Verizon is starting to phase out 3G handsets – will no longer activate them

This shouldn’t affect too many of our readers, but for those who may find themselves with an older Verizon handset and are looking to activate service on Verizon, the carrier will no longer activate 3G (CDMA) devices. Verizon confirmed this with Droid-Life.

Verizon has already publicly confirmed that it will no longer support its 3G CDMA network towards the end of 2019. However, Verizon has stated that it will no longer activate devices with no 4G LTE compatibility.

Virtually all traffic on our network is on our 4G LTE network. To facilitate a smooth transition to 4G LTE capable…

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