

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 or and

1 Requires online registration. Shipped by LG within 6 weeks of registration.
2 Trade-in smartphone has to be $10 or greater in value.
3 Early termination of service on Installment Billing: Remaining payments will be due immediately.
4 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
5 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, $30 activation fee, credit, valid port-in. Customer must choose from same porting carrier rate card. Savings through March 31, 2018.
6 Requires valid port-in, submission of previous bill, current phone turn in and online registration. Via American Express Reward Card.
7 RootMetrics award rankings and findings based on RootMetrics 2H 2015 Mobile Network Performance in the US Report (published February 17, 2016), as tested on best commercially available plans and devices on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Sprint. Your results may vary. See for details.
8 Claim based on Sprint’s analysis of average LTE download speeds using Nielsen NMP data (Oct. thru Dec., 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.


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