Simultaneous Talking and Surfing Being Prepped by Verizon
Top message: Bout time! by cellgeek82
Replying to: Re: Too little, too late is right by trenen
Re: Too little, too late is right
It's not like once LTE is fully implemented they are going to just shut down the 3G network.
Actually, if my recollection is right, they pretty much are going to shut down 3G after LTE becomes established. Maybe not right away, but probably within 2 years of the LTE footprint exceeding the current 3G footprint.
I'm trying desperately to find the source now, but I SWEAR I saw a report from a press conference sometime between April and July of this year where the Verizon CTO said that the 3G network would be decommissioned before the 2G network would ever get taken down. He put a 10-year lifespan on the 1xRTT network and about a 5-6 year death sentence on EVDO.
I hate it when that happens.
And, of course, everything is subject to change in this world. Maybe 5G will change everything again, who knows?
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