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Verizon Will No Longer Activate 3G and Older Smartphones

As of July 1st, 2018 Verizon Wireless is no longer activating phones that are not Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) compatible. This includes 3G phones such as flip phones, messenger phones and feature phones that you have been holding onto in your junk drawer.  Not only does it exclude the older style of basic phones, it excludes a number of iPhone and Android models from the last few years including the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Rest assured that if you are still using one of these “older” models of phones, Verizon will continue to operate their 3G network until the end of 2019. This will especially effect those trying to shop on a budget by purchasing or using a older phone for a child or new line activation.

Verizon Wireless provide CNET with the following quote:

“For several years we’ve been publicly saying that our 3G CDMA network will remain available through the end of 2019. Virtually all traffic on our network is on our 4G LTE network.”

“To facilitate a smooth transition to 4G LTE capable products and services, we are no longer allowing devices that are not 4G LTE capable with VoLTE to be activated on our network.”

Gadget Fix was able to obtain a list of iPhone and Android phones that Verizon Wireless will no longer activate:

Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 5s
Apple iPhone 5c
BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry Z10
BlackBerry Z30
Casio G’zOne Commando C811
HTC One (M8)
Bullitt Cat S50c
HTC One (M8) for Windows
HTC One (M7)
HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
HTC Desire 612
HTC Rezound
HTC Thunderbolt
HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC One Max
HTC One Remix
Kyocera Brigadier
Kyocera Hydro Elite
LG Enact
LG G Vista
LG Lucid 2
LG Intuition VS950
LG Lucid 3
LG Lucid
LG Optimus Zone 3
LG Revolution VS910
LG Spectrum 2
LG Spectrum VS920
LG Transpyre
Motorola Droid 4
Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola Droid Razr
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD
Motorola Droid Razr M
Motorola Droid Razr HD
Motorola Luge
Motorola Moto E XT1528
Motorola G Play XT1609
Motorola Moto X XT1060
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
Nokia lumia Icon
Pantech Breakout
Pantech Marauder
Pantech Perception
Samsung ATIV
Samsung ATIV SE
Samsung Droid Charge
Samsung J1
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy Stellar
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere

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