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Earlier this week AT&T once again started taking pre-orders for the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE smartwatch and today Verizon is doing the same. Interested customers can pre-order LG’s LTE smartwatch from Big Red today. The country’s largest mobile carrier has also started taking pre-orders for the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5. The new flagship is likely going to be released on April 1st, at least, LG has confirmed that much.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE happens to be the first Android Wear-powered smartwatch with cellular connectivity, it’s also the first smartwatch available in the country that has support for LTE. The Samsung Gear S2 does have a cellular model but it only has support for 3G.

Verizon is selling the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE for $499 or $449 with a two year contract. On the contrary, AT&T is asking $359 for the very same device off contract, but it merits mentioning here that while Verizon charges $5 per month for service on the smartwatch AT&T charges $10 per month.

Verizon is providing an incentive to customers to pick up the smartwatch. It’s going to knock $100 off the price if the smartwatch purchase is paired with the purchase of the LG V10 or the LG G5. The G5 will be available for pre-order on Big Red from March 24th to March 31st. It’s giving a charging cradle, a 360 degree camera and a free extra battery as pre-order incentives.

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