What hinders a Healthy Sex Life in Committed relationships by Dr Patrick

first_img Related Items:Dr. Patrick E. Prince, healthy sex life Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSex or sexual issues are usually symptoms of other problems within the relationship. When these are resolved, most couples realized it was never about sex.The following checklist highlights a few of the common relationship issues that I have experienced / addressed throughout my 23+ years of practice dealing with couples. This is not limited to TCI, but includes my Country, St. Kitts & Nevis, as well as other Caribbean Countries, and the United States of America where I studies and trained. This is not an exhaustive list; and these so-called sexual issues are often not about sex or sexual activities, but are signs and symptoms of other fundamental issues that are ignored:1. Boundary Issues – most spouses want to change their partners, and can’t; thus, there are holdouts on sexual activities as a way to pressure that change, which often never comes. Instead, it puts more strain on the relationship and on sexual activity.2. Decreased or Lack of Intimacy – as a result of couples not being able to spend the quality time and communicating as openly and positively as before, when they first met; desire for and affection towards each other decline. This often leaves both partners, or at least one partner unsatisfied; and sexual activity becomes more of a chore than a cloud of bliss.3. Distracted Attention – couples usually bring children into the mix. Children are a blessing; but couples have a tendency to allow children to distract their love, romance, and intimacy. Couples don’t date anymore, don’t have their sexual cat-plays anymore, they don’t dress sexily in the bedroom anymore… when asked why? The usual response, “the Children.” Of course, this hinders getting to the home base (Sex!!!).4. Emotional Cheating – because of all of the above previously highlighted issues, couples usual turn to a friend or a online buddy or a neighbor to confide in. This becomes a habitual activity. And, before you know it, it has gone too far. In most cases, there are no physical sexual interactions. However, the partner becomes so caught up in the emotional relationship that it distracts from the actual “real” relationship. Not finding a way to effectively communicate their needs and the relational hiccups, couples cause the door to the bedroom to be temporary closed.5. Lack of Appreciation – can trigger infidelity or emotional cheating. When a partner does not feel appreciated, s/he often turn to others for such attention. More often than not does “it” stays as verbal compliments. Left attended, it crosses over to the other side… where sexual activity looks brighter.6. Lack of Effective Communication – instead of couples communicate with each other, they talk at each other, complain to each other, and criticize one another as a means to communicate. What this does is turn off the switch to the activities in bedroom, starting with a decline in intimacy and foreplaying.7. Money – The Mighty King Sparrow (Calypsonian) sings, “No Money, No Love.” Couples are often not openly honest with each other about the finances. In many relationships, couples don’t budget; and the financial resources become depleted. The bills are yet to paid, but one partner has a new set of leather car seats or the other partner gets her ballroom-style gown, nails done, hair style off the chain for the upcoming event… Either way, neither partner previously discussed their spending; and thus, this turns into a verbal fight of yelling and name calling, resulting into resentment lasting for weeks up to months. When this happens, you know the bedroom door is closed for business… No Money, No Love!8. Poor Time Management – due to the stressful demands of work and hours spent on community volunteering activities, couples become so busy and distressed that the quality of their marital relationship decline, starting with the lack of spending quality time with each other. Therefore, the teasing and cat-playing that usual precedes awesome sexual activities are stopped; thus, killing the “big bang” feeling during sexual activities.9. Technological Interference and Distraction – with technology comes responsibility. Many couples text at dinner, at family meetings, in the bedroom – when they should be touching and gently caressing each other. Having the laptop in bed all the time next to your partner, doe not equal “Quality Time.” Many couples are on Facebook, when they should be kissing their partners faces. Many are on Twitter, when they should be tweeting the words of love in their partners ears. When this happens, partners will be turned off; thus, shutting the lid to the cookie jar.10. Unwillingness to Forgive – “I can forgive, but I can’t forget” … is usually what is said when asked about forgiving the past and moving on for the better. Many couples are NOT willing to forgive; … they are able to forgive, but more often, they are NOT willing to forgive. When this happens, resentment usually dominates and many partners resort to sleeping in the children’s or other bedroom or on the sofa / couch to avoid intimacy or sexual interactions with their significant other.last_img read more

