When and where can I get the LG V30?
The LG V30 is one of the most interesting devices of the year so far. It’s got a big, near-bezelless design that eschews many of the design characteristics of its predecessors, the V10 and V20, but maintains their focus on high-quality audio and unique camera features.
The V30 is getting a wide release in North America, with a number of carriers supporting the product.
Let’s break it down individually by country and carrier.
T-Mobile is now selling the V30 starting at $80 down and $30 per month for 24 months, or an outright cost of $800. Like Sprint, you also get a free Daydream View and content pack with purchase.
The V30 is T-Mobile’s first phone to support its nascent 600Mhz spectrum, which will give the phone better performance in low-density rural areas.
T-Mobile is offering a pretty great deal for the V30, too: buy a phone on a new or existing line and get a $500 rebate when purchasing a second V30 with a second new line. When buying with an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP), users get an LG G Pad X or G Pad X2 PLUS for free with purchase.
The V30 is now available at AT&T online and in-store. It costs $27 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next, or $810 in total. AT&T has a deal for a “free” second V30, but there are a lot of conditions:
“For a limited time, buy an LG V30 and get one FREE when you add a line and buy both on AT&T Next with monthly eligible wireless and have eligible DIRECTV service.”
It works on the company’s so-called 5G Evolution network, which is equivalent to the fastest 4G LTE speeds today. That’s because the V30 takes advantage of new technologies like 4x carrier aggregation, 256QAM modulation, and 4×4 MIMO antenna placements, as well as unlicensed spectrum standards like LTE-U and LAA.
The LG V30 is now available at Verizon for $35 per month for 24 months, or $840 outright. Verizon is giving away a $200 prepaid credit card and a free Google Daydream View with every purchase, which is nice.
Sprint is one of two U.S. carriers selling the LG V30+, which is the 128GB version of the regular LG V30. It’s now available for $0 down and $38 per month for 24 months, which works out to $912 outright. Like AT&T, users signing up for a second account and service will get a second LG V30+ for free.
Sprint is going deep on the V30+, too. It’s offering a free Daydream View headset and “Top VR content bundle” with every unit, and is the only carrier bundling LG’s QuadPlay earbuds in the box.
U.S. Cellular is the second carrier selling the LG V30+, but unlike Sprint, it also sells the standard V30. The regular V30 costs you $19.50/month on a 30-month installment plan, or you can choose to pay a prepaid price of $799.99. As expected, the V30+ is slightly more expensive at $21.16/month or $849.99 on prepaid.
No matter if you purchase the V30 or V30+, U.S. Cellular will also throw in a free Daydream View headset and Top VR Content Bundle similar to what Sprint is offering.
Despite previously listing that the unlocked LG V30 would be available for purchase on December 5, B&H began selling the phone a few days earlier on December 1. The phone’s only available in Cloud Silver, and you’ll pay $819.99 for the unlocked privelege. B&H offers free shipping, and as long as you order outside of New York and New Jersey, you won’t have to pay taxes.
LG also says on its website that the phone will be available at Amazon and other retailers in the coming months.
On October 12, LG Canada announced that the LG V30 would be available in Canada starting October 20.
The phone starts at around $300 on a 2-year contract with optional financing and subsidy, $500 with just subsidy, and $1100 outright.
Updated, December 1: You can now buy the LG V30 unlocked from B&H!