You’d have to be crazy to still use 2G technology in this day and age when 5G is finally making its way into homes in cities and towns. Reports say that the standard, which was first used in 1991, is still doing very well in the US. Now that T-Mobile has said its 2G network will shut down in April 2024, the company is giving away free 5G smartphones to get people to finally switch.
The end of 2G is coming
The report says that T-Mobile has started telling 2G users about the planned shutdown through direct mail, email, and text messages, and they are making it easy for them to upgrade their devices. This means that people who are still using the old cell phone standard can go to a T-Mobile shop after getting a notification and ask for a free smartphone. They will also be able to pick from the Nokia G310, the Moto G 5G (2022 or 2023 version), the REVVL 6 5G, the REVVL 6 Pro 5G, the TCL 30 XE 5G, the TCL Flip Go, and the brand-new OnePlus Nord N300 5G.
As for the OnePlus Nord N300 5G, it has a screen that refreshes at 90Hz, a MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor, a large 5,000mAh battery, and it works with T-Mobile’s 5G network. It’s important to remember, though, that the deal has been in place since last year and doesn’t come with any extra costs or complicated rules.
“T-Mobile is still giving people in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between a truly transformative 5G network experience.” “As part of this effort, we will be shutting down the older T-Mobile 2G network,” the letter from the company says.
Why do people still use 2G?
There are still some IoT gadgets that use the 2G network, even though it’s not clear why people would use it these days. Coke machines, smart meters, and vehicle tracks are a few examples. Car stereos that use FM modulation to work over long distances are another.
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