Does Verizon have a 4G flip phone?

This week, Verizon released a new, dumb flip phone. Called the LG Exalt LTE, it only connects to Verizon’s 4G LTE network — that means no 3G network option for phone calls. This is a first for the company across all its devices, not just flip phones.

Is Verizon getting rid of LTE?

Besides being faster, 4G LTE is also more efficient, as it allows more devices to share the spectrum. Here are some at-a-glance dates: Verizon will sunset its CDMA network at the end of 2022.

Is Verizon 4G LTE good?

Verizon 4G LTE wireless broadband is 10 times faster than 3G — able to handle download speeds between 5 and 12 Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload speeds between 2 and 5 Mbps, with peak download speeds approaching 50 Mbps. Cable speeds vary, but 4 to 12 Mbps are common. Why are megabits per second important?

Are flip cell phones being phased out?

Tracfones, flip phones, Jitterbugs and even older-style smartphones will no longer be able to make calls once the networks are taken down, Davidson said.

Is Verizon getting rid of flip phones?

Although they had initially planned on shutting it in late 2019, there was a delay because of the number of 3G phone users. However, Verizon recently announced that they will instead be retiring their 3G network by the end of 2020, to give its 3G users time to upgrade to Long-Term Evolution (LTE).

Will 4G phones work in 2022?

AT has announced a shutdown date of February 2022 while Verizon and T-Mobile/Sprint will shut their 3G networks down in December of 2022. If you see 4G, LTE, or 4G LTE, your phone is safe and will continue to work after the 3G networks are shut down.

Why does my Verizon phone keep switching to 3G 2020?

The area you reside must have a reliable 4G LTE network If the area where you reside lacks a reliable 4G LTE network, it won’t be easy to access the 4G network on your phone. In a case like this, your phone will automatically switch to the 3G network as the next available network in that area.

Why is my Verizon 4G LTE so slow?

Carrier data throttling. Throttling the data means slowing down the wireless transfer speed of wireless data. For instance, Verizon’s 22 GB “Beyond Unlimited” data plan with 4G LTE speeds is now throttled at 75 GB. Verizon slows down the browsing data speeds once you hit the 75GB ceiling.

Why does my Verizon phone say LTE instead of 4G?

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and it represents the high speed wireless communications technology that many modern cell phones and cellular devices use for high speed mobile communication. When you see the LTE symbol on your device, that means you’re connected to an LTE network, as opposed to 2G EDGE, 3G, etc.