US 5G Cities for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

US 5G Cities for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint


5G is on the rise in the US, so just like with the 4G LTE rollout of years past, we are seeing a similar trickle out of 5G cities from US carriers. Whether they feature 5G mmW or sub-6 5G tech, there is a good chance 5G is close to your neck of the woods.

Since carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint only ever announce a couple of 5G areas at a time, we figured you might want a giant list of 5G cities for each, all in one place, that is (hopefully) updated regularly. You’ll find that here.

Verizon 5G Cities

Atlanta, GA Minneapolis, MN
Chicago, IL Providence, RI
Denver, CO St. Paul, MN
Detroit, MI Washington, DC
Indianapolis, IN

AT&T 5G Cities

Atlanta, GA Nashville, TN
Austin, TX New Orleans, LA
Charlotte, NC Oklahoma City, OK
Dallas, TX Orlando, FL
Houston, TX Raleigh, NC
Indianapolis, IN San
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Verizon Adds Another Set of 5G Cities to the Map

Verizon Adds Another Set of 5G Cities to the Map


Verizon added four new 5G cities to its list today, bringing the total to nine. The new Verizon 5G cities are Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington DC.

Like every other Verizon 5G market, these new locations will only have 5G in select areas. This is once again Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband, which is the 5G that doesn’t reach far or through or into buildings well, but it is super fast.

Want specifics on exactly where you’ll find 5G? We’ll leave that to Verizon:

Atlanta, GA:

5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in parts of the following neighborhoods, Downtown, Midtown, and Tech Square, around such landmarks as The Fox Theater, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Home Depot Backyard, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, and parts of Renaissance Park.

  • Downtown
  • Midtown
  • Tech Square

Denver, CO:

5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated

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Sure Looks Like Verizon has a Streaming TV Box on the Way

Sure Looks Like Verizon has a Streaming TV Box on the Way


Verizon might have plans to enter the streaming TV arena in the near future. This one slipped by me the other day, but an FCC filing revealed a Verizon “Stream TV” that could be a WiFi streaming box similar to an Android TV unit or AT&T’s various streaming box options for its numerous streaming TV services.

The device (model JS8V) features 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, Dolby Audio, and a controller. And again, it’s called the Verizon “Stream TV.” I mean, the name kind of sells it all, right?

The device is made by Wistron NeWeb, who just so happens to be the same company that makes AT&T’s custom Android TV box. While I haven’t found any definitive proof that this box runs Android TV, we do know that Google is up for customizing Android TV for customers like this who want a tailored experience for their services. Again, AT&T has … Read the rest

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G has Been Tested

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 10+ 5G has Been Tested


A leak from last week showed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G as a possible Verizon exclusive and now that same device has stopped by the FCC for testing. I’m not sure we learn anything new, thanks to the countless leaks in recent weeks, but it’s always cool to see a device’s 5G tested, since 5G is still so new.

The Verizon Galaxy Note 10+ 5G showed up as model SM-N976V, with that “V” representing Verizon in the way that older Galaxy phone models used to tip off carrier variants. The device has support for Verizon CDMA and LTE, as well as two 5G mmW bands that Big Red uses for their 5G Ultra Wideband. Those two bands are n260 (39GHz) and n261 (28GHz).

There is a whole new set of tests from the FCC for 5G, which is the cool part of this all. This particular filing shows … Read the rest

DEAL: Pixel 3 and 3 XL $400 Off at Best Buy, BOGO Free at Verizon

DEAL: Pixel 3 and 3 XL $400 Off at Best Buy, BOGO Free at Verizon


Verizon and Best Buy are each hosting big time Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL deals this weekend. At Best Buy, you can get between $300 and $400 off either phone, while Verizon has a mix of $300 off and buy one, get one free deals.

Best Buy Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Deals

At Best Buy, you can buy a Verizon Pixel or Pixel 3 XL for $400 off if you buy the phone by adding a new line. Should you not need a new line, they’ll still give you $300 off if you upgrade to either phone. Both discounts require device payment plans for 24 months.

At $300 off, a Pixel 3 would cost $20.83/mo and the Pixel 3 XL would cost $24.99/mo. At $400 off for new lines, you are looking at $16.66/mo or $20.83/mo.

