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Frequently asked questions
5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology that will have a massive impact on how we live, learn, work and play, paving the way for unprecedented innovations that will reshape the world. Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband may help shape that future with its low latency, massive capacity and ultra-fast speeds.
In addition to its 5G Ultra Wideband network, Verizon launched 5G Nationwide last year. This allows customers with 5G-enabled devices in Verizon 5G coverage areas to use the high-performance 5G Ultra Wideband network where it’s available and fall back on Nationwide 5G network where it’s not.
The 5G Ultra Wideband network uses the high-band, millimeter wave spectrum to deliver our best 5G experience available today. Think of 5G Ultra Wideband like an incredibly wide, superfast highway, with millions of trucks traveling inches apart from one another at breakneck speeds. The ultrafast speeds and reduced lag time (latency) can provide smartphones with new capabilities for activities like multi-player gaming on the go, streaming 4K 2 movies and video chatting in HD. And with its massive bandwidth, 5G Ultra Wideband will eventually be able to support many more devices of the future in the Internet of Things.
5G Nationwide, meanwhile, uses a different, low-band spectrum that involves dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS). DSS is a technology that allows 5G service to run simultaneously with 4G LTE on multiple spectrum bands. With DSS, in Verizon 5G coverage areas, whenever customers move outside Verizon’s high-band Ultra Wideband coverage area, their 5G-enabled devices will remain on 5G technology using the lower bands. By deploying both technologies together, Verizon is able to use its full portfolio of current spectrum resources to serve both 4G and 5G customers, maximizing their customers’ 5G experiences on the Verizon network.
1 5G Ultra Wideband 4K UHD streaming available on 4K-capable devices.
All of our plans include access to our 5G Nationwide network. And, in addition, our Play More, Do More, and Get More Unlimited plans include access to 5G Ultra Wideband. And when you have 5G Nationwide combined with 5G Ultra Wideband you'll get our absolute best performance.* Learn more about our 5G plans here.
* 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities. 5G Nationwide access requires a 5G Nationwide–capable device. 5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Ultra Wideband access requires a 5G Ultra Wideband-capable device inside the 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area. 5G Ultra Wideband (UW) access included with Get More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited and Play More Unlimited plans; or Start Unlimited plan $10/mo. Downloads over 5G UW. Depending on location, uploads over 5G UW or 4G LTE; uploads over 4G LTE will not count towards your 4G LTE data allowance.
We said we’d lead on 5G, and we are. Verizon launched the world’s first 5G mobile network with a commercially available 5G-enabled smartphone, the 5G moto mod. Right now, you can find the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network in parts of dozens of major cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia and more. Check out the map above for the full list. In addition, you can browse to see our 5G Nationwide coverage.
Don't see your city? More 5G Ultra Wideband cities are coming soon, and in fact by the end of 2021, we expect to have 5G Ultra Wideband available in parts of over 80 cities in the U.S. Come back often to see updates.
Yes, you'll need a 5G-capable phone to access 5G service. If you have a 5G smartphone or a 5G moto mod connected to a compatible Motorola smartphone, you can access the 5G Ultra Wideband network through select Unlimited plans. Verizon Wireless offers the most 5G devices of any carrier from a wide variety of leading manufacturers, including the iPhone, Galaxy, Pixel and more. You can also access the 5G Ultra Wideband network with a 5G Jetpack on the Unlimited plans with the 5G Ultra Wideband Hotspot Data plan. You can also access it with a 5G Jetpack, tablet or laptop on the Unlimited Plus plan. To see a list of 5G-capable Ultra Wideband and Nationwide smartphones, visit our 5G phones page.
You decide! Our 4G LTE network covers more than 2.68 million square miles, 327 million people and over 99% of the U.S. population — and continues to expand.(i) Verizon Verizon has received more J.D. Power Network Quality Awards than any other provider in this study, 26 times in a row. And we were ranked highest for overall network performance for a record 13th time by RootMetrics*, the nation's most rigorous and scientific network tester.
We're proud of the reputation and the awards that we've earned. But we're even prouder that they demonstrate the proof that we've built a network that really works for you.
*America's best network based on rankings from the RootMetrics® US National RootScore® Report: 2H 2020. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 3 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon.
5G Home Internet is the first internet powered by 5G Ultra Wideband, and it's built to connect your home with internet that's ready for the future. Delivered by the same powerful 5G Ultra Wideband technology as Verizon's 5G mobile service, you'll get fast Wi-Fi internet speeds with ultra-low lag to power many devices at once.
To see if your area has Verizon 5G Home Internet service yet, please visit our check availability page.
5G may give rise to new, groundbreaking apps and major enhancements to existing apps. What seemed unthinkable on 4G could become commonplace on 5G. These are just a few of the breakthroughs that might happen in the future:
- Multi-player gaming on the go with ultra-low lag time
- Video calls that are consistently crisp and clear
- Augmented reality, virtual reality and extended reality
- Lighter, streamlined wearable devices like smart glasses that might provide directions in real time or direct users to products in a store.
For example, imagine standing on the street wearing smart glasses and entering a digital world that is fully integrated with your actual surroundings. You could see multiple real-time videos at once that integrate with your environment. This is the vision of 5G.
To learn more about how Verizon is helping to move the future of 5G forward, visit our 5G apps page.
Verizon 5G Edge is a mobile edge computing platform available for businesses. It was designed to enable developers to build applications for mobile end-users and wireless edge devices with ultra-low latency. By integrating AWS cloud services into Verizon’s 5G network, Verizon is helping to bring the cloud closer to mobile end users and connected devices, which will unlock a wide range of transformative applications. For example, 5G Edge might enable AI, near real-time connectivity and other new technologies to fight fraud, power humanized assistants, speed up transactions, shorten settlement cycles, and accelerate market forecasting, buying and selling.
Yes, all currently offered Prepaid plans include 5G Nationwide access. Additionally, 5G Ultra Wideband is available in parts of dozens of major cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia and more. Don't see your city? More 5G Ultra Wideband cities are coming soon, and in fact by the end of 2021, we expect to have 5G Ultra Wideband available in parts of over 80 cities in the U.S. Talk & Text plan is limited to 2G data speeds only.
25G Ultra Wideband 4K UHD streaming available on 4K-capable devices.
5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities. 5G Nationwide access requires a 5G Nationwide-capable device, which automatically connects when you’re in a 5G coverage area. Devices manufactured before 2020 are not 5G Nationwide compatible.
5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Ultra Wideband access requires a 5G-capable device inside the 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area. 5G Ultra Wideband (UW) access included with Get More Unlimited, Do More Unlimited and Play More Unlimited plans; or Start Unlimited plan for $10/mo. Downloads over 5G UW. Depending on location, uploads over 5G UW or 4G LTE; uploads over 4G LTE will not count towards your 4G LTE data allowance.