Ahead of Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) in Los Angeles this week, Verizon also announced the "first ever" 5G call across a commercial network using a simulated smartphone with Ericsson and Qualcomm, after the latter two companies demonstrated the capability in Sweden last week.
First adopters will be able to receive fixed broadband internet service for three months at no charge. Residents of "certain neighborhoods" in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento can pre-order access beginning on Thursday. After that, though, the cost goes up considerably: Verizon wireless customers with a qualifying phone plan will pay $50 a month while the service will run subscribers without Verizon Wireless $70 a month. "We developed early standards that allowed the industry and hardware and software manufacturers to build solutions more quickly".
"Verizon 5G Home is ideal for consumers looking to "cut the cord" or upgrade from their current cable service", the company said. According to Verizon, both of these totals includes all taxes and fees, and do not require an annual contract.More news: Why Hurricane Florence Is So Dangerous
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Launching a 5G broadband service has been part of Verizon's 5G roll-out for a while, as the carrier gears up toward launching its 5G mobile network next year.