Verizon 3G shutdown postponed

6 Jan 2021

Verizon Wireless has confirmed to Light Reading that its 3G network remains operational, and that its 31 December 2020 3G CDMA shutdown date – already postponed from 31 December 2019 – has been delayed indefinitely. Verizon spokesperson Kevin King told the tech site: ‘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.’

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Verizon stopped activating 3G CDMA-based handsets in July 2018.

United States, Verizon Wireless