Last year, AT&T sent an email to customers warning that their phones would soon lose network support, requiring them to be upgraded to new devices. Things are not as harsh as the email read on paper. But it can still cause panic and urgency among the members. As we approach the halfway mark of the year, you should make sure your phone won’t be affected by AT&T’s network changes.
AT&T is working on a plan to shut down its 3G network in February next year, which will take users about nine months to make sure their devices continue to function properly. Since some older devices can only make voice calls over 3G, the change will have real impact on some users over the next year, although the reality is only those with phones over five years old. The real cause for concern
Given the full list of AT&T compatible devices, it looks like almost every modern model is covered. For example, Samsung phones are widely supported, with the Galaxy S-series going back to the S5 and S4 Mini.If you̵7;re using a standard S4 or older, you’ll need to upgrade, although this phone was first released in 2013. It cannot be imagined that many AT&T customers are still rocking. The same goes for the Note lineup, which dates back to 2014’s Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, all of Samsung’s foldable folds and a number of budget A-series devices are included on the list.
The OnePlus 6 will die next February (at least AT&T).
LG may close its mobile division this year. But a lot of the gadgets are still in use on AT&T.Thankfully, most phones dating back to 2013’s G3 are covered. This means that both the V-series and the LG Wing have made the cut as well.
Unfortunately, OnePlus 6 owners will have to upgrade by February, which is likely the newest phone not on the list as far as we can tell – but if you have a OnePlus 6T or newer, you’re good to go. Apple and Google are probably the most straightforward models, the iPhone 6 and newer will still work after the 3G shutdown date, while all the pixels removed from the first model. (Which of course is heavily marketed as a Verizon exclusive) is a good thing to go for.
Admit you forgot this phone.
While we’re at it, let’s look at a few weird devices that you might have forgotten, however, they’ll still work without any problems.Microsoft’s Surface Duo, BlackBerry KEYone and Priv, Essential Phone, and yes, RED Hydrogen One all can. Works seamlessly after turning off 3G next year.
You can find a full list of phones, tablets, smartwatches and other connected devices here. Fortunately, the 3G deaths won’t be as fruitless for most users as it did with 2G shutdowns in 2017.However, if your phone isn’t listed, it might be time to upgrade eventually.