Verizon's $50 5G Home Internet Service Launching October 1 With No Data Caps

Verizon's 5G home broadband service is set to launch in parts of Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento on October 1, Verizon announced today.

Customers who live in areas where the service is rolling out can place an online order for Verizon 5G Home starting on Thursday, September 13 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time using the FirstOn5G website.


Verizon previously said that it would be offering customers who sign up for its internet service a free Apple TV 4K in lieu of a traditional cable box.

Verizon 5G Home is built on Verizon's Ultra Wideband 5G network, and it is the first commercial 5G service to launch in the United States. Verizon is also hoping to be the first mobile provider to offer 5G service, but that's still a ways off.

Verizon's 5G internet service will be priced at $50 per month for customers who are also Verizon Wireless customers, and $70 per month for those who are not already Verizon Wireless customers.

The monthly fee includes all taxes and other fees, and there are no hardware charges or annual contract. Customers who sign up early for the service will receive three free months of service, an Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast, and three free months of YouTube TV.

Verizon says that 5G Home customers will see typical network speeds of around 300Mb/s and depending on location, peak speeds of nearly 1 Gig. There are no data caps.

After the initial rollout to Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, Verizon plans to rapidly expand its coverage area.


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1 week ago
Still pretty limited in terms of coverage areas, even within the cities they're offering it.

And you can bet a data cap will be coming once they get the initial customers onboard.
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1 week ago
No data caps won't last...
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1 week ago
Is "no caps" here like "unlimited*" cellular service? For instance, no caps but after 20GB, we'll throttle you down towards dialup speeds... unless you pay the "heavy bandwidth user" fee.

We all know how things go with Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and similar. The bait always looks delicious. But where's the hook(s)? We know they are there but some will pretend to not know... or maybe not actually know until they are in the boat, filleted, and laid out on a platter.

And then it's "How did my "$50 with no caps" plan end up at $128.45?"

"And what's this speed consistency fee?"
"And what's this data origination fee?"
"And what's this data security checkpoint fee?
"And what's this data destination fee?"
"And what's this ku-ku-ka-choo fee?"
"And what's this becausawecanna fee?"
"And what's this becauseyoupayaanyway fee?"
"And what's this VerizonExecHawaiiGetawayBonus fee?"
Etc ;)
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1 week ago
No data caps now…
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1 week ago

How does this work? You get an internet box?


Not a "box". Look at the picture. It's a cylinder.
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1 week ago
I am confused. Marketed as 5G, but no 5G network to make use of it in USA.

Why not market it as 9G
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1 week ago

No data caps now…


Bank on it being bait and switch first chance they get. They will be throttled grandfathered plans within a year or two.

Never trust Verizon.
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1 week ago

Is this just internet or does it include TV? Why is this better than FIOS?


This just internet service, not TV.

It's not better than FIOS.

Many companies are going to go with 5G because it means they can give you access, without the need for the very costly infrastructure normal home internet requires. Companies like Comcast spend billions each year to maintain their network of wiring and cables that stretch down every street and to each and ever home. There are HUGE costs involved in that and they're passed on the to the customer (as every cost is at every business).

With 5G, we finally have a wireless that's a contender to replace home internet service. Until this point, 4G was just too slow and couldn't support multiple devices the way Comcast, Time Warner, etc could with wired home service. 5G has the ability to support the multiple devices (computers, TVs, IoT devices, smartphones, tablets, and more) that now make up the average home.

But there are still some issues. While 5G is better, it still doesn't have the low latency that gamers need. And while 300Mbit to potentially 1Gbit is possible with this Verizon offering, that's still going to fall short with companies like Comcast offering 1Gbit service now (and as has always been the case, the base speed continues to rise so in a few years 1Gbit will be far less than it costs now from them). Additionally, think of how many have issues getting decent wireless service in their home. That's not generally the case with traditional wired home service.
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1 week ago
Hey verizon, if youre going to give an apple tv instead of a cable box... maybe you want to get it together and support single sign on already. It's ridiculous at this point that Verizon still doesn't support it. I have to go to a website and sign in almost weekly on some apps.
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1 week ago
Sounds better than my current Comcast home internet! Too bad I’m not in an area that gets it.
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