Verizon’s free 4G phone offer shows the challenge of switching off 3G

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Good news! Verizon is handing out free mobile phones (opens in new tab)… if you currently have a 3G-only handset. The operator plans to switch off its 3G CDMA network at the end of the year as it seeks to reallocate all available resources to its 4G and 5G services.

While 5G and 4G are complementary technologies that will exist for many years to come – indeed many of the underlying technological upgrades that make 5G possible will improve 4G too – mobile operators around the world are eager to switch off legacy 2G and 3G.

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