Goodbye 3G, Telstra 3G Closure
Telstra will be switching off 3G in mid-2024. While this is still a while away, Telstra are making the announcement now so our customers have plenty of time to change to newer devices if they have a 3G only device or a 4G device that doesn’t have 4G voice calling (HD Calling) capability.
Telstra launched 3G in 2005 and it was cutting edge technology at the time. They now offer customers extensive 4G coverage which provides vastly better data speeds and improved customer experience for streaming sport and entertainment and using graphics and video-rich social media platforms. Telstra have now also launched the next generation of mobile technology 5G which will bring advancements in mobile gaming, virtual reality experiences, HD video conferencing and other applications not yet even contemplated.
As customers increasingly move from 3G to take up the benefits of newer technology Telstra will be repurposing the 850MHz spectrum, currently used to provide 3G coverage, to support the 5G rollout. This will let them grow and improve the delivery of next-generation 5G technology.