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AT&T LG G3 lacks Qi wireless charging feature

A new revelation has found that the AT&T branded LG G3 uses wireless charging of a different standard altogether, making the conventional Qi based wireless chargers you have pretty obsolete. While the Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile models use the Qi based back covers, the AT&T model makes use of the PMA standard wireless charging which the carrier is pushing with many of its devices. The only supplier of PMA standard charging stations at the moment is Duracell, which also struck a deal with Starbucks not too long ago to bring these Powermats to the outlets across the country.

So what’s the reasoning behind AT&T using this rare and barely used form of wireless charging? There could be many potential answers, but the one that’s strikingly obvious is their partnership with the PMA (Power Matters Alliance) and to move accessories that support this particular wireless charging standard.

Users in forums have already confirmed that conventional switching methods haven’t worked, so the only workaround at the moment is to get a PMA compatible wireless charger.

Do you own an AT&T branded LG G3? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: XDA

Via: Droid-Life