It has been a very long time coming, however the dying of 3G has formally begun as AT&T shuts down its 3G community on Tuesday, February 22.
AT&T is the primary amongst U.S. wi-fi carriers to bid adieu to the growing older community because it strikes to repurpose the spectrum in direction of its 5G buildout. T-Cell comes subsequent after the corporate delayed its shutdown to March 31 on the behest of Dish Wi-fi. Verizon’s 3G community will shut down on December 31.
AT&T already launched an inventory of smartphones that can nonetheless work after the shutdown in case you are curious, however there is a good that your telephone is amongst them in case you’re at the moment studying this.
Nevertheless, in case you’re amongst those who nonetheless depend on the older 3G telephones, AT&T has seemingly already contacted you concerning the subsequent steps and upgrading your telephone. The corporate has additionally revealed a put up explaining a few of the ins and outs of the shutdown and what it means for shoppers affected by it. Some customers even obtained free Galaxy Observe smartphones to switch their older 3G-dependent telephones.
Luckily, you will not need to spend an excessive amount of to improve, as nearly any of one of the best Android telephones beneath $200 will work, and you may seemingly be capable to discover some beneath $100. Or you’ll be able to splurge just a little extra for a 5G-capable smartphone.
Hopefully, the shutdown will sign the beginnings of a a lot improved 5G community from AT&T, which lags behind T-Cell and has been criticized by Google’s former CEO for its poor speeds.
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