Costco is planning to stir things up with the LG Thrill 4G by pricing it at $29.99?

Costco is planning to stir things up with the LG Thrill 4G by pricing it at $29.99?
Inching ever closer to that inevitable date of September 4th, AT&T customers are probably getting antsy about finally being able to experience all of the goodness coming along with the LG Thrill 4G. Thankfully though, we’re getting some additional news from one tipster that should surprise some people waiting for the handset.

So far, we’ve seen some stellar pricing from a variety of retailers regarding the LG Thrill 4G, but even AT&T’s very own $99.99 on-contract price for the phone is seemingly attractive. Well folks, it looks like Costco might be beating everyone to the punch as they intend on selling the phone on launch day for the ridiculous price of only $29.99!

Specifically, we’re being told that new (primary line) and existing customers with qualified upgrades can pick up the handset for $29.99 with a 2-year agreement. Strangely, new customers that are planning to make a family account will need to pay $49.99 for the handset on lines 2 to 5. We’re not entirely sure why that’s the case, but nevertheless, the pricing is still indeed alluring for a phone equipped to the teeth with some delectable hardware specs.

Additionally, they’re going to be offering their accessory kit for free to anyone planning on buying the handset, which consists of a case, car charger, and 2 screen protectors – that’s not shabby at all for $29.99! Besides the information about the LG Thrill 4G, our tipster also mentions that Costco will be selling the Motorola DROID BIONIC on launch day for the rumored MAP price of $299.

With so many places offering the LG Thrill 4G for cheap, you might want to take Costco into consideration as well now that they're planning to spice things up.

Thanks to our anonymous tipster!
If you have some interesting info that you'd like to share with us, feel free to Tip Us!

Related phones

Thrill 4G
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)



1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That price is worth it for a high end ANDROID. Problem is that the model is LG. Hopefully, this is the best ANDROID phone to date for LG.

2. Da_Miz

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Both dual core, dual channel. I swear I think he missing a 9 at the end of that price. ;)

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, yeah: LG Thrill 4G, is the first US version of the LG Optimus 3D. It features a glasses-free 4.3" parallax barrier LCD display with 480x800 pixels, blazing fast 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 chipset, and two 5MP cameras on the back that allow for stereoscopic stills and video capture. The frame rate is 30fps for 1080p Full HD in 2D mode, and 24fps for the 720p HD 3D video capture.

5. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The Revolution was decent. If the Thrill is pretty good, LG can hang their hats on a couple of solid efforts. Does kinda bother me is cut down in price to start with so much, though. Gonna be compared to EVO 3D from the moment it hits stores on. Tough competition.

6. Whar is the full price for the unregistered

I am tired of all these ads or article that always make a big deal about a new plan or upgrade prices for new phones, how about the rest of us that already have a plan? Please tell me both prices? I am planning on buying the Thrill for the full price, so which retailer is giving the best deal? COSTCO, RADIOSHACK, ATT, ETC? Also, does anyone knows for sure which version of Android ATT is going to release with? 2.2 or 2.3.4? I have heard that the major delay was due to the upgrade to gigerbread? Another question, what is the differences from the original LG Optimus 3D? I bought one and I love it, but it does not get 3G speeds in the USA very well. Thank you Ron

7. WhiteBoy unregistered

Costco always has the best in store pricing. They also take there tax off the "warehouse" price, not the retail price. So for example, the droid incredible 2 is 49.99 and the tax is off 99.99 not 500+. plus they always give the free accessory package.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.