Those of you looking to buy and activate the modular new LG G5 smartphone on America’s second largest wireless carrier can hit the trifecta if you hurry, as AT&T throws in more deal sweeteners than T-Mobile and Best Buy combined.
While Ma Bell doesn’t let you have the ingenious LG 360 CAM or any “Friends” modules for free, pre-ordering the device by March 31 can hook you up with a gratis “backup” unit. That’s right, LG takes a page from its domestic arch-rival’s playbook, fighting fire with fire and Galaxy S7 BOGO promotions with virtually identical two-for-one G5 arrangements.
The fine print highlights you’ll need to get both LG G5 copies on device payment plans to qualify, and the $690 full retail value of one handheld will be awarded in the form of 30 monthly bill credits of $23 each.
Only want the one G5, and wondering about other payment options? Well, you could always cough up $690 outright, or split the sum in 24 monthly installments of $28, 20 of $35 or 28 of $17 with $207 down.
Across the board, you’ll be eligible for a spare complimentary battery and charging cradle if you register on lgg5launchpromo.com before May 2, and an additional $100 savings on the rebooted LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE with two-year pacts. Yes, the cellular-enabled wearable normally starts at $200, but when bought alongside the G5, it costs a measly Benjamin.
One more thing – if ordered today, AT&T’s LG G5 will apparently ship slightly ahead of schedule, on March 29 or 30. That all sounds like a way more effective customer-incentivizing tactic than some half-hearted Ricky Gervais advertising effort.