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Title: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: bochur613 on August 09, 2018, 11:33:44 PM
I spoke with verizon and it sounds like that all dumb phones that has 3g service, will not work in less then a year. Can anyone verify this?
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: US on August 10, 2018, 04:51:07 PM
I spoke with verizon and it sounds like that all dumb phones that has 3g service, will not work in less then a year. Can anyone verify this?
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Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: ludmila on August 10, 2018, 11:22:47 PM
I spoke with verizon and it sounds like that all dumb phones that has 3g service, will not work in less then a year. Can anyone verify this?
Heard the same from someone with Verizon.
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 07, 2021, 12:01:40 PM
Verizon 3G phones still working! well it seems

My question is whether anybody recently has been able to activate a 3G phone with Verizon?  Mine is going bad no mic or speaker!
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: Yo ssi on January 07, 2021, 12:05:22 PM
https://www.lightreading.com/ossbss/verizon-indefinitely-delays-3g-network-shutdown/d/d-id/766399?
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 07, 2021, 01:12:07 PM
https://www.lightreading.com/ossbss/verizon-indefinitely-delays-3g-network-shutdown/d/d-id/766399?

yes I know but for a while Verizon was also claiming that you cannot activate 3g phones anymore and some were successfull!

wondering if anybody has recent experience or in the alternative how can cheaply fix my speaker and mic on my verizon 3g slider phone??
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: Jojo202 on January 07, 2021, 02:04:42 PM
I am surprised because Verizon really made it sound like JAN 2021 was going to be THE END.. So far my 3g is working fine. Anyone have an updated date?
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 07, 2021, 02:30:57 PM
I am surprised because Verizon really made it sound like JAN 2021 was going to be THE END.. So far my 3g is working fine. Anyone have an updated date?

looks like no set date but I'm looking to keep my 3g phone but my phone mic does not work and appears Verizon wont activate another 3g phone :(
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: sddd on January 07, 2021, 02:49:28 PM
looks like no set date but I'm looking to keep my 3g phone but my phone mic does not work and appears Verizon wont activate another 3g phone :(

switch to redpocket verizon. cheaper. smae service and they jsut activated a 3g for me this week.
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: yungermanchik on January 07, 2021, 02:52:32 PM
I got an Orbic for free after 12 monthly rebates by calling and asking if they have any deals for switching from 3G to 4G. The Orbic L already comes with only voice and text, but the Orbic V has a browser, but that's the one they sent by default so I needed to remove it.
Try and see if it's still available. You don't have to activate it right away, but when 3G stops working in your area you can have it available.
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 07, 2021, 05:03:43 PM
I got an Orbic for free after 12 monthly rebates by calling and asking if they have any deals for switching from 3G to 4G. The Orbic L already comes with only voice and text, but the Orbic V has a browser, but that's the one they sent by default so I needed to remove it.
Try and see if it's still available. You don't have to activate it right away, but when 3G stops working in your area you can have it available.

yes but no keyboard for texts

also how do the rebates work if I dont activate are you sure they apply the 12 monthly rebates if not activated I think you have to use the phone?
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 07, 2021, 05:10:03 PM
switch to redpocket verizon. cheaper. smae service and they jsut activated a 3g for me this week.

I can activate 3G basic slider phone with them on Verizon network?
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 07, 2021, 05:43:23 PM
switch to redpocket verizon. cheaper. smae service and they jsut activated a 3g for me this week.

"For CDMA we can no longer activate a 3g Device"
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: Jojo202 on January 07, 2021, 07:54:48 PM
I got an Orbic for free after 12 monthly rebates by calling and asking if they have any deals for switching from 3G to 4G. The Orbic L already comes with only voice and text, but the Orbic V has a browser, but that's the one they sent by default so I needed to remove it.
Try and see if it's still available. You don't have to activate it right away, but when 3G stops working in your area you can have it available.
Even for free, and even for a flip phone, the Orbic is sorely lacking, to say the least.
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: yungermanchik on January 07, 2021, 08:06:50 PM
yes but no keyboard for texts

also how do the rebates work if I dont activate are you sure they apply the 12 monthly rebates if not activated I think you have to use the phone?
Not 100% sure but I think it comes off the bill of the first 12 months after it's activated.
Even for free, and even for a flip phone, the Orbic is sorely lacking, to say the least.
It works fine for my needs.
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 11, 2021, 04:27:03 PM
Verizon wont activate my "new" 3g phone!
any other ideas?
my exisitng 3g phone  mic is not working.  want to stay with basic with 3g and keyboard
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: Mikes@Micro on January 11, 2021, 05:44:19 PM
Verizon wont activate my "new" 3g phone!
any other ideas?
my exisitng 3g phone  mic is not working.  want to stay with basic with 3g and keyboard
redpocket
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 11, 2021, 06:02:09 PM
redpocket

this was there response
"For CDMA we can no longer activate a 3g Device"
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: Mikes@Micro on January 11, 2021, 08:21:44 PM
this was there response
"For CDMA we can no longer activate a 3g Device"

do they have gsm?
Title: Re: Verizon Shutting 3g service
Post by: davidd75 on January 12, 2021, 01:03:09 PM
do they have gsm?

yes but phone i want to activate does not have a sim card so they said not compatible with redpocket :(