The month of April saw the first big rollouts of the new fifth-generation (or 5G) ultra wideband cellular networks. So far, it’s gone live in three countries – Switzerland, South Korea, and the United States – although it’s only available in a few areas as of yet, with Verizon offering the service in Chicago and Minneapolis. (Verizon has more than 30 new cities planned for 5G network expansion in 2019 alone, and you can see a list of current coverage zones right here.)
Since it’s new technology, there aren’t many phones that are compatible with 5G out of the box right now. Motorola’s Moto Z3, however, is one of the few that is. Thanks to the 5G Moto Mod (which attaches directly to the back of the phone), Chicago and Minneapolis residents can take advantage of Verizon’s new
The Moto Mod system allows owners of Motorola Z-series phones to attach peripherals like expanded batteries, hi-res cameras, stereo speakers, game controllers, and more to the back of their devices, greatly expanding the phone’s capabilities. This makes the Moto Z3 an ideal candidate for 5G, with the
The Moto Z3 5G Moto Mod itself (without the phone) will cost $350 alone, but for a limited time, Verizon is offering a $150 discount with the purchase of a Moto Z3 and
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