Verizon has extended the window to activate 3G devices on prepaid until 4/30/2019

Many do not have carrier options in outlying areas. Verizon has quite a coverage edge overall in these places.

Well if CDMA shutdown results in worse coverage that won't be the case. Also because other carriers refuse to cover an area does not make it Verizon's responsibility to do so. It's like the people that don't have access to wired internet think Verizon is the bad guy because they don't offer totally uncapped unprioritized internet via wireless
 
Many do not have carrier options in outlying areas. Verizon has quite a coverage edge overall in these places.

Some people will simply lose cellular coverage altogether and be without any option other than satellite. This happened when analog was shut off also.
 
Some people will simply lose cellular coverage altogether and be without any option other than satellite. This happened when analog was shut off also.

Why would they lose coverage if the same band they use for $7 burner phones today is eventually being used for LTE? LTE is more efficient than 3G anyway, so if anything capacity would be increased, right? I'm not seeing how it's lights out for anybody.
 
Why would they lose coverage if the same band they use for $7 burner phones today is eventually being used for LTE? LTE is more efficient than 3G anyway, so if anything capacity would be increased, right? I'm not seeing how it's lights out for anybody.

There are reports that the range from tower is not as far for LTE as CDMA for the same band.
 
There are reports that the range from tower is not as far for LTE as CDMA for the same band.

I'm telling you this is very overblown but we will see in less than a year. I seriously doubt Verizon spent years planning this for it to turn into a cluster--k at the last minute. People kind of insulting Verizon network engineers here.
 
I'm telling you this is very overblown but we will see in less than a year. I seriously doubt Verizon spent years planning this for it to turn into a cluster--k at the last minute. People kind of insulting Verizon network engineers here.

Well, that is the claim by some. My experience in Oklahoma on I-44 is better voice coverage once I upgraded to volte on my plan. I can’t guarantee that there won’t be fringe areas where coverage is worse.
 
Well, that is the claim by some. My experience in Oklahoma on I-44 is better voice coverage once I upgraded to volte on my plan. I can’t guarantee that there won’t be fringe areas where coverage is worse.

My experience has been that VoLTE works much better in my location than CDMA. I switched to a VoLTE phone in November 2018 (Moto G6).

I am on the rural fringe of suburbia. CDMA calls were intermittent, at best, inside the house. VoLTE is solid even deep inside the house and walking around.

That's my location. Other places could be different.
 
they can't claim anything since CDMA is not shut down yet.

You can claim anything. Whether they are right or wrong is a different issue :)

In the real world, there are so many variations of cell tower locations, frequency bands, cell phone reception, there will probably be some areas that get CDMA now that won't get LTE. Other areas that don't get LTE now that will after the shutdown and refarming.
 
You can claim anything. Whether they are right or wrong is a different issue :)

In the real world, there are so many variations of cell tower locations, frequency bands, cell phone reception, there will probably be some areas that get CDMA now that won't get LTE. Other areas that don't get LTE now that will after the shutdown and refarming.

My point now there is this mass hysteria that is not warranted.
 
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