LG G2 on VerizonWireless charging feature 'exclusive,' according to VZW pre-registration ​page

Looks like a preponderance of carrier logos won't be the only unique thing about Verizon Wireless' LG G2. According to the operator's pre-registration page, it'll include "exclusive wireless charging" in addition to all that juicy Verizon branding. Presumably this means if you pick up a G2 on AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint you'll have to charge with a microUSB cable like a Neanderthal.

There's no information on which wireless standard will be used on the Verizon G2, but the last few LG phones to support this feature (the Optimus G, Nexus 4 and certain versions of the G Pro) have all used the Qi standard.

It's also not the first time Verizon has nabbed exclusive wireless charging on a major handset — last year it scooped the feature for its HTC 8X, leaving AT&T 8X owners charging the old-fashioned way.

Source: Verizon; via: Engadget

 
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NoNexus says:

Someday OEMs will realize exclusive deals do Nothing but piss the customer off

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return_0 says:

Exactly. When was the last time someone said "Oh imma switch to Verizon now because I need wireless charging that badly"?

You are not the OEM's customer. Verizon is. The OEMs are much more worried about keeping the cellular carriers happy than they are about you and I and the other geeks who read this site. By keeping VZW happy, VZW will push the devices on the unwashed masses who don't know or care about that model on a different network; most cell phones are bought by people whose contract is up and walk back into the store for an upgrade. They're not spec-hunters who jump carriers for the best phone with the best feature.

NoNexus says:

I am aware of that but guess what? I would be pissed if I was thinking of getting this phone was on a different carrier. Yes enough to not buy it.

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NoNexus says:

Oh and the only thing Verizon really pushes is the DROID line

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ConTejas says:

iPhone...

That's not true (VZW only pushes Droid line) in my limited observation experiences, but believe what you want.

I repeat, the OEMs don't care about *you*, they care about keeping the wireless carriers happy so that they'll 1) carry the device in the first place, and 2) push one model over another.

All the geek gnashing of teeth over carrier exclusive deals isn't going to change a thing. I share your disappointment that some carrier models I might want don't have the features I would want, but you might as well p*ss in the wind for all the good whining about it is going to do.

NoNexus says:

I mostly agree, we are not the end customer for oems and they have to keep the carrier happy BUT let's not act like the carrier didn't pay for them.

Also, you won't, or at least I haven't, seen any Verizon commercials in a long time that didnt scream DR9OOOOOOID at me when talking about a phone they carry. I think i remember a Lucid commercial around Christmas

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CBanda77 says:

Right on buddy, far too often "geeks" and forum loungers get all caught up in their own self importance and self righteousness when at the end of the day they make up a minute portion of consumers. We can spend countless hours posting scathing essays about what carriers should do, but in the end they don't care. Just fit in where you can and make do.

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the1m.polo says:

Thank you well said!!

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the1m.polo says:

That was to the person who said Verizon is the OEM's customer... So true... They aren't worried about the .5% of us on these forums

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Hunter Petit says:

Amen!

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moises1204 says:

Exactly what was going to say.

MERCDROID says:

This.

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DuncanBishop says:

you are so right..Sheeee we all should have wireless charging..

Nev says:

Verizon phones have logos?

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NoNexus says:

they are subtle

codiusprime says:

I know right! We should make a huge deal out of it because in the big scheme of things IT'S A HUGE Deal /s

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Jeff Kibuule says:

I'm just glad the more phones with Qi wireless charging, the quicker Power Mat Alliance standard dies a quick death.

Anyone else bothered by the placement of the logo? That is terrible design.

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Jet300 says:

I don't really see a problem with the back since it'll be in a case most of the time anyways. But, that one on the front is really bad, mostly for the fact that its sitting off to the side like an afterthought. Any case that wraps around the front lip for screen protection is going to cover up part of that logo and make it look even worse.

glazedfaith says:

That's an aspect I hadn't thought of. Half a tacky logo is even tackier than all of a tacky logo

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MERCDROID says:

Lol

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glazedfaith says:

That's old news. That's why the article says "in addition to logos" and a "preponderance of logos". Everybody thinks the logos are stupid except for a few die-hard if-you-don't-like-it-don't-buy-it fanatics that feel the need to defend the carriers despite all the anti-consumer tactics of recent and not so recent history.

