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Verizon Confirms Plans to Carry LG G2, Posts First Picture of the Device With 3 VZW Logos

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This afternoon, Verizon confirmed their plans to carry the freshly announced LG G2. LG mentioned during a press event today, that they would push their new flagship out to the four major U.S. carriers, but we were still waiting for Big Red to officially acknowledge that they were a part of those plans. Thanks to Twitter, they have gone ahead and stated their intentions, while also showing a press image of their specific variant of the phone. As you can tell, LG did not have the same kind of pull as Motorola did with the Moto X when it came to branding. We’ve got two LG logos and three Verizon-related marks. Woof.

All they would announce for today is that the device is “coming soon.”

If you were looking for an AT&T confirmation as well, you can stop by this page and sign-up to be notified of availability.

Via:  @VZWnews

Cheers @volman1980!

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    its a damn shame when a phone has just as many carrier logos as the OEM who made it

  • Ej McCarty

    Yeah calm down bro. Too much. go relax and get a nice jerk off of your mom.

    • Jason B

      1) I’m not your bro.
      2) You apparently have no sense of humor.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Chill dude.

  • TrevorKai

    Is there anyone that is excited about this phone?

  • Mitch Joa

    I don’t understand why they brand the phones so much. It’s not like we’re buying an ad-supported device. If we were getting the devices for free then sure, brand it up Verizon. But we’re paying $200-$700 for these devices, I think we’ve earned not having the branding.

  • DCABuckeye

    Everyday, it’s the same thing: Verizon bloatware; Verizon logos; Verizon late to the game; Verizon crap phones; Verizon shared plan taking away my unlimited… and so on and so on. OMG, just go to another carrier already! You’ll be just as happy there, I’m sure.

  • imronburgundy

    They just can’t leave well enough alone.

  • DanSan

    yo dawg

  • rutgersjaffo

    ZOMG!!! A LOGO?! –indignation here–

  • Freddy

    Verizon, Verizon, Verizon. what a bunch if cry baby idiots. This phone is a beast plain and simple. Overkill specs for an OS that cannot over tax a dual core.

  • beaumac

    Can someone please confirm if this has a removable battery or not?

    • jh123416

      It does not

      • beaumac

        Doh! Sooooo close LG, so close! This better have all-day batter life or *facepalm*

  • viewthis66

    The title of this post should have read “Here’s some nit picking about a phone that’s not the moto x. I love you moto x. Nothing is better than you, moto x”.

  • M3D1T8R

    Vomit.

    Glad this phone already got axed from my Possible list due to the menu button fail, and storage fail. That ugly ass Verizon logo on the top front of my DNA sometimes makes me think I have a phone from 2010. Fortunately the DNA is otherwise so good, other than the 16gb limit, that I’m reaching to find small flaws like this damn logo.

    And I thought Verizon was finished with the stupid 4G LTE logo. Every phone Verizon sells has had 4G for about two years now, they can stop reminding us, ffs.

    Makes the Moto X look pretty good in this department, by comparison.

  • Steve B

    Wow Verizon! Is there anything you won’t completely F up. Yikes, whoever’s pulling the strings needs to get their head checked.

  • Butters619

    Anybody notice the back if different?

  • Brian Wolfman

    The logos dont actually bother me. Its why did they go and change the back?!? The silver around the camera?? the buttons look slimmer? Ugh, thanks verizon for going and ruining a perfectly awesome looking phone.

  • Brandon Nesky

    Everyone keeps talking about the logos. Am I the only one noticing the different buttons on the back?? I can only see this being like the original Galaxy S launch where everyone had a slightly different model. This means no truly universal cases…

  • James Hill

    Too bad it’s a uni-body design. I mean if you could remove the back you could at least change it.

  • onlygoodtime88

    i have a verzion LTE Logo on My ass for Fun 🙂

  • John Davids

    I would tell Verizon the same thing I tell to every car dealership I have purchased a car from:

    “You are more than welcome to put your branding on that product I just purchased and now wholly own, but I will be billing you a $39.95 monthly fee for the advertising I am providing.”

    I’ve purchased 5 cars from dealers, and have gotten 5 free paint jobs to remove their stickers 🙂

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Paint jobs to remove a dealership sticker… Uh, seems you’re the one being played.

