Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G on AT&T, Verizon is now taking pre-orders of the phone from its customers. The phone will show up in Verizon’s stores on May 16th. For the privilege of being among the first to beta test the company’s 5G network, you’ll need to shell out $1,300 for the 256GB model or $1,400 if you simply have to have 512GB of internal storage. Naturally, you’ll also be able to split that into 24 monthly payments of about $55 if you don’t want to pay the full price up front.
As usual, Samsung is throwing in a few extra perks for those who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G from Verizon. Included with your pre-order of the phone, you’ll receive the Samsung Galaxy Buds (check out our review) and the Samsung Wireless Charging Battery Pack. While those freebies will help soften the blow of the phone’s price, keep in mind that Verizon will be charging you an extra $10 per month to connect to its 5G network in addition to the standard charger for its Above and Beyond Unlimited plans.
As of right now, Verizon’s 5G network is lit up in Minneapolis and Chicago, but the company has also announced that it will be bringing 5G speeds to an additional 20 markets by the end of 2019. Cities that will be getting 5G this year include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.
Will you be jumping onto Verizon’s 5G network with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G or will you be waiting things out until more devices become available and 5G availability is more widespread?