Verizon Wireless recently announced a nationwide 5G network to fill the gaps between its faster Ultra Wideband 5G. This new network was announced at Apple’s iPhone event on October 13, 2020 and uses DSS to share the existing LTE spectrum with 5G if necessary. According to Verizon, this network includes 200 million people.
Android phones can fully support this network. According to George Koroneos, Verizon’s technical storyteller, few Samsung models are the first to be updated to access 5G nationwide on Verizon. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G series, S20 5G UW, S20 Ultra 5G, S20 + 5G, A71 5G UW, or A51 5G UW, keep an eye out for a software update that will allow you to access the new network can access.
If you have any other Verizon 5G enabled device, you will likely receive an update in the coming weeks that adds support for the new 5G network. You can check the Abizon coverage map to see if you are covered by this new 5G network. Unlike Verizon’s Ultra Wideband network, all Verizon customers should be able to use this network if they have a compatible phone.