AT&T will close its 3G network next year. The change is slated for next February and will affect many people stuck on AT & T’s 3G network. To compensate for the shutdown, the company is providing a free replacement phone.
The company has already sent 3G shutdown emails informing them of the free phone offering. In case you didn’t receive the email, you can go to att.com/AcceptMyPhone, check your phone number, and then wait for the company to send out a 4G compatible smartphone replacement.
It was previously reported that the phone that AT&T will provide will be its low-cost RADIANT Core from 2019. RADIANT Core was AT & T’s $ 70 phone with a 480p display, a single 5MP camera, 16GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,500mAh battery that was nowhere near today’s cheap / Budget smartphones.
If the company had provided this phone, it would have been as useless as a phone that didn’t work on the 3G network – except for the fact that you could actually use it to make calls, send text messages, and use cellular data, but it would have not enough from the point of view of user friendliness.
Fortunately, according to AndroidPolice, AT&T is not sending the RADIANT Core to its 3G customers. The company has started shipping much better-equipped Samsung phones as part of the shutdown. Some of the phones that have been included are the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy A11s. According to the cellphone operator’s spokesman, a large number of phones have been picked up due to storage restrictions.
“We haven’t changed our plans to replace network-dependent 3G devices. However, due to inventory constraints, we sometimes have to find replacements for some devices. “
If you still feel that these smartphones are not a suitable replacement for your current 3G smartphone, then check out the deals on budget 4G smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and OnePlus 8T.
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