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LG G2 Now Available From Verizon for $199, “VERIZON30″ Discount Drops it to $140

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The LG G2 is now available from Verizon for $199 on-contract or $599 at full retail. This is easily one of the most powerful smartphones ever built, with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 5.2″ FHD display, 13MP camera with OIS, 2GB RAM, and connectivity on Big Red’s LTE network. It should definitely be on your short list of devices to consider for 2013. 

We have already unboxed the G2, compared both AT&T and Verizon versions, and even given an in-depth look at its software features. Our full review will be up within the next few days, but those three videos should give you a solid overview of what the phone is capable of.

If you have decided to make this powerhouse-of-a-phone your next, be sure to use coupon code “VERIZON30” during checkout to slash another $60 off of the on-contract price.

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  • blb6601

    When does this promo expire? I tried to use the code and it doesn’t seem to be working!

  • lschavez

    I’m hoping some of you might be able to help me. I’m a technological idiot, so please dumb down any responses so that I can understand them. I have a 4s, I want to get the lg g2. My contract is up, I’m month to month right now and I have unlimited data. I only have one phone line. I’m willing to open a 2nd line if that will help me keep my unlimited data. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Vince

    Does this coupon code work in the stores?

    • Jason King

      It’s looking doubtful and may be online only. I had one store out-of-town last week try it at full retail and it didn’t work. I was just having my brother (buz. rep.) try it and he can’t apply any discount codes on the business side. The retail mgr. in his local store was looking at my account and saw no codes available to me, not did he believe it work….but we never went thru the whole process to try and see for 100% sure. But they don’t think it will work in the store. I’m about to try it online and see if it still works just to check during the checkout process only.

    • Jason King

      The coupon code still works fine. However, I have unlimited data and attempting to purchase any phone on contract is forcing a plan change to the share everything plan; there’s no way around it online. I’m not changing my unlimited data plan so I will have retry and see if it store can make it work for me because I’m trying to just add a new line at $10/mo and then move the phone over to my unlimited data line.

    • Jason King

      It looks like if I want to keep my unlimited data, I’ll have to forgo the $60 off coupon. You can still add a new line for $10 and pay $200 for the phone and switch the phones around (if you have an old regular phone laying around); which is what I plan to do (got the idea from someone else in this thread). It’s cheaper over the life of the new contract versus buying it outright at $600. Hope this helps you.

  • TK

    That figures. I just bought it yesterday and today I see the promo code. Does anyone think I can get the promo code applied still? 60 bucks is a good chunk of change. Maybe give VZW a call?

  • William Ku

    any reliable free apps out there to transfer all apps, data, storage, etc. from a GNEX to the G2? titanium won’t work cuz there’s no root yet on G2. which sucks so hard cuz i use titanium for everything. god i hope this thing gets permaroot soon.

  • Matthew Van Ooyen

    Can anyone comment if Wifi Hotspot apps work on the VZW model, such as Foxfi, PDANET….etc??

  • Deck Milton

    If anyone is curious about battery life, so far it’s great. Of course I’m coming from a Gnex, so almost anything is better. Not a ton of usage this morning since I’m working, but still setting it up to how I like it and amazingly holding at 100%.

  • Xcalibur1011

    I’m glad I jumped the gun and got this, wanted to wait for the GN3 or the Nexus 5, but this phone is great. Definitely a Gnexreplacement worthy phone

  • Gasaraki

    I just got the phone. It’s really good. Very customizable.

    • ams165

      Agree,
      Sleeper of the year. Fits what I do just right.
      -Selling my Galaxy S IV
      -Had the Droid Maxx for 3 days.
      Couldn’t be happier with my LG….

    • Taglogical

      Is the battery removable / the storage expandable?

