Verizon (proprietor of Engadget’s mother or father firm, Verizon Media) isn’t shutting down its 3G community anytime quickly. Kevin King, the provider’s spokesperson, informed Light Reading that Verizon’s “3G community is operational” and that it doesn’t “have a plan to close it down presently.” He additionally added that the corporate will “work with prospects to maneuver them to newer know-how.” King has confirmed the report’s accuracy to Engadget.
The provider has been taking steps in direction of shutting down its 3G community for years, beginning method again in 2012 when it deployed 4G LTE. A couple of years later, it introduced its plans to deactivate the community by December 2019, nevertheless it later pushed the date again to 2020. Now, it seems like the corporate has delayed the outdated community’s shutdown indefinitely, maybe till most of its remaining 3G prospects have already moved to newer gadgets.