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    Verizon is pausing its 3G shutdown indefinitely

    If you haven't already seen this:

    Verizon is indefinitely delaying the shutdown of its 3G network, pushing back the original 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 spokesperson Kevin King, who tells Light Reading, “Our 3G network is operational and we don’t have a plan to shut it down at this time. We’ll work with customers to move them to newer technology.”
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/5/22...ork-old-phones

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    Wow. Except for M2M devices (industrial/institutional devices and vending machines) two plus years should have given plenty of time to migrate to something newer.

    Here's another take on the same news:

    https://www.engadget.com/verizon-put...055421069.html

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    now will Tmobile and AT+T do the same ?
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    I think the issue is they're trying to stop cdma at the same time they're starting to share 4G Band 5 with 5G. The capacity just isn't there in some areas even if cdma is converted. Phones are not phones anymore. They're mini computers all after the same data available.

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    Where Verizon has one of the two 850 MHz bands, it effectively costs them nothing to keep a minimal CDMA service running because the band has some odd little 2.5 and 1.5 MHz extensions that are too small to do much of anything else with.

    I recall the frustration when our 2000 Mercedes stopped supporting TeleAid (their On-Star) because analog cellular was shut down. Mercedes did not offer any upgrade to their 8-year-old cars. I guess they expected us to just buy a new Mercedes. There are a lot of cars out there with non-LTE data connections.
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