In a world where technology is rapidly advancing and with 4G LTE networks on the rise, there aren’t too many users out there who are that reliant on 2G networks these days, although admittedly 2G networks do help by conserving battery on our smartphones compared to 3G or 4G. Either way if you’re still on a 2G phone and have yet to upgrade to a 3G or 4G capable handset, you might want to do so soon as AT&T has announced their plans to phase out their 2G network, whose spectrum will then be used for newer technology.
AT&T has even gone as far as to send out messages to warn their customers that if they do not upgrade to a 3G phone, they might not be able to make or receive calls, and could “experience degradation of wireless services in certain areas”. Of course this will not be a sudden change and neither will AT&T pull the plug all at once, but 2G users should expect to see the 2G network eventually get phased out in due time. However with smartphones these days coming in at all sorts of price levels, we’re pretty sure that 2G users will be able to find themselves a 3G capable device at a price suited to their budget. [Press release]