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:
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- Verizon Prepaid Adds 5G Ultra Wideband Unlimited Smartphone Plan for $70/month Posted on: January 20, 2021
- Coverage? App Now Includes Maps for 5G, Canadian Carriers and U.S. Cellular Posted on: December 18, 2020
- Visible Enables 5G Support - Verizon's 5G Network For As Little As $25/mo Posted on: December 15, 2020
- T-Mobile Launches New Data-Only Plans & Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 Mobile Hotspot Posted on: December 10, 2020
- FCC's Massive C-Band Auction Begins - Shaping The Future of 5G Posted on: December 8, 2020
- US Cellular Offers the Inseego 5G MiFi and New Data Plans Posted on: October 28, 2020
- 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