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Sat, Jul 25, 2020 6:59 PM

E-mail notice that my NOKIA LUMIA 1020 phones will stop working

I received a fearful e-mail a couple of days ago saying that my NOKIA LUMIA 1020 phones would not be compatible once 3G went away, which according to the e-mail will be "soon."

 

First, it looks like 3G going way is over a year away; is that not true?

 

Is it really true that the NOKIA Lumia 1020 won't be supported?  My phones have LTE, is that not sufficient to work?  What's going on?  I like my phones and don't want to give them up.  I know that Microsoft has dropped support for the OS, but the phone still works and the camera still works right now.  Why was there never an upgrade to Windows 10 for the Lumia 1020?

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GLIMMERMAN76

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2 years ago

yes that phone is not going to be supported as it does not get VoLTE.

 

To others the complete sunset date is Feb 2022 but they have already started removing 850mhz towers in some areas and all new towers are not being installed with 3g gear.

rjniles

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2 years ago

Sunset date for AT&T 3g is Feb. 2020

sandblaster

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2 years ago

@rjniles You are off by 2 years. It’s Feb 2022.

rjniles

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2 years ago

I knew that but my typing finger apparently did not. Yes 2022

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2 years ago

I take it that VoLTE means Voice over LTE?  And so, as per Glimmerman76, I can expect decreasing coverage as the towers are replaced without 3G gear, even though the support shouldn't end until Feb 2022?  And, this brings up the next point:  Is getting a 4G phone enough, when is the end-of-life for that?  Or, is the safe bet 5G?  I notice that in order to get a "deal" on the phone AT&T is requiring an "unlimited" plan which would raise my recurring phone bill by almost 2x -- despite the advertising.

 

Thanks for the confirmation...I guess I'm shopping for a new phone...

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