Verizon Launches 5G Service in Minneapolis and Chicago

Verizon just turned on its 5G network in the US a week ahead of schedule

The Moto Z3 with a 5G Mod is the only device now capable of connecting to it and I can't imagine many own both.

Verizon flipped the switch early on its two-city mobile 5G network today, and has already started sending out the software those first users will need to access it.

It's worth noting that while this is fast, it's not almost as fast as Verizon promised during a CES 2019 keynote where Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said that the new network would provide peak data rates of 1Gbps in the short-term, rising to 10Gbps as the technology matures.

Average download speeds will be somewhat lower than that peak, mind. For the moment, in fact, most people are going to see LTE service much more often than 5G, though Verizon says it aims to have service active in more than 30 U.S. cities by the end of the year.

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In Chicago, 5G coverage is concentrated in areas of the West Loop and the South Loop, around landmarks like Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and The Chicago Theatre. In Minneapolis, service will be active in Downtown West, Downtown East, and around U.S. Bank Stadium.

The promise of faster speeds and more reliable connections has generated a full-on race between AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, the country's four largest carriers, to see who can offer service first (and capture new consumers and their cash in the process). On the 5G network, the download took just shy of 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

Verizon customers will also need to pay extra for their 5G service. That will change in mid-May when the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G comes to Verizon. It's priced at $10 per month for 24 months on the carrier's device payment plan, for a total of $480.

Pre-orders for the $200 add-on finally began three weeks ago with the aim of getting customers ready for the planned debut of 5G on April 11. We get it, Verizon, you want to call your 5G network "5G Ultra Wideband", but that logo has got to go. The company says it plans to provide 5G UWB to 30 more cities by the end of 2019, and it's likely that building out existing installations will be happening at the same time.

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