Verizon is now offering wireless based 5G Home internet service for your home. This isn’t a mobile offering, but an actual home internet service with speeds up to 940 Mbps with no monthly data caps. Furthermore, Current Verizon Wireless (mobile) customers can sign up for Verizon wireless home internet service for only $50 per month and get the first 3 months free! The price for new customers is $70 per month which is still a good value considering the speeds.
The service goes live on October 1st, 2018, but Verizon is taking preorders now. You can check if the service is available in your area. Per their announcement, the initial rollout is to homes in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. If Verizon 5G wireless home internet isn’t available in your area, check out their Fios internet only plans, which offers similar speeds and pricing.
What’s Included with Verizon 5G Wireless Internet
Verizon’s wireless home internet service goes by the name “5G Home” and Verizon is really going after cord cutters with this deal. Currently, when you sign up you get the following “extras.”
- Your choice of Apple TV or Chromecast
- 3 months of YouTube TV for free!
- All hardware and upgrades free for the first year
This will allow you to ditch your cable box and have over 60 cable and network TV channels through YouTube TV and the free streaming device. All this comes with you just paying an affordable price for wireless home internet.
What Equipment is Installed for Verizon 5G Home Wireless Internet
Two pieces of 5G Home equipment will be installed at your home free of charge:
- Indoor or outdoor 5G receiver
- 5G router
The type of receiver (indoor or outdoor) you get depends on the 5G signal strength. If needed, Wi-Fi extenders will be installed in the home, at no charge, to ensure adequate Wi-Fi coverage for the entire house.
The best part of the deal is during this initial rollout there are no annual contracts, no additional fees or taxes, and no additional equipment charges! This seems like a very different approach than we are used to with cable TV and telecom companies.
What Exactly Is 5G Wireless Internet
We are all used to 4G, also called LTE, for smartphone voice and data. 4G means the 4th generation wireless standard. Recent advances in wireless technology have enabled wireless companies to offer the next generation of wireless knows as 5G. The bandwidth capabilities of 5G are so great that Wireless companies will soon be able to offer wireless service to your home router and provide internet to your entire home.
5G Home Support
When signing up for 5G Home, you don’t just home internet and a great start to cutting the cord. You get a hands-on installation that ensures everything goes smoothly. Then, you get exclusive access to a 24-hour concierge line to answer any questions. They really want this new service to succeed.
What Speed is Verizon 5G Home Wireless Internet Service
This is the question that’s been on everyone’s mind since we started hearing rumblings of 5G wireless home internet. There have also been questions about weather and environmental conditions affecting the service.
However, Verizon has indicated that 5G Home will typically deliver speeds around 300 Mbps. It can vary based on your locations, but maximum speeds are touted at 940 Mbps. That’s nearly a gigabit of bandwidth! Furthermore, there are NO DATA CAPS!!!
When it comes to weather affecting the service Verizon clearly states on their website that:
“In our testing, including rain and windy environments, there have been no indications of typical weather issues affecting 5G Home service”
This is looking like a fantastic solution for cutting the cord. Be sure to check availability in your area and sign up.
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