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We know, we know, the prospect of owning an LG handset right now is not exactly… filling your heart with joy and anticipation. And as undoubtedly attractive as the upper mid-range Velvet looked back when it made its commercial debut around a year ago, there are a number of objectively better budget 5G phones available in 2021, some of which normally set you back way less than $700 or $600.
Of course, promises are made to be broken, and said commitment may not cover Verizon’s 5G UW-enabled variant anyway, but even if you just get a single major OS update at some point next year, that’s more than enough… for a free phone.
By the way, you don’t even have to sign up for a monthly installment plan to score the full aforementioned $700 discount, but whether you’ll choose that or the retail price purchase option, you need to be fine with receiving your savings in the form of bill credits applied to your account over a period of two years.