Verizon to Shut Off 3G Network On December 31, 2022

Verizon to Shut Off 3G Network On December 31, 2022

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Verizon has announced that it plans to shut off its 3G network on December 31, 2022.

Since 2016, we have stated publicly that we are actively decommissioning our 3G CDMA network. Initially, we announced we would close down our 3G network in 2019. However, we extended our shut off date - first to the end of 2020 and now to the end of 2022 - in order to care for our customers and give them every effort to minimize disruptions to their service as they move to newer and more advanced technologies.

The company says that more than 99% of its current customers are using 4G LTE or 5G, with less than 1% still accessing the 3G network.

We’ve already communicated to customers that we are no longer allowing devices that are not 4G LTE capable to be activated on our network, so the focus now is the smooth migration of the remaining 3G devices in the market onto 4G LTE or 5G capable products and services. Additionally, we’ve already developed migration plans with most of our business customers to ensure any 3G devices they have in vehicles and equipment have been migrated to 4G LTE or 5G technology as soon as possible.

Verizon will not extend the shut off date again and strongly encourages 3G customers to make a change now.

As we move closer to the shut off date customers still accessing the 3G network may experience a degradation or complete loss of service, and our service centers will only be able to offer extremely limited troubleshooting help on these older devices. We will turn off the last of the 3G CDMA network on December 31, 2022, months after our competitors have shut off their networks completely. The date will not be extended again. We’re communicating this again now in order to provide customers plenty of time to complete their migration.

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Verizon to Shut Off 3G Network On December 31, 2022

kricul - March 30, 2021 at 8:32pm
Next year they will extend it a fourth time to 2024.. And repeat
1reader - March 30, 2021 at 6:46pm
Elon’s network probably will take over anyway in the future
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