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AT&T shutting down its 2G network by 2017 | ATTSucks.me

ATT, the nation’s second-largest carrier, announced it will shut down its 2G wireless network completely by 2017. The reason for this lies in ATT upgrading its systems to newer and faster technologies.

Currently, as of end-June, some 8.4 million people on ATT use the company’s 2G services. This translates into 12% of the company’s total number of subscribers, but the carrier says it is “proactively” pushing advanced devices and the number will go down significantly by 2017.

At present, ATT is busy deploying its 4G LTE high-speed data network to as many customers as possible. Still, the carrier relies most on its 3G network and the majority of subscribers use exactly that network.

source: AllThingsD

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