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March 2, 2022

Plan Ahead for Phase Out of 3G Cellular Networks and Service

If your mobile phone is more than a few years old, you may need to upgrade your device before your mobile provider shuts down its 3G network, to avoid losing service. For more information on your mobile providers’ plans for 3G retirement and how you can prepare, contact your provider directly.

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Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts, including calls to 911, or use data services. This will affect 3G mobile phones and certain older 4G mobile phones that do not support Voice over LTE (VoLTE or HD Voice).

Many older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts, including calls to 911, or use data services.  This will affect 3G mobile phones and certain older 4G mobile phones that do not support voice over LTE (VoLTEor HD Voice).

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will complete the phase out by the end of December 2022.  This phase out does not only impact phones, but also:

  • Medical devices
  • Tablets
  • Smart watches
  • Vehicle SOS services
  • Home security systems

COntact your mobile provide or consult your provider’s website for more information about their 3G retirement plan and whether your phone or other device may be affected.  It is important to plan now so that you don’t loose connectivity.