OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sprint (NYSE: S) will be the only wireless carrier to offer the U.S. variant of LG G3 in a Shine Gold color with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark™ and the significant savings of the Sprint Framily Plan. Introduced by LG Electronics today, LG G3 is the next generation of the award-winning LG G family of smartphones. It will be available later this summer.
David Owens, senior vice president of Product, Sprint, issued the following statement:
“Sprint and LG have a strong history of innovation together – LG G3 powered by Sprint Spark continues that legacy by offering our customers the new smartphone in a Sprint exclusive, Shine Gold color. What’s even better is Sprint customers can enjoy LG G3’s powerful 13MP camera, 5.5-inch Quad HD display, and the power of Sprint Spark, paired with the Sprint Framily Plan without worrying about sharing data.”
Beginning today, customers can preregister to win one of 20 LG G3 devices.1 For more information and the official rules, please visit www.sprint.com/lgg3.
Additional details, including pricing and availability, will be available in the coming weeks.
Powered by Sprint Spark with HD Voice Capabilities
Sprint customers can take advantage of LG G3 with the super-high-speed network capability of Sprint Spark, a unique combination of advanced network capabilities built for data delivering peak wireless speeds of 60Mbps today on capable devices, with the potential for speeds three times as fast by late 2015. Sprint Spark is available in 24 markets and is expected to cover 100 million people by the end of the year.
Additionally, LG G3 is equipped with HD Voice capabilities. Sprint HD Voice expands the normal voice call from a four-octave range to seven octaves to deliver crystal clear voice calls while helping to reduce unwanted background noise. Sprint expects to have nationwide availability of HD Voice by mid-year, and expects approximately 20 million customers to have HD Voice-enabled phones by year-end2.
LG G3 from Sprint also supports Pinsight Touch, a nationwide, open platform powered by Sprint for NFC-enabling mobile applications and services across transit, access control and payment verticals. The service from Pinsight Media+ provides a direct path for brands and credential issuers to NFC-enable their own branded applications and share secured access to those credentials with other trusted applications using the embedded secure element on Sprint NFC devices.
Sprint Framily Plan
With the Sprint Framily Plan, new and existing customers and small business customers can decide who they want to be a part of their Framily group. The more people added to the group, up to 10 phone lines, the greater the savings for everyone on the plan.
For one line of service, new Sprint customers pay $55 per month per line for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data while on the Sprint network (excluding taxes and surcharges). For each additional new Sprint customer who joins the Framily group, the cost per person goes down $5 a month up to a maximum monthly discount of $30 per line.
All members of the group can customize their plan to meet their unique needs. For only $20 per month per line, Framily members can buy up to unlimited data plus get a new phone every year. Plan members can share the savings, without the hassle of sharing a bill. Each account can be billed separately. Unlimited features are while on the Sprint network.
Sprint (NYSE: S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served nearly 55 million customers as of March 31, 2014, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1 No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of all U.S. states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Sweepstakes begins at May 27, 2014 12:00 AM ET and ends at June 10, 2014 12:00 AM ET. Sprint Communications Company L.P.
2HD Voice capability requires call between two Sprint HD Voice enabled devices on upgraded areas of the Sprint network.