Have an old cellphone? You may lose service

Sam Fried

Larry Miller admits he’s not too techy.  He has a computer, but uses it as a word processor. He goes to the library regularly to check email or go on the internet.  “I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age,” said the 82-year-old retired writer who lives in […]

Larry Miller admits he’s not too techy. 

He has a computer, but uses it as a word processor. He goes to the library regularly to check email or go on the internet. 

“I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age,” said the 82-year-old retired writer who lives in Springfield Township. 

His cellphone is a flip phone. He thinks he bought it 10 years ago, and he uses Tracfone to buy buckets of minutes since he doesn’t want an expensive monthly bill. 

He only has it for emergencies and to call his adult son in West Virginia with prepaid cell minutes instead of hefty landline long distance rates. 

But now Miller and others nationwide who have old phones on the nation’s 3G cellular network are going to have to buy a new phone if they want service. 

https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/news/2022/01/09/betty-lin-fisher-have-old-cell-phone-you-may-lose-service-3-g-sunset-3-g-shutdown/9095423002/

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