Verizon names 20 more U.S. cities where customers will get 5G Ultra Wideband network this year; preorder for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G starts April 25

April 25, 2019 5:55 AM

NEW YORK, April 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 5G revolution continues. Starting today, April 25, Verizon consumer and business customers can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G — Samsung’s first 5G smartphone in the U.S. — available exclusively on Verizon for a limited time. In addition, Verizon revealed the names of 20 additional cities where customers will get access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network in 2019, with more to come throughout the year. These cities join Chicago and Minneapolis, the world’s first cities to get Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband mobility service.

Verizon 5G: Be first to real time

Verizon, today, unveiled the names of 20 U.S. cities that will get 5G Ultra Wideband service in 2019. They are: 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 DC1.

Verizon previously announced it would deploy 5G in select areas of more than 30 U.S. cities in 2019, and will roll out its 5G Home broadband internet service in some of these markets, as well. Additional 5G Ultra Wideband cities will be announced later this year.

5G Ultra Wideband technology uses new radio technology and device hardware to deliver advanced capabilities to consumers and businesses. When customers move outside Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area, the Galaxy S10 5G hands off the signal to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.

“The Galaxy S10 5G on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network will give our customers access to incredible speeds and the latest and greatest streaming, augmented-reality, gaming, and consumer and business applications that bring us into a future powered by 5G,” said Brian Higgins, Verizon’s vice president, device and consumer product. “With the rollout of 5G in more than 30 markets by the end of 2019 and the upcoming launch of Samsung’s first 5G Galaxy smartphone, we are pulling further ahead of the competition in 5G.”

The most powerful Galaxy S10 on Verizon 5G

Available exclusively on Verizon for a limited time, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone puts the power, speed and connectivity of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network directly into the hands of consumers and businesses. Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network provides download speeds that are significantly faster than 4G LTE with increased bandwidth capacity meaning more users are able to use more data in the same location. That means access to speeds previously unheard of from a mobile network that will change the way you use your smartphone for work, play and everything in between2.

“5G speeds will unlock a new world of possibilities for consumers and businesses — they’ll be able to stream, download, browse, and share like they never have before,” said Travis Warren, senior vice president of carrier sales and operations, Samsung Electronics America. “From the display, to the cameras, to the speed, the Galaxy S10 5G is the most powerful Galaxy S series device we’ve ever made, and it’s designed and engineered for consumers to get the very best from their wireless network.”

The Galaxy S10 5G features a stunning 6.7” cinematic Dynamic AMOLED display, so you can immerse yourself in a whole new way. It also features the Galaxy S series’ most advanced, pro-grade camera system — six lenses, including a 3D Depth Sensing camera which uses Time of Flight technology to let you capture video with a stunning blur effect.

A powerful 4,500 mAh all day intelligent battery3 optimizes usage based on how you live, to deliver intuitive peak performance throughout the day. And the Galaxy S10 5G comes with two storage options — 256GB and 512GB — so you can download movies, TV and photos at hyperfast speeds and store them all at your fingertips.

5G plans, pricing and availability

Verizon has two great deals to make it easier to upgrade to 5G. New and existing customers can trade in an eligible smartphone and save up to $450. What’s more, you can get an additional $200 prepaid Mastercard if you switch to Verizon, purchase a Galaxy S10 5G on device payment plan and sign up for Verizon Unlimited4. Finally, customers that preorder a Galaxy S10 5G are eligible for a free VIP Kit that includes a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds and a Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack5.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is available only on Above and Beyond Unlimited plans with a 5G phone. For a limited time, the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband $10 access fee is waived — a savings of $10 a month6. Both plans include unlimited 5G Ultra Wideband data, hotspot and 4K HD video streaming (on 4K-capable devices) when you are in 5G Ultra Wideband coverage areas7. Business customers are also eligible to preorder the Galaxy S10 5G. Information on preorder pricing and offers for business customers is available here.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be available for preorder starting 5:55 am ET on April 25 in Crown Silver and Verizon-exclusive Majestic Black. The 256GB Galaxy S10 5G is $54.16 per month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,299.99 retail) and the 512GB Galaxy S10 5G is $58.33 per month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment (0% APR; $1,399.99 retail). The Galaxy S10 5G will be available in Verizon stores on May 16.

To preorder your Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, visit vzw.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s10-5g. You can also preorder on Samsung.com and at Samsung Experience Stores or Best Buy. To learn more about Verizon’s 5G technology, visit verizonwireless.com/5g.

15G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select markets.2Requires optimal 5G connection; see carrier for availability.3Based on average battery life under typical usage conditions. Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on factors such as network, features selected, frequency of calls, and voice, data, and other application-usage patterns. Results may vary.4Up to $1449.99 device payment purchase & port-in req’d. Less up to $650 ($650 = $200 prepaid card + up to $450 trade-in/ promo credit) applied to account over 24 mos; promo credit ends if eligibility requirements are no longer met; 0% APR. Trade-in must be in good working & cosmetic condition. Prepaid card mailed w/in 8 wks. 5Preorder or purchase of Samsung Galaxy S10 5G required between 4/25/19 - 5/15/19 to receive a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds, portable charger and water bottle (est. value $225) ("Gift"). While supplies last. By 6/20/19, submit required purchase info via the Shop Samsung app to receive Gift; Gift will be mailed approx. 6-8 wks after verification of submitted info. Add'l terms & conditions available at http://promos.samsung.com/terms. 65G access applied as long as line stays active on current Beyond or Above Unlimited plan. Downloads over 5G Ultra Wideband; uploads initially over 4G LTE, but will not count against your 4G LTE data plan. $10/mo charge and credit for 5G access will appear on your bill. 5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities.7Customers do not have to be in a 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area to select a 5G plan, they just need an eligible device. Galaxy S10 5G can be activated on any current smartphone price plan (including Prepay plans) but will only receive 4G LTE service unless switched to a 5G Ultra Wideband plan.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated revenues of $130.9 billion in 2018. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.

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Media contacts:George Koroneos (Device PR) george.koroneos@verizon.com 201.787.6165Twitter: @GLKCreative

Christina Moon Ashraf(Network PR)908.381.2384christina.moon.ashraf@verizon.comTwitter: @ChrisMoonPR

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