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Verizon’s mobile 5G will launch April 11 in Chicago, Minneapolis

March 13, 2019


Verizon is ready to turn on its real 5G network in two cities.

The nation’s largest wireless provider said Wednesday that it’ll launch its mobile 5G service on April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis.

Getting onto the next-generation wireless network will cost you an extra $10 a month (with the first three months free) on top of your normal unlimited plan.

The launch marks the debut of Verizon’s legitimate, industry standards-based network. Late last year, Verizon proclaimed that with a newly launched home broadband service it was first to 5G, but critics noted it used a proprietary standard that didn’t fall in line with what everyone else was using.

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