    • Rick James

      Dealership stickers remove with a heat gun and a little solvent like Toluene to remove the adhesive … No harm done. Yeah you got 5 free paint jobs .. Like having a car with a perfectly good paint job repainted is a good thing. Moron. You aren’t telling VZW anything. You’ll buy their phone logos and all and you’ll like it. Assuming you can afford their service anyways.

      • John Davids

        Except on older cars when the sticker has been there for years and the paint underneath is far less faded than the rest of the car. But no you are totally right, getting it repainted for free so the fade matches, I am pretty stupid. 🙂

      • umbrellacorp

        Anyone who buys cars from a dealership is already getting played.

  • XboxOne

    The Verizon logo in the front top looks horrible :

  • David Wanless

    Verizon have gotten as bad as used car dealers who put their giant dealership badge in the most obscure asymetrical location of every vehicle they sell.

  • HeartStrong07

    Wow … that does ugly things up a bit … overall, though, nice effort by LG … they are a player … with the Galaxy Note 3 being to big for my tastes … the Google Nexus 5 is my final hope to upgrade from my Verizon Galaxy Nexus … I rate the LG G2 my #2 choice

  • NorCalGuy

    I’ll take one

  • Dorian Brooks

    Verizon Wireless. Making every phone look like it came out of Nascar since 2001.

  • joejoe5709

    Don’t care. This phone is only useful as a Nexus anyway.

  • milanyc

    I guess Verizon Wireless is competing with Nascar for the highest possible amount of ads per product. Not only that device has two back logos, but I have to be reminded while using my phone that my network hasn’t changed since I picked up my phone… WTF?!

  • Jaxon Wright

    I’m perfectly fine with it on the back, but on the front (especiially there). COME ON

  • dannyWHITE

    TOO many logos on such a beautiful device!

  • radiohead14

    this is absolutely disgusting.

  • richkoos

    I wonder if the choir boy ringtones will have Verizon branding on them too

  • Gnex

    Why does this Galaxy S4 have buttons on the back? Oh, nevermind…

  • Bob G

    I’d get an AT&T version just because it is less ugly. You suck Verizon!

  • trd105

    This is getting ridiculous verizon.

  • EnX$$

    LG and Samsung need to hire HTC for modern clean UI and Design Help. they both need a make over.

  • Render

    This is very odd because the icons are skinned differently than the LG G2 that was shown off, looks very stock…the date also says October 3. Could this instead be the Nexus 5 or GPE of the G2?

    Edit:
    The app launchers also appear to be on the lockscreen…very strange indeed.

  • Steve Swall

    You know what this needs? A nice 1080 HD Verizon Wireless wallpaper!

    • EnX$$

      good one and Verizon ringtone 🙂

      • Steve Swall

        Yes! And maybe a “Can you hear me now?” Notification sound.

  • Big_EZ

    The logos are there to remind us where all our money went.

  • Elwin Gill

    I guess I don’t understand the whole problem… I had to take a look at my RAZR MAXX HD to even notice the logos… It has never been an issue. The G2 looks great and with a nice case, none of the back logos are seen anyway. The front logos are clean. The S4 has Samsung boldly across the front and if I’m not mistaken, the verizon logo is on the button. Not a game changer.

    • OrangeCrush

      Verizon S4 just has the Samsung logo on the front. No VZW anywhere to be found on the device if you have a case on it.

  • Guest

    LG sucks

  • MafiaMM

    I would be fine with the ones on the back but that on the front? Just no…It looks smudged in there

  • onlygoodtime88

    wtf why the need for front logo and 4GLTE on the back stupid Verizon logo is enough.

  • ßen Murphy

    Lest you forget!

  • onlygoodtime88

    the LG G2 is better than the s4 in many Areas but what LG needs is more
    clean UI like stock Android or HTC sense 5 and also they need to
    guarantee there customers they will update there phones on time and for
    few years then i’m sure everyone will buy LG Again. another solution for
    LG is to only make Google Edition phones this will solve all there
    problems.

    • bowlzdeep

      HTC Sense and stock Android couldn’t be more different.