    • Gasaraki

      No removable battery but the battery is big, 3000mAh. Storage is not expandable but they offer a 64 GB version. It looks like it’s going to last 24+ hours. Also the phone is so fast. The screen is gorgeous. Gorilla Glass 2, etc, i’m actually surprised at good this phone is. It’s better than I expected. Sleep hit is right. People need to get this. Better reception than my Galaxy Nexus.

      • Skittlez

        have you had the screen flicker at all? my friend said it happened once

        • Gasaraki

          No flicker I’ve noticed. However i will keep my eye out for it. It could just be a bad unit that your friend got.

          • Skittlez

            yea. i think he’s gonna exchange the unit, but he said it happened 3 times last night, and hasn’t happened again.

  • ams165

    Called Verizon this evening 9-12-13. Rep said he has not seen the “Verizon30″ coupon code anywhere…
    Help????

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      seems to be 3rd party…. had the same experience.it’s only available online, and if you use any browser but chrome, you can arrange for instore pickup.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I just picked one up for full retail so I can keep unlimited data, but man did that sales guy try hard to convince me to go with 5GB for $30 or 8GB for $50, claiming it will be cheaper since I like to upgrade. NO! I’m keeping my unlimited data until I die.

    The phone is awesome though! :)

  • http://www.fufam.com Lenny

    Arghhhh!!! already bought and picked up this morning. I did call in and they waved my $30 upgrade fee at least. I don’t really want to hassle returning and rebuying since I already sold my note 2

  • Kris Cortez

    Great deal for a great phone. Still waiting on moto maker for Verizon though since the features I want are on the moto X.

  • Incognegro

    “This phone is not compatible with an unlimited data plan.” Dah fuk?? This came up when I tried to checkout online.

    • Kevin

      were you buying full price or at the new contract price?

      • Incognegro

        New contract. I’ve had an upgrade on my account since April. Are you telling me that’s gone now??

        • skubadoo

          You have to purchase full retail in order to retain your unlimited. If you’re using an upgrade, you have to get one of those ripoff data plans..

          • Mav

            unless you move the upgrade to another line and then get the phone. That’s what I did. Unlimited FTW.

        • Kevin

          yeah like skubadoo said, you have to go to a share everything plan, otherwise you cant use a new phone upgrade price. and share everything plans result it no more unlimited data.

        • Skittlez

          lol where have you been? they got rid of unlimited data upgrades in like january

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Just picked mine up… the LG rep happened to be there and so he gave me a T-shirt some stylus pens, a first aid kit, and some breath mints. Kellen, he showed me two things you didn’t pick up on in your tips…. you can pinch to zoom on text messages to make the font in the bubbles and the text field bigger. Also… if you zoom out on the home screen, all of your icons are hidden.

  • crazed_z06

    Hope this discount is around when the GN3 drops.

  • Xcalibur1011

    I was wondering why I was having problems pre ordering the GN3, now I know why, it’s because I’m suppose to get this phone lol. Goodbye GNEX we had a good ride.

  • Bob

    Anyone try upgrade loophole with this yet?

    • Mav

      yes. works.

    • Derrick Jefferson

      upgrade loophole?

  • Skittlez

    ok. hows the bootloader situtation, and when can there be root. i need an AOSP ROM

    • skubadoo

      That is what I’m waiting for.. developer support before they take my money.

      • Skittlez

        exactly. if this one is locked down, it’s off to T-Mobes i go

  • Nathaniel Newman

    No thank you LG/Verizon. You removed the FM Radio (Yes some people actually use that), just like HTC did with the Verizon version of the One. I’ll stick with my Galaxy S4 and my newly bought Casio Commando 4g. That DOES have FM. Thank you!

    • zwieblekopf

      what in the hell would one do with an fm radio on a smart phone?

      • Nathaniel Newman

        Hmm I don’t know but maybe the over 600+ pages on the FM Radio app Spirit on XDA might know. They seem to want FM and yeah I’m one of them! http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1059296

        You know some people have LIMITED data plans and FM doesn’t use DATA. That might be a good reason.

