Verizon is now selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, but Verizon’s 5G network is still scarce.
That means you could buy the Galaxy S10 5G without the guarantee that you’d actually ever connect to Verizon’s 5G network.
So far, Verizon’s 5G network is only available in “parts” of Minneapolis and Chicago. The carrier is activating its 5G network in 30 cities total in 2019, but it didn’t say exactly when.
It’s best to wait and see when 5G will be available in your area before buying a 5G-capable smartphone.
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You can buy and use Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G smartphone that can connect to Verizon’s 5G network starting May 16, but there aren’t many places in the US where Verizon actually has a 5G network — at least for now.
5G is the new mobile network standard that’s said to be significantly faster than the 4G LTE networks we’ve been using so far to connect to the internet on our smartphones. Verizon claims its 5G network will let you stream 4K video with ease, video chat without drops, and things that took minutes to download will instead take seconds.
Someone from New York can buy the Galaxy S10 5G and they won’t encounter Verizon’s 5G network until the carrier actually activates it there — and there’s no telling exactly when your area will get Verizon’s 5G network.
The carrier’s 5G network is currently active in two cities — Minneapolis and Chicago — and it plans to activate its 5G network in 30 cities in 2019. Verizon listed the next 20 cities that will get its 5G network, but it didn’t say when the network will arrive.
As for Minneapolis and Chicago, Verizon said its 5G network is only available in “parts” of those cities.
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