Verizon Wireless is retiring its 3G network at the end of 2019.
Starting in April 2019 CDMA (3G)-only devices, including 3G basic phones and 3G smartphones will no longer be activated. Smartphones must support HD Voice.
Apple iPhone 5 or earlier and various other devices with CDMA will not be activated.
Other networks will follow shortly by no longer supporting 2G and 3G devices.
- T-Mobile end of 2020
- AT&T and Sprint somtime in 2022