        • Jason King

          Is that an app to download to your phone? I was just wondering if someone couldn’t just pull the radio app off an ATT G2 or International G2.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Oh In-Store is available…. just not visible on Chrome. Just did it on Firefox…. AWESOME.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Wish I could have used VERIZON30 when I bought my Droid Maxx. Went through the checkout process twice and nowhere did it present a place to use a coupon code. I called Verizon and the guy gave me some lame excuse why I couldn’t use the code.

  • Brock fletcher

    Can I use verizon30 on my note 3 preorder

  • Daniel Flores

    Anyone know how long that promo code is good for?

  • p0k3y

    Does the code work on no-contract? 30% off 599 would be too good to be true though.

    • skubadoo

      Let us know if you can give it a shot through the site!

    • Jason King

      No it doesn’t. I went into a store this evening and had a rep try it and it won’t worki at full retail. Looks like it only works on contract prices.

  • Keith0606

    I’m done with non-nexus phones, thought about this phone, thought about the Note 3… now im pretty sure i’m saying bye bye Verizon and jumping on the new nexus (assuming all the rumors pan out) on another carrier. I see all the extra software on the vendor skins on these phones during demos and the majority of it seems completely unnecessary.

    • Chippah

      Touche! Launch Day Nexus user,
      Ill take those extra features, disable what I dont use and be happy rolling
      in PILES of accessories. Nexus=no accessories, and what little we DO get are delayed indefinitely.

      Still waiting on a goddam pogo dock for my N10 for instance…

  • Ryan

    I just bought this in the damn store for full price… how do i get that 30 bucks?!

  • Detonation

    Checked it out in the store today…beautiful phone. The buttons were a little awkward to press because of the security attachment but I think they’d be fine once you got used to it. It isn’t that much bigger than the S4 but the 5.2″ bezel-less screen looks so much bigger compared to the S4. Only bad thing about it is LG’s ugly skin.

    Definitely the best phone to get right now.

    • Kevin

      i think you can do enough tweaking on the skin to tone it down a bit, at least from what i saw on the video DL did yesterday.

  • tj

    Can you use this discount on any phone or just the g2?

    • zwieblekopf

      any phone

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    btw think it’s funny that amazon is calling it the LG Optimus G2.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    Just went by the corporate store, held it in hand, and guys… yes.

    Really nice feel and the buttons I felt were discernible from one another. The display is gorgeous and it’s super fast. You guys have to hold it in hand to see how obvious a choice putting the buttons where they are is.

  • Chippah

    Fight! Fight!
    We Want White
    When Verizon gets it in
    Then we all buy in!

    White looks much less cheap and much less disgusting hand grease..
    Still think the N3 will have much better dev and accessory support tho.

    • TommyKnockers

      I’ve been looking online and talking to VZ reps and still no white and no idea when. Not sure if they are all clueless or if there really is no projected date on the white yet. Normally I’d just put a cover on it and not care but with the built in Qi wireless charging I’ll probably go without a case more often. Which means I want it to look the best possible naked.

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing that LG can put all these specs in a phone for the same full retail price as a Motorola X.

  • RoadsterHD1

    PASS

  • Reginald Jefferson

    Pass

  • Christopher Moore

    This is a damn good price out the gate on Verizon no less. If the bootloader was unlockable right now I would have bought it already.

  • EC8CH

    Flip that sucker over and show us the VZW forehead tat!

    • Derrick Jefferson

      I love this phone, but that branding makes me hate verizon a little more every time I see it!

  • Joseph A. Yager

    I’m actually almost relieved that information about the Nexus 5 is leaking to assuage my strange obsession with the G2. I can obsess about the N5 now, instead!

  • KleenDroid

    This could have been a nice option if it only had an SD slot for some storage.

    16 gig with no expandable storage for such a nice phone is embarrassing.

    My 16 gig S4 would be practically useless if I couldn’t put a 64 gig sd card in it. It only has 9 gig of space after the phones software.

