Verizon is pausing its 3G shutdown indefinitely
Verizon is forever postponing the shutdown of its 3G network, pressing back the initial plan for the network to shutter at the end of 2020 to an as-yet-undetermined point in the future.
The news comes from Verizon representative Kevin King, who tells Light Checking Out, “Our 3G network is operational and we do not have a plan to shut it down at this time. We’ll work with consumers to move them to newer technology.”
According to Light Checking Out, Verizon formerly announced that it planned to shutter the 3G network at the end of 2020, which was currently a hold-up. (The business originally planned to close the network at the end of 2019.) Now, it seems that Verizon is when again punting that decision down the road.
The intriguing part of this choice is that Verizon is making it exclusively for consumers who are still utilizing their existing 3G devices. The business no longer allows customers to trigger brand-new 3G phones on its network (as of 2018), nor does it use prepaid 3G service (since 2019). Certainly, Verizon would choose that its consumers upgrade to new 4G LTE– or, at this point, 5G– strategies (most likely with brand-new phones that they’ll buy through the provider). However the repeated delays in shutting down the 3G network appear to suggest that the transition isn’t going as quick as the company would like.
Verizon isn’t the only network working to move clients off of its tradition 3G network. AT&T just recently advised its clients utilizing 3G phones that it prepares to close down its 3G network sometime in early 2022, while T-Mobile is supposedly looking to make voice over LTE (VoLTE) a requirement early this year.
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