It’s finