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Verizon Names Chicago, Minneapolis the First of Its 30 5G Cities

March 13, 2019, 1:15 PM

Verizon Communications Inc. aims to be the first U.S. carrier out of the gate to offer mobile 5G service, naming two cities -- Chicago and Minneapolis -- for an initial launch next month of the advanced cellular technology.

In a glimpse of how the industry may structure pricing for its newest service, Verizon’s existing customers with unlimited data plans can add 5G service for $10 more a month, according to a statement.

Verizon sidestepped one of the main challenges to 5G introduction -- the absence of 5G phones -- by offering an adaptation. Starting Thursday, the company is taking orders ...