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Some cell phones, other devices to lose service 

Older cell phones will lose service, including the ability to call 9-1-1 as 3G networks are retiring this year. This may also include medical alert devices, vehicle SOS communications and home security systems. Oregon Lifeline offers free service or discounted service for eligible applicants:

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