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fcaldwell
Member

My Neighbor was telling us that if you don't have a 5G wireless phone, you won' be able to use your phone in our area.  We live the Poinciana, Village 7 

Thanks

Faith

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jav6
Leader

@fcaldwell wrote:

My Neighbor was telling us that if you don't have a 5G wireless phone, you won' be able to use your phone in our area.  We live the Poinciana, Village 7 

Thanks

Faith


May not be correct, depending on your phone make/model.  The 5G network is built into the 4G network.  A 5G phone will be able to take advantage of the 5G signal.  See this discussion:

https://www.wilsonpro.com/blog/will-4g-phones-work-on-the-5g-network

...Just another VZW customer...trying to offer some assistance...
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acraftylady2
Sr. Member

Ask your neighbor to show you exactly where they heard this about 5g.  Most likely they heard about 3g shutting down by the end of the year on carriers.  That means there will only be 4g and 5g but you won't be forced to buy a new phone with 4g and 5g, your 4g phone will be fine.   I just bought a new expensive phone with 4g only.    Really your neighbor should have backed his statement up with facts to prove it but sadly most people don't. 

https://www.lightreading.com/5g/goodbye-3g-heres-when-t-mobile-atandt-and-verizon-will-shut-it-off-/... 

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hello fcaldwell, we're not retiring our 4G LTE network any time soon. You can rest assured that you continue to use your 4G LTE device for many more years to come.

 

UbaldoJ_VZW

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Predator7
Novice

100% Not True, do some research before start believing your Neighbor.

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