4G isn’t a new technology, in fact, it’s been around for nearly a decade, and 3G has been a mainstay simply because the devices we’ve been operating on 3G networks are still working! However, this 3G streak is coming to its final stages. We’ve been communicating this message for about a year now, but in case you’re just tuning in, here are the details:
- Verizon has already announced end-of-life on support for 3G devices as of Dec 31, 2019. And is no longer activating new 3G devices.
- In June, AT&T stopped certifying new 3G devices, and plans to shut down their 3G networks in February 2022.
What Does This Mean?
It means 4G migration is imminent! And it’s not simply a flip of a switch, so you’ll want to put a strategy together to minimize business interruption. Luckily, leading manufacturers already have 4G devices on the market operating on Android platforms, which prepares you for the Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld end of support term that Microsoft has announced.
There’s a lot to plan for and think about, which is why we are sending you this information! We are well versed in handling the migration of mobile devices and we’re ready to help you perform a successful migration.
Get the ball rolling by having a conversation with one of our technical engineers today and we can walk you the steps you need to take.