What is 5G

5G is the successor of 4G (LTE) and ist 5th generation of mobile communication.

The 5G standard enable a 10 times faster data transfer, then LTE does and you can communicate in realtime. 5G will have a massive impact on how we live, learn, work and play, paving the way for unprecedented innovations that will reshape the world.

With which phones you can use 5G?

You will need a 5G-capable phone to access 5G service. To see a list of 5G-capable Ultra Wideband and Nationwide smartphones, visit our 5G phones page.

Verizons offers for 5G smartphone

If you have a 5G smartphone or a 5G moto mod connected to a compatible Motorola smartphone, you can access the 5G Ultra Wideband network through select Unlimited plans. You can also access the 5G Ultra Wideband network with a 5G Jetpack on the Unlimited plans with the 5G Ultra Wideband Hotspot Data plan. You can also access it with a 5G Jetpack, tablet or laptop on the Unlimited Plus plan.

The difference between 5G Ultra wideband and 5G Nationwide

The 5G Ultra Wideband network uses the high-band, ultra-wide millimeter wave spectrum to deliver the best 5G experience available today. Think of 5G Ultra Wideband like an incredibly wide, superfast highway, with millions of trucks traveling inches apart from one another at breakneck speeds. The ultrafast speeds and reduced lag time (latency) can provide smartphones with new capabilities for activities like multiplayer gaming on the go, streaming 4K 2 movies and video chatting in HD. And with its massive bandwidth, 5G Ultra Wideband will be able to support many more devices of the future in the Internet of Things.

5G Nationwide, meanwhile, uses a different, low-band spectrum that involves dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS). DSS is a technology that allows 5G service to run simultaneously with 4G LTE on multiple spectrum bands. With DSS, whenever customers move outside of the company network like Verizon high-band Ultra Wideband coverage area, their 5G-enabled devices will remain on 5G technology using the lower bands.

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