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    Question on T-Mobile 2G and 3G service

    This story said T-Mobile is still uses band 2 and 4 for 2G and 3G service. Now I remember that T-Mobile has found a tiny section area in either Band 2 & 4 that provides 2G service. But in my area Cellmapper doesn’t seem to show 3G and there is only limited 2G towers. Does T-Mobile still provide 2G, 3G, 4G and even 5G in your area? Only interested in 5G if the lower G’s are active in your area.

    MVNO Ting Mobile that uses several networks including T-Mobile and Sprint says 79% of their subscribers don’t know that 3G will be Sunset. https://www.fiercewireless.com/wirel...are-3g-sunsets
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    Quote Originally Posted by shilohcane View Post
    MVNO Ting Mobile that uses several networks including T-Mobile and Sprint says 79% of their subscribers don’t know that 3G will be Sunset. https://www.fiercewireless.com/wirel...are-3g-sunsets
    So why doesn't Ting notify their subscribers? This has been a chronic problem with the carriers and MVNOs. And the article stresses the point that it is not just a 3G sunset, but a non-Volte sunset. Many users think they are not affected because they have LTE phones.

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    “ T-Mobile also has not made a public statement but is similarly anticipated to shut its 3G network down in 2020-2021.” https://prepass.com/2019/06/10/how-s...ing-and-you-2/

    “ Although 3G is still being used for some data services in older devices, they are typically out of warranty. That's why Verizon and T-Mobile are ending support for their 3G devices by the end of 2019 and AT&T will likely do the same.Aug 6, 2019“ https://www.smartindustry.com/articl...ove-to-4g-lte/

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    T-Mobile has maintained some vestigial 2G service in most legacy markets but in some places (e.g. NYC) it's virtually unusable. Similar situation for 3G, sometimes reducing 3G service to a single block in band 4.
    Donald Newcomb

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