Verizon Announces First 5G Cities, And This Is How Much You'll Pay

Verizon Announces First 5G Cities, And This Is How Much You'll Pay

When you move out of a coverage zone, your phone will switch to the 4G LTE network, though Verizon says it plans to rapidly expand its 5G service areas.

Come April 11, customers in the first two 5G Ultra Wideband mobility cities will be able to experience all the benefits of this "true" next-gen network, including "ultra-fast wireless speeds" enabling movie downloads and streaming "in seconds", as well as "ultra-low latency" allowing "business customers to video conference and collaborate remotely in near real time". Verizon says it expects to have 5G in 30 cities this year. The good news for customers looking to be among the first Verizon customers to take advantage of the faster speeds is that 5G access will only cost you $10 extra each month.

The 5G Moto Mod will be available on preorder on March 14th, and Verizon is discounting it to just $50 for a limited time.

To be perfectly clear, you'll need both the Moto Z3 phone and magnetically-attaching accessory to break the 4G barrier, as the former comes with an aging Snapdragon 835 processor rather than the hot new 855 silicon.

To start the Moto Z3 with a 5G Moto Mod attached is the only device that can connect to Verizon's 5G network.

Motorola Moto Z3
Motorola Moto Z3

The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which now start at $75 for one person without 5G. As announced past year, the Moto Mod is essentially a detachable 5G antenna for the Moto Z3. Alternatively, you can upgrade your smartphone to a Moto Z3 for $10 a month for 24 months, which means you'd save $240 off the regular price.

"Minneapolis will see a similar concentration, focused on the Downtown West, Downtown East, and Elliot Park areas of the city, with a focus on landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center as well as the Target Center and U.S. Bank Stadium sports venues, along with the Verizon store in the Mall of America."
After the pre-order period, it'll return back to its regular $350 sticker price, which is a bit pricey if you ask us.

The 5G service in Chicago and Minneapolis is built on Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband Network. Samsung will eventually launch Galaxy S10 5G as a timed Verizon exclusive, but that won't be arriving until sometime this summer.

In Chicago and Minneapolis, the rollout will start on a small scale.

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