More than two decades after its original commercial rollout in a number of major markets around the world and several years after many large-scale 5G deployments with various combinations of low, medium and highband spectrum, 3G technology is somehow still always something… at least on one cellular network in the US.
Apparently some Verizon customers continue to use 3G phones as everyday drivers…for some reason they refuse to upgrade to 4G-enabled devices so adamantly that the carrier is now taking these switches into their own proverbial hands at a (small) financial cost. loss.
But then again, that might not be the worst game here as the goal of this “giveaway” is to keep people connected in their own way to a working network outside the end of 2022. The vast majority of these customers will presumably be happy to receive something “basic” with a familiar design and a short learning curve in overall functionality.
Depending on your luck, you will get a Orbic Journey V† TCL Flip Proor Nokia 2720 V Flip free for the foreseeable future if you’re still using a 3G device, though with comparable retail prices between $79.99 and $99.99 we really can’t tell you which of these bad guys is objectively better than the others.
What’s crystal clear is that all three are vastly inferior to the 4G LTE and 5G phones that AT&T and T-Mobile have been offering in recent months to pave the way for their own. Shutting down the 3G network.
Of course you are always free to switch to a more advanced device (for an additional cost) at Verizon if you like, and you can even “refuse the toll-free phone for CDMA Sunset” by calling (800) 922-0204. We don’t see why you would bother to turn down something for free, of course, that won’t change your plan or contract in any way, but just take you one step closer to cellular modernity.