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    AT&T VOLTE/Wifi Calling Time frame?

    I know they've turned this on for the most part phone dependent on AT&T prepaid direct and Cricket or that's what they're saying in those forums.

    AT&T also has a timeline in place to shut down & stop 3G activations with 3G activations ending early next year which isn't far away at all.

    Curious what the best guesses are for VOLTE coming to Trac?

    https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/att...twork-in-2022/

    AT&T sent notices to business customers informing them of the carrier's plan to shut down AT&T's 3G/HSPA network in 2022 to make room for 4G/LTE and future technologies like 5G. The email notice was targeted at business and specifically IoT (internet of things) customers, but the shutdown will apply to all 3G users:

    To help address the growing customer demand for mobile services, AT&T plans to fully discontinue service on our 3G network in February 2022. This will enable us to free up valuable spectrum and provide increased speed and capacity for our more advanced technologies like 4G LTE, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks and 5G.

    While the entire 3G network won't shut down until 2022, specific bands may be shut down and re-farmed earlier:

    In some markets, it may be necessary for us to turn down one band of our owned and operated 3G network, such as 1900 MHz or 850 MHz service, ahead of February 2022.

    AT&T will cease all 3G device activations no later than 19 February 2020:

    To prepare for this transition, we are providing notice that you must stop activating or reactivating SIMs that use 3G technology. Specifically, if your agreement with AT&T currently allows 3G activations or reactivations and lists a 3G stop activation date, you must stop on that date. If no date is listed, you must stop within one year from the date of this letter or the end of the 3G stop activation notice period in your agreement, whichever is later.

    AT&T published a full FAQ for its business customers.

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    AT&T users are close to losing a 5 x 5 block of band 5 as AT&T is dedicating that to 5G and they likely aren't taking that away from LTE spectrum so its coming from 3G spectrum.

    This is happening in 5 cities this month and another 10 cities early next year but by mid year nationwide.

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