LG G Flex Curved Smartphone Heads to Sprint Later This Month for $300
January 17, 2014 9:12 AM
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Phone will be available on January 31
Sprint has announced that its customers will be among the first to get their hands on the curved screen
LG G Flex
. The G Flex will take advantage of the Sprint Spark, which is an enhanced LTE network supporting gaming, VR, and advanced cloud services.
The LG G Flex has a 6-inch HD display, a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and a 2.1MP front camera/13MP rear camera. The smartphone has a 3500 mAh battery promising up to 29 hours of talk time per charge.
The LG G Flex is a step behind on the OS front, as it runs Android 4.2.2 instead of
The smartphone will be available on Friday, January 31 via the internet and over the phone. Starting on February 7, the LG G Flex will be available in Sprint retail stores. The phone can be also pre-ordered right now and those that pre-order will get a free Quickwindow Folio Case ($60 value) with the smartphone.
The device will sell for $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement
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RE: $60 value...
1/17/2014 1:14:03 PM
It's even more fun in California which insists on charging sales tax on the original price, not the discounted price. When I buy something from Newegg or Staples with an instant rebate or coupon discount, I get charged tax on the pre-discounted price. If I buy a subsidized cell phone, I get charged tax on the full unsubsidized price.
There is no corresponding tax discount for the payback on the phone subsidy. The entirety of my cell phone bill gets taxed as a service. So I'm being double-taxed - I paid sales tax on the subsidized part of my phone's cost, and I'm also playing service taxes on it.
The same problem plagues sweepstakes. The bean counters at the company running the sweepstakes try to inflate the value of the prizes so they can have a bigger tax write-off. But the person who wins the prize ends up having to pay taxes on a "$2500 vacation package" when it might have only cost him $1000 to put the same vacation together with Orbitz.
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