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Goodbye to 3G in 2022: cell phones that will become obsolete in the US | Digital Trends Spanish


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With the rollout of 5G underway and 4G operating practically all over the planet, 3G has its days numbered.

In the United States, the main telecommunications providers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile plan to shut down the third generation of mobile networks this coming year 2022 and as a result, several mobile phones and tablets will be obsolete.

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According to the organization of mobile operators and related companies GSMA, more than 15 percent of users in the United States will lose the ability to send messages to make calls, send text messages and of course, surf the Internet from their phones.

What are the deadlines?

The end of 3G will not only affect the mobile devices of individuals, but also connected medical devices, SOS services in vehicles and even security systems for homes, hotels or residences.

AT&T will be the first operator to end 3G coverage for its customers, specifically plans to do so from February 2022. T-Mobile and Sprint will discontinue coverage of this generation of networks between March and July 2022. Verizon will be the last to do so, as has announced that the official date of termination will be December 31, 2022.

These are the devices that will stop working

Several devices that are not compatible with 4G networks (much less 5G) will cease to be operational at the moment of the shutdown, so their owners have little time to switch to a new device. Fortunately, the mobile market is increasingly democratized and it is easy to get an inexpensive phone by continuing to operate.

Do you want to know if your phone or tablet will be affected? Next we leave you the list with all the models.

  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Trend II
  • Samsung Galaxy s3 Mini
  • Catepillar Cat B15
  • Sony Xperia M
  • Wiko Dark Knight
  • Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Huawei Ascend G740
  • ZTE Grand S Flex
  • Lenovo A820
  • Huawei Ascend Mate
  • ZTE V956
  • UMi X2
  • Huawei Ascend D2
  • Samsung Galaxy Core
  • Run F1
  • THL W8
  • ZTE Grand X Quad v987
  • ZYE Grand Memo
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
  • LG Lucid 2
  • LG Optimus F6
  • LG Optimus L3 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F5
  • LG Optimus L5 II
  • LG Optimus L5 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L3 II
  • LG Optimus L7 II Dual
  • LG Optimus L7 II
  • LG Optimus f6
  • LG Enact
  • LG Optimus L4 II Dual
  • LG Optimus F3
  • LG Optimus L4 Ii
  • LG Optimus L2 II
  • LG Optimus F3Q

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