Sioux Falls is on the front lines of the next frontier in cellular phone service.

KSFY-TV is reporting that customers on select devices in South Dakota's largest city can now access a 5G network in the downtown area.

According to Verizon spokesperson Steve Van Dinter, the company's 5G Ultra Wideband officially went live in Sioux Falls Tuesday (November 19) morning. Initially, the service will be concentrated around landmarks like Levitt at the Falls, the Orpheum Theatre, the Washington Pavilion, the State Theatre, and the US Federal Courthouse.

So far only 5G compatible devices, like Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G or LG's ThinQ 5G, will work on the network. Apple is expected to unveil 5G compatible iPhones in 2020.

Verizon is currently offering its 5G technology in 18 cities around the country.

  • Sioux Falls
  • Boston
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Omaha
  • Chicago
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Denver
  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Atlanta
  • Detroit
  • Indianapolis
  • Washington DC
  • Phoenix
  • Boise
  • Panama City, Florida
  • New York City

5G access is expected in more than 30 cities by the end of this year.

Sioux Falls, Boston, and Houston are the only cities in America to currently offer Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service.

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