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?
Verizon said only that 3G phones were no longer supported to us.
The phone may change towers that the signal is drawn from, and the phone may begin to go into a roaming mode when it is too far from the home tower.
Roaming can cost the user more money, but a phone that has not switched to a roaming mode may not be functioning properly.
Now, as is noted in the statement above, Verizon has committed to shutting down its 3G CDMA network by the end of 2019.
They also stopped selling 3G devices some time ago, I believe, and even started selling LTE-only flip phones to replace them.