3G Sunsetting - USA Partners

Updated by Elizabeth Smith

3G Sunsetting

-Updated 2/23/2023

T-Mobile USA has indicated their 2G network will be shut down by April 2, 2024 (3G network is shut down)

AT&T had indicated that 3G/2G is shut down.

- updated 2/15/2022

METER is monitoring the 3G cellular service sunset plans with the major carriers in the United States. The major carriers that your METER data loggers use (AT&T and T-Mobile) have indicated 2022 will be the year of 3G network shutdown. 

Portions of these carriers' 3G networks are already being shut down now. Unfortunately METER is not informed about where these shutdowns are beginning. We do expect all 3G services to be shut down by the following dates:

AT&T: February 28, 2022 

T-Mobile: June 2022

Complete Global Shutdown: 2025

T-Mobile continues to support 2G connections in some areas. The 3G cellular technology in METER data loggers will automatically fall back to 2G connections if T-Mobile has service in your area. T-Mobile plans to retire older 2G networks, but no date has been set. 

- Update 4/27/2021

T-Mobile has announced that its 3G network will shut down on July 1, 2022. The 2G network remains on schedule to shut down on December 31, 2022. 

4G: New technology

METER recently released a new modem option running on the AT&T, T-Mobile, and VERIZON 4G LTE-M networks. 

If you are currently in possession of an EM50G or EM50G Solar these loggers will not be upgradeable. They will continue to log your field data, but be unable to transmit it to ZENTRA Cloud once the 3G network is unavailable. If you would like to participate in our trade-up program to upgrade to a 4G ZL6 please contact our sales office. 

If you are currently in possession of an EM60G or ZL6 with 3G, these loggers are upgradeable to our 4G modem. For more information please contact our sales office. 

How to tell if you are running a 3G modem? Click here to find out. 

ZL6 loggers purchased in the United States currently ship with 4G modems. Contact our sales team at 509-332-5984 for carrier options. 






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