Verizon’s new 5G coverage maps show just how sparse the network is

Color-coded map of city.
Enlarge / Verizon 5G in Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore area.

Verizon has continually touted its rollout of 5G as it reaches more cities with the latest cellular technology, but new coverage maps confirm what consumers have experienced: Verizon’s 5G network is only sparsely deployed even in major cities.

You can check out Verizon’s new coverage maps that show 5G mobile deployment in 18 cities on the Verizon website, and we’ll show you some highlights in this article. In many of the maps, you’ll see one or two densely populated areas covered by 5G, with just small pockets of 5G scattered throughout the surrounding streets. You’ll also see a lot of areas where there is 5G on each street but not between each street, suggesting that Verizon 5G doesn’t penetrate indoors.

Here’s how to read each coverage map. For each city, we’ll start with Verizon’s extremely basic and blocky map that displays gray shapes for areas that have at least some 5G and white shapes for parts of the city that have no 5G at all.

After each city map, you’ll see a selection of Verizon’s more detailed maps for individual parts of that city, which include street grids. On these street maps, the dark, reddish areas show where Verizon 5G can be accessed. But most of the streets and neighborhoods in each map are in light pink, which means that 4G LTE is available but 5G is not.

This first gallery covers Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Providence, and St. Paul, which were the first five cities to get Verizon 5G. Chicago and Minneapolis were first, in early April, so Verizon has had more than seven months to build out the network in those cities. But even in those cities, 5G is still only in limited areas, so customers will get 4G in most places. Take a look:

Obviously, things aren’t going to be much better in cities where Verizon’s 5G network was deployed more recently. After the initial rollout to five cities, Verizon on July 31 announced the arrival of 5G in Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. Here are some Verizon 5G coverage maps from those cities:

Now let’s finish by taking a look at a few of the cities where Verizon 5G is much newer: New York City, Houston, and Boston. Verizon launched 5G in New York in late September and in Houston and Boston this week. Here are some of the maps:

5G is no revolution

Verizon also offers 5G in Boise, Dallas, Omaha, Panama City, Phoenix, and Sioux Falls. You can check out all the maps from each city and zoom in and out on street grids at the Verizon website. Verizon says its 5G is “coming soon” to another 10 cities, namely Cincinnati, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Salt Lake City, and San Diego.

T-Mobile also publishes 5G coverage maps.

The scarcity of Verizon 5G isn’t surprising, as Verizon’s early rollout relies on millimeter-wave signals that don’t travel far and are easily blocked by walls and other obstacles. So far, Verizon 5G hasn’t been able to cover all the seating areas in NFL stadiums and NBA arenas, either. Rural areas will be even less likely to get millimeter-wave 5G coverage.

It’s clear that 5G isn’t the revolutionary technology promised by carriers and government officials like Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who has stoked 5G hype while attempting to preempt regulation by local governments. AT&T and other mobile carriers have urged the FCC to exclude 5G from the government’s data collection. Even though Verizon and T-Mobile have voluntarily published 5G coverage maps, an FCC requirement could force carriers to provide more accurate and detailed data than they are sharing today.

Verizon 5G should become more widespread as the company deploys it on the lower-frequency bands currently used for 4G, but Verizon has warned that 5G on lower frequencies won’t bring the big speed increases seen on millimeter-wave bands. Instead, Verizon says 5G on lower frequencies will be more like “good 4G,” so consumers won’t even notice much of a difference if they already have strong 4G coverage. These limits are a good thing to keep in mind when Verizon tries to upsell you on a 5G plan, as the company charges an extra $10 a month for 5G service even if you end up using 4G almost exclusively.

B&H’s Cyber Monday Sale delivers deals on AirPods Pro, Apple Watches, iPads, Macs; plus free gift offers

B&H’s has launched special Cyber Monday pricing on a variety of Apple products, from deals on AirPods Pro, iPads and 16-inch MacBook Pros, to free gift offers with MacBooks and iMacs. We’ve rounded up the steepest discounts and best free gift offers to create an easy-to-use savings guide for quick and easy shopping now through Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday Sale at BandH

AirPods deals

One of the season’s hottest gifts, both Apple AirPods Pro and AirPods 2 are on sale for Cyber Monday at B&H.

Take advantage of a $40 cash discount on 2019 AirPods with Wireless Charging Case or a $15 instant rebate on Apple AirPods Pro, the latter of which matches the lowest price we’ve seen to date on the new earbuds. According to our research, B&H’s expected 7-14 day lead time for the AirPods Pro beats Amazon and Apple’s reported month-long wait.

