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:
- FCC Approves Deployment of LTE Band 48 (CBRS) - Now Branded "OnGo" Posted on: January 28, 2020
- Netgear Announces 5G Flagship - Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot (MR5200) Posted on: January 10, 2020
- A Decade Connected: A Look Back At The Evolution Of Mobile Internet for RVers and Cruisers Posted on: December 20, 2019
- T-Mobile's 5G Network Launches With Initial Range & Speed Limitations Posted on: December 6, 2019
- 5G Rollout Update: AT&T's Confusing Consumer 5G Coming in December, Verizon At Last Publishes 5G Maps Posted on: November 25, 2019
- T-Mobile Unveils 5G Coverage Map, Sprint Merger Status Update Posted on: November 8, 2019
- T-Mobile Promises Nationwide 5G - By The End of 2019?!? Posted on: October 25, 2019
- 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