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Shirrelle
Level 1: Cadet

3g 4g Network Question

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G'day.

 

I have a question regarding the 3g network.

 

I am looking to purchase a new phone, but I have heard rumors that the current 3g network is likely to be fazed out. 

 

My question is: Is this correct? and if so, when is it likely to be fazed out?

 

As I don't want to purchase a 3g only phone if it is being fazed out soon.

 

I am in rural south east Qld, 3g is our current network.

 

Thanking you

Shirrelle 

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: 3g 4g Network Question

Given that 2G hasn't been fazed out yet, I would say you're pretty safe with a 3G phone for the next 5-7 years.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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darb
Level 4: Private Eye

Re: 3g 4g Network Question

Hey there ,

I'd imagine that this will not happen in the near future, especially since 4G isnt everywhere mainly capital cities and larger regional cities. 4G coverage isnt close to 3G(NextG) coverage. AFAIK

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Re: 3g 4g Network Question

Given that 2G hasn't been fazed out yet, I would say you're pretty safe with a 3G phone for the next 5-7 years.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
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Re: 3g 4g Network Question


@darb wrote:

Hey there ,

I'd imagine that this will not happen in the near future, especially since 4G isnt everywhere mainly capital cities and larger regional cities. 4G coverage isnt close to 3G(NextG) coverage. AFAIK


 

And don't forget there is no 4G Voice yet. All the 4G networks are data only. 

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