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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 7:27 AM

When is 3G being shutdown?

I have a 3G ZTE Z222 of which I'm fond.   My friends with Sprint have been notified of an imminent Sprint 3G shutdown. I searched that topic on this forum and found that my phone will be good till 12/2012 or "such time as there is a national shutdown."  I need something more specific as flip-phones are getting scarcer by the week, and the only 3G flip-phone offered by AT&T right now is, bluntly, junk.   How imminent is a national shutdown?

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3 years ago

Copper land lines have a safety feature of usually staying up when modern phone crap goes down in emergencies, due to the dedicated power access of copper.  During a major hurricane in my area, FIOS, Cox, cell, everything was down except landlines for close to a week if I remember right. In my view, it's criminal for copper landlines to not be supported.

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3 years ago


@katkatkat wrote:

Copper land lines have a safety feature of usually staying up when modern phone crap goes down in emergencies, due to the dedicated power access of copper.  During a major hurricane in my area, FIOS, Cox, cell, everything was down except landlines for close to a week if I remember right. In my view, it's criminal for copper landlines to not be supported.


And what does that have to do with the 3g shutdown?  (Nothing).   Way off topic.
BTW Cox is wired, at least when I still has a land line it was.  I gave it up 5 years ago.  Phone service (landline) did go out during the 2011 and 2012 snowpocalypse in Connecticut because many lines came down.  We were able to keep in touch because our cell phones worked perfectly.  
Landlines are no help if you have to evacuate, which has happened several times in Florida and Texas.  

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