Deals on Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro

Lowest prices on MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros

Cyber Monday MacBook Air and MacBook Pro deals

Save up to $1,700 instantly on MacBook Pros

Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops are also marked down for Cyber Monday, with cash savings up to $1,700 off. These deals include a variety of spec options, from upgraded models with more RAM to configs with additional storage and enhanced graphics. In the case of the closeout 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro bargains, shoppers can pick up a loaded system for under $2,300. And it’s not just clearance Macs that are on sale. Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro is also up to $200 off, with many configs in stock and ready to ship.

2019 16-inch MacBook Pro deals

2019 MacBook Air deals

2019 13-inch MacBook Pro deals

Stellar closeout savings on 2018 13-inch MacBook Pros

Limited supply: 512GB 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro $400 off

Killer Deals: Up to $1,700 off 2018 15-inch MacBook Pros

*Special activation instructions: To activate the discounts, you must shop through the pricing links in this post from a laptop, desktop or iPad. We apologize, but the offer cannot be redeemed through mobile apps at this time. Need help? Send us a note at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist.

2019 15-inch MacBook Pro price drops

Free gift offers

B&H is also throwing in a free gift with select configurations, from ultraportable 2018 MacBook Airs to loaded 15-inch MacBook Pros.

The MacBook Airs linked below are not only $300 off, but they come with a free pair of JBL Free X Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds valued at $149.95. Great for use in the gym due to their IPX5 rating, the JBL Free X earphones include a battery case for up to 20 hours of use on a single charge.

Also available is a free gift promotion on 2018 MacBook Pros and 2019 iMacs. Each model linked below comes with a free Xerox B215 Multifunction Printer that retails for $249.99. The printer offers print, copy and scan capabilities, with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (great for home offices). To snap up the promotions, simply select your favorite offer below and look for the free gift in-cart.

Save $300 on MacBook Airs + free JBL earbuds

Save up to $1,000 on Macs + free printer

Mac mini and iMac savings

Apple’s iMac 4K and iMac 5K desktops are hundreds of dollars off

Those looking for an all-in-one solution or a desktop Mac that’s also portable can save hundreds on current iMac, 27-inch iMac Pro and Mac mini models. Enjoy up to $720 off instantly with free shipping and a variety of financing incentives at B&H.

2018 Mac mini deals

2019 iMac deals

iMac Pro deal

Hundreds off closeout iMacs

Apple Watch deals

Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals at BandH

Apple Watch deals are in effect for Cyber Monday

Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals are also heating up hours before the big day, with Series 5 styles on sale from $379. A sampling of the promotions can be found below, while even more Apple Watch deals are available 24/7 in the Apple Watch Price Guide.

Apple Watch Series 5 deals (GPS Only)

Apple Watch Series 5 deals (GPS + Cellular)

iPad deals

iPad Cyber Monday deals

Apple iPad and iPad Pro models are eligible for holiday savings

Last, but certainly not least, Apple’s handy iPad and iPad Pro are on sale for Cyber Monday. Prices start at $289 for the tablets, with many more deals available around the clock in our iPad Price Guide.

10.2-inch iPad deals

11-inch iPad Pro deals

Current 12.9-inch iPad Pro deals

Additional Apple Cyber Monday deals

AppleInsider and Apple authorized resellers are also running additional exclusive savings on Apple hardware for Cyber Monday that will not only deliver the lowest prices on many of the items, but also throw in bonus discounts on AppleCare, software and more. These deals are as follows:

Interested in additional Apple hardware? See if there is a Mac, iPad or Apple Watch deal that will save you $100s by checking out

Same-Day Shipping Service By Target Now Available In-App – Chemical News Reports

You have to no longer open desktop website of Target to use its same-day delivery service Shipt if you require getting your delivery as soon as possible. The retail behemoth is conveying the service to its Android and iOS mobile applications, just in time for a few on-the-go (and probably last-minute) shopping for Thanksgiving.

While the platform does not need a membership to employ, it has a price tag of $10 for every delivery unless you shell out $99 yearly for limitless deliveries on orders for more than $35. Target is taking an extra measure to win clients over, although, and is providing free same-day shipping for a restricted time. From this week, the firm will ship orders that surpass $75 placed using its app or its website at no price. Certainly, those who have never used Shipt before can still enroll for a 4-week test to receive free shipping.

Target extended its same-day delivery platform all over the US and rolled out a devoted shopping experience of Shipt in mid-2019 on its website. Earlier, you would have to visit Shipt’s site or employ its separate mobile application to be capable of enjoying its advantages. With arrival of same-day delivery on mobile, Target is more prepared to go face to face this holiday shopping season with Amazon.

On a related note, Drive Up (the same-day service by Target) is now available in the US all over 50 states. If you have never employed Drive Up earlier, the service lets you to order products via the mobile app of the retailer and then select them up at a devoted parking place at your domestic Target store. Once you are at the destination, an employee will give you your order at your car.With this expansion, Drive Up is accessible at 1,750 retail locations by Target all over the nation.

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