3G Could End This Year. For People Who Rely on Basic Phones, That’s a Big Problem.

Some rural residents, religious communities, and people who just like simple phones are still reliant on the vanishing network

Mia Lipsit in Manhattan, New York, on January 10, 2021. Photos: Yael Malka for OneZero
Mia Lipsit on her phone in Manhattan.

“The phone gods have made their wishes clear.”

Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone in Brooklyn, New York, on January 10, 2021.
Mia Lipsit holds her phone. Cellphones that use 3G networks were slated to be unusable by the end of 2020, an action that has been delayed.

Features reporter & 4th generation Brooklynite

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