Deadline for prohibiting type approval of 2G and 3G-only devices has been set

Daniel Puchert

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Shutting down 3G and 2G networks will negatively impact some of the banks POS devices used for payments as they generally run on GPRS or 3G.
 
South Africans can kiss 2G and 3G phones goodbye
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Shutting down 3G and 2G networks will negatively impact some of the banks POS devices used for payments as they generally run on GPRS or 3G.
Older ones yes…latest ones uses 4G and Wi-Fi, it is normally rented out so they will replace them with newer models by that time, wouldn’t stress about it
 
"The next deadline is the prohibition of activating 2G and 3G-only devices on South African networks, set for 31 December 2024."

So 4G/5G devices would still be able to fallback to 3G and 2G after 31 December 2024?

2G/3G-only devices (older phone models, MiFi routers etc.) will lead to tons of electronic waste...
 
"The next deadline is the prohibition of activating 2G and 3G-only devices on South African networks, set for 31 December 2024."

So 4G/5G devices would still be able to fallback to 3G and 2G after 31 December 2024?

2G/3G-only devices (older phone models, MiFi routers etc.) will lead to tons of electronic waste...
Yeah that's the part I'm wondering about. My phone is registered on Vodacom so I can continue using it. What if I move to Cell C or get a new number?
 
Yeah that's the part I'm wondering about. My phone is registered on Vodacom so I can continue using it. What if I move to Cell C or get a new number?

Cell C don't own any network infrastructure anymore. They use Vodacom and MTN's network.
 
Cell C don't own any network infrastructure anymore. They use Vodacom and MTN's network.
They allegedly use their equipment but their own network and spectrum. Makes zero difference in this case unless MTN removes it.
 
One would think that they would at the very least keep 3G around for redundancy in case of network down time.
4g is the redundancy for 5g...no need to keep flogging dead horses,that's spectrum can be better utilised.Will have to be done properly though so networks will have to offer cheap basic devices with 5g/4g en masse first before we switch it off,those who drag their feet will be holding the country back.
 
4g is the redundancy for 5g...no need to keep flogging dead horses,that's spectrum can be better utilised.Will have to be done properly though so networks will have to offer cheap basic devices with 5g/4g en masse first before we switch it off,those who drag their feet will be holding the country back.
Strange I cant even use 4G or 5G at my present location. the only working method of communication is being shut of in favor of something that has not even been implemented.

Sometimes the only viable option for this kind of intellect is a firing squad.
 
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