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Samantha WilliamsGlinton laid to rest on Saturday

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – Celebrated public prosecutor Samantha Williams- Glinton was laid to rest. The young woman, who has been hailed across the length and breadth of the islands unique and ahead of her time with uncommon talent in the area of law and leadership was with funeral at Paradise Baptist Church on Saturday; she died of health complications on July 12, 2015 at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center. Four year old gunshot victim takes rest in the Bight Conrad Howell to be laid to rest this weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:laid, samantha williams-glinton Sorrowful season at Abundant Life Church in Provo; two being mournedlast_img read more

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UK says no to Constitutional change too risky House Speaker urges preparation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Aug 2015 – It was labeled a ‘slap in the face’ to the Turks and Caicos and its bi-partisan Constitutional Review process, which was wholly rejected by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Hon. Robert Hall, Speaker of the TCI House of Assembly: “The response received from the United Kingdom to the deliberations of this House embodied in the matter sent to the UK pertaining to the Constitutional Review Committee; I find it quite insulting and a slap in the face that in this day and time, a couple of gentlemen would sit in London and basically tell us what is good for us.”Peeing on his foot, calling it rain… just one of the sharp phrases the Hon Robert Hall, Speaker of the House of Assembly expressed after reading the letter from HE Peter Beckingham, the letter from the UK Foreign Office and his reply to them, also by letter. This news came during today’s session via the Governor from UK Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rt. Hon. Grant Chaps, who said ‘no’ to changing elements of the 2011 document given to the TCI as its Constitution and which is believed in many quarters to be regressive and archaic. The UK government, in this July 20, 2015 correspondence, says it in essence believes there have been too many gains with the current constitution to turn back now. Robert Hall is the Speaker of the House, and he hotly rejected the rejection. From the FCO: “One of the key lessons was the need to put in place a series of robust checks and balances, to ensure that TCI meets international recognized standards of good governance, the rule of law and sound financial management. The present constitution and later legislation have been and continued to be important legislations to deliver positive change in TCI. The turn-around in TCIs economy over recent years has been remarkable; of course it was driven in part by increase in tourist numbers but it is also as a result of the hard work that was done in TCI to reframe its constitution and to put in place the measures highlighted above,” the letter goes on to say, “It is against this background that I have accessed the Committee’s report and have concluded that to amend the constitution in ways proposed, would risk the hard won progress that was made, I do not believe this is a risk we can afford to take.”The response to this process which toured each of the islands, in some cases twice and which provided not only a formal document but video and audio evidence of what the people of the Turks and Caicos want, has now ignited a fresh call for the country to step out of the shadow of the British and shine on its own as an independent nation. Hon. Robert Hall, Speaker of the TCI House of Assembly: “Turks and Caicos you better stand together otherwise, you gonna fall individually. Start planning now more than ever before to pull down that Union Jack and raise whatever you design Turks Island, you gatta move ahead.” Related Items:constitution change, hon. grant chaps, robert hall, UK, union jack Recommended for you SANDALS RESORTS FIRST HIGH STREET STORE OPENS PDM writes House Speaker in push to launch investigation of TOLCo Rows break out in House of Assembly; Speaker demands apologies and withdrawalslast_img read more

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FNMs first budget presentation Economy worse than PLP said

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 31st 2017: DPM and Finance Minister Peter Turnquest in his maiden Budget Communication said the economy is bleaker than expected; $400M worse than stated.In making the FNM Government’s first Budget presentation since taking oath two weeks ago, Minister Turnquest says while he cannot justify the actions of his predecessors, coming into office has presented the situation bleaker than they first imagined, and says the former administration left a bare cupboard.The Finance Minister says the Perry Christie Administration misled the people of Bahamas by initially stating debt at $100M, however Minister Turnquest says in actuality it stands at a staggering $500M.The debt is attributed to expenditure incurred post Hurricane Matthew, and to policies implemented in days just before the lead up to the May 10th polls.The situation, Minister Turnquest says, has caused the FNM government to defer its manifesto plans for tax relief measures until a decrease in the country’s fiscal burden.Minister Turnquest says however, some reduction in taxes will be implemented.The Opposition PLP will no doubt challenge this report when it gets a chance to speak during Budget Debate.  Members of the party are already on record accusing the Minnis-led administration of misleading the public.#MagneticMediaNews#BudgetPresentation20172018#FinanceMinisterPeterTurnquestSaysEconomyWorstThanPLPSaid Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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URCA still investigating Black Friday black out of mobile protability

