The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone is now officially available for purchase at Verizon stores and online. The phone will be available in the US exclusively for Verizon customers for an unknown period before deploying to other operators.
The S10 5G has a cost of $ 1,300 for 256GB, and $ 1,400 for 512GB. Verizon offers the 256GB model for $ 54.16 per month for 24 months, and offers the 512GB model for $ 58.33 per month for 24 months. New and existing customers can negotiate up to $ 450 on the S10 5G.
The operator said access to 5G networks is only available in its Unlimited plans from Above and Beyond, and the operator will have a $ 10 per month fee to access the 5G network for a limited time.
While Verizon's 5G network is currently only available in Chicago and Minneapolis, Verizon announced 20 new cities where it will activate its 5G ultra-wideband network this year.
The new cities include Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Des Moines, Iowa; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Indianapolis, Indiana; Kansas City, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Providence, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, D.C.
Sprint announced that it will start offering its first 5G phones by the end of the month. Sprint will begin selling LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub phones to customers on May 31. Sprint said it will make phones available in its first four planned 5G markets. Those include Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas and Houston, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri. The advance order for 5G phones will begin May 17 for customers in those markets.