The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone is now officially available to purchase in Verizon stores and online. The phone will be made available in the U.S. exclusively to Verizon customers for a unknown period before rolling out to the other carriers.
The S10 5G retails for $1,300 for 256GB, and $1,400 for 512GB. Verizon is offering the 256GB model for $54.16 per month for 24 months, and is offering the 512GB model for $58.33 per month for 24 months. New and existing customers can trade-in eligible phones for up to a $450 discount on the S10 5G.
The carrier said access to 5G networks is only available on its Above and Beyond Unlimited plans, and that the carrier will waive the $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 turn on 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 begin offering its first 5G phones by the end of the month. Sprint will begin selling the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub phones to customers by May 31. Sprint said it will make the phones available in its first four expected 5G markets. Those include Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas and Houston, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri. Pre-order for the 5G phones will begin May 17 for customers in those markets.