AT&T Sunsetting 2G Services on 1900MHz
Replying to: Seriously!!! by vedelorme
Look, let's get serious here, the Edge network is aging and dying, and as people move to 3G and then 4G it will be used less and less until it dries up and becomes a dessicated corpse.
Why would anyone WANT to buy a 2G phone these days anyway?
They haven't set a date certain, and likely WON'T for a while.....but the notice that people should upgrade because obsolete technology will eventually be phased out is a GOOD THING because it means that the future will not be hampered by the past.
No one is being FORCED to do anything here, 2G phones are no longer being sold and in time everyone will upgrade to newer 3G and 4G phones, it's gonna happen on its own anyway, it doesn't NEED to be forced.
Look, I still have an old at&t TDMA phone from BEFORE at&t introduced its GSM network in 2003, it no longer works on anything and is basically a brick but I keep it because it's an interesting historical relic.
Wait did you know that mobile carriers have been changing the precise technology of their networks for years, and that shutting down old networks has already happened several times in the past, and that every network has done it, some more than once, and that when the transitions took place, it wasn't all that disruptive or inconvenient to anyone, and that this transition likely won't be either?
Technology advances, deal with it.