first_img Aliv joins Bahamas MP & PM for Back to school event Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – November 28, 2017 – URCA is still investigating why there were mobile number portability problems on Black Friday for users switching from BTC to Aliv.Stephen Bereaux, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority’s (URCA) chief executive said: “There are some lingering challenges across mobile number portability that we are working with the operators to resolve. We, at this stage, without any suggestion of blame from URCA’s perspective in relation to the rules that govern mobile number portability in the Bahamas, think there clearly was a breakdown of sorts and it was inconsistent with how things are supposed to happen.“Whether that was a technical issue or process issue, how it would have been caused and what action we should take, we are doing our investigation and we expect to be able to give the public a little more information on the cause and where the problem originated.”URCA’s CEO also shared that if it turns out there has been a breach, they are prepared to deal with it, but for now, the public is advised that “with these systems occasionally there may be issues.” Recommended for you ALIV Sponsors 9th Annual Bahamas National Trust Eco Camp Related Items:#Aliv, #urca, btc More BTC Layoffs, interim CEO says company restructuring Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Re calibration for Magnetic Media going off the air into the future

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 28, 2017 – Providenciales – After nearly 8 years of delivering radio news in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Magnetic Media founder and CEO today announced that the company is making a considered shift to embrace new media distribution and circulation in news for increased global and regional reach; it will mean an end to their popular radio newscasts as of December 31, 2017.“In taking stock of my own life and my company, I have determined that I want to chart a new, more impacting course when it comes to doing ‘the news’ and I am excited about it.   Today, we began informing our thousands of followers and subscribers that we will no longer be delivering news on radio in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.”It is a major shift, which we have been contemplating for years and which proved to be the best direction for our company as we move into #2018.“What better time to do ‘the new’ than in a New Year.   People expect change during this season, and we are going to deliver upon  a change which will take us off of Power 92.5FM and Kiss 102.5FM radio stations in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands where we have been presenting news productions since 2010.We will also discontinue news on Faith 98.9FM in Providenciales, a Gospel station; Island 93.9FM in Providenciales, a Caribbean music radio station and Global Bahamas 99.5FM, adult contemporary music radio station and home of the ‘Steve Harvey Show’ in Nassau and Freeport, The Bahamas.“Honestly speaking, it releases us from the schedules and deadlines and gives us the liberty to flesh out important and intriguing news stories because we can take our time, devote the hours to getting to the heart of a matter and show our followers even more sides to the issues of the day.   We will deliver our results in news reports in audio, video and print form.”The CEO, who is the newscaster of Magnetic Media news reports, the voice behind the company’s One Caribbean TV news reports and the host of three-time Telly Award winning, Turquoise Morning TV show explained that the freedom from time constraints is just the beginning.“We will also now be more selective in the news assignments we cover.   Our re-calibration includes a decision to focus on stories with more national, regional or global effect.   We believe the current media landscape in both countries has that ‘handled’.   Our focus will be on the deeper impact of policy decisions, corporate maneuvers, international incidents and the like on our People in the Caribbean, our Places in the Caribbean and our Plans in the Caribbean.   This impacting coverage delivers the news that matters most, and for us at Magnetic Media, that is what matters most of all.”Magnetic Media, with offices in #TurksandCaicos and #TheBahamas will mark a decade on April 7, 2018 and an elaborate ‘Count up to Ten Years’ campaign is to be launched in February 2018.“Our team is like Gideon’s Army; small, strategic, mighty, faithful and guided.  We have achieved amazing goals this year including quadrupling our social media popularity and dramatically boosting our presence on YouTube.  (www.youtube.com/user/turksandcaicosontv) We have so much for which to be thankful, and we are, and that is why we are enlisting major companies to come on board to provide a pool of fabulous gifts for our followers.”Now at nearly 650 original episodes of Turquoise Morning TV show, Magnetic Media is changing the look of the program and the style of its content.“Our focus now will be more deeply on our People, Places and Plans.   We have created, with this announcement and decision, the time we need to really celebrate our Turquoise Morning guests.”Magnetic Media will also launch its ‘Magnetic Media News App’ in January 2018.“This will give our ardent followers and those we hope to gain as new followers in the coming months, a way to follow us and hear from us and see what we are up to in the most cutting edge way and on the go.   We are embracing the changes of the information age and we are doing so with open arms.”The company can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/magneticmedia1); on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) and on Instagram: dee242649.   However, the most popular following for the company remains at the website (www.magneticmediatv.com) and on Facebook, MagneticMedia Fanpage (www.facebook.com/magneticmediafanpage).“It was asked of me some years ago; what do you think is the secret to success?   I replied with, “The secret to success is the ability and flexibility to change.’  In faith we are making this change, convinced that this the right season and we are doing it for the right reason.  We are on our way to truly making ‘an impact’ which will mean an amplified voice for the people and issues which matter most.  Our team is ready, the region is ready, the world is ready… it is going to get really loud in 2018.”We hope to see you there.last_img read more

