Verizon has already taken necessary measures to ensure that customers from 3G networks switch to the faster and more efficient 4G LTE networks. It now seems like the carrier will put its plans to fruition very soon as some 3G regions are now being transitioned into LTE areas.
However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Verizon is ready to flip the LTE switch across the country right away, as it has to take the users into account as well. A large number of users don’t use 4G LTE compatible devices, which needs to be rectified if the carrier wants to switch over customers from 3G networks. The carrier already has plenty of trade-in plans to aid this, so the number of 3G subscribers is shrinking.
Over 40 million subscribers of Verizon still rely on 3G and even 2G networks in some cases, so the carrier has its work cut out in the coming months. That being said, this is a step in the right direction as access to faster internet will benefit both the carriers and the subscribers themselves. Verizon plans to bring LTE-only smartphones by 2016, so it will want to take the time to transition the 3G subscribers over to the LTE networks.
Source: Howard Forums
Via: Android Authority