    I wonder how much the 16 gig G2 has actually available.

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      It’s 32gb.

      • KleenDroid

        Hmm… then its the first time Verizon led with the 32 gig version when a 16 gig version is available. I still stand by the fact that an sd card is needed.

        My backups are over 2 gig and roms are huge for the S4. Space gets used up quickly. My Gnex backups were very small by comparison.

        • Jeff

          Bot no, you CAN’T need more space because people who don’t know you or how you use your phone insist that the cloud is the perfect solution!

          • Tim242

            Yeah, people telling me how much space I need gets on my last nerve. I had to get an SD card for my S4. I don’t have many apps. I don’t have any music. I just have pics, a few videos, and a backup.

        • Derrick Jefferson

          Verizon led with the 32gb GNEX too, 16 gb was available… 32 gb has been more than enough for me in the last 2 years. I have never even come close to filling it up.

          • KleenDroid

            I also never had an issue with space on my Gnex.

            Roms on the Gnex were about 300 meg or so. Roms on an S4 are 2.3 gig.

            At least they are selling the 32 gig version instead of the 16.

    • beaumac

      I backed this on kickstarter and got it yesterday. Expandable storage problem = solved http://www.meenova.com

      • KleenDroid

        Very interesting option.

    • j

      Truly curious what you have on there that 9GB would make the phone useless? Music? Movies? Pictures? Apps?

      I find when I exceed storage, it’s typically with big apps that I never use. Music is all on Google Music (20k tracks). I don’t play movies. If pics were a problem, I could auto sync with G+ and delete.

      • Ben

        I had a 16GB SD card in my S4 with like 2GB of music on it. I had anticipated needing to use the latest update’s ability to move apps to the card, but never needed it. Always had like 4.5GB free with a big pile of apps on there. Could have had the music, too.

        • Tim242

          Apps on SD are a bad idea. They are slowere, and you cantbuse their widgets

          • Ben

            In general I agree, but I spent a few extra bucks for a Sandisk Ultra (which when plugged into my PC supports reads up to 25MB/sec and writes at around 10-12MB/sec copying music files). Turns out I wouldn’t even need it.

          • Tim242

            I had to have an SD on my S4. I was down to only 2 GB left. I don’t have many apps. I have no music. I just have pics, a few videos, and a backup.

          • Ben

            Just curious if you had some of those gigantic many-hundreds-of-MBs games on there like GTA3 or Max Payne? I had GTA3 on there for a bit but couldn’t get it to move the data files from the internal storage to the external card. I can see how for some folks it’d be super frustrating. 16GB should never have been an option on that phone, although for me it was OK.

          • Tim242

            I am not a gamer. The only game I’ve had on this phone is Dots. I just had to see what the hype was about. I deleted it after 2 days haha

      • KleenDroid

        As I said one thing I like to do with my phones is root and rom. An S4 backup is well over 2 gig all by itself. Then download a rom or two and you are pushing your limited space already if you do nothing else.

        I never want to only rely on cloud because there is no space. Add that most gave up unlimited data and you are now limited in how much data you can use away from wifi.

        Yes I download some movies and like to be able to keep some photos on my phone.

        About 9 gig available on a 16 gig S4 may work for some but not me. Luckily it has the ability to have a 64 gig sd which I have.

        Since the G2 on Verizon has 32 gig it could work with some management but would fit everyone’s needs with an sd.

        Phones 2 years ago came with as much storage as the new phones and many had sd.

        • Skittlez

          to give you an idea, i root and ROM and i have 18.42 GB available on the Gnex (32GB) and thats after almost 2 years

  • middlehead

    Verizon’s official name for this still amuses me. LG G2 4G LTE.

    • Ben

      THE ELLS AND THE GEES ARE EVERYWHERE!

      • michael arazan

        Bingo!!!!

