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3G is Going Away!

By March 8, 2019January 10th, 2020Cell Phone News

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.

old 3G going away

Apple iPhone 5 or earlier and various other devices with CDMA will not be activated.

Learn more from Verizon

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

Find out if your phone is 4G capable.

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