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Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:06 AM
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AT&T to Discontinue GSM and EDGE 2G Networks by 2017

The headline says it all - so for the 12% of you who are still using 2G devices... time to think of upgrading!

AT&T to Discontinue GSM and EDGE 2G Networks by 2017

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AT&T announced it will shut off its GSM and EDGE 2G voice and data networks by early 2017. The news, which came via a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, impacts roughly 8.4 million people or 12% of its current customer base that still use the mobile operator’s 2G networks and older devices.
GSM, or Global System for Mobile Communications, is a standard developed by the European Telecommunications …
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The time to 2017 is an eternity in the digital world. Who knows what it will look like by then.

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I notice at times my voice call will migrate down to EDGE or GSM in areas where I have poor signal strength. Hopefully by then Voice over LTE will be the norm.
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