Telecommunication carriers are beginning to retire their 2G network towers, with more towers being shut down each month. By January 2017, AT&T's 2G network will be fully retired and Verizon's 2G and 3G CDMA networks by 2021 in favor of their faster 3G and 4G networks.
Am I affected?
If you or your business currently use 2G GSM devices, you will be affected at some point.
You might experience latency as you travel in and out of affected areas.
Which devices are affected?
To learn whether your device is affected, view the list of common 2G hardware.
Many older vehicle tracking devices are using the 2G network. Vehicle fleet owners may find themselves unable to track their trucks, vans, and company cars.Learn more about vehicle tracking.
What do I need to do?
You will need to upgrade to new 3G- or 4G-compatible hardware. However, this may not be as costly as it sounds, particularly if you're using vehicle tracking devices. Find out what steps to take.
When will my area be affected?
You can use the 2G network retirement map to learn more about which areas are affected and when future areas are scheduled to lose 2G network coverage.
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Can't I just switch to another carrier?
While some carriers do still support 2G, most consider the 2G network obsolete and have plans in progress to shut down their 2G networks. AT&T is currently leading the charge, and is acting the quickest to retire its 2G network in favor of its more advanced 3G and 4G networks.