Verizon stopped activating 3G phones in 2018″ to help with a smooth transition to LTE-capable services and products.” It stated at the time at “practically all website traffic on [its] network is on [its] 4G LTE network” anyhow. As Light Reading notes, it didn’t reveal how many of its customers still have 3G devices, yet the figure could be substantial if it picked to maintain the network functional together with 4G and 5G. Based upon what King said, though, Verizon might be proactively motivating 3G consumers to get newer devices going forward.
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