Sunday, March 4, 2012

AT&T urging customers to upgrade to 3G, could be killing off 2G

In a move that is sure to surprise no one, it appears AT&T is getting ready to send its trusty 2G GSM network riding off into the sunset. MarketWatch is reporting that some Ma Bell customers have received letters, urging them to upgrade to a 3G or 4G device and warning that service may degrade in some areas as spectrum is repurposed. While it is not said that the 2G service is going to be shut down, it already seems that what is being predicted is already being said. With the collapse of the T-Mobile acquisition and Verizon's sizable lead in the race to acquire spectrum, AT&T is left with little choice but to use its GSM channels for HSPA+ and LTE service. So far the notices have only gone out to customers in the New York metro area, but it seems safe to assume other locales will follow.

Anyone still using 2G? Tell in the comments below.

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