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      Checked it out in the store today…beautiful phone. The buttons were a little awkward to press because of the security attachment but I think they’d be fine once you got used to it. It isn’t that much bigger than the S4 but the 5.2″ bezel-less screen looks so much bigger compared to the S4. Only bad thing about it is LG’s ugly skin.

  • stormy_al

    I was sold on this phone, but in white. Ugh.

  • imhowie

    I’m buying it today right after work!

    • Derrick Jefferson

      Dude I really want to pick one up after work as well, but those new pics of the nexus 5 have me conflicted.

  • Curtis

    Do not forget to choose “Pick up in Store” when choosing shipping options. Same day… within an hour, you can pick it up and still use this code.

    Edit: I used this method last night right before close of business to buy the Moto X and it was ready within 30 minutes to pick up from the store.

    • rukkus78

      Doesn’t let me select Pick up in Store :|

      • Curtis

        http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/free-shipping.html

        It’s possible this phone doesn’t work with it, but that would be surprising. When it asks you to choose shipping options (2 day overnight, etc.), for me, up near the top right of the page there was an option to select “Pick up in Store” I’ll try to get a screen shot.

        • Eric

          The phone just came out it might not be in all verizon stores yet.

          • Curtis

            That’s true. However, while reading more information about In-store pick up it said that the store would be grayed out if it was not in stock.

          • rukkus78

            thanks man, i was able to see that box above the device in safari, but not chrome on my macbook. ordered! :)

          • Curtis

            Glad you found it.

      • Curtis

        Here it is, with the code. Note: It may not be available in the store near you, but you should still be able to select “Pick up in Store.”

        • Derrick Jefferson

          Now that I am home, I am having the same problem… I’ve tried chrome, safari, and firefox… no pick up in store option.

          • B4Slacker

            Does anyone have any idea when this expires, aka will we be able to use it on the note 3? lol

    • OneForTheGoodDays

      It doesn’t have the option if you use the code I believe…. which sucks.

      • Curtis

        You can. I used it last night.

    • Joe Gugelman

      Just a heads up for anyone else who wants to use this VERIZON30 code and “Pick up in Store” option. I couldn’t get the button to show up in Google Chrome, but it DID show up when I went through the checkout process with Internet Explorer.

      Code still worked as of ~1am EST Sunday morning.

      Going to pick up my new phone in one hour!

  • SleepySensei

    Can anyone confirm if this phone has FM radio?

  • DanP

    Can anyone please tell me if this works for the Galaxy Note 3? I know it works for the G2 and the HTC one.

    This would really help me out,

    Thanks!

    • vwbeetlvr

      It seems impossible to use the code on a preorder phone. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

      • DanP

        Any idea if the code will still be available when it launches? they have 2 day shipping so I wouldn’t mind waiting another 2.

  • Ben

    Sent my VZW S4 back to Amazon, waiting for the G2 to be available and then yes, buying.

    • John

      Why? I just bought an S4 a week ago & it’s a solid device. What’s so appealing about it? (honestly asking)

      • Ben

        Battery life, mostly. With power saver on and 3-3.5 hours of screen-on time I’m making it about 12 hours. The G2 has a much bigger battery and according to Anandtech’s quick-review, the battery life is way better. And I was inside my 30 days of return (along with Amazon doing an override so I get it at the subsidized price), so I figured why not.

        The S4 is a really nice device, though. Would have kept it if not for the previews showing a big gain in use time.

        http://anandtech.com/show/7251/lg-g2-and-msm8974-snapdragon-800-a-quick-look/3

        • John

          Interesting. Yeah, it’s too late for me. Luckily, I’m on wifi & work & at home, and I’m getting ~3.5hrs screen on, which is suffice for my needs. I’d even POSSIBLY consider that, but I’ve already sent off my rebate. Oh well, at least I have root & can always pop in a bigger battery in the future.

