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Verizon updating evdo towers

Verizon calls this XLTE, but that’s just a marketing term — it’s just another LTE frequency to increase bandwidth.

Shutting down 2G will have a significant effect on the way the Verizon's network works for voice calls.

That's because Verizon's 3G EVDO technology is data-only.

The reason 3G has remained important for Verizon’s network all these years is because of voice calling.

Voice over LTE (Vo LTE) has only recently started rolling out in the US, so it’s now possible for a phone to function normally over 4G without ever touching the 3G network.

For mobile devices, updating the PRL every 60 to 90 days is recommended.

GSM carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) do not store PRL files in their 3G modems, so no PRL update is required.

Without 2G, the only way to make calls will be with Voice over LTE (Vo LTE).