Verizon names 20 more U.S. cities where customers will get 5G Ultra Wideband network

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Verizon consumer and business customers can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G — Samsung’s first 5G smartphone in the U.S. — available exclusively on Verizon for a limited time.

In addition, Verizon revealed the names of 20 additional cities where customers will get access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network in 2019, with more to come throughout the year. These cities join Chicago and Minneapolis, the world’s first cities to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service.

Verizon 5G: Be first to real time

Verizon, has unveiled the names of 20 U.S. cities that will get 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019. They are: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC1.

Verizon previously announced it would deploy 5G in select areas of more than 30 U.S. cities in 2019, and will roll out its 5G Home broadband internet service in some of these markets, as well. Additional 5G Ultra Wideband cities will be announced later this year.

5G Ultra Wideband technology uses new radio technology and device hardware to deliver advanced capabilities to consumers and businesses. When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the Galaxy S10 5G hands off the signal to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.

“The Galaxy S10 5G on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network will give our customers access to incredible speeds and the latest and greatest streaming, augmented-reality, gaming, and consumer and business applications that bring us into a future powered by 5G,” said Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and president of Verizon’s consumer group. “With the rollout of 5G in more than 30 markets by the end of 2019 and the upcoming launch of Samsung’s first 5G Galaxy smartphone, we are pulling further ahead of the competition in 5G.”

The most powerful Galaxy S10 on Verizon 5G

Available exclusively on Verizon for a limited time, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone puts the power, speed and connectivity of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network directly into the hands of consumers and businesses. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network provides download speeds that are significantly faster than 4G LTE with increased bandwidth capacity meaning more users are able to use more data in the same location. That means access to speeds previously unheard of from a mobile network that will change the way you use your smartphone for work, play and everything in between.

“5G speeds will unlock a new world of possibilities for consumers and businesses — they’ll be able to stream, download, browse, and share like they never have before,” said YH Eom, president and CEO, Samsung Electronics America. “From the display, to the cameras, to the speed, the Galaxy S10 5G is the most powerful Galaxy S series device we’ve ever made, and it’s designed and engineered for consumers to get the very best from their wireless network.”

The Galaxy S10 5G features a stunning 6.7” cinematic Dynamic AMOLED display, so you can immerse yourself in a whole new way. It also features the Galaxy S series’ most advanced, pro-grade camera system — six lenses, including a 3D Depth Sensing camera which uses Time of Flight technology to let you capture video with a stunning blur effect.

A powerful 4,500 mAh all day intelligent battery3 optimizes usage based on how you live, to deliver intuitive peak performance throughout the day. And the Galaxy S10 5G comes with two storage options — 256GB and 512GB — so you can download movies, TV and photos at hyperfast speeds and store them all at your fingertips.

5G plans, pricing and availability

Verizon has two great deals to make it easier to upgrade to 5G. New and existing customers can trade in an eligible smartphone and save up to $450. What’s more, you can get an additional $200 prepaid Mastercard if you switch to Verizon, purchase a Galaxy S10 5G on device payment plan and sign up for Verizon Unlimited4. Finally, customers that preorder a Galaxy S10 5G are eligible for a free VIP Kit that includes a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds and a Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack5.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is available only on Above and Beyond Unlimited plans with a 5G phone. For a limited time, the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband $10 access fee is waived — a savings of $10 a month6. Both plans include unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband data, hotspot and 4K HD video streaming (on 4K-capable devices) when you are in 5G Ultra Wideband coverage areas7. Business customers are also eligible to preorder the Galaxy S10 5G. Information on preorder pricing and offers for business customers is available here.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available for preorder starting 5:55 am ET on April 25 in Crown Silver and Verizon-exclusive Majestic Black. The 256GB Galaxy S10 5G is $54.16 per month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,299.99 retail) and the 512GB Galaxy S10 5G is $58.33 per month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,399.99 retail). The Galaxy S10 5G will be available in Verizon stores on May 16.