AT&T Plans to Shut Down Its 2G Network By 2017

AT&T Plans to Shut Down Its 2G Network By 2017

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AT&T has revealed plans to shut down its 2G network by 2017, reports the WSJ.

The telecom giant said about 12% of its contract wireless customers were using 2G handsets at the end of June, but it will work "proactively" in coming years to move them to more advanced devices. Like the other major carriers, AT&T's customers mostly use phones with third-generation technology, and it is aggressively rolling out a nationwide fourth-generation network.

AT&T last week announced the addition of more LTE markets, bringing its total market count to 51.

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AT&T Plans to Shut Down Its 2G Network By 2017
Smith - August 17, 2012 at 1:03am
I'm raelly into it, thanks for this great stuff!
Joe - August 4, 2012 at 4:06am
5 more years of edge? They should shit it down now. Force the 2g users to upgrade now.
John - August 4, 2012 at 6:47am
Exactly kill that shit now
Joel - August 9, 2012 at 5:18am
Agreed AT&T needs to step it up
Vaj - August 4, 2012 at 3:51am
Better that AT
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