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Verizon's 2G and 3G CDMA networks will go dark by 2021

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:38PM EST

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Verizon (VZ) customers who are still clinging onto devices that can only operate on the carrier’s 2G and 3G CDMA network have nine years to make the switch to 4G LTE. According to a FierceWireless report, Verizon’s vice president of global strategy for M2m Aparna Khurjekar said that the company is “giving a decade worth of pre-warning” before it sunsets the networks. Khurjekar’s statement isn’t surprising considering how fast the carrier is moving to switch on LTE in more cities. Verizon has said it plans to blanket its entire 3G CDMA network with LTE and get Voice over LTE up and running by the end of 2013. You can’t say Verizon didn’t give you enough time to upgrade to 4G LTE.


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.