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WarrenWard
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My Verizon mobile hotspot connection to network worked fine 2 days ago. Today it won't connect. Is this a 5g issue? Any fix?

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Topic starter Posted : January 22, 2022 1:08 pm
John Putnam
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Is your hotspot 3G?  Both Verizon and AT&T are discontinuing 3G in the near future although I think Verizon's sunset date is set for December of 2022.  AT&T's date is February 22, 2022. 

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Posted : January 22, 2022 5:46 pm
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WarrenWard
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@john-putnam I thought I had 4G. I'm not sure how to confirm

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Topic starter Posted : January 22, 2022 7:21 pm

John Putnam
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Check the model number on-line.  That should let you know.

I'm not sure its a 3G thing though, unless it is a local tower issue.  It looks like Verizon is ending CDMA / 3G at the end of 2022.

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Posted : January 23, 2022 10:08 am
Mike Marks
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Posted by: @john-putnam

Is your hotspot 3G?  Both Verizon and AT&T are discontinuing 3G in the near future although I think Verizon's sunset date is set for December of 2022.  AT&T's date is February 22, 2022. 

"We are actively decommissioning our 3G CDMA network and expect to be completed by no later than December 31st, 2022."

Verizon is shutting down 3G cell sites throughout this year.  I don't have a cite but suspect 3G will first be shut down where 5G becomes available as 3G's spectrum is used for some 5G bands(?).   I'm bummed because I had a (10 year old) Verizon 3G flip phone that suits my needs just fine, as a phone and with no data plan ($30/month).  I was "forced" to buy a 4G flip phone ($240); I admit the voice quality is now better.

The best cell phone I ever owned?  Without a doubt a mid-eighties Technophone bag phone;  with the foot long extended range antenna I could get 40 max miles range from mountaintops in remote areas and with a rail mount whip antenna on my boat at sea range was reliably 25+ miles offshore.  Voice was sort of AM radio quality but that made it even cooler.

 

 

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Posted : January 23, 2022 10:16 am
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