What Verizon will charge for 5G

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Verizon says 5G network will cost extra $10 a month

Mark your calendars for April 11, because that's when Verizon switches on its "real" 5G network in two USA cities. The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which now start at $75 for one person or $160 for a family of four without 5G.

In Chicago, you'll have access to Verizon's 5G in The Loop, Magnificent Mile (around the Verizon store there), The Gold Coast, River North and Old Town at the outset.

The service will cost $10 per month after the first three months, which are free of charge, but it will require an unlimited plan - that means you'll need a Verizon Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited plan. The Moto Z3 launched several months ago and is ready to deliver 5G speeds as soon as you cough up the cash for the brand new 5G Moto Mod that goes along with it.

As we've said many times: Carriers and device makers will be slinging 5G around hard this year. For an extra $10 month on top of typical Verizon unlimited plans, you'll have unlimited 5G data. Besides, customers can also activate a new line of service on a Verizon device payment plan to get the phone and the mod. 5G service in Minneapolis will be in Downtown West, Downtown East, and Elliot Park.

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Verizon is also planning to sell the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, but there's no availability date yet.

"If adding 5G service is a significant step-up from 4G, then $10 is a reasonable customer expectation", King said. You might want to wait a while before buying a 5G phone, though. The first 5G-enabled smartphone to accompany the service is the Motorola moto z3 with the 5G moto mod, which will be available for pre-order on March 14. Better yet, this 5G service fee is waived for the first three months.

Motorola's 5G add-on costs $350 (about £265, AU$495), as much as the the Moto Z3 itself at some online retailers.

Verizon's "5G Ultra Wideband Network" is the real deal - it works with phones and other mobile devices just like 4G LTE - and isn't to be confused with the company's "home" 5G network, which launched previous year in select cities.

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