AT&T to take orders for LG G Flex curved-screen phone Jan. 24

AT&T will begin taking orders for the LG G Flex curved-screen smartphone on Jan. 24, the company announced Monday.

The LG G Flex is one of the first two phones released to the public to feature a curved screen. The device, which went on sale in South Korea in late 2013, curves vertically from its top downward, creating a shape that fits snug into users' palms.

The Dallas-based carrier said it will sell the G Flex for $299.99 with a two-year contract. Users can also get the phone with the AT&T Next plan, which lets users upgrade their devices more frequently than they can with a contract.

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Users who want to upgrade after 12 months with the Next plan must pay $34.75 for the device while those who want to upgrade after 18 months pay $26.74 per month.

AT&T said users can go online or in stores to order the G Flex on Jan. 24. The device will go on sale in stores Feb. 7.

Besides AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are also set to carry the device. Sprint will begin selling the device on Jan. 31 for $299.99 with a two-year contract. T-Mobile has not said when it will sell the device or how much it will charge for the phone.

I got to test the LG G Flex last month. Though the phone's innovative screen is interesting to look at, it did not provide a better viewing experience. However, the G Flex appears to be more durable than many other devices. It also has long-lasting battery life.


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