Final 12 months, AT&T despatched out an electronic mail to its prospects warning that their telephones would quickly lose help on its community, requiring an improve to a brand new machine. Issues weren’t fairly as drastic as the e-mail learn on paper, however it nonetheless managed to trigger a way of panic and urgency amongst subscribers. As we method the midway mark for the 12 months, it is price ensuring your telephone will not be affected by AT&T’s upcoming modifications to its community.
AT&T is shifting forward with its plan to close down its 3G community subsequent February, which leaves customers about 9 months to verify their gadgets will nonetheless operate correctly. As a result of some older gadgets can solely place voice calls over 3G, this variation can have an actual impression on some customers subsequent 12 months — although honestly, solely these with telephones older than 5 years have any actual trigger for concern.
Combing via AT&T’s full record of supported gadgets, it looks like almost each main trendy launch is roofed. Samsung telephones, for instance, are extensively supported, with the Galaxy S-series going all the way in which again to the S5 and the S4 Mini. If you happen to’re on an ordinary S4 or older, you may have to improve — although since that telephone first launched in 2013, we won’t think about many AT&T prospects are nonetheless rocking one. The identical goes for the Observe lineup, which dates again to 2014’s Galaxy Observe 4 and Observe Edge. All of Samsung’s foldables and plenty of of its price range A-series gadgets are included on the record.
The OnePlus 6 dies subsequent February (on AT&T, not less than).
LG might need shut down its cellular division this 12 months, however lots of its devices are nonetheless in use on AT&T. Fortunately, most of its telephones relationship again to 2013’s G3 are lined. Meaning your complete V-series and the LG Wing have additionally made the minimize.
OnePlus 6 homeowners will, sadly, must improve by February — it is doubtless the most recent telephone left off the record, so far as we will inform — however if in case you have a OnePlus 6T or newer, you are good to go. Apple and Google’s telephones are maybe probably the most simple lineup of all. The iPhone 6 and past will proceed to work after the 3G shutdown date, whereas each Pixel minus the first-gen launch (which was, in fact, marketed closely as a Verizon unique) is nice to go.
Admit it, you forgot this telephone existed.
Whereas we’re at it, let’s take a look at a few bizarre gadgets you might need forgotten about that, nonetheless, will proceed to work with no drawback. Microsoft’s Floor Duo, the BlackBerry KEYone and Priv, Important Cellphone, and sure, the RED Hydrogen One can all work uninterrupted after subsequent 12 months’s 3G shut-off.
You could find your complete record of telephones, tablets, smartwatches, and different linked gadgets right here. Fortunately, 3G’s dying will likely be as impactless for many customers because the 2G shutdown was in 2017. In case your telephone is not listed, nonetheless, it would lastly be time to improve.