  • me

    Take note Samung (pun intended)…this is how the front of a phone should look. No hardware buttons. Just beautiful screen.

    I have a Note 2 and will getting the Note 3, but their hardware nav buttons should not be there.

    • Destroythanet

      Agreed. A future Galaxy Note with no more physical buttons would be my #1 choice of phone without a doubt.

  • greyhulk

    Verizon: Confusing Smartphones with Stock Cars for several years now.

    • Geoffrey Gunter

      Verizon- Never letting you forget who owns you.

  • kevintufts

    I think those logo’s really are a deal breaker for me.

  • jmasterj

    Ignoring the logos, it’s not even the same exterior – the buttons/camera on the back are different, and the back definitely looks like the spectrum and not the int’l G2. Boo Verizon.

  • Bryan

    And yet no confirmation from Verizon on the Moto X yet?

  • Ian

    I wonder if they’ll subsidize my purchase for all of the advertising I’ll be doing for them.

  • BrianLipp

    and people were bitching about the Moto X having some logos on the back…

  • EC8CH

    Bigger Joke:

    Note 2 VZW button

    or

    G2 forehead tattoo?

    • T4rd

      I’d say the G2 is worse. It’s off-center and in the smallest part of the bezel and looks totally out of place. It really looks like someone made this as a joke.

      • EC8CH

        it’s like the OG’s chin tattoo only worse.

    • TuckandRoll84

      Forehead tattoo?

      I guess the G2 just became the Mike Tyson of phones.

  • IcerC

    Yeah it wouldn’t be as bad if there logo was actually any good. And what does OLG stand for?

  • SmokeNMirrors

    I’ll make sure to wrap it in a full-body case. Logos be gone!

  • Ashish Raj

    Verizon, Could you please put a watermark of your logo on every pic that’s taken from this phone???? Puuhhlleeeezz..

  • Anonymous

    Can I get a Verizon logo laser etched into the display part? Maybe right in the middle, like a watermark, actually, just make it completely block anything behind it.

  • Dave S.

    I already wasn’t planning on getting this phone…but this cements it. Yikes.

  • blix247

    lolz

  • MikeSaver

    Glad Verizon decided to ugly up this pretty phone… God.. I need to just switch carriers and be done with it

    • terry12s

      The only reason I’m still on Verizon is because of unlimited data

  • Apostrafee

    I’m actually not as interested in this anymore

    • terry12s

      Same here, I was interested but not anymore!

    • duoexo

      This ruined it for me. I’m back to deciding between the MotoX and HTC One. Hopefully they don’t ugly up the One.

      • middlehead

        If a logo would stop you from buying a phone you need more problems in your life.

        • duoexo

          Well after having the Rezound then going to the Gnex. I’ve been spoiled and started judging a book by its cover. Sue me for having preferences.

          • middlehead

            Where should I send the papers? Do you have counsel retained or should I have them served to you directly?

      • Nathaniel_Graham

        Just put a carbon fiber skin or a case on it if the logos are an issue…

      • ImmaDroid

        They are all going to have the same logo’s on them. That’s Verizons logo, which will be on all Verizon phones. It’s on the back of my GS4 and I never even see it. Atleast with the G2 & S4 you can change the battery cover if you really cant stand it

    • woodraskam

      Is the logo really enough for you to rule it out?

      I’m seriously curious if that’s a deal breaker to folks.

      • Apostrafee

        Nah man it’s not THAT big of a deal, just not AS interested as I stated. The edge to edge is nice and minimal carrier branding but that Verizon LTE logo is awful…though it also may just be because I work for them and see the logo all freakin day

      • EC8CH

        Deal B-B-B-B-B-Breaker!

      • Ray Gray

        EBay will have battery covers for $2 I don’t know why people complain about this

      • ImmaDroid

        I really don’t see it as a big deal at all. I would have a case on it anyways. Or buy a new battery cover if its really bothering someone. Wow great phone, but I’ll pass because there’s some logos on the back.. Darn!

      • Liderc

        It is for me since it kills the style of the front. I look at the front of my Galaxy Nexus a lot and having a completely black slate has become very important to my viewing experience.

