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So, in an attempt to smooth out the transition to the new technology (Verizon intends to decommission its 3G network in most areas eventually) and ensure handsets used uniform schemes to connect to any part of the data network, Verizon essentially made it a network directive that all 4G LTE devices would use a single authentication system for 3G and 4G data connectivity.

This information has been gathered from various comments and forums across the net, so, take us at our word here.

When Verizon launched its LTE network in November of 2010, it was the first time the carrier had utilized a GSM-based (WCDMA, as opposed to CDMA2000) network in the United States.

This means there are now millions of devices connecting to Verizon's 3G network using an authentication scheme Verizon hasn't previously utilized on that network, and (major) hiccups are occurring as a result.

The "hiccups" are authentication failures - the new scheme is extremely particular about failed attempts to authenticate a device.

However, if your phone is 4G and has a SIM card, updating your roaming towers in this way can do more damage than good to your SIM card.

If you own a Verizon 4G device, the update of the nearest towers is an automatic process, and you do not need to take any action to keep your phone updated.

Verizon 3G-only phones use the old authentication system, because they don't have these SIM cards.

Verizon is the only carrier in the US currently operating on this somewhat odd mixture of authentication schemes and network technologies.

There are two types of Verizon phones and each has a different way of updating roaming towers.

If your phone is 3G and does not have a SIM card, you can easily update your towers by dialing *228 and choosing option 2.