US Cellular LG G5 to be available starting April 1; pre-orders begin March 28

Turns out the rumors were true as US Cellular has announced that it will begin selling the LG G5 on April 1, with pre-orders beginning March 28. Those purchasing the handset from the carrier before April 17 will also get a free extra battery and battery-charging cradle.

The carrier also said that some of the device’s friends (accessories) – including the LG Cam Plus, LG 360 Cam and the LG 360 VR – will be available in mid-April.

As for the price, the US Cellular LG G5 will cost $199.99 with a regular, two-year contract. Alternatively, the handset can be yours for zero down followed by 24 monthly payments of $26.50. “In addition, if a current customer refers a friend to U.S. Cellular, and the friend chooses to activate a smartphone on a Shared Connect plan, they both will receive $50,” the company said in a press release.