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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Verizon today announced that it is rolling out 5G service in select areas of four new cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC.

As with the current cities where Verizon is working on 5G (Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Providence), the 5G service is limited in scope and has been made available in "dense, urban areas where people tend to congregate," such as public parks, monuments, college campuses, and stadiums.


Verizon's press release has specific listings of the areas where 5G connectivity is available in each city.

Verizon has said that it plans to bring its 5G service to more than 30 cities in 2019, including Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, San Diego, and Salt Lake City.

Using Verizon's 5G network in 2019 requires a 5G-enabled device, and those are limited at this time. 5G works on the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, among other devices.

Apple's iPhones will not be able to connect to 5G networks until an iPhone that supports 5G is released. Apple is working on 5G devices and is expected to release the first 5G iPhone in fall 2020.

Article Link: Verizon Rolls Out 5G Support to Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis and Washington, DC


macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2017
Cary, NC, USA
I know it won't happen, but just imagine... for a moment...

September 2019, on stage, and Phil Schiller invites "a special guest" on stage, and it's John Legere (or the Verizon CEO), and announces "iPhone 5G Max".


macrumors member
Jul 29, 2005
There was a video posted here not long ago showing up to nearly 2 Gbps download on 5G. That’s insane. Can’t wait to see it implemented on an iPhone


Apr 6, 2010
Why do we need 5G in parks, Stadiums and Colleges? The first two just need some reliable service period. Colleges usually have a wifi blanket anyway.
Isn’t high frequency range 5g supposed to help with contention issues? At gigs / busy areas here even if you have full 4g you can find yourself better off on 3G as too many people are cramming the airwaves with 4g.
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