Shop Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL at Best Buy

Verizon Pixel 3,

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Google Would Love to Bring RCS to Your Phone, but US Carriers are Bad

Google Would Love to Bring RCS to Your Phone, but US Carriers are Bad


If you assumed that your US carrier is the reason you haven’t been given access to RCS, which should be the future of SMS, you are probably right. Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer said as much in a Tweet this weekend, while sharing news that they have fully rolled out the new messaging technology to the UK and France. So yeah, US carriers suck as much when it comes to this messaging thing as you guessed.

To back up for a second, let’s recap what Lockheimer is referencing. Just over a month ago, The Verge reported that Google was going to bypass carriers in the UK and France and push out RCS (or “Chat” messaging) on their own, through their Android Messages app. Google never acknowledged any of the report publicly, didn’t write up one of their typical blog posts on what is a pretty major move, and hasn’t … Read the rest

Verizon Moto Z2 Force Getting Pie, Which Means 5G Moto Mod Support

Verizon Moto Z2 Force Getting Pie, Which Means 5G Moto Mod Support


We learned recently that Motorola decided against shipping out Pie to the Moto Z2 Force for customers on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. However, the Pie update was still green lit for Verizon, because without the Pie update, the phone wouldn’t support the 5G Moto Mod, and thus, not be able to access Verizon’s mobile 5G network.

Today, that Pie update is rolling out to Moto Z2 Force owners on Verizon.

While having Pie is great, and it comes with all of the features you expect to be inside of Pie (new navigation options, improved Do Not Disturb, etc.), this update brings support for the 5G Moto Mod, as Motorola said it would back in May.

The software version is labeled as PCX29.159-21 and we assume the package size is large.

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Galaxy Note 10+ 5G for Verizon Disclosed, Appears to be Limited Time Exclusive

Galaxy Note 10+ 5G for Verizon Disclosed, Appears to be Limited Time Exclusive


Not too long ago in April, Verizon’s own CEO stated very clearly that Galaxy Note 10 would feature 5G. He didn’t clarify that there would be a specific 5G variant coming to Big Red, but it makes complete sense. Thanks to an image tweeted by @evleaks this week, it appears that the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is coming to Verizon, most likely as a limited time exclusive.

In the image, it states if you pre-order the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G you’ll receive a free Galaxy Note 10 should you get it on an Unlimited plan. It also says “Get it first at Verizon.”

Unlike the Galaxy S10+ 5G, it seems safer to assume that the 5G variant of the Galaxy Note 10+ is simply a Galaxy Note 10+ with 5G connectivity onboard, but those details aren’t yet known.

Galaxy Note 10 will be announced on August 7.

Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

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Verizon Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+ and Note 8 Get Updated Security Patches

Verizon Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+ and Note 8 Get Updated Security Patches


Verizon is sending out the July security patch to owners of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8. For owners of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, they are receiving June’s patch.

Once updated, S8 owners will be on software version PPR1.180610.011.G950USQU5DSG7, S8+ will have PPR1.180610.011.G955USQU5DSG7, and Note 8 owners will see PPR1.180610.011.N950USQS6DSG4. For the June patch, Galaxy S7 will be on R16NW.G930VVRUACSF2 and S7 Edge owners will have build R16NW.G935VVRUACSF2.

Go get that tasty update.

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Verizon wants you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for a 5G hotspot

Verizon wants you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for a 5G hotspot

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. (credit: Verizon)

Verizon’s 5G mobile service is available in just a handful of cities, but the carrier is charging premium prices to the few people who live in range of the network.

Verizon yesterday announced its first 5G hotspot, namely the Inseego MiFi M1000 that Verizon is selling for $650. On top of the device cost, the monthly fees for 5G service will be higher than 4G even though Verizon’s 5G network barely exists.

Verizon said hotspot-only plans “start at $85 a month (plus taxes and fees).” Verizon describes the $85-per-month hotspot plan as “unlimited” when you go through the online checkout process. But the fine print states that customers get 50GB of high-speed 5G data, and 5G speeds are reduced to 3Mbps after that. The plan treats 5G and 4G data separately;

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