Is Verizon discontinuing 4G?

Answered by James Kissner

As of now, Verizon has not announced any plans to discontinue its 4G network. They continue to invest in expanding and improving their 4G LTE network coverage across the United States. It is important to note that Verizon has started to transition its voice calling services from 3G CDMA to 4G LTE, specifically using VoLTE (Voice over LTE) technology.

VoLTE allows for high-quality, high-definition voice calls over the 4G LTE network. It provides better call quality, faster call setup times, and the ability to simultaneously use voice and data services. This transition is being done to optimize network efficiency and prepare for the future rollout of 5G technology.

However, it is worth mentioning that Verizon has been phasing out its 3G CDMA network. Verizon announced that it would shut down its 3G CDMA network by the end of 2022. This means that if you are a Verizon customer using a 3G CDMA phone device, your device will no longer work after the shutdown date. It is recommended to check if your device supports 4G LTE and VoLTE to ensure compatibility with Verizon’s network.

If you have a 4G LTE phone device that does not support HD Voice (Non-VoLTE), your line may be suspended without billing starting the day before your December 2022 bill cycle begins. This means that your device will no longer be able to make/receive calls, send/receive text messages, or use data services. It is important to check if your device supports HD Voice or VoLTE to avoid any disruptions in service.

Verizon’s decision to transition away from 3G CDMA and encourage the use of VoLTE is in line with the industry-wide shift towards 4G LTE and the eventual rollout of 5G technology. With the increasing demand for faster data speeds and improved voice quality, 4G LTE and VoLTE offer significant advantages over older network technologies.

Verizon is not discontinuing its 4G network, but they are phasing out their 3G CDMA network. It is important to ensure that your device is compatible with Verizon’s network, specifically supporting 4G LTE and VoLTE, to avoid any service disruptions. As technology continues to evolve, Verizon is actively investing in network advancements to provide better coverage and improved services to its customers.