Goodbye, 3G: Here’s when T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon will shut it off
After roughly two decades, it’s time to start saying goodbye to 3G.
Since launching the technology around 2002, and using it to bring to life initial smartphones like the iPhone, all of the nation’s big wireless network operators are preparing to shutter their 3G networks in the next few years.
“To better support the high data usage on our network, we are sunsetting our 3G network to boost capacity for next generation technologies,” explained AT&T in a statement to Light Reading.
Indeed, 3G is quickly heading the way of cassette tapes and Blockbuster video – it played an important role during its heyday, but it has been superseded by more capable technologies like 5G.
But how exactly will this 3G shutdown occur? Here’s where each major US wireless network operator stands in the move away from 3G:
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