Updating verizon phones for new towers
Just bought the Wilson amplifier to boost signal i get at home,can get 2 bars outside in different areas as i walk around house.get about same out different windows on second floor with them open.tried amplifier out different second floor windows but think best way to attach is with pole so i can rotate antenna but want to make sure im in right direction and pointing at correct tower...looked at a few websites that show towers in my area but no idea who uses them..looking at phones on Tracfone it says COGSM5 in url and saw where this designates coverage and tower carriers.how do i tell which tower in my area is one i should point antenna at?Thank you for that info.help.though i can find a local map that shows cell towers in my area,it doesnt state the carrier on them.there a website thats specific on whos at a certain tower..i looked at shows about a dozen towers/antennas in my local area Thank you for that info.help.though i can find a local map that shows cell towers in my area,it doesnt state the carrier on them.there a website thats specific on whos at a certain tower..i looked at shows about a dozen towers/antennas in my local area Was able to filter out and appears only Verizon close by...there is an AT&T tower going in about half mile from me in spring...could i get a tracfone to get that signal or do you think i am in an area that tracfone has already chosen which towers they use.are they bouncing off pretty much them all?Earlier this year, rumors circulated suggesting that Verizon would stop activating 3G phones by June or July.In the past week, a couple of readers reached out to let us know that Verizon had turned them down for trying, so we reached out to Verizon who confirmed that it is indeed the end for 3G phones: For several years we’ve been been publicly saying that our 3G CDMA network will remain available through the end of 2019.
To facilitate a smooth transition to 4G LTE capable products and services, we are no longer allowing devices that are not 4G LTE capable to be activated on our network.
If they want everyone on LTE, which most customers are at this point, then not allowing additional 3G devices to be activated is probably the right move.
On a related note, an earlier leak suggested that Verizon may stop some older LTE devices from being activated too.
...realize might have to find tracfone not designated for my area but would it work on new AT&T tower?
The url when looking at phones is what they want you to buy.