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:
- Verizon Launches Its First 5G Mobile Hotspot - The Inseego 5G MiFi M1000 Posted on: July 18, 2019
- T-Mobile Launching Limited 5G Service for "Early Adopters" in Six Cities Posted on: June 26, 2019
- AT&T’s 3G Activation Deadline Looms Posted on: June 21, 2019
- Sprint Rolls Out 5G in Four Cities - Leaps Ahead of AT&T and Verizon in Coverage, Debuts HTC 5G Hub Posted on: May 31, 2019
- T-Mobile / Sprint Merger Back On Track With FCC Greenlight Posted on: May 20, 2019
- Verizon 5G Plans Come With Unlimited Data, Tethering and 4K Streaming Posted on: May 2, 2019
- Verizon 5G Service Launches Early - 700Mbps Speed Tests Reported Posted on: April 4, 2019
- Verizon Mobile 5G Service Launching April 11th - In Just Two Cities Posted on: March 13, 2019
- Sprint: No More 3G Device Activations Starting April 30 2019 Posted on: February 27, 2019
- AT&T Plans to Shutdown its 3G Network in 2022 Posted on: February 22, 2019