Yes I very much hate the 2g network, I really don't want to see it on my phone at all, it's so slow. Thumb up for 4g and secondly 3g.
So....What happens if you are on the Unlimited Data plan and flip to tethering? fine print said 2G. they should have mentioned 3G as it would made us flip earlier.
Telus and Bell no 2g -- Telus and Bell did this already and have migrated everyone to nationwide 3g from their 2g/3g CDMA network // too bad verizon didnt get rid of its cdma and still forces people to rely on it
Q for Q, 18 Jan 2017and yet tracfone customer who had 2G phone still didn't received his replacement 3G phone yet ... moreDude I work with tracfone and we've been calling our customer, sending sms, emails, and voicemails for months now. Most of them are old people who need a phone just for emergencies. We've been telling them about this since February and yet here you are, blaming the company?
We are sending out tons of free phones and they just need to call us, but many of them won't just for laziness and you think it's our fault?
What do you want? a diaper and toys, little baby?
SycoDRIVE, 18 Jan 2017Guys stop hampering progressI agree. This 2G spectrum need to be free up to make some space for current 4G or future 5G.
SycoDRIVE, 18 Jan 2017Guys stop hampering progressI'm sure someone in your town of like a thousand people in homes with sketchy electricity still use dual band GSM handsets...
When our guys like Vodafone etc. will do? Though it served many trees its one of the most inefficiency of Mobile Technology, prevented public from use data effectively
Some companies that uses ATT network or towers were informed that ATT will be shutting down their 2G network a year ago. These companies such as Tracfone are sending their customers replacement phones. Information were disseminated thru calls, emails and sms. And it's up to these customers to have their phone replaced or not. Besides, there are feature phones that works with a 3G network.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2017This is very bad! There a lot of alarm GSM systems that need 2G GSM to operate! Now whoever ha... morePartners of ATT are actually offering a credit for customers to get a 3G device. So people aren't just being told too bad so sad.
Anonymous, 18 Jan 2017This is very bad! There a lot of alarm GSM systems that need 2G GSM to operate! Now whoever ha... moreAll future feautures phone will be 3g only like today is 2g only.
However the main problem is 3g is not 99.9% coverage (like 2g) so its old and obsolete but for many reason you can't shut down before reaching that %.
In big country city 3g will be like that but on national level is probably 85-90% (not real data here) so its a risky move to remove the best coverage connection as now.
harlekkin, 18 Jan 2017No one should be using a 2g handset in 2017. No excuses, no matter what age or budget.
You ... moreDo not compare uneven things! Cars with no airbags are not safe for passengers! 2G phones do not belong in the same category! Also, countless of people use these feature phones. Why should they be forced to get new phones?
Also, there's the videocall issue. Why should someone get a phone with videocalls if they don't want to receive videocalls? It's called privacy!
SycoDRIVE, 18 Jan 2017Guys stop hampering progressThis is not progress. This is planned obsolescence.
99, 18 Jan 2017thisis paradox. your statement would mean you need 2g as a airbag.Exactly. 2G is needed obviously. In my country, in my area I have a lot of dead zones where only 2G works, including my house lol. If there will be no 2G then rip. Why remove it if even 3g does not cover all the area? They need to adopt 3G to cover same area as 2G and then think about removing 2g lol.