          • Ben

            If Samsung had released a ~45% bigger battery with a slightly bigger back, kinda like they did for the S3, I would have gone that route instead. If I could get a full 16-17 hour day on a charge I’d be happy; I always charge my phones overnight anyway. But the extended batteries are all 2x capacity and while that’s really nice, it’s overkill and makes the phone TOO thick for my preference.

          • Chippah

            N3 not in the cards either as you need something TODAY kinda thing eh?

          • Ben

            Yeah, exactly. A Droid X2 is not a fast phone. lol

            Still, I’m willing to wait a couple days now that Amazon has processed my return and done the refund to see if either the Droid Maxx or the G2 come in stock. Either of them will have plenty of battery life for me at what appears to be a reasonable thickness.

        • Chippah

          Ben, can you explain this Amazon override? interesting…

          • Ben

            I set up a new account through them. WIthin the first 30 days you can return the phone, but if you want to get the subsidized price you have to call them and place the order while you’re on the phone with them. They override the price. It’s not a way around your upgrade or anything, it’s just because I was a new customer.

            They might also feel bad for me because I set up a 2-line account and got 2 S4s. Both of the original S4s died within a day. My wife is happy with her replacement; I was not. This might just be a special thing they’re doing for me because I’m within the 30 day window where I have to deal with them rather than trying to replace through insurance.

        • Chippah

          AHH IC. – I must Say Amazon is great with customer service!

          • Ben

            Yes, they’ve been very nice and professional when I’ve been on the phone with them. So has Verizon, because I’ve been moving my number between these 4G devices and a 3G Droid X2 that I got second-hand for cheap to tide us over while phones get replaced. I’ve talked to both companies about 5-6 times each and it’s been great.

        • Derrick Jefferson

          Thanks for sharing this article… just makes me want the phone even more.

    • Derrick Jefferson

      I would love to hear more about that this… I didn’t even know you could buy on contract phones from amazon. How did you do that?

      • Ben

        They used to have a separate website, but now amazonwireless.com redirects you to their portal. IT’s kind of like Best Buy or WalMart or anybody else that sells phones. No convenient in-person pickup, but free 2 day shipping and their prices are (usually) lower than Verizon’s.

  • Cameron Laudick

    Went with Moto X based purely off of it being 99% android stock. And it runs amazing, couldn’t ask for more right now

  • Kevin

    i’m waiting to see what costco might offer – if anyone has any clues, please share

    • Brian Wolfman

      Been calling around to costco and sams in nj, nobody has one in yet or any “deals.” Going to VZW today :)

  • Sankyou

    It’s a good deal. If big red didn’t include the horns, I would consider renewing. Also concerned about the development community and unlock for this phone. #TmobileOrBust

    • Charlie

      this. if the BL can be unlocked, or if a Dev Ed is offered, i might be all over this. given the N5 appears to be made by LG, and a close sister/cousin phone, i would think that development for the G2 might be pretty stout. but, it’s all gonna depend on the BL. if no unlock, probably Moto X Dev Ed for me on VZW (hoping).

  • Nate

    140 bucks? hard to beat, really.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      On contract for 2years? 140 vs 199 should be the last thing you’re worried about

      • Kevin

        yeah, saving $60 is stupid!

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          That’s not the point. If you really want this device badly saving $60 is great. If you much rather have a device that’s $199 over 2 years then that should be your consideration, not just settling for the cheapest device.

          • Kevin

            i was under the impression that nate thought the discount was only extra incentive to buy, not that he might want to buy it only because it’s a deal.

          • Anthony

            This is a great device. Probably one of the best smartphones on verizon so $140 is a steal.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Man this thread is 2 weeks old.

        • michael arazan

          Trust me, on 2 years of subsidy payments you are saving nothing

          • Kevin

            And the alternative? (Assuming one chooses to stay with vzw). The subsidy payments are there regardless so if you can save 60 bucks on a phone you like, what is the issue?

      • Curtis

        $60 off is a $200 phone is a great deal. People have already committed mentally to the monthly contract payments.

