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Tom_M

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Posted: 07/12/18 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:

Maybe that's what happens when you don't keep up the VZW account pmts ?
Okay, rub it in. [emoticon]
Let's just say it wasn't unexpected. Time to shop around to find someone to flash it.


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Posted: 07/12/18 07:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is still working, although when I call the 6804 number it doesn't give me an expiration date. Even though it says I am on the $30/month, I only added $5 as I have done in the past.
Will see how it goes.


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I read today Verizon will not renew any new 3G activations.

https://www.cnet.com/news/verizon-will-no-longer-activate-your-old-non-4g-phone/


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That article says they will no longer "activate" 3G phones. Activate applies to new accounts. Doesn't say they will shut off existing 3G phone/hotspot accounts.


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Ramblin' Ralph

I think it is the beginning of the end.

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My wife had a Casio GzOne 3g flip phone that she loved registered initially on Verizon then on Tracfone/Verizon network. She got a message that the phone would no longer be supported and that she could not renew her monthly subscription with that phone. I tried every phone company I could find and there was no one that would accept her phone. It was an expensive flip phone that was only about 4 years old.

It now sits in a drawer so she is using a Jitterbug phone on the Great Call network and she loves it. I don't know if that is a 3g phone or not - don't care as long as it works well for her and she is happy. [emoticon]

I would say Yes, the end is near for 3g phone service if it has not arrived already.
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* This post was edited 07/18/18 02:07pm by BarneyS *


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Posted: 07/18/18 03:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my DW phone is G'Zone and still working as of yesterday
i think this one is 6yrs old this month
long time customer on post paid, my Android and her flip phone on this account


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It looks like Verizon is clamping down on the $5/month plans. Several people on the Cheap RV Living forum have reported losing their account. I've had a 3G account for two years and a 4G since May. The 4G is still working, but I suspect that it won't last long. It was good while it lasted.

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Heisenberg wrote:

I think it is the beginning of the end.


I definitely agree with that! Even if they don't stop renewing the $5 hotspots, then the "only 4G towers" situation will make it unusable. I've already found a few areas while traveling the last couple of years where mine didn't work, even though there was a strong signal.

I have flip-phone about 10 years old. Never thought about that becoming unusable. Don't really want a smartphone. Too big.

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Posted: 07/28/18 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My account is no longer active, quit last week on our return to New Orleans.

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