Older Cellular Phone?
On February 18, 2008, service for older, analog-only cellular phones may be affected.
As of this date, cellular phone companies
are no longer required to provide analog cellular service. Analog phones do not include the following advanced features:
text or instant messaging, Internet browsing, or an integrated camera. Cellular
phones with these features are digital handsets, and will not be affected by this change.
The Federal Communications Commission(FCC) requires cellular phone companiesto notify their customers at least four months before they plan to discontinue analog cellular service, and again at least one month before discontinuing analog service. Customers who receive a discontinuance notice from their cellular phone company and still have questions, or who want to know whether their coverage may be affected when they “roam” into another provider’s service area, can call their cellular phone companies.
To find out more about the analog cellular sunset, see the Consumer Advisory found at www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/analogcellphone.html.