        I paid less after taxes, fees, and screen protectors than the base price using this code.

        • B4Slacker

          Does anyone have any idea when this expires, aka will we be able to use it on the note 3?

      • kretz7

        Ya, but if you’re with Verizon, you’d be crazy not to have a contract. There are pros and cons to prepaid and postpaid, contract cost being the big one. You don’t have many opportunities to save money on postpaid so slashing $60 off the subsidized price is nice.

        • jose

          Yup. If you’re with Verizon, and have no intention of leaving, there’s no incentive to go month-to-month and pay full retail. It’s not like you could take the phones and use them on another network.

          I opened a new line and paid $139 for my HTC One. No regrets.

          • j

            Some of us still have unlimited data and must purchase full price or second hand to maintain our status. I eat 2GB of data on Google Music every month alone..

          • jose

            So do I. That’s why I opened a new line to keep unlimited data on my line. $139 for the phone + $240 ($10 per month line fee for 2yrs) = $379. Cheaper than paying full retail.

          • ssjnimma

            well dont you have to add another $30 for that data charge?

          • jose

            Only if you leave a smart phone activated on that line. If you put an old dumb phone on the new line the data plan gets removed. Then you pick the pay-as-you-go data pack. But you won’t ever get charged anything since the phone won’t get used.

          • 1999sel

            If I add a new line to my Unlimited plan, don’t they force me to switch to a share plan with 2GB data?

          • jose

            I believe this only works if you’re already on a family plan and at least on of those already has unlimited data…somebody correct me if I’m wrong

          • socarwolverine

            The problem with that, in my case, is that doing that would only save me $30 over the two year agreement compared to buying the phone at full price. In fact, the only way for me to truly save money on VZW is to buy my phone off-contract.

            Edit: Actually I save a little more with this phone, but it’s still less than $200 bucks over two years. Not worth it to me to be tied to a contract.

          • jose

            How would you only save $30 over the course of 2 years? You should save a lot more than that by opening a new line!

          • socarwolverine

            Sorry I edited that for this phone I’d save a more, but for a typical $300 phone I’m not saving that much cause (after taxes & fees) adding another line essentially nullifies my discount while tying me into a 2 year agreement.

          • jose

            Ah yeah. Verizon and their stupid $299 on-contract prices. $300 + a contract is total BS.

          • Derrick Jefferson

            That’s what I paid for my GNEX on contract…hindsight is 20/20. I’m an idiot when I have phone lust.

          • Armorthane

            Didn’t you have to put data on that line too? Or were you able to transfer that phone to your unlimited line and just put a dumb phone on that line?

          • jose

            Yeah exactly. You need to get a data plan at first, but it’s only on there for the first day. When you get the new phone, activate it on the new line. THEN, activate a dumb phone on the new line. That removes the data plan and you select pay-as-you-go.

            Now you can activate the new phone on your unlimited line and just pay the monthly $10 line fee for the line you just opened.

          • Thomas Partida

            Yep, I too did it for the S4 to keep my unlimited. I added my moto RAZR on the 10 dollar line. Hahahaha.

          • bogedy

            please elaborate? this seems interesting. what type of line is each line im confused. who does opening a new line allow you to keep your data?

          • DodgingDonkey

            True. But, if you had a single phone, you’d be able to have a cheaper plan too.. depending on the amount of minutes you use.

          • Derrick Jefferson

            That is a great reason to pay full retail… I have had unlimited LTE I would never give it up.

          • dvschnk

            And that may go by the wayside. I was talking over the “unlimited” issue with a friend of mine…we figure that VZW may pull the ultimate dick move and kill unlimited data for good once the last set of unlimited contracts turns into month to month terms, which is roughly late june 2014. Tiered data makes them more money, and the amount of people leaving because of the lack of unlimited (even those with huge multi line accounts) will easily be offset by whatever new revenue scheme they come up with. Technically they could do this now (with 60 days notice where you can get out of your contract for free), but they subsidized the phones for these contracts, and therefore will want to get all their money’s worth.

