It made its debut on B&H Photo’s site for the price of $829.99 — about par for the course when it comes to the US carriers as of right now. It’s supposed to ship from December 5 — a full six weeks from today.
What troubles us just a little bit is the band support on this device: sure, it has CDMA and GSM support for basic 3G service on the United States’s major networks. It also can handle Bands 2 and 4 for LTE — AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon share those waves — as well as bands 5, 12 and 13 for wide-range LTE on each of the three networks. US Cellular customers will do just fine here.
The only Sprint LTE band this V30 supports is number 25. If you’re a customer on that network, you’ll want to consider the V30+.
You’ll miss out the most if you’re on AT&T as bands 17 and 30 are out of the question and you’ll also lose out on T-Mobile without Band 71 — that’s 600MHz.