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    Mandatory phone upgrade?

    Just wondering why a family member is being told there straight talk phone will no longer work by the end of the. Year they are being told they have to get a new phone before then or it will be shut off. I have never herd of such a thing. Anyone have any news of this???

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    I believe it is using Verizon as the carrier. It is real. Check out this thread in the TracFone/Net10 subforum - https://www.howardforums.com/showthr...re-End-of-2019

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    Yep, all phones on Verizon have to be VoLTE enabled by end of year. New activations of non-VoLTE phones is already shut off. Existing non-VoLTE phones will quit working when Verizon closes the CDMA network.

    Many phones are not compatible, and will have to be replaced. Some Verizon branded models will not work on VoLTE. There have been problems with Samsung Galaxy 5,6,7. Some do and some don't.

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    Will the CDMA network really be shut down by the end of the year? Whats the exact date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulfcoast View Post
    Will the CDMA network really be shut down by the end of the year? Whats the exact date?
    As far as we know January 1st, 2020 is the first day without CDMA, and it has been on the web for about two years already. We don't know if they are going to turn it all off overnight tho.

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    I keep getting a message to replace my perfectly good Iphone 5s. Not sure what I will do yet.

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    You have just over 6 months to choose. No commitment required yet but start planning ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulfcoast View Post
    I keep getting a message to replace my perfectly good Iphone 5s. Not sure what I will do yet.
    If ATT coverage is good enough where you live, you could consider changing Straight Talk plans to ATT.
    iPhone X is my current primary phone. I have older model iPhones and Moto phones available on other lines. Currently prepaid, though would consider postpaid on right plan.

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    I have seen people saying that Tracfone has been sending out emails with a promo for people with phones that will not work after that date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevink1 View Post
    If ATT coverage is good enough where you live, you could consider changing Straight Talk plans to ATT.
    Only as long as the phone's compatible with ATT. But when ATT changes in a couple more years the 5s won't work either.

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