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3G Network Switch Off Date Looming

Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, is urging constituents to be prepared for the upcoming 3G network shutdown. This switch off is similar to the closure of the 2G network in 2018. 

Telstra plans to deactivate its 3G network by June 30, 2024, and it’s anticipated that Optus will subsequently shut down its 3G network in September. TPG Telecom/Vodafone customers have already experienced the cessation of 3G access, as the company closed its 3G network in December last year.Top of Form

“Most people won’t be affected by this change, however it’s important that people are ready.

“With more than 100,000 customers on the Telstra network still using a device that’s 3G compatible, it’s imperative that they have their device upgraded.

“If you have a device that’s not compatible with the 4G and 5G network, not only will you not be able to make standard calls but you will be unable to make emergency calls to 000.

“Those who are unsure if their device requires upgrading can contact their telecommunications provider, while Telstra customers can send ‘3’ to number 3498, which will provide a reply if they need to make an upgrade before 30 June.

“Should any constituents be concerned about the switch off or require assistance, I urge them to contact my office on either 4922 6604 or email me at Michelle.Landry.MP@aph.gov.au,” Ms Landry said.

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