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Measuring Your App Usage

first_imgWhat Gets Measured?Metrics are similar to what publishers have been tracking on the Web, plus a few extra unique to the mobile platform: unique users, unique sessions, type of device, OS version, as well as location-based metrics.There are three macro areas to focus on:Interaction Rate: This is the rate of people who have downloaded the app and actually use it. If your app produces a high volume of dynamic content, you’d want to see a corresponding interaction rate.Engagement Rate: The next step beyond interaction. What are users looking at and reading? You want to track what sections of content users are reading, how many stories within that section are getting read, and so on.Feedback: This, says Peterson, is what more publishers should be doing. “Have a feedback mechanism,” he says. “Let users have that conversation in the app and then measure the net negative and positive feedback.”There are plenty of ways to drill deeper—what’s getting read, which writers are the most read, and so on—but the platform is so new, publishers should for now be concentrating on what works and what doesn’t.Transparency and ParticipationSarah Ohrvall, who just swapped her leadership role at Bonnier’s Swedish R&D group to head up R&D for the U.S. division, has taken a dual approach to analytics. Ohrvall has spearheaded Bonnier’s development of the Mag+ platform, which Popular Science uses for its iPad edition and which also has its own analytics capabilities baked right in—a prescient move given the recent problems posed to developers by Apple which is currently, according to the language in its Developer Agreement for its upcoming 4.0 operating system, barring third-party in-app measurement software.Ohrvall says analytics can work to the benefit of the publisher and the consumer. She’s looking forward to a day where users can present a “media consumption profile.” In other words, the analytics that are collected on the back end to help drive content, usage and design decisions for the publisher can also be used to enhance user experience and identity, creating a social aspect around content consumption. “Creative publishers can display that data in an interesting way to the consumer,” she says. “We’re trying to find ways to collect analytics that will be a benefit to the user.”More Than Just MetricsMeasuring key interaction and engagement metrics is one thing, says Ohrvall, but those will only go so far. “Of course you need metrics, but [time spent] won’t give you all the right numbers. You can measure what they do, but you can’t see what they don’t do and want to do. This is completely new. We need to understand the behavior behind the numbers,” she says.In that sense, Ohrvall has set a priority to learn about behavior in a context outside of the device itself—in the inherently participatory Web. The transparency of Mag+ carries over to product development as well. Product videos have been posted to the Web. Bloggers are given a peek at production and encouraged to offer opinions and foster discussion. Meanwhile, Ohrvall is watching the Web conversation closely. “We’re getting lots of useful feedback,” she says. “We’re tapping into people’s understanding of the media and their reactions to using it.”On top of that are layered the quantitative tactics and focus groups. “The Web has evolved into a participatory culture and there are ways to use that,” says Ohrvall. Publishers developing apps for mobile and tablet devices have some choices among analytics service providers—as well as some strategic decisions about how that data will be used.Developers can embed third-party measurement software that is integrated and shipped with the app and tracks a variety of usage patterns. The landscape of service providers ranges from outfits like Omniture, WebTrends and Google Analytics, to smaller firms such as Flurry, Localytics and Motally.The bigger providers offer mobile measurement as an add-on to the Web-measurement services publishers may already be getting from them. “It basically prices the same as your fixed Internet,” says Eric Peterson, founder of Web analytics consulting firm Web Analytics Demystified. “You’re tracking events, pages views or clicks, but you basically pay the same rate for mobile apps.”The smaller firms, and Google Analytics, offer free measurement capabilities as well as more robust, fee-based enterprise versions. Localytics, for example, bases their enterprise pricing on the number of active users in any given month. This number can fluctuate, and publishers tend to begin with the free services to benchmark usage before upgrading to an enterprise-level service.last_img read more