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Hunter Petit says:

Yes! Verizon wants us to know we are using Verizon even though we pay them big bills every month and they put their crap apps on the phone! They also want us to know that we have 4G LTE even though we pay them and they put a logo in the notification bar.

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No, Verizon doesn't want "us" to know that we're using Verizon, they want people who might see us using our phones to know that we're using Verizon...

return_0 says:

"Look, this person uses Verizon. I should really switch to them, in that case."

Said no one ever.

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BBJoe2011 says:

Stupidity at it's finest. I'm so glad I bought a LG qi charger for my LG phones, oh wait, I'm on att so I'm being punished. So if I upgrade to the G2 then I can't use my $40 accessory. You know who else has an exclusive, another phone manufacturer with my money.

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reeper55 says:

Having a Verizon logo on my does not bother me at all. It does no change the use of the phone at all. Now the bloat that the install is a different story, that is occupying valuable space.
I would welcome an additional logo for every crap app they pre-install!

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NoNexus says:

So you want it to look like a car from nascar

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Hand_O_Death says:

As long as the Nascar speed Congress with it? Sure, God created VZW for that reason.

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Hand_O_Death says:

Need edit button *created cars for VZW

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Hand_O_Death says:

*Cases, seriously need edit and I need to read before I submit.

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NoNexus says:

Dint the edit button come back yesterday? I am on my phone not the computer so I am not sure

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NoNexus says:

*didn't

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"Posted via anything but a Nexus phone."

Maybe if you used a Nexus, you wouldn't have so many auto-correct and/or spelling errors! ;-)

NoNexus says:

Nope the stock keyboard would be worse. I use SwiftKey and just goofed it

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MERCDROID says:

SwiftKey FTW!!!

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Man you're like NoNexus's butt buddy aren't you? Every freaking thing he says you either +1 it or agree in one way or another, even if it's a ridiculous, ill-informed statement. Get off his nuts man, geez.

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starztruk says:

The back of the VZW G2 just looks so busy and ugly. For that high monthly bill, they should at least have the audacity to not pollute the phones with all that branding.

tgrant1975 says:

I really dont understand....Who cares if it says Verizon or not seriously. And the funny thing isthat all carriers do the same exact thing. Placement is really the issue. SMFH!!!

I was thinking the same thing about all the carriers doing it, I guess Verizon's logo is just particularly ugly compared to AT&T's, although T-Mobile's pink one is pretty bad too.

I think the reality of all this angst over it is that people, especially people who don't even use Verizon, want to hate Verizon, so they look for any reason they can to spew a little venom towards Big Red. Comments like "I won't buy that otherwise-fantastic phone because of that logo." kind of prove that point.

I'm not in the habit of being a VZW defender, but I'm a generally very satisfied VZW customer. That said, I agree with most, the placement of this logo is more visually obnoxious than the typical logo placement..

NoNexus says:

Yeah everyone expects logos, Verizon gets more hate because of the one on the button a year or so ago.

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codiusprime says:

Verizon gets more hate because it's the whipping boy of phone nerds. I've never seen so many people angry about a service they were never going to use in the first place.

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ctk4949 says:

Freaking verizon, WhyTF do you have to put that stupid logo next to the ear piece?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

cguella says:

Meet my new phone.

AZDROIDX says:

Mine too, Had Nexus for over a year and got a rooted DNA a few months ago since no other phone on VZW seemed better than the DNA. I would of loved the OG LG G or Pro but this will do. LG impressed me with my son's LG G2X and now his N4.

Peter McCain says:

I like to have a nascar-like phone. With advertisements all over the blank spots. Make it happen and make the phone free.

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tx_tuff says:

This scares me, for one reason only. If Verizon is getting the wireless charging exclusive does that mean AT&T or another provider will get 32G exclusively and me being on Verizon would be sick with 16G? Man I hope not!

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allen Brown3 says:

If a phone has on screen buttons what's the point of having a huge bottom bezel?

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tx_tuff says:

You really think that is a huge bottom bezel?

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duanedude1 says:

I hate having to charge my logos with a cable! Verizon Wireless should have wireless charging. After all, it is in their name. If an AT&T customer buys a V.Wireless charging back, would that work? They would also gain the logo "feature".

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