From PC Mag: Verizon is launching 5G service on April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis, with the Motorola 5G Moto Mod (pictured) as its initial device. The Moto Mod will be followed by the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the first integrated 5G phone, although Verizon hasn't announced a hard date for the Galaxy launch.
The Moto Mod will be the first mobile 5G device that regular Americans can actually buy. Until now, Verizon has offered limited 5G home internet in four cities and AT&T has offered 5G hotspots in 12 cities by invitation only.
As with Verizon's "5GTF" home internet system, coverage will initially be very limited. Verizon's high-speed, millimeter-wave system has relatively short range, especially in dense areas. While the company has said it's able to get up to 3,000 feet from a tower in low-slung, suburban Houston, the tall buildings and canyons of downtown Chicago are an entirely different challenge.
Verizon's 5G home internet system and its mobile 5G system aren't initially compatible, but the company is in the middle of switching over the older markets to the newer system.
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