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According to CNN, AT&T will be shutting down it’s 3G Network in the United States today, with other US carriers such as Verizon expected to follow suite shortly.

Launched in 2002, 3G Connectivity was considered a boom at the time, and can potentially be credited as one of the key drivers in the smartphone revolution; providing easier access to app stores, games, email and social media platforms.

However, with just about 1% of users still on 3G Networks across AT&T and Verizon, and the launch of C-band 5G networks, the carriers are now cycling that spectrum down. While minimal, some users will still be affected who have not received replacements yet. These include alarm systems, OnStar-based devices manufactured before 2015, and medical devices. However, providers have been pro-active in providing free replacements.

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