Verizon Partners with Microsoft to Sell Xbox Consoles Through All Access Program, Touts ‘5G Innovation’

Selling game consoles isn’t new for Verizon, which has both PS5 and Xbox Series X stock | S in its online store. Starting today (July 26), Verizon will participate in the Xbox All Access program.

For those unfamiliar with Xbox All Access, it’s a monthly funding program where eligible customers can purchase a Series S console and Game Pass Ultimate for as low as $24.99 per month, for 24 months. .

Really, there doesn’t seem to be anything special about Verizon’s announcement. This is the same offer as other retailers offering the Xbox All Access program. And as with most others, it will use Affirm to handle payments.

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Verizon went quite far touting its 5G features in the ad, stating,

Today’s announcement that we’re partnering with Microsoft builds on Verizon’s 5G promise of growth and innovation across multiple platforms, including mobility, national broadband and offerings. most popular mainstream.

How exactly does 5G come into play here? According to Verizon’s announcement,

With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can also take your favorite console games with you on the go. Whether you’re on vacation or commuting to work, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and 5G Ultra Wideband can help you play your favorite Xbox titles from the cloud with ultra-low latency and up to 10x faster download speeds faster than Verizon 4G LTE, all on Verizon. Mix & Match Unlimited plans. Pair your phone with your favorite controller or play with Xbox touch controls for supported games, and you’re ready to go with the Xbox Game Pass app!

To be clear, there is no package offered with the Verizon and Xbox All Access service, nor is there an option to integrate billing.

The Verizon Xbox All Access offer will be available on verizon.com starting July 28. Discounts on Xbox accessories will also be available, such as $40 off Microsoft Xbox Stereo Headsets and 50% off Xbox Elite Controller.

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