Better late than never, US Cellular is finally getting the LG G3. The regional carrier announced today that it will offer the South Korean electronics maker’s latest flagship smartphone next month for no money down. The LG G3 made its US debut back in July across America’s big four carriers and now it’s extending its reach to customers in additional coverage areas.
One of the best smartphones we’ve seen this year (our review), the LG G3 features a stunning 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a 13-megapixel camera with laser auto focus and Android 4.4 KitKat. If you’re a US Cellular customer, this device is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
U.S. Cellular Launching LG G3
CHICAGO (Sept. 30, 2014) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and LG Electronics have announced that the 4G LTE™ LG G3 smartphone will be available in stores and online starting in October. The LG G3 is the first Quad HD smartphone available for purchase in the United States and is widely recognized as one of the year’s best smartphones. Qualified customers will be able to add it to their Shared Connect plan and get it for $0 down using U.S. Cellular’s equipment installment option.
Customers who purchase the LG G3 from U.S. Cellular receive a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty and a network that covers them wherever they want to go. Currently 90 percent of U.S. Cellular customers are covered by a 4G LTE network, and more than 93 percent of customers will have 4G LTE speeds by the end of 2014.
“We are excited for our customers to get the LG G3 experience and see how its features can simplify and enhance their lives,” said Joe Settimi, vice president of products, pricing and innovation for U.S. Cellular. “Whether you are taking high-quality pictures of your kids, using multiple applications to get your work done or simply browsing the web, the LG G3 on our best-in-class network is a powerful smartphone that keeps you organized and more productive.”
Touted as one of the best phones of 2014, the LG G3 raised the bar in the flagship smartphone category with the first 5.5″ Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display available in the U.S. That, powered with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 Quad-Core Processor, transforms the smartphone visual experience with clearer resolution than most televisions, bringing photos, videos and games to life. Plus, downloading videos, music, apps and documents is blazing fast over a 4G LTE network.
The 13 megapixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus takes fast action photos even in low light. The Gesture Shutter feature on the 2.1 front-facing camera allows for better selfies and group photos by letting people start a 3-second countdown by simply raising their hand and making a fist. These photos and videos can be stored on 32 GB of internal memory (up to 24GB usable), or through a microSD slot that supports cards up to 2TB.
With U.S. Cellular’s $0 down equipment installment option (for qualified customers), customers pay tax on the LG G3 at the point of sale, and then make 24 monthly payments that are conveniently added to their wireless bill. Customers can upgrade this device in as little as 12 months if they trade it in for an updated model, and they can also choose to pay off the full balance of their device anytime they want.
New Equipment Installment Contract, Shared Connect Plan and credit approval required. Financing terms are zero down, zero APR; 24 monthly payments. 4G LTE not available in all areas. See uscellular.com/4G for detailed coverage info. 4G LTE service is provided in partnership with King Street Wireless. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. See uscellular.com for details.