Here's how you can get the hot new LG Aristo 5 for free from T-Mobile

Here's how you can get the hot new LG Aristo 5 for free from T-Mobile
LG may not be America's most successful smartphone vendor, but when it comes to major carrier representation and wireless network support, the Korea-based tech giant is actually not far behind the likes of Apple and Samsung.

In the last couple of months alone, T-Mobile has released not one and not two but three interesting budget-friendly LG handsets, the newest of which quietly saw daylight just a couple of days ago. Priced at an already reasonable $150, the Aristo 5 can be had completely free of charge as long as you don't mind meeting two important requirements.

You'll have to join the "Un-carrier" on an "eligible" plan and purchase the 5.7-inch mid-ranger with monthly installments to see the aforementioned list price reduced all the way down to $0. Your $150 discount will be provided in the form of bill credits applied to your account in equal amounts over the duration of your two-year "contract", which is somewhat inconvenient but on the decidedly bright side of things, there are absolutely no other strings attached to this killer deal.

Check out the deal here

The LG Aristo 5 joins Magenta's select group of Android phones available for free with new lines of service and device payment plans, a group that previously included the LG K51, Stylo 5, and Samsung Galaxy A10e. The LG Aristo 4+, Moto G7 Power, and T-Mobile Revvlry appear to have been silently discontinued, mind you, but it's still hard to recommend the Aristo 5 over the LG K51, which is normally priced a little higher.

That's because the K51 comes with a much larger 6.5-inch display in tow, as well as a fittingly hefty 4,000mAh battery, an extra gig of memory, an additional rear-facing camera, and a modern USB-C instead of an outdated microUSB port.

Then again, if you don't feel a bigger phone is necessarily better and think you can live with a 3,000mAh battery, 2GB RAM count, and a dual 13 + 5MP rear shooter system, the LG Aristo 5 is not such a terrible deal after all... at $0. Curiously enough, the handset is still available at its full $159.99 price at Metro by T-Mobile, which generally offers even better promotions than its parent carrier with number port-ins and/or new lines of service.

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