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    Att postpaid ending 3g only phone activation How about prepaid?

    Att is ending postpaid activations on 3g only non lte devices on Feb 19,2020.Anyone know if this extends to Att prepaid? And will you be able to put an activated sim and swap it with a inactive 3g only non lte device after activation shut off for a "warm swap"?

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    Well, since AT&T's 3G network is being shutdown, so it won't last long anyways... Well, relatively speaking... In 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike D. View Post
    Att is ending postpaid activations on 3g only non lte devices on Feb 19,2020.
    Can you provide a source for this date? The only thing I see is mid-2019 that seems not to have happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    Can you provide a source for this date? The only thing I see is mid-2019 that seems not to have happened.
    see this here - https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/att...twork-in-2022/

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    Have seen that article on other AT&T forums, and don't believe it. There have been other articles on www.rvmobileinternet.com that were not so accurate. What is needed is some public information directly from AT&T, and not the media pundits.

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    AT&T:
    We’ll be shutting down our 3G/non-LTE 4G (UMTS/HSPA+) network starting around early 2022.
    Find out how it will affect your wireless device.
    https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1324171
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnciusD View Post
    AT&T:
    We’ll be shutting down our 3G/non-LTE 4G (UMTS/HSPA+) network starting around early 2022.
    Find out how it will affect your wireless device.
    https://www.att.com/support/article/wireless/KM1324171
    I don't see anything there about activations.
    iPhone 11 is my current primary phone. I have older model iPhones and Moto phones available on other lines. Trying to simplify to 2 prepaid lines, one on the Verizon network and a limited minute plan on ATT to improve coverage area. 12 month plans to help me fight the urge to switch. The good old days of contracts where you had to pay a hefty ETF to leave

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevink1 View Post
    I don't see anything there about activations.
    There's nothing stopping you from moving the SIM to an older device (calling, texting, and data should still work), but there will also come a day that that device just won't work. From what I can think of, the times when the detection of a device type tends to come into play is for VoLTE, Wi-Fi calling, and/or if data is set up automatically (phones where you can't enter the APN).

    If they're doing any kind of IMEI filtering, worst-case, you could probably activate a SIM in a newer device and move it to an older device.

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