Sprint, Verizon confirm LG G2 coming later this year

by: Kyle WiggersAugust 8, 2013

LG G2 Display

Looks like LG’s pulling out all the stops for the G2’s statewide launch.  Though the company announced yesterday that the follow-up to the blockbuster Optimus G would be made available through all four major US carriers, only T-Mobile and AT&T acknowledged the G2 was coming to their respective networks. Today, the remaining two cellular giants – Sprint and Verizon – followed suit.

Sprint said it’ll offer the G2 on its 4G LTE unlimited plans later this year, when the device ships. The carrier had this to say:

[quote qtext=”Over the years, we have teamed up with LG to bring top of the line devices to our customers. I am thrilled to see our relationship grow as we open new doors together by bringing LG G2 with the benefit of Sprint’s unlimited 4G LTE plans to our lineup.1 The new Sprint Unlimited Guarantee, available with an Unlimited, My WaySM or My All-inSM plan, is the perfect match for LG G2 because our customers can enjoy the powerful camera, huge screen, fast LTE speeds and other innovative features while on the Sprint network without worrying about costly overages or sharing data. While other wireless providers are moving away from unlimited service, the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee allows our customers to lock-in unlimited talk, text and data not for just the next two years, but for the life of the line of service.” qperson=”Sprint” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

Verizon arguably one-upped the Now Network, confirming via Twitter that customers would be able to purchase the device “soon.” Vagueness aside, Big Red helpfully released press images of their variant of the G2, which look… interesting. Can you spot the Verizon logo(s)?


No word on when the G2 will launch, exactly. We’re not even sure LG’s smartphone will launch simultaneously across carriers. At this point, unfortunately, it’s a waiting game.

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  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    This just might end up being the phone to have on Sprint. LTE 2500mh, 1900mh, and 800mh all supported. We just might be able to get 4g reception inside buildings…Well played LG.

    • Paul Passarelli

      What is “mh”? Do you mean “MHz”? Please show a little respect for the man whose name was honored with the abbreviation. Hertz. And BTW “m” is SI for “milli” or 1/1000 a fraction, “M” is for “Mega” or 1,000,000.

      Don’t be a Sprint user all your life! Learn the facts, then you can move on… ;)

      • EvenInTheDarkestHour

        Thank you for the suggestion, and the words of wisdom…I will try to do better going forward.
        Sprint is the better value for my multi-line family plan at the moment. Moving for my convenience would be an expensive big pain in the posterior. Now that they have updated service in my area, they are actually pretty good.

      • mauiboy


      • Fcity

        @Paul, you are a loser. You have nothing else better to do but show off your useless knowledge. Go back to work at the Apple retail store at your mall.

        • Paul Passarelli

          Ok, then. Now, now. Do you feel better after throwing up?

  • Ryan Castle

    That Verizon logo on the front…


  • vperl

    Unlimited plan, If Sprint has the same coverage for the $G LTE as they have for Wi-Max 4G no one ought to be concerned with 4G overage data costs….

    Sprint Wi-Max 4G is a sad joke.

  • Luis

    4G LTE is in my area, constant speeds of 20-32 MBPS and oh boy do I use a lot of data on my S3!

    This phone is fantastic. Large screen, large battery, HD screen, fast cores, and of course the support of Sprint’s tri-band network.

    This is THE phone this fall/winter unless people want the Note 3. I’m getting this bad boy when it comes out.

  • Luis

    And when I get it I can’t wait to test out the tri-band network in SF. I live 30 mins way from San Francisco

  • mauiboy

    Waiting game? Yes. Guessing game- no. Mr. Wiggers should have look at the writing on the wall (or screen, perhaps)

    Look at the date on the phone…

    On the announcement photo for LG it showed august 7th – the day it was announced

    The sprint photo (on their website) shows September 27th – the day it will be released

    Looks like sprint gets it first according to the Verizon “October 4th”; shown here