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    Verizon 5G 10/1/18

    https://www.verizon.com/about/news/5g-here

    300-1Gbps speeds, no data cap. $50 for Vzw customers, $70 for non Vzw customers




    NEW YORK – “5G is here,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chief Executive Officer.

    Continuing its legacy of consumer firsts, Verizon is launching Verizon 5G Home, the world’s first commercial 5G broadband internet service, on October 1. And beginning Thursday at 8am ET, U.S. consumers can visit FirstOn5G.com to learn more about the service and sign up to be a “First On 5G” Member. Verizon 5G Home will initially be available in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. It is built on Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. Verizon is the first company to bring 5G broadband internet service to consumers and is expected to be the first to offer 5G mobile service.

    Verizon has spearheaded the 5G ecosystem for three years, with its 5G Technology Forum, 5G Labs, work with international standards bodies, and collaboration with network equipment and device makers. Further advancing 5G, the company isn’t waiting for the most recent technical standards to deliver 5G Home, pushing ahead with its own proprietary 5G standard in this initial commercial launch. “To be first, we encouraged others in the ecosystem to move more quickly at every step,” said Vestberg. “We appreciate the partnership of network equipment makers, device manufacturers, software developers and chip makers in reaching this critical milestone. The entire wireless industry gets to celebrate.”
    The world’s first commercial 5G service, Verizon 5G Home, is live on Oct 1; service is be available for order on Thursday

    Starting Thursday at 8am ET, consumers can order Verizon 5G Home at FirstOn5G.com. By being an early Member, consumers in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento will get Verizon 5G Home free for three months as part of a special introductory offer available to “First On 5G” Members. After that introductory period, current Verizon Wireless customers with a qualifying smartphone plan will pay $50 per month for the service, while non-Verizon Wireless customers will pay $70 per month. This monthly charge includes all taxes and fees, and does not require an annual contract. There are no additional hardware costs. Verizon 5G Home customers should expect typical network speeds around 300 Mbps and, depending on location, peak speeds of nearly 1 Gig, with no data caps. Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to “cut the cord” or upgrade from their current cable service.

    5G Home customers will also get YouTube TV free the first three months ($40/month thereafter) and a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra device at installation. YouTube TV offers more than 60 networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, popular cable and local sports networks and a cloud DVR, with no storage space limits. With Chromecast Ultra, you can stream from thousands of apps or browse over 200,000 TV shows & movies, 30 million songs, plus radio, sports, games, and more. Apple TV 4K delivers a stunning cinematic experience at home with support for both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR), offering customers an unmatched selection of 4K HDR movies and TV shows from iTunes, Netflix, and Prime Video, and Siri and the Apple TV App make it simple to find and play exactly what you want. Other “First On 5G” membership exclusives include:

    Free white glove installation and equipment. You get professional installation and set-up of all Wi-Fi devices, as well as a free router and router upgrades as they become available in 2019.
    5G Mobile devices. You get the ability to be first in purchasing new 5G mobile devices as soon as they hit the market in your area.
    5G Dedicated service. You get dedicated 5G expert representatives providing world-class support.

    Everyone can sign up anywhere in the U.S. to Become a “First On 5G” member and get exclusive access to Verizon 5G news and information

    Starting October 1, Verizon 5G Home will be available initially in certain neighborhoods in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento. Verizon will rapidly expand its coverage area once we can install the new standards-compliant equipment from our vendors. But starting Thursday, even consumers who live outside the initial launch cities can sign up at FirstOn5G.com to become “First On 5G” Members. You’ll receive updates on when 5G is coming to you, and we’ll keep you apprised of 5G-related news and offers, including the launch of Verizon’s 5G mobility service.

    “’First On 5G’ Members get early access to Verizon 5G Home and are first in line for new services, including 5G mobility,” said Tami Erwin, Verizon’s wireless operations leader. “You want an opportunity to cut the cord with your cable company? Now you can cut the cord and go cable free, while getting fast, reliable home internet service over the hottest new technology.”
    5G Home is built on the world’s first and only 5G Ultra Wideband network

    Verizon 5G Home is unique because it’s built on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network. 5G is only as good as the network it’s built on and Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network is the only 5G network that combines:

    End-to-end deep fiber resources throughout the network
    A large deployment of small cells
    Critical, and best-in-class spectrum holdings, particularly in the millimeter wave bands, the only spectrum with the bandwidth to realize the full 5G potential for capacity, throughput and latency

    “To deliver the full potential of 5G, a wireless network provider must have three fundamental assets: deep fiber resources, a large deployment of small cells and critical spectrum holdings. That’s Ultra Wideband,” said Kyle Malady, Verizon’s chief technology officer. “We will deliver a revolutionary 5G experience that will change how people live, work and play.”
    Verizon is first in the world to deliver a commercial 5G service, with plans for rapid 5G broadband internet expansion and 5G mobility service

    For three years, Verizon has led the way developing and deploying 5G, thereby accelerating 5G innovation and now, its introduction. In 2015, we created the 5G Technology Forum, bringing together key partners like Ericsson, Qualcomm, Intel and Samsung -- to move the entire 5G ecosystem forward. 5G Technology Forum’s technical work resulted in the release of the 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standard in December, 2017. And in 2018, Verizon has achieved a series of technological "firsts" with our 5G technology partners, including:

