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Verizon is killing off 3G

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The cell phone giant is now running 4G-LTE over that spectrum. Cleveland’s network has also begun a similar transition.

However, if you have an older phone that doesn’t support 4G, you don’t have to worry.

In order to support customers with flip phones, feature phones and other 3G devices, Verizon will keep the 3G network running for at least a few more years.

“We continue to support our 3G customers and networks,” said Paul Macchia, spokesman for Verizon Wireless.

Verizon’s switch was first discovered by prolific network spotter Milan Milanovic, and the story was initially reported by Gigaom.

The news isn’t surprising: Verizon had previously announced that it would be repurposing the 3G spectrum for 4G. With more than three-quarters of Verizon’s traffic now traveling over 4G networks, Verizon has been quickly maneuvering to build up its 4G capacity to avoid network congestion and slower speeds.

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