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NDAA Is Done President Signs Authorization Bill at Ft Drum DOD Extends

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR President Trump signed the $717 billion fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill on Monday during a visit to Fort Drum, marking the first time the annual defense policy measure has been enacted before the start of the fiscal year since 1996. Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a number of lawmakers. After arriving at the post, the president watched an air assault exercise with troops dismounting from helicopters and taking up firing positions, reported the Watertown Daily Times. Trump noted the persistence of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R) in inviting him to make the trip to New York’s North Country. The president had insisted he had a scheduling conflict. “That didn’t stop [her], and here I am,” Trump said. Read the Hill story for an overview of the legislation. … DOD said Monday it is extending eligibility for benefits from Military OneSource — resources and other tools designed to support active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members, their families and survivors during their transition to civilian life — from the current 180 days to a full year after separation. Services include help with relocation, tax support, financial planning, health and wellness coaching, as well as confidential non-medical counseling and specialty consultations for spouse employment, education, adoption, elder care and special needs, according to a news release. The change went into effect with the enactment of the defense authorization bill.Photo courtesy of DODlast_img read more

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Shawn Mendes On New SelfTitled LP SZA Eminem Harry Potter

first_img Facebook Shawn Mendes Talks New Album, Harry Potter & More shawn-mendes-new-self-titled-lp-sza-eminem-harry-potter Twitter You’re also going on tour so you’re going to have a busy 2019. On days off between your tour dates, what are you going to do with your free time?I have no idea. It depends on where I am. If I’m in Texas I’ll probably go and get some awesome barbecue. If I’m in Oregon I’ll probably go for a hike, but it depends on exactly where I am. What I will say is that all those days I’m just going to eat lots of food, because the food when you’re traveling is so fun because there’s different food in every place.You’ve mentioned in the past that you would love to collaborate with Eminem. So what does that scenario look like? What kind of song would you write?Eminem is one of the greatest artists of all time, in my opinion. That would be awesome. I got to see him perform a couple times live and he was just breathtaking in person and some of the new stuff that he’s released has completely just resonated with me in an awesome way. Maybe something like the new Ed Sheeran song that he’s done but that would be a dream.So, Harry Potter: If you could teach at Hogwarts, which subject would you choose to teach and why?I’d probably teach Defense Against The Dark Arts just because that’s the coolest teacher and also I think it’d just be fun. I love Harry Potter. Email Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Shawn Mendes On New Self-Titled LP, SZA, Eminem & Harry Potter The Canadian singer/songwriter shares the inspiration behind his latest LP, what he plans to do on days off while touring and what a collaboration with his rap idol might look likeRenée FabianGRAMMYs May 25, 2018 – 12:37 pm It’s a big day for Shawn Mendes. On May 25, he dropped his latest self-titled studio album, which sees the Canadian singer/songwriter bust out of his well-established mold and incorporate rock, R&B and other genres into a fresh sound that has evolved organically since his start as a Vine star. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 6, 2018 – 8:09 am Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA News Earlier this year you performed with SZA at the Recording Academy’s Elton John special. What was it like sharing the stage with SZA?So amazing. I got to see her the other night. We just got along so well and we were both so nervous. In soundcheck we were fine; rehearsals we were fine. All the sudden you step onstage in front of Elton John and you’re like, “Oh my god, my heart is beating out of my chest.” It was so cool to experience something like that with her because I’m a new artist and so is she, and it was just really, really fun. And she’s just a sweetheart and super-talented. I don’t have enough words to explain how many good things there are about her. Mendes cut his teeth playing the guitar thanks to YouTube and when he started posting six-second snippets of popular song covers on the since-defunct micro-video social media platform Vine in 2013, he quickly gained the attention of a dedicated fanbase and a manager.By 2014 he was signed to a major label and he released his debut full-length album, Handwritten, in 2015, which featured the No. 4 hit single “Stitches.” He followed this successful start with 2016’s Illuminate, spawning three Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 hits: “Mercy,” “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” and “Treat You Better.”His latest self-titled LP features 14 new tracks spanning a variety of genres, allowing Mendes to show off his versatile chops. From the anxiety-driven single “In My Blood” to his latest single “Nervous,” he has connected with audiences on a whole new level this time around, an experience he will share with fans while on tour in 2019.We recently caught up with the 19-year-old Mendes to talk about the inspiration behind his new album, what tracks he feels most connected to, great food on tour, some musical collaborations, and more.Congratulations on your new album. It sounds amazing and I am sure people are going to be excited to hear it. In terms of the inspiration behind the album, what can you share about the making of the album? For me, it was just about exploring myself musically and not just sticking to one genre, and allowing myself to create the music that my heart really wanted to make and understanding that it’s not about the genre but it’s about the person and the cohesiveness within the stories I was telling and with my voice. That I’m really proud of. I’m proud of the fact that you can listen to the top of this album and hear a big rock anthem, and then halfway through you’re in some kind of crazy slow R&B jam and then, at the very end, you’re in the singer/songwriter world that everybody knows me [for].Is there a particular track off the album that’s really speaking to you at the moment, that you’re really connected to?That’s very hard. I think “Where Were You In The Morning?” is just an awesome song, and “Why” is an incredible song to me, it just pulls some amazing emotions. “Like To Be You,” “Nervous,” all those songs are just so special to me. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 25, 2018 – 12:19 pm Shawn Mendes On His Latest Self-Titled Albumlast_img read more

