Verizon Will No Longer Activate 3G Phones On Its CDMA Network

Posted by at 11:34 am on July 17, 2018

Verizon Wireless will no longer activate 3G CDMA devices on its network as it moves towards sunsetting the legacy service.

“For several years we’ve been publicly saying that our 3G CDMA network will remain available through the end of 2019. Virtually all traffic on our network is on our 4G LTE network,” said the company in a statement provided to¬†Droid Life. “To facilitate a smooth transition to 4G LTE capable products and services, we are no longer allowing devices that are not 4G LTE capable to be activated on our network.”

Verizon has previously said it will shut down its 3G network by December 31, 2019. It is common for carriers to discontinue older or outdated networks and re-use the spectrum for newer technology.

Verizon says it will launch 5G before the end of the year.

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