September 2020: 5G is now available from Verizon in Las Vegas. This means all three major providers are now offering 5G in the said city.

This paves the way to more choices compared to the previous months, for instance, when Samsung released the first 5G ready phones to the world in March. In relation to this, Apple has likewise launched the iPhone 12 with 5G. A fine print must be noted in the midst of the many different flavors of 5G made available nowadays.

“Each flavor balances speed versus coverage differently so there will be some areas that are wicked fast but only within a square mile or so. Other areas may report as 5G but use the 4G (LTE) towers and therefore 4G “like” speeds,”

The key to real benefits from 5G will be coverage density which is harder to achieve than with 4G.