Verizon ending 3G?

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1 year 9 months ago #12668 by PEW
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www.prepaidphonenews.com/2017/10/verizon-prepaid-launches-its-first-lte.html

Verizon has announced plans to end 2G and 3G service and go all LTE by the end of 2019.

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1 year 9 months ago - 1 year 9 months ago #13284 by PEW
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Looks like T-Mobile also ending 2G/3G in 2019. So much for using a Dual SIM Phone to get voice service using T-Mobile tower and FP AT&T LTE SIM for data. Lots of options disappearing.

www.androidheadlines.com/2017/02/t-mobile-cto-wants-sunset-2g-3g-2019.html

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1 year 9 months ago #13305 by KentE
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Enjoy it while you can! I've been hoping to do this, too, and thought I might get a chance with CN/Red Pocket.

I'm also trying to enjoy my FreedomPop Global SIM while I still can-- most users seem to report now that these will only connect to T-Mobile 3G (no more AT&T). It's already killed the devices (for practical purposes) in those areas where T-Mo has already re-purposed frequencies from 3G to LTE. Mine will only connect to T-Mo as well-- but we still have T-Mo 3G here.

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1 year 9 months ago - 1 year 9 months ago #13307 by PEW
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This is interesting, so I guess they are phasing out the Global SIMs. Too bad I paid $10 and $5 for those.

I am still able to use the Global SIM, so I guess keep using it until it croaks.

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1 year 9 months ago #13318 by KentE
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I've ead a couple of threads elsewhere about the Global SIM not connecting to AT&T anymore. I tested mine using Signal Check Lite, and can confirm that it will only connect to T-Mo: the phone still sees the AT&T tower, but will not connect with data even if I manually select the AT&T signal. SpeedTest showed 3.5 and 6 mbps on 2 different tests (down), so I've lost coverage, but not throughput when I have coverage.

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1 year 9 months ago #13705 by PEW
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www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=19719

New AT&T 3G phone - obsolete in 2019?

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #23593 by mmfacemm
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It would be nice if they actually rolled out things like VoLTE to all verizon MVNOs sooner rather than later. Perhaps this means that by July they will.

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1 year 4 months ago #23595 by Chelle
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3g hotspots are still worth buying until then, though. A $79 hotspot and 12 to 15 $5 payments is still cheap internet access before the 3g network gets decommissioned.

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1 year 3 days ago #28565 by PEW
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Verizon Ceases Activating 3G Phones On Its CDMA Network
www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=20898

As Verizon continues on its move to decommission 3G...
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