For an extra $10 month on top of typical Verizon unlimited plans, you'll have unlimited 5G data.
Just like 4G a few years ago, initial 5G coverage will be limited to a few markets and the same goes for Verizon.
Motorola's 5G add-on costs $350 (about £265, AU$495), as much as the the Moto Z3 itself at some online retailers. We'll undoubtedly be hearing more about Verizon's 5G plans soon, so stay tuned for more, but in the meantime, head down to the comments section and let us know if you'll be signing up for Verizon's 5G service on April 11.
Verizon was careful to say that "5G data usage" will be unlimited without slowdowns, so those de-prioritization thresholds will still apply to 4G usage. Samsung will eventually launch Galaxy S10 5G as a timed Verizon exclusive, but that won't be arriving until sometime this summer.
At the end of the day, the Moto Z3, with the thick 5G Moto Mod, is phone and it gets you a 5G signal before anyone else - depending (another "depending") on where you live. For example, while Verizon's charging $10 extra per month for "unlimited" 5G, T-Mobile's committed to not raising prices for 5G plans for the next three years.
Come April 11, customers in the first two 5G Ultra Wideband mobility cities will be able to experience all the benefits of this "true" next-gen network, including "ultra-fast wireless speeds" enabling movie downloads and streaming "in seconds", as well as "ultra-low latency" allowing "business customers to video conference and collaborate remotely in near real time".
The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which now start at $75 for one person without 5G.
As we've said many times: Carriers and device makers will be slinging 5G around hard this year. That's not a bad deal if you're looking for quick access to 5G, as long as you're okay having to carry a huge Moto Z3 contraption in your pocket.
What happens if you aren't in a 5G area?
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg on the opportunities for growth, what 5G will mean for consumers, the telecom's cost cutting and the outlook for the US economy. If you want one, the 5G Moto Mod will go up for pre-order on March 14 for $50.
Wireless providers are rushing to be the first to roll out 5G technology.