The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are arguably the most impressive 5G smartphones from OnePlus and are among the best Android phones of the year. With pre-orders now live, it seemed for a moment that T-Mobile would be the only provider supporting 5G on both phones. It was a strange situation as the devices technically have the hardware and the bands to support 5G on the other carriers. It appears that Verizon has lagged behind in certifying the device on its 5G network, and today the company announced that the new smartphones have finally been certified for its network.
Verizon’s PR manager made the announcement on Twitter while pre-orders were in progress:
The announcement opens up options for customers who have not subscribed to T-Mobile but want to use the fastest network of their network operator. Verizon 5G isn’t quite as accessible or robust as T-Mobile 5G as the company put much of its previous focus on mmWave. However, the recent launch of its nationwide 5G network thanks to low-band spectrum and DSS should help increase network speed for OnePlus 9 owners, although only the 9 Pro will have additional access to Verison’s mmWave 5G.
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This also means Visible customers can use Verizon’s 5G network when they pick up the new OnePlus devices. As one of the top MVNO carriers, Visible recently gained access to Verizon’s 5G network, which customers can use for just $ 25 per month. This opens the OnePlus 9 to more people in the US with postpaid or prepaid plans, though AT&T subscribers seem to be left out of the fun for now.
Now all you have to do is go to Best Buy and find out which color OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro to buy.
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