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Verizon 5G map Network now live in Chicago and Minneapolis

first_img We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Share your voice Mobile Tags 8:24 Motorola Moto Z3 $480 Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 Review • Moto Z3 review: First 5G upgradable phone is a solid midrange choice Mentioned Above Motorola Moto Z3 Verizon’s 5G network is live in Chicago and Minneapolis.  Verizon A week ahead of schedule, Verizon on Wednesday turned on its 5G network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. CNET went to Chicago to test it with the Moto Z3. To experience 5G, Verizon customers need to have a Motorola Moto Z3 phone with a 5G Moto Mod. The addition, available now, costs about $200 and attaches magnetically to the phone. Customers on Verizon’s postpaid or unlimited plans get unlimited 5G for an extra $10 per month. The first three months of 5G are free.Verizon said customers on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago and Minneapolis could see speeds between 450 Mbps to 1Gbps and latency connecting to the network less than 30 milliseconds. “Verizon customers will be the first in the world to have the power of 5G in their hands,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon’s chairman and chief executive officer, in the release.Read: Testing Verizon’s 5G network almost made we weep real tears For Chicago, the 5G service is concentrated in the West and South Loop areas near landmarks like Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and The Chicago Theatre. Minneapolis customers’ service is concentrated in the downtown area, like Downtown East and West. The service is available near landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Mill City Museum, Target Center and First Avenue venues, The Commons, areas of Elliot Park and in the Verizon store in The Mall of America.Read: Verizon defends its 5G network’s rocky start, throws shade at AT&T and T-MobileBelow is a map showing cities that currently have some 5G coverage:5G, the next generation of cellular tech, has been touted as the life-changing foundation for tech trends like augmented reality and telemedicine. Virtually every major Android handset maker has talked up plans to launch a 5G device this year. However, coverage will be limited at the start, and those 5G phones likely won’t be cheap.AT&T’s 5G network went live in December in a dozen cities. But until 5G phones arrive later this year, it’ll only be useful with Netgear’s Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, a portable device that creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can link phones, laptops and tablets to the 5G network.Sprint has said its 5G network will launch in May, and T-Mobile says its full 5G launch will happen in the second half of the year.Verizon plans to expand its 5G coverage to 30 cities by the end of 2019. Originally published April 3, 8:54 a.m. PT.Update, 10:30 a.m. PT: Adds more background on 5G networks. See it Now playing: Watch this: 5G Verizonlast_img read more

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