Verizon’s 5G network was supposed to launch in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, but the wireless carrier announced today it has officially turned on the network ahead of schedule in those two cities. “We wanted to get 5G in the hands of customers as soon as we were able. We were able to deliver 5G more quickly than previously promised. We’re excited and this is an exciting day for our customers,” said Kevin King, director of communications for Verizon, to USA TODAY. For now, you’ll need a Motorola Moto Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod to take advantage of the network. Read more for two more videos and additional information.
“The new 5G network is the first to work with a mobile phone, last year’s Motorola’s Moto Z3, assuming you have the required Moto mod accessory that attaches to the back of the phone and has the required chips to connect to 5G. The phone currently retails for $480 on Verizon’s website. The 5G mod is sold separately for $199.99, a discount from what Verizon says is a retail price of $349.99. Verizon will also have the new Samsung Galaxy S10 5G later this spring,” reports USA Today.