Verizon Plans to Shut Down their 2G CDMA Service in 2019

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  1. dgstorm

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    On Thursday, Verizon spokesman Chuck Hamby re-confirmed Verizon's plan to shutdown their 2G CDMA network by the end of 2019. Hamby made it clear that Verizon plans to migrate their customers off the old network as smoothly as possible.

    Hamby clarified,

    “We put a goal out there, that’s our goal. Having said that, we’re not going to abandon anybody. It’s not hard to imagine there might be stragglers, that for some folks it might be more difficult to transition, but we’re not going to abandon any customers.”

    He added,

    “We’re realists and we want to assure our customers that Verizon stands behind them. We’re going to use it for what best serves our customers."

    Hamby did not clarify any of the details of this migration away from their 2G CDMA service.

    To be clear, Verizon is not the first big carrier to share plans to shutdown their 2G network. In April, AT&T indicated the work on shutting down their 2G network was progressing quickly. AT&T intends to decommission their 2G network by the end of this year (2016).

    Source: Verizon Targeting 2019 Shutdown of 2G CDMA 1X Network
     
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    I can't really remember the last time I hit a 2G zone in my area. It's either LTE, (occasionally) 3G, 1x, or nothing when I travel down to Green Bay (2 hour drive) or further.

    As long as they stick to their promise of not leaving customers high and dry, I don't think this is a bad thing though.
     
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    They need to put more towers up if they plan to do this. I can go to NY and not even have 1x.
     
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    Because the world doesn't need 2g any more?

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    Because the 2g areas are already covered by 3 and 4.

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