Verizon's 5G Network Launches Starting in Chicago and Minneapolis

Verizon today announced it has turned on its commercial 5G network, starting in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago. Verizon had originally targeted an April 11 launch, so the rollout is a week ahead of schedule.


Verizon customers can access the 5G network with the Moto Z3 smartphone paired with the 5G-enabled Moto Mod accessory, providing the "world's first commercial 5G mobile service with a 5G-enabled smartphone." The carrier plans to expand the network to more than 30 cities across the U.S. by the end of 2019.

Verizon says customers in Chicago and Minneapolis should expect typical download speeds of 450 Mbps, with peak speeds of nearly 1 Gbps and latency less than 30 milliseconds. Of course, speeds should improve with future upgrades.

In Chicago, 5G coverage is concentrated in areas of the West Loop and the South Loop, around landmarks like Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and The Chicago Theatre, according to Verizon. 5G service is also available at select Verizon stores in the city.

In Minneapolis, service is concentrated in the downtown area, as well as inside and around U.S. Bank Stadium. 5G service is also available around landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Mill City Museum, Target Center, The Commons, and areas of Elliot Park.

The Moto Z3 retails for $240, or 24 monthly payments of $10, while the 5G Moto Mod is available for $199.99 for a limited time. Verizon postpaid customers with any unlimited plan, including Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, or Above Unlimited, can get unlimited 5G data for an additional $10 per month.

As for the first 5G-enabled iPhone, UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri recently said there is "increasing potential that Apple may not be able to ship a 5G iPhone for 2020" due to the company's legal battle with chipmaker Qualcomm and the growing possibility that Intel may not have a 5G modem ready to ship by next year.

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17 months ago

Verizon today announced ('https://www.verizon.com/about/news/customers-chicago-and-minneapolis-are-first-world-get-5g-enabled-smartphones-connected-5g') it has turned on its commercial 5G network, starting in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago. Verizon had originally targeted an April 11 launch, so the rollout is a week ahead of schedule.

Meanwhile, AngerFi, which promises full bars regardless of location, requires only a one-time payment, and is based on the same breakthrough tech as AT&T's 5GE, doesn't warrant an article of its own apparently. :rolleyes:



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17 months ago

I don't understand how people can just ignore this stuff.
https://www.naturalhealth365.com/cell-tower-5g-cancer-2928.html

Because of sources like "naturalhealth365".. Why yes I would love a book about which vitamin kills viruses!! And while you're at it tell me about those 4 parents claiming a cell phone tower caused cancer in their kids with no evidence what so ever!. Forget about other compounding factors like water and air quality...

That is why we don't listen.
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17 months ago

My thoughts exactly.

I don't think the masses realize just how detrimental to their health 5G networks are. Proven scientifically and not openly discussed for obvious reasons.

By chance do you have a link to the scientific proof? I can't find anything on it, just fear-mongering sites that also want to tell me vaccines are bad (so there goes any credibility there)
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17 months ago

My thoughts exactly.

I don't think the masses realize just how detrimental to their health 5G networks are. Proven scientifically and not openly discussed for obvious reasons.

* Both Cancer.gov & The American Cancer Society openly and repeatedly state that fears are not proven and there is no correlation or causation between 5G and cancer.


* "The protests are happening even though there’s next to no scientific evidence that 5G, or any earlier wireless technology, causes cancer or other illnesses. There’s 'very little evidence' that cell towers cause cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that cellphone tower broadcasts are 'thousands of times below safety limits.' The World Health Organization says that 'current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields.'" The Daily Beast

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17 months ago
yay cancer in your pocket
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17 months ago

I don't understand how people can just ignore this stuff.
https://www.naturalhealth365.com/cell-tower-5g-cancer-2928.html ('https://www.naturalhealth365.com/cell-tower-5g-cancer-2928.html')

Says enough.
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