        • rutgersjaffo

          You know who sucks? People who, when speaking about a frigging phone, say things like “important to my viewing experience.” Wow. Just…wow.

  • Adam Truelove

    5 logos in total. Ugh

  • BDH

    There are too many logos on my brand new $600 phone. #firstworldproblems

    • Tyler Durden

      My $40,000 car is plastic. #firstworldproblems

      • BDH

        Haha

      • Futbolrunner

        That’s an expensive Saturn!

    • BDH

      So I guess no one has a sense of humor?

  • Dave

    Good grief…

  • Richard Yarrell

    Again the childish branding strikes. Verizon is a bunch of bitches asses always messing up handsets.

    • William Kister

      They get signal in some areas that others won’t though and that is important.

      • aye_winchell

        that is true of almost all carriers though, im a verizon customer sitting at work where i can not get a verizon signal, but can get an at&t one, go figure.

      • Higher_Ground

        I guess it’s the logos that add to the reception!

    • Gnex

      Speaking of childish

    • squiddy20

      1. As I said all the other times you raised this “issue”, slap a cover/case on it (as most people do anyway), and most of the branding is gone from sight. Get over yourself.
      2. Try spelling things correctly before calling other people/things “childish”. “Bitches asses” makes no d*mn sense. Retard.

  • JonathonFlores

    I’ll have some Verizon with a side of LG, thanks.

  • T4rd
    • Alton Purnell

      LOL !! thats exactly how I felt when I saw all thise logos…SMH

      • EnX$$

        i think Verizon has JLO or a 5 years old kid doing the logos placement

  • Tyler Durden

    Unnoticeable with that beautiful display.

    • EC8CH

      let me check….

      nope I can still notice all 5 logos… especially the offcenter forehead tattoo.

      • Tyler Durden

        You’re trying too hard

  • Rafy286

    Even the back somehow looks different than what LG announced today.

  • terry12s

    Verizon just ruined the phone! Dangit!

  • XphoneTroll

    Thanks Verizon, now we should expect this to be out end of the year? No thanks, I want my galaxy note 3…

    • The Narrator

      At least the vzw logo on the home button can be covered by a sticker and still somewhat look presentable.

  • Kane Desousa

    LOL I feel so bad for people on Verizon.

    • MJ04

      the logos dont bother me in all honesty

      • Kane Desousa

        I wouldn’t get it, heard you can scrape them off but ouch… Seems risky

        Verizon phones are like nascar stock cars, big difference is those companies on the car pay the drivers, WE pay verizon

        • hoosiercub88

          You can only scrape some off, like the logo on the bottom of the Droid Bionic, you could remove it easily, it was silk screened on the plastic. The Verizon home button on the Note II, it’s actually embedded into and under the button, so no.

          I honestly thought the VZW branded home button was going to be a huge deal, as it turns out, its not. I often forget its even there sometimes. That said I don’t agree with it, but it’s part of what I have to deal with to have the most reliable coverage in the US.

          • M3D1T8R

            “Often sometimes”.

    • middlehead

      If a logo would stop you from buying a phone, you need more problems in your life.

      • Kane Desousa

        Please, give me some of your ‘problems’ ha

    • Destroythanet

      Yeah, I feel bad to be on Verizon. Oh, except when I go WAY over the GB limit that all other carriers throttle at and I just keep on going lol.

      • hoosiercub88

        Or when none of my friends on AT&T or T-Mobile have service, but I do.. i feel awful.

    • ImmaDroid

      Who cares about a damn logo, most cover it with a case anyways. Yea Verizon is a pain in the but with their logos and bloatware, etc. But having stellar service all the time, $20 unlimited data, and 4G speeds as high as 70+Mbps from my bed, I’d say that’s pretty damn good. Let me switch to T-Mobile to have one logo and horrible service.. no thanks. If its that big on an issue, someone can buy a new battery cover for $10 online, and bye bye logo’s

      • Your unlimited only costs you $20? Darn it, mine is $25 with a corporate discount too.

        • M3D1T8R

          Dang, I’m being robbed at the full $30.. Kinda true actually when you add in the cost of buying new phones unsubsidized. But with no other good coverage here it is still worth it, unfortunately.