          • p3droid

            You are incorrect, I’ve taken my Razr HD, M, and use them on ATT/Tmo respectively.

          • Nagini

            With their 4G LTE phones you actually CAN bring them over to a GSM network… It just requires a few taps to change the phone to “Global” or “GSM/UMTS” , then pop in a SIM card from AT&T or Tmobile and you’re all set :)

          • KleenDroid

            Those of us that use lots of data disagree with you.

            It is much cheaper to pay full retail.

            I checked the pricing. I have 5 lines and I pay $10 per line for unlimited data. Not even including the amount of data used it would cost me more per month on even the cheapest 2 gig share plan.

            Then if you figure in the overages for using about 50 gig between the 5 phones it would be crazy expensive.

            so yes there are those of us that are very happy to pay full retail.

          • jose

            You should read the rest of my comments. You don’t have to pay full retail to keep unlimited data if you have a family plan. Doing so is a waste of money, IF you’re not leaving Verizon anytime soon.

          • KleenDroid

            You are incorrect. I already have the max 5 phones on my plan.

            5 phones with unlimited with about 50 gig per month give or take a little. For these 5 phones with unlimited I pay a little less than 200 per month. Not a bad deal.

            I paid full retail for 2 new S4s on opening day on verizon. Figure up your numbers if you had 5 phones using 50 gig and compare who has the better deal.

            With the share plan the numbers will never come out in your favor even with the few hundred initially saved by subsidizing.

        • Detonation

          There are a lot of people that are post contract month to month hanging onto unlimited data. So signing a contract is a bigger deal than just saving $60.

          • kretz7

            I understand, but that wasn’t my point.

      • Derrick Jefferson

        I hate how people talk trash about buying phones on contract. You guys never offer any better solutions, you just act like buying a phone on contract is dumb. This is America, buying a subsidized phone with a 2-year contract is the BEST solution for 99% of American citizens. I’m not saying it is ideal, but it is the best option we have available right now. I’m not prepared to give up LTE, or have LTE throttled down to 128kbps after 500 MB. Prepaid is not for me, got any better ideas?

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I’m not talking about contract vs non-contract anywhere on this page. What I am saying is that if you’re going to keep a phone for 2 years, a 60$ difference shouldn’t be a deciding factor. If another phone for example that you really want costs $200 vs $140 maybe you should spring the extra $60 if you’re going to be with that phone for the next 2 years.

          • Derrick Jefferson

            My bad, I miss understood your comment. Honest mistake.

          • Jag

            But if I’m going to stay on contract and this is the phone I want for two years, do I have your permission to be excited to save sixty bucks?

            That’s all I’m really looking for.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Permission granted.

    • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

      Whoohoo! Following Droid-Life has paid off financially! I may not win the contests, but I got me $60 off the phone I wanted :D

    • MichaelFranz

      i went to look at the device today on lunch. its nice, i actually lreally like it. I just dont know how i feel about the button placement on the back. Its kinda funky. The quadrant scores (even thought i know they dont mean that much) were in the 20,000 range. The S4 and HTC one on location i went to only hit in the 12-13500 range.

      I’ve never been a big LG person but I probably could use this. I just prefer the droid line right now and the maxx battery

    • deadpenguins

      Yea, except when you try to buy it online, it tries to force you into the share everything plan. I could not for the life of me figure out how to work around this (I spent a half hour and even tried to talk to an online rep: they stopped answering me). I was forced to go into the store and they told me that the code shouldn’t work and they wouldn’t honor it even though I verified it does, in fact, work online. Now I have an overpriced device with a loose power button, and I decided %&$! this company, I’m returning my device and going elsewhere.

      EDIT: Could you tell I’m in a bad mood? Lol, sorry for the rant. I just hate Verizon with every bone in my body.