Verizon has the least 5G coverage in the nation with about 11% coverage, compared to AT&T’s 16% and T-Mobile’s 37% coverage. That said, Verizon’s 5G network has the fastest 5G speeds of the major networks, reaching nearly 500Mbps, although not everyone will get these speeds. Some Verizon MVNOs, such as Spectrum Mobile and US Mobile, have 5G availability as well. While Verizon’s 5G coverage is somewhat limited for now, its 4G LTE network is the best in the country, covering 70% of the U.S.
In this Verizon 5G coverage guide:
- Verizon 5G coverage map
- Where does Verizon have the most 5G coverage?
- Where does Verizon have the least 5G coverage?
- How fast are Verizon’s 5G speeds?
- What Verizon 5G phones are available?
- Verizon 5G cell phone plans
- Which Verizon MVNOs have 5G access?
- Frequently asked questions about Verizon 5G coverage
Verizon 5G coverage map
When you click on Verizon’s 5G coverage map below, you’ll notice that the 5G availability is barely noticeable—that’s because Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network covers 11% of the nation, which is a huge improvement from just .001%, which is what they had several months ago. However, you’ll note that you can view Verizon’s 4G and 3G coverage maps as well, which will give you a good idea as to what type of service you’ll get and where. You can also zoom in and compare Verizon coverage in your area to T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.
Where does Verizon have the most 5G coverage?
The states with the most Verizon 5G coverage include:
- Delaware: 82.02%
- New Jersey: 59.43%
- Ohio: 48.30%
- North Carolina: 40.30%
- Maryland: 39.38%
Some cities with solid 5G coverage through Verizon include:
- Cincinnati, OH
- Columbus, OH
- Minneapolis, MN
- Saint Louis, MO
- Philadelphia, PA
- Atlanta, GA
- Indianapolis, IN
- Baltimore, MD
- Cleveland, OH
- Houston, TX
Where does Verizon have the least 5G coverage?
Verizon has 0% 5G coverage in the following states:
- New Hampshire
How fast are Verizon’s 5G speeds?
Finally, some good news. Verizon has the fastest 5G speeds out of all the major networks by a long shot. It’s not even a competition. According to Open Signal, Verizon’s 5G speeds average about 495Mbps, which is blazing fast. Most people don’t get those speeds with their home internet, let alone on mobile data. Conversely, AT&T’s 5G speeds test at about 61Mbps and T-Mobile’s at 49Mbps, both still respectable numbers but nowhere near the lightning-fast speeds of Verizon’s 5G network. Once Verizon’s Ultra Wideband network expands, you’ll be able to enjoy those ridiculously fast data speeds. It’s important to note, however, that given Verizon’s recent 5G expansion, not all of this 5G coverage includes these fast speeds—much of that coverage uses the low band 5G that T-Mobile uses, which grants more coverage at slower speeds.
What Verizon 5G phones are available?
In order to connect to Verizon’s 5G network, you’ll need a 5G-compatible phone. Verizon sells a nice selection of 5G phones from fan-favorite brands, such as Samsung, Apple, LG, and more, and these phones vary considerably in price, from several hundred dollars to pushing $2,000. All of Verizon’s 5G phones are available for purchase via monthly payment plans, which can help mitigate the financial burden of buying a new phone outright. Plus, Verizon always has great phone deals so you’ll want to make sure to check those out. No matter what type of 5G phone you’re looking for, Verizon is bound to have one that suits your needs.
Verizon 5G cell phone plans
In addition to a Verizon 5G phone, you’ll also need a Verizon 5G plan to access this carrier’s 5G network. While some carriers include 5G access with all of their phone plans, Verizon only allows Do More Unlimited, Play More Unlimited, or Get More Unlimited customers to connect to the 5G Ultra Wideband network. Customers on the Start Unlimited plan must pay an additional $10/month.
Which Verizon MVNOs have 5G access?
US Mobile and Spectrum Mobile (which is only available for Spectrum internet customers) both run on Verizon’s powerful 4G LTE network and now have 5G connectivity available for customers. Visible has also announced that it will be launching 5G for compatible iPhones (iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max) in the upcoming months, with compatible Android phones following shortly thereafter.