Oh No, Watch 3G Go!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

So you may wonder why I would care if an older technology like the 3G Network bites the dust, after all my current phone uses the 5G network.

The key for me is the word SECURITY in the headline above. I've been using an app (one of many) that let's you use your old phone as a security camera. However there are many apps you can use on your old phone to make phone calls even if your phone is NOT activated onto any network.

Although this article was in our daily news paper I believe it originated with AARP.

Here are the dates that the carriers will drop 3G service.

 

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Comments (21)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You absolutely nailed that one Ed Silva . I was just thinking about how it made something I use totally obsolete. I guess the phone people have been taking lessons from the software people. I'd still be using DOS or Windows 95 if anything still worked on it. Thanks for reminding me... It's all about the money!

Jun 27, 2022 05:09 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I feel your pain Bob "RealMan" Timm. I had to invest last year because my favorite apps  would not support my iPhone 6 Plus 🙃

Jun 27, 2022 05:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob funny they are phasing out 4 G in our area and pushing 5 G devices but the funny part is the 5 G is not set up yet....Endre

Jun 27, 2022 11:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

My cellphone stopped working last December.  It would no long run on today's 5G networks.  It took a couple hours getting me up to speed with my new phone.  But, it does so much more than my old one.

Jun 28, 2022 12:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Bob,

The only constant is change..the more they develop the more the drop the old and keep bringing in the new. I have to admit my 12plus is a great phone and far superior to the older models I've had.

Jun 28, 2022 04:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Chef Dolores is going to need to purchase a new Kindle since her old one is becoming outdated.

Jun 28, 2022 05:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. Guess it will only be a short period of time when I have to update my phone. I have an iPhone 7 and admit to not needing more, but I guess those who sell phones are ready to tell me it is time. Wonder if "Joey" is going to subsidize pricing? He wants to dictate all else. Maybe "Hunter" will get in the phone selling business and cut the "Big Guy" in for 10%? What do you think? Enjoy your day.

Jun 28, 2022 05:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  it opens one's eyes to the fact that they probably already have G6 waiting in the background and have a schedule as to when they can release it with the least outrage.

Jun 28, 2022 05:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Endre Barath, Jr. you would think that that would also be the case in a rural area like the Dakotas BUT it seems that this is one area that politics favor us. I'm not sure why but as they say: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Jun 28, 2022 05:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Myrl Jeffcoat the funny thing is that I most likely would have been overwhelmed to know all my old 3G phone could do and I'm sure my 4G phone would absolutely dazzle me if I took a full year to figure out what it's capable of. I am capable of making phone calls and texts and that is all I really want it for.

Jun 28, 2022 06:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I understand Dorie Dillard Austin TX  and I appreciate a few features beyond calling and texting like the weather app but I prefer my screen time to be in front of a MUCH larger screen. 🙂

Jun 28, 2022 06:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I hadn't thought about eReaders Roy Kelley . Mine is so old I can only use it to read files made just for it.

Jun 28, 2022 06:05 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I say "Amen" Wayne Martin . I am surprised that The Big Guy has not implemented a "Render unto Caesar" tax beyond the Federal Income Tax payable directly to the treasurer (Hunter) of said tax.

Jun 28, 2022 06:10 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have not heard great things about 5G and it seems like my 5G phone doesn't even perform as well as my 4G phone did, haha.

Jun 28, 2022 06:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Oh, oh! Now you have me worried Brian England although I may already be on 5G and not know it.

Jun 28, 2022 06:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Bob... I've been on 5G with T-Mobile for so long I can't remember when I last had a 3G phone. But I did make my husband upgrade his 3G iPhone recently before he found it didn't work.

Jun 28, 2022 06:42 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I know I have one phone that I only use occasionally that is 3G Nina Hollander, Broker and I think I paid for an app on that phone that I need to see if I can transfer to another phone.

Jun 28, 2022 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Bob- I have the 12 Pro and continue to be amazed at how the camera keeps getting better. We have an older phone that we used to use as a security camera. 

Jun 30, 2022 03:34 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Interesting, It wouldn't surprise me to hear some people are still using 3G.

Jul 03, 2022 06:32 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Tell me more about using the old phone for a security camera. I upgraded my phone about six months ago and "they" let me keep my old phone. It got to the point that it wouldn't hold a charge for a full day, which is why I bought a new one. Feel free to PM me if you'd rather do that, Bob.

Jul 05, 2022 05:44 PM