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April 25, 2019
Verizon expands 5G to 20 more cities; pre-order open for Samsung S10 5G phones

Following the launch of 5G services in Chicago and Minneapolis, Verizon announced 20 new cities where it will turn on its 5G Ultra Wideband network this year. Verizon previously said it will launch 5G services in parts of at least 30 cities in 2019.

The new cities include Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, Ohio; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Kansas City, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, D.C.

Verizon also said it will roll out its fixed wireless 5G Home broadband service to some of those markets, but didn’t specify which ones would see the service. The 5G Home service delivers 300 Mbps to subscribers for $50 per month for customers with Verizon wireless service or $70 per month for those without.

5G Hardware 44% More Expensive vs 4G Hardware – Another mobilityView Prediction Comes True

Verizon today announced their 5G Samsung S10 to retail at $1,399 and their current 4G Samsung S10 retails at $899.

44.4% incremental difference between model variants 5G vs 4G

mobilityView predicted this reality last year in a series of posts explaining why their would be this delta and its permanent state.

Companies are complaining bitterly at the costs of the hardware, as operators eliminate subsidies in return for lower monthly plans.

Approximately USD $100 to $120 / month when combing the 5G hardware (monthly) + the monthly plan costs.

Cost of mobility (as we predicted) is going up as hardware ASPs go up and Cellular data geometrically explodes.

It is all being driven by personal usage and the tax authorities globally recognize the lost tax revenue associated with the personal benefit of being provided a phone and plan.

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Verizon expands 5G to 20 more cities; pre-order open for Samsung S10 5G phones