        • ImmaDroid

          Yea its $19.99. I’ve been getting a $10 off my data every month for the last 4yrs. So I can’t complain. Plus in my area Verizon’s service is great. I get crazy fast LTE at my house. Fastest I’ve ever seen

  • s23

    damn, i guess lg shouldn’t trim the bezels that way the verizon logo actually looks like it would belong, not crammed in there like the note 2. U-G-L-Y

    • Joseph A. Yager

      “must…get…logo…on there!”

  • jaredgreenwald

    when one logo just won’t cut it…?

  • Eric

    NO. I didn’t even notice the one on the front. Ruined the phone for me. I just died a little bit inside.

  • emoney

    this looks like one of those joke renders that people usually put on here

    • Thought the same thing at first.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        So it’s legit?? The location of the front branding is asymmetrical. That is unusual for Verizon

        • Razma

          thats cause LG took the prime real estate

    • Damaged Goods

      Nothing says JOKE like the Verizon Tramp stamp on the back..

      Verizon logos = Damaged Goods

      • Kamesen

        Seriously, why is with this checkmark Verizon crap still making the rounds? Are we still in the 90’s? Talk about overdue for a new company logo.

      • Razma

        They should have made it bigger, theres too much boring emptiness left…
        They should have made the logo:

        VERIZON 4G LTE ONLY ON VERIZON’S 4G LTE NETWORK THE LARGEST 4G LTE NETWORK AVAILABLE FOR VERIZON ONLY

        Now that’s a logo!

    • Stan Darsh

      In all seriousness, is the 4G LTE logo still needed? LTE is becoming the norm now and I’m sure it isn’t the wow factor like it used to be…if it ever even was.

      • I think I need LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE LTE all over my device. Sometimes, I forget I have it.

        • EnX$$

          LOL

        • EnX$$

          you need an Verizon LTE ringtone

      • David Wanless

        wait till the LTE Advanced logos start showing up 🙂

      • Mobile User

        Are you kidding? I NEED LTE! That is what makes my device. I need high speed data — in this day and age….

        • EnX$$

          he is talking about why you need the lte logo not the data

    • Gnex

      Update: Official press render

      • EnX$$

        Verizon will make this happen in few years

      • This actually made me laugh, thanks!

      • No way Verizon would release this without adding a few more logos. Whuh…the logo is missing across the screen

        • michael arazan

          Surprised Verizon doesn’t water mark the screen so you always see a clear logo when the screen is turned on.

          Maybe I should delete that before giving them any ideas

        • LiterofCola

          Funny thing is that Verizon’s own Droid brand doesn’t have this many logos plastered all over them.

      • Nathaniel Newman

        ROFL You forgot the logos on the SIDE of the phone and TOP and Bottom and corners!

        • onlygoodtime88

          haha

      • Sporttster

        Yea,room for freaking logos but not for a SD SLOT! Dirtbags!!!!

      • vagizon

        You forgot the logo on the camera lens so its imprinted on all your pics.

      • M3D1T8R

        Actual LOL. Thanks!

      • Razma

        damn i thought of doing the same exact thing, beat me to it, lol

      • Heatfan316

        Nice work.

    • pd240

      I vaguely remember a comical press shot of the note 2 on Verizon that was full of ugly branding that we thought was a joke. We all known how that turned out. This phonr did look really good. Thanks Verizon… I guess I will wait for the nexus version.

    • Liderc

      What I don’t understand is no one but the user ever sees the front of your device. It honestly makes zero sense to put logos on the front of a device. On the back, sure, makes great sense because as you hold it people will see it, but on the front is totally pointless.

      • Geoffrey Gunter

        I thought the same thing, but I figured if you show a friend a video or an app or something cool about your phone (according to Verizon) they’ll see the logo on the front and be like, “Man, what a cool cellular device! Oh, wow! It’s provided by Verizon Wireless and their 4G network! I’m going to go get one of these today!” Whereas the branding on the back is more for people who walk by and catch a glimpse of the back.

      • Higher_Ground

        Really, I don’t see the need for logos to begin with. Isn’t the design of the phone itself supposed to be unique enough for people to associate it with the accompanying marketing pitches?

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