    First video call placed over a pre-commercial 5G connection on a prototype 5G device at the 2018 Super Bowl with Samsung in February
    First 5G NR data transmission in a lab with Nokia and Qualcomm in February
    First two-way data transmission of 3GPP 5G NR and the first use of multi-carrier aggregation to boost the signal into Gbps range -- outdoors -- with Nokia in June
    First transmission of a 5G NR signal to a receiver in a moving vehicle with Nokia in August
    First data transmission on a commercially deployed 5G NR network in Washington DC in September with Nokia
    First data transmission over commercial 5G NR network equipment to a prototype smartphone device in Minneapolis with Ericsson and Qualcomm in September

    Verizon has led the technology industry with our clear focus on bringing 5G service to consumers as quickly as possible. That’s why our 5G Home service is built on our proprietary 5G TF standard; we are able to deliver results and a 5G network faster than waiting for the formal 3GPP 5G NR standard to be incorporated into network equipment, devices, chipsets and software. As our 5G technology partners bring that hardware, software, chipsets and devices to market on the 3GPP 5G NR standard, we'll upgrade First On 5G Members to that equipment at no charge. When new network equipment is available and introduced, we’ll expand our 5G broadband internet coverage area quickly and bring 5G to additional cities.

    “We spent the last three years driving the industry to bring 5G to consumers as soon as possible,” said Ronan Dunne, head of Verizon’s wireless business. “We developed early standards that allowed the industry and hardware and software manufacturers to build solutions more quickly. As a result of this initiative and ongoing collaboration, we will rapidly deliver the promise of 5G to our customers.”

    Learn more about Verizon’s plans for 5G at https://www.verizon.com/about/our-company/5g.

    Additional materials for media are available here: http://www.verizon5gmedia.com/.
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    I wonder what all the haters that said "Oh but it'll be expensive and have caps." Have to say now?

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    Wonder what the "qualifying plan" will be. Hopefully it is not an unlimited plan to get the $50/month price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckoch125 View Post
    Wonder what the "qualifying plan" will be. Hopefully it is not an unlimited plan to get the $50/month price.
    I was told by an upper corporate rep a few weeks ago that an unlimited data plan was needed to qualify for the discount.


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    I’m close to downtown Houston so hopefully I’m able to sign up.

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    At least we have a date. That means AT&T will probably launch theirs the day before. It also means that competitors will either match or have to exceed the freebies in order to be competitive.

    As for no data caps: Verizon is either super confident with the capacity it's mmWave spectrum can provide or this is only an option for a limited time. We've seen other ISP's launch with no caps only to apply them later.

    First three months free? Awesome.

    YouTube TV free for 3 months plus the option to receive a free Apple TV 4K or Google Chromecast Ultra device? Very cool.

    Free installation, free router plus free router upgrades through 2019? Cool. I guess users will get the proprietary one first then the one that works on industry standards.

    Early access to 5G mobility products? Nice club/membership benefits feel to it.

    Only negative I see is that the service will only be avaialble to a very small amount of people even within the coverage areas at least initially.

    Pricing is really good. I don't know how Verizon's partners' Comcast or Charter will react to this unless they either plan to partner with Verizon (MVNO style) or eventually purchase/merge with the telco? Maybe the latter is the end game plan all along.

    All in all this is good for competition. I'd hope to see wired ISP's take notice and be more competitive with their rates.
    “The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017

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    I really don't care about 5g anymore,it will never be deployed in my neck of the woods.If I can't use it at home it's a no go for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcltoys View Post
    I really don't care about 5g anymore,it will never be deployed in my neck of the woods.If I can't use it at home it's a no go for me.
    For this style of service to really be competitive with the ISP's nationally one or more of the carriers will need to bring this service to rural communities. Thankfully it's in the works.

    Too many rural communities only have one choice for an ISP and sometimes that choice is slow and expensive satellite internet or some 2003 style DSL type of service.

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    do they have any 5G phones in stores yet ??

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    @Jack Hagar
    It's well priced but do they consider deprioritization to be a cap?
    Otherwise it beats the [email protected]#$ out of every local option here even in town as far as speed and price goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sims View Post
    @Jack Hagar
    It's well priced but do they consider deprioritization to be a cap?
    Otherwise it beats the [email protected]#$ out of every local option here even in town as far as speed and price goes.
    No where is depri mentioned. Listen they are using 28 GHz spectrum and even in LA where they have the least of the 4 cities which is 840 MHz of it. In Indy they have 1100 MHz. Put it this way if you add up all of Verizon's, at&t's, T-Mobiles and Sprint 2G/3G/4G spectrum it still doesn't add up to LA 840 MHz of 28 GHz spectrum. And later they'll be adding 39 GHz. And probably several other when they are auction off later this year.
    Last edited by Jack Hagar; 09-12-2018 at 03:44 AM.

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    youtube TV not free

    before said youtube TV included in subscription

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahg View Post
    youtube TV not free

    before said youtube TV included in subscription
    They're giving out 3 free months of YouTubeTv if you want to keep it after that you pay regular price like everyone else which is $40. They never said it would be included. You expect internet and YouTubeTv for $50 a month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahg View Post
    youtube TV not free

    before said youtube TV included in subscription
    Lol. Are you really expecting it free for life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bcltoys View Post
    I really don't care about 5g anymore,it will never be deployed in my neck of the woods.If I can't use it at home it's a no go for me.
    Hopefully AT&T will be able to bring 5G to rural areas in a couple of years.

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