Verizon Just Made 3G and Many 4G LTE Phones Obsolete

Verizon Just Made 3G and Many 4G LTE Phones Obsolete

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Get ready for an explosion on eBay, Amazon, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist. All 3G phones and 4G LTE phones that don?t support VoLTE are now useless on the Verizon network. Only phones made after 2015 will work, and this excludes such popular phones as the iPhone 5S.

Without any advance notice, Verizon released this statement: ?For several years we?ve been publicly saying that our 3G CDMA network will remain available through the end of 2019. Virtually all traffic on our network is on our 4G LTE network. To facilitate a smooth transition to 4G LTE capable products and services, we are no longer allowing devices that are not 4G LTE capable with VoLTE to be activated on our network.?

If you have an already-activated 3G phone or 4G phone without VoLTE on Verizon, it will still work until the end of 2019, which is when Verizon?s 3G network will be eliminated to make room for its new 5G network. This change will force thousands of current Verizon customers to fork over money for newer phones.

This also means that several thousand phones currently for sale on sites such as eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace are unusable on Verizon. As of this writing, there were over 1,000 Verizon 3G phones for sale on Amazon, 857 on eBay, and the localized results for Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace showed several hundred. Only swappa.com has removed all 3G phones.

4G LTE stands for 4th Generation Long Term Evolution. Verizon started with 2G, moved to 3G, 4G, then Verizon LTE. The current standard is LTE/VoLTE which is the next step from both the CDMA and GSM standards. Historically, the 4G LTE network used packet switching, small bits of data being sent over many paths, for data, but for voice, it had to switch over to 2G or 3G circuit switching.

VoLTE, which stands for Voice over Long Term Evolution, was developed to eliminate that problem, with voice being sent using packet switching. VoLTE has up to three times more voice and data capacity than 3G, and up to six times more than 2G. Call quality, volume, and the speed of connection are vastly improved.

VoLTE runs over the 4G LTE network. That means that all VoLTE phones are 4G LTE, but not all 4G LTE phones are VoLTE. For VoLTE to work, it has to be implemented on both the handset and the network.

As for your beloved flip phone, it?ll make a nice paperweight.

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