Verizon is all set to offer 5G service for mobile phones. On Wednesday, the company announced the details of the launch.
Verizon said that Chicago and Minneapolis would be the first cities to get its next-generation wireless technology for mobile phones starting April 11. The telecom giant’s existing customers with unlimited data plans can add the 5G service for $10 more a month. At launch, the only supported device would be the Motorola Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod. Later on in the year, Verizon expects to make 5G accessible to users of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and LG’s V50 ThinQ as well.
Prices start at $85 a month for the base Go Unlimited plan. Verizon also mentioned, “5G data usage with the moto mod is unlimited with no data de-prioritization”.
Verizon could already be up against rival carriers in the 5G space. Last month, Sprint announced that it will launch its 5G service in May, with Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City to be the initial cities to have the service, followed by Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix and Washington. Sprint said that 5G phones from LG Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. would be available for the launch. AT&T has a version of its 5G service accessible to hotspot devices in parts of 12 cities, and it hopes to cover seven more markets by mid-year. T-Mobile US Inc. is expected to launch its mobile 5G service in 30 U.S. cities this year.