Want to be able to use Verizon’s fifth generation wireless network in Chicago and Minneapolis starting in April? Verizon announced this week you can on April 11 by paying $10 per month with any of its unlimited mobile plans. The Motorola Z3 mobile and a device called 5G moto are the devices that you will need to connect to the 5G network.
Verizon finally offered some details about its 5G launch this morning: it plans to deploy the next-gen wireless technology in 30 cities by the end of 2019. The carrier didn’t say which cities those would be, how thoroughly 5G would be deployed throughout those cities, or when exactly the launch would begin, but Verizon did say that each launch would include some deployment of super fast millimeter wave radios.
“It’s just gonna be a total different experience in speed and throughput than you have ever seen before,” Hans Vestberg, Verizon’s CEO, said during a meeting with investors this morning. Spokespeople for Verizon confirmed that the company is not yet identifying which cities the service will launch in.