Just thought I'd share my experience here, since there are a lot of different stories floating around.
1) Pricing: I went into a TMobile store yesterday and picked up a D851 for $598.00, plus tax. I do not have a TMobile account. I have a SIM from the giveaway that TMobile was doing, and I told the manager that I was going to activate the $30 plan online - no questions asked, no extra fee. They were pretty busy at the time, so maybe he just figured he'd get me out the door and move on to the next customer.
2) Network compatibility: When I got home, I used the "LG G3 Unlock" app on the play store to SIM unlock the phone. 10 minutes and $5 later, I had the phone working on AT&T. LTE works fine; the D851 comes equipped for band 17, which is what AT&T uses in most areas.
3) Accessories: There is currently a promo from LG that offers new purchasers of the G3 a replacement battery and a charging cradle for free. You need to take a picture of your box and your receipt and submit it on their website.
I'm a happy camper.
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I wonder if I do what you did, big id be able to use verizon… probably not. Cuzza CDMA right?