Question end of 3g?

carpdad

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I use 3g flip phone. Seldom text but would like text option. Mostly for voice and never internet. Samsung rugby ATT. When ATT stops its 3g service, will I need 4g phone?
 

britechguy

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Your question answers itself.

A device is only functional so long as there is a network to support it, and 3G is definitely on its way out. If 3G is where your device tops out, network technology-wise, its days are numbered.

I was a flip phone user way past the time when they were "the thing" (and I mean up until early 2018), but I would never consider getting a flip phone now. They will often cost more than low-end smartphones, and you need not use data service on a smartphone.

I just bought a ZTE Vantage (and with the intention of using it as a music player, never activating it) for under $30 US. It's hard to find a flip-phone for that these days, as they've become a niche item.
 

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