Verizon LG G5 Pre-Orders are Now Open, Includes Free 360 CAM

The LG G5 is now up for pre-order at Verizon starting at $26 per month for 24 months. You can buy it without a contract, as well, for $624. Verizon is selling the silver and titan versions, so no gold or pink, my friends.

Verizon says that if you pre-order you will have your phone in time for the April 1 launch. But also, if you pre-order, Verizon is tossing in a free battery and charging cradle, along with a free 360 CAM, so you can be come the VR master of the G5.

Go get it.  (more…)

Unlocked LG G5 on B&H Photo Should Work on GSM and CDMA Networks (Verizon Included)

B&H Photo is now listing the LG G5 on its website, available for purchase starting April 1. However, this isn’t an ordinary carrier-specific variant. Instead, this unlocked model, according to the product listing, features LTE bands that would make it compatible with all of the top US carriers, including Verizon.

Usually, consumers only see this much carrier compatibility from Nexus or similar devices, so seeing LG embrace this type of functionality, which is known to be extremely beneficial for buyers, is a great thing.  (more…)

Nextbit Cancels CDMA Variant of Robin Smartphone

The Nextbit Robin won’t come to Verizon or Sprint networks, the company announced to backers this morning. The move, which comes after the CDMA variant was already delayed a couple of months, should shock no one. CDMA is hard, it’s expensive, and it’s a pain the ass. In a letter to backers, Nextbit Tom Moss said that the last thing they want to do is “disappoint” supporters, but they need to do that today, unfortunately.  (more…)

Verizon Introduces Annual Upgrade Program With Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Purchases

If you buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge from Verizon on a device payment plan, you will be eligible to receive a new phone every single year going forward, thanks to their new Annual Upgrade Program. The program was announced this morning as a way for customers to exchange their high-end Samsung Galaxy phones or other new phones each year as the new flagships arrive.  (more…)

Where to Buy the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Still haven’t decided whether or not to pull the trigger on a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge? Today is the day that you can officially buy them in stores, so you can finally make a decision after your own personal hands-on time. While a number of you pre-ordered because you knew from day 1 that one of these would be your next phone, we know that a number of you have been waiting to get your paws on them in person. Thankfully, everyone should have them today, including  the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, plus the big retailers as well (Best Buy, Target, etc.).

If you need quick links to them, we have those below. For specific pricing and all of the deals that each carrier or retailer is including, you’ll want to check out this post. We’re talking freebies that include the Gear VR, microSD cards, Netflix for a year, and more.  (more…)