Court was very clear earlier this month that being does not have to postpone 5G rollout and that it will ease the service on schedule. Without any warning to potential customers, Dish has gone above and beyond, rolling out its 5G network in more than 120 cities across the United States.
What’s really interesting about this is that Dish got it right when the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) deadline was nearing its end. If the carrier hadn’t started offering 5G service to at least 20 percent of the U.S. population by June 14, it would have to pay fines as high as $16 million.
In addition, the FCC would increase the fine by a certain amount for each wireless band that is not available. While we can confirm that Dish’s 5G service is actually available in all these 120+ cities in the US, we can give you some details on pricing and supported devices.
For the minimum price of $20 per month, Dish customers can get unlimited calls, texts and 5G data. However, there’s only one phone you can get with a 5G plan, and that’s the Samsung Galaxy S22. On the plus side, the phone is now 50% off, so you can get it for just $400. There’s also the option to purchase a hotspot if you don’t really need another phone.
As far as availability is concerned, you must check ‘Project Genesis’ (the name of the network) official website for the full list, but cities with service at launch would theoretically be Albuquerque, Boise, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Hartford, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Pueblo, Raleigh, Rochester, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Springfield, St. Louis and Stockton.
Keep in mind that Dish has yet to make the launch official, suggesting that the carrier was only sure at the last minute that its 5G network would go live just in time. We will follow up with any additional details as soon as we get them.