Skip to main content

Win a year’s worth of cupcakes from LG (oh, and some free phones)

What's It Gonna Take To Get You To Switch | LG G7 ThinQ™

Are you called Ryan and in need of a new phone? You’re in luck, as LG has just launched a new ad campaign aimed at making Ryans throughout the U.S. switch to the new LG G7 ThinQ. If you need that deal sweetened, it’s been launched alongside a new sweepstakes that will see one lucky Ryan and seven friends/family receive their very own LG G7 ThinQ, a $25 voucher for the Google Play Store, a billboard in Times Square dedicated to their selfie, an exclusive party, and — most excitingly — a year’s supply of free cupcakes.

Entering the competition is simple — Ryans (or acceptable variants of) can simply head over to and fill in the registration details. If you’re not named Ryan, you can either convince a nearby friendly Ryan to enter for you, or (if you’re unfortunately bereft of Ryans), you can enter through the alternate mail-in method set up for people with other names. The competition runs from June 26 until July 12, and the winner will be selected July 18.

Accompanying the bizarre sweepstakes is a suitably bizarre new ad featuring Parks and Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza. The advertisement revolves around Ryan, a normal guy who’s sick of his slow phone, but who lacks the drive to get himself a new phone. As is so often the case with major life decisions, Plaza turns up, telling Ryan to get a new phone — namely, the LG G7 ThinQ. After refusing Plaza, Ryan moves on with his life, but is hounded by other people who insist on educating him on the benefits of the LG G7 ThinQ. His grandmother even appears on television to tell audiences about Ryan’s terrible phone, how it’s been slowed down by the manufacturer, has terrible battery life, and needs a dongle.

The advertisement finally culminates after Plaza once again enters Ryan’s life by charging through a wall and really sells him on the G7 ThinQ by offering to take a selfie with him.

If you want to know whether the LG G7 ThinQ is right for you, then you don’t need to wait for Plaza to enter like the Kool-Aid Man — you can just check out our LG G7 ThinQ review instead.

Editors' Recommendations

Mark Jansen
Mark Jansen is an avid follower of everything that beeps, bloops, or makes pretty lights. He has a degree in Ancient &…
Visible is giving away the iPhone 7 for $100 and Moto G7 Power for $50
Apple iPhone 7

Visible, the new unlimited-data-and-no-fine-print carrier owned by Verizon, is getting into the Prime Day spirit. The company has announced a number of deals on some great smartphones, making it easier than ever to switch over to its service, if you're interested.

The smartphones on sale, in particular, include the Apple iPhone 7 and the Motorola Moto G7 Power, both decent phones in their own right, especially at the price that Visible is offering them.

Read more
T-Mobile’s new Revvlry phones offer decent specs at an affordable price
Moto G7 Play Review

T-Mobile is updating its Revvl lineup of smartphones and announced the third generation of the Revvlry and Revvlry+. The new phones are aimed at offering decent specs at an affordable price, plus they boast a relatively modern design, especially for a phone in this price range.

The new phones will be available starting on July 19 and see to have a lot to offer. In fact, the phones are really just T-Mobile-branded versions of the Motorola Moto G7 Plus and Moto G7 Play, which are very respectable phones in their own right. Here's everything you need to know about the new T-Mobile Revvlry and Revvlry+ smartphones.
T-Mobile Revvlry

Read more
Wave your hands if you want the powerful, yet more affordable LG G8S ThinQ
lg g8s thinq release news close

LG has launched the LG G8S ThinQ, a spin-off of the existing LG G8 ThinQ, both of which were announced earlier this year at Mobile World Congress in March. LG’s revised S version has a few alterations, but don’t expect the S suffix to mean the phone has a higher specification than the regular LG G8. Instead, the G8S will cost a little less than the G8, while still providing plenty of performance and ability.

Two main aspects remain unchanged: A Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, and the unusual hand gesture system using LG’s Z Camera setup. A time-of-flight (ToF) sensor lets you use specific hand motions to interact with the phone -- LG calls this feature Air Motion -- without touching the screen. The phone can be unlocked, you can switch between apps, and even raise or lower the volume using the movement of your hand hovering over the phone.

Read more