WORRIED ABOUT 3G LEAVING US? NO WORRIES, THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME!
Yes, it is true, 3G technology will eventually be phased out of Australia to make way for 4G and 5G networks, but this is not going to happen overnight. So, you can ignore the naysayers and breathe a sigh of relief and hold on to your 3G device a while longer still because the experts say it will be sticking around for the next 3 to 5 years.
What will this mean for people who can’t access all the benefits of 5G just yet? We break it down for you in this article.
WHY IS 3G BEING PHASED OUT?
Mobile networks in Australia operate across a limited spectrum, which means that there is only room for a certain number of networks. With the advent of 4G and subsequently 5G technology, it has become evident that the older 3G networks will have to be phased out, although not for another four to five years, to free up space on the network infrastructure. With the use of 3G also declining, it may not be economically feasible to keep it running in years to come.
WILL MY DEVICE BECOME OBSOLETE?
The good news is that most devices are now compatible with both 3G and 4G technology, meaning that you will still be able to use your device for a good four to five years worldwide. Most companies have realised that a sudden shutdown will have far-reaching negative impacts and have instead opted to keep it functioning for a few more years. Telstra has announced that after 2024 they will no longer offer 3G on their devices, and other networks will likely follow suit over a period of up to 5 years. Unfortunately, if you have a device that only recognises 3G, it will become obsolete with the official phasing out, but it’s best to check with your product manufacturer about its compatibility before you give up on it.
STILL YOUR BEST TRACKER
Until that final curtain call, Trackimo 3G will remain one of the most affordable and most effective GPS trackers on the market. Trackimo is a global smart GPS tracker that works worldwide, indoors and outdoors, keeping track of your valuables and alerting you to any trouble. For peace of mind, contact Trackimo today at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our site.