Verizon, which has said it would deploy 5G in 30 cities in 2019, today announced 20 of those cities, which include: 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 DC.
Verizon is also opening preorders for the Galaxy S10 5G today. It’s offering up to $450 for trade ins on eligible phones, and a $200 prepaid Mastercard if you 1) switch to Verizon, 2) purchase a Galaxy S10 5G on a device payment plan, and 3) sign up for Verizon Unlimited. The company says it will also wave the $10/mth 5G Ultra Wideband access fee, and toss in a free Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack and free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds. The phone starts at $1,299.99 if bought outright, and can be purchased from Verizon stores on May 16th. Our experience with Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G service in Chicago was less than stellar. We found it blazingly fast but difficult to find a signal.