The day has finally arrived, as Verizon has launched its 5G C-Band network. Not only will this improve the 5G connectivity of your favorite smartphone, but it also opens the door to more home internet solutions. Verizon is introducing its 5G Home Internet plans, giving you access to speeds averaging around 300 Mbps.
This new plan is now available in more than 1,700 cities across the US, and if you are in one of those cities, you can sign up and pay just $25 per month. There are two different plans available at launch with Verizon 5G Home and Verizon 5G Home Plus. With 5G Home, you’ll enjoy 5G Ultra Wideband connectivity, along with a plug-and-play setup complete with a Wi-Fi 6 router included. Verizon is also offering a two-year price guarantee, so you won’t have to worry about increased prices over the coming years. As is usually the case, Verizon is also throwing in some goodies, which include Disney+ and AMC+ for six months, a free Google Nest Mini, and a Verizon Stream TV streaming box.
Moving to 5G Home Plus, this is priced at $70 per month or $80 if you opt-out of paper-free billing and Auto Pay. Instead of a two-year price guarantee, this gets upped to three-years, and Verizon is tossing in Verizon Cloud Unlimited to “backup your digital world”. As for the freebies, Disney+ and AMC+ get extended to 12 months, while the Nest Mini is replaced by the Google Nest Hub Max.
Existing Verizon subscribers might be interested in signing up for 5G Home or Home Plus, as you’ll also be able to save up to 50% off these new home internet services with a “qualifying Unlimited phone plan”. This can bring the price down to either $25 per month or $35 per month while bundling the service with your cell phone plan.
If you want to see if 5G Home or 5G Home Plus are available in your area, you can head over to Verizon’s landing site to determine whether you qualify. Unfortunately, it’s not available where we live, but Verizon does state that it plans on rolling out 5g Ultra Wideband to more areas over the coming years to cover more customers.