According to communications from Sierra Wireless, AT&T will stop activating 3G devices after June 30, 2109. This is being done in preparation for the shutdown of their 3G network - slated to occur on February 22, 2022.
If you have a 3G device, it can remain active until the network shutdown date of February 22, 2022.
This June 30, 2019 is sooner than they previously announced earlier this year.
If having a 3G device on AT&T activated is of interested to you - and you haven't activated yet - we highly recommend getting that 3G device activated before June 30, 2019.
All of the carriers have plans to shut down their 3G networks, and older devices are soon going to be left behind in the dustbins of technological history. But, for some, being able to tinker on the 3G network until it is officially disassembled is a worthy cause.
More information in our Cellular Evolution guide:
- 5G Goes Mainstream: Apple's iPhone 12 Debuts Posted on: October 14, 2020
- Verizon Rolls Out "5G Nationwide" To Support iPhone 12 Launch Posted on: October 14, 2020
- First AT&T 5G Mobile Hotspot Available for Consumers - Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro Posted on: September 16, 2020
- 5G Cellular: Verizon & Dish Are Big Winners In CBRS Spectrum Auction, C-Band Auction Looms Posted on: September 14, 2020
- Verizon Launches 2nd Generation 5G Mobile Hotspot – Inseego MiFi M2100 5G UW Posted on: September 9, 2020
- Lower Latencies, More Coverage: T-Mobile Unleashes "Standalone" 5G Posted on: August 7, 2020
- 3G Shutdown Update: Carriers Sunsetting 3G to Make Room for 5G Posted on: July 30, 2020
- AT&T Officially Claims "Nationwide" 5G Coverage - But Don't Get Too Excited Posted on: July 23, 2020
- T-Mobile Completes Shutdown of Sprint's 5G Network Posted on: July 6, 2020
- 5G Industry Update: Verizon's 5G Laptop, AT&T Unleashes DSS, T-Mobile Serves Cake, And More! Posted on: June 29, 2020