As you have alluded to in your inquiry, LG announced Monday (April 5) that it would be shutting down its mobile phone business and that although devices would not immediately disappear from store shelves; instead, the company plans to let current supplies dwindle without replacing any inventory. Existing LG phones will continue to receive support, with the exact length of that support to vary based on region. LG finished winding down its involvement with smartphones by Jul 31. LG did manufacture 5G phones and you would need to contact the network carriers to inquire if they still have any remaining inventory on the phones. AT&T had the LG WING™ 5G | AT&T, LG K92™ 5G | AT&T, LG K92™ 5G | AT&T, LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G | AT&T, Cricket had the LG K92™ 5G | Cricket Wireless, Sprint which was recently acquired by T-Mobile, had the LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G Dual Screen | Sprint, LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G | Sprint, T-Mobile had the LG WING™ 5G | T-Mobile, LG VELVET™ 5G | T-Mobile, LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G Dual Screen | T-Mobile, LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G | T-Mobile, U.S.Cellular had the LG K92™ 5G | U.S. Cellular, LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G | U.S. Cellular, and Verizon had the LG WING™ 5G | Verizon, LG VELVET™ 5G UW | Verizon, LG V60 ThinQ™ 5G UW | Verizon, and the LG V50 ThinQ™ 5G | Verizon. Boost Mobile used to run on Sprint's network, but recently transitioned to T-Mobile as part of T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint so the 5G phones that you need to inquire about are those that T-Mobile carried.
It is also not true that your 4G phone will not work on a 5G network. If you’re among the 86 percent of the population who are concerned that the recent rollouts of 5G networks will make your 4G cellphone obsolete, there’s no need to worry. 4G phones still work on a 5G network, they just won’t get that coveted 5G speed. That is a myth. 5G isn't replacing 4G any time soon. In fact, they will coexist and work together. 5G capable phones can actually use both 4G and 5G technology. Wireless carriers are rolling out 5G in the US, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy a 5G phone right away. It will take time for 5G to reach nationwide coverage. The growth of 5G networks doesn’t mean 4G is going away. Mobile carriers will use existing 4G LTE networks to provide their customers’ cell service well into the next decade. 5G networks will work with 4G — not outright replace it. The upshot is that 5G-capable cell phones will still use 4G technology...^Ivan
Date published: 2021-12-05