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By: Chris Serico
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New 5G Home cities, new phones and a 'World' of gaming bonuses for our customers.

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On today’s Up To Speed, host Chris Serico shared the following updates.

More 5G Home cities

Big news today: We’re announcing the launch of four more 5G Home cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and San Jose! That includes our sleek, all-in-one 5G receiver and wifi router, which customers can install and optimize with the 5G Home install app.

Not only that, new 5G Home customers will snag an Amazon Smart Home Bundle, which includes an Echo Show 5, a Ring Stick-Up Cam, an Echo Dot and an Amazon Smart Plug.

New Pixel

Today marks the launch of the Google Pixel 5. George and Sravya teamed up to highlight all of the cool features of the Pixel 5, Google's newest flagship smartphone and the first Pixel device to harness the power of 5G Ultra Wideband, where available, with faster downloads and ultra-quick loading for YouTube videos.

On Pixel 5, a 90 Hz refresh rate makes scrolling on the 6-inch OLED display smooth as silk. It also delivers all-day battery life with 4,080 mAh of power that supports wireless charging, Extreme Battery Saver for ٰusage and reverse wireless charging to restore power in earbuds or other compatible devices.

Looking to put a better camera in your pocket? The Pixel 5 affirms Google’s reputation for best-in-class photography, by using a smart multi-camera setup to seriously upgrade your photo skills. Here’s how:

  • Ultrawide - Take more dynamic shots of your surroundings and everything in it with a new 16-megapixel ultrawide lens
  • Night Sight - Auto-capture scenes with surprising detail, even in low light, in any camera mode
  • Portrait Light - This Pixel-first feature uses AI to light up the area you want to focus on, making portraits standout
  • Cinematic Pan - Take a cue from your favorite film and create dramatic shots with this fluid stabilizing video feature

Check out all of the details here.

New 5G phone: where fast meets affordable

Introducing the TCL 10 5G UW, a new phone that packs all of the power of 5G Ultra Wideband in the palm of your hand for under $400. It’s not only fast and stylish, it also boasts a 6.5-inch Full HD+ display for extra sharpness and a big, long-lasting battery. Check out all of the TCL 10 5G UW’s specs on Verizon.com.

World of Warships

We continue to provide customers with the best gaming experiences. On today’s episode, Andrew Kameka shared how customers are getting more to help them play World of Warships, the award-winning naval warfare themed game from Wargaming. Starting today, Verizon wireless customers can get $75 of in-game content, including codes for two premium warships (USS Albany & USS Arizona) and access to premium account status for four months. Fios customers can also access the promotion starting November 4.

In addition, Verizon Up customers will have the chance to win one of 300 Super Tickets, starting November 5, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unlocking access to even more World of Warships in-game perks, including: a free USS Alabama ship ($50) and 1,200 Doubloons ($10) of in-game currency per ticket ($60 value in total).

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About the author:

Chris is a member of the Verizon Public Relations team and a contributor to Up To Speed. When he's not singing a cappella or quoting vintage episodes of "The Simpsons," please give him all your burgers.

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