The Motorola 5G moto mod for Verizon will be available starting March 14th


It wasn’t too long ago last year that Motorola and Verizon announced the 5G moto mod. The 5G moto mod is designed to bring 5G connectivity to your moto Z3 smartphone, even though Verizon’s 5G network isn’t that significant. Right now you can get a taste of Verizon 5G in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis.

For most users across the United States, the 5G moto mod isn’t going to make much sense for them to purchase. Not only will you need to be in a Verizon 5G coverage area, which is limited, but you’ll also need to own the Z3 and pay extra for the 5G service.

To use the 5G moto mod you must have a Motorola moto z3 smartphone or order one when you pre-order the 5G moto mod. In order to connect to the 5G Ultra Wideband network, you must be in a 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area and have a compatible 5G plan. The Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network will be available in select areas in Chicago, IL, and Minneapolis, MN. If you’re out of the 5G coverage area and have a moto z3 with 5G moto mod attached, your device will connect to the 4G LTE network.

In order to connect to the 5G network from your Motorola Moto z3 with 5G moto mod attached, you’ll need to be on one of our Unlimited smartphone plans. If you’re not on an Unlimited smartphone plan when ordering the 5G moto mod, you’ll need to switch to one to begin using the 5G moto mod on your moto z3.

Our 5G Ultra Wideband plans include a feature add-on fee of $10/month that will be waived for the first three months for a limited time.

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Here are the following areas Verizon says will have 5G coverage in Chicago:

  • The Loop
  • The Gold Coast
  • River North
  • Old Town
  • Magnificent Mile – Verizon Store

Chicago: 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in The Loop, specifically areas of the West Loop and the South Loop, around landmarks such as Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and The Chicago Theatre. You will also have 5G Ultra Wideband coverage around our Verizon store on The Magnificent Mile, and throughout The Gold Coast, Old Town and River North.


Here are the following areas Verizon says will have 5G coverage in Minneapolis:

  • Downtown West
  • Downtown East
  • Elliot Park
  • The Verizon Store at Mall of America

Minneapolis: 5G Ultra Wideband service will be concentrated in the Downtown area, including Downtown West and Downtown East, around landmarks such as the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Mill City Museum, Target Center and First Avenue venues, The Commons as well as inside and around U.S. Bank Stadium. You will also have 5G Ultra Wideband coverage in areas of Elliot Park, and in our Verizon store at Mall of America.


For a limited time, customers can preorder the 5G moto mod for just $50 ($349.99 retail) and pay $10 a month for unlimited 5G service with a Verizon Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited plan. The 5G moto mod will be available beginning tomorrow March 14th.

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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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