Verizon is planning to close down its 3G community at the tip of 2022, successfully ending 3G assist, the corporate announced today. Verizon has pushed again the sunsetting of its 3G community a number of occasions now, but it surely appears like a concrete finish date has lastly been established.
We will flip off the final of the 3G CDMA community on December 31, 2022, months after our opponents have shut off their networks utterly. The date won’t be prolonged once more. We’re speaking this once more now with a view to present prospects loads of time to finish their migration.
Verizon first introduced plans to close down its 3G community in 2016, and at the moment, stated that 3G would stop engaged on December 31, 2019. Verizon finally delayed till the tip of 2020 to provide impacted prospects extra time to determine their plans, after which in January 2021, stated that the community wouldn’t be shut down within the close to future.
Though Verizon has stored 3G up and working, it stopped activating 3G telephones in July 2018. Verizon says that it has been working with prospects who nonetheless have 3G units to switch them over to 4G and 5G telephones, and fewer than one % now use the 3G community.
Verizon is encouraging prospects with a 3G system to transition to a 4G system now, and because the cutoff date approaches, 3G prospects might see a degradation or full lack of service, with service facilities providing “restricted troubleshooting assist.”