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AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

08/03, 7:50pm

SEC filing shows self-created deadline to end 2G service

AT&T will be shutting down its 2G bands by the start of 2017, according to a mention in a recent SEC filing picked up by the Wall Street Journal. The carrier gave New Year's Day, 2017 as a deadline to discontinue its 2G service to customers, which allows nearly four and a half years for the carrier to transition its 2G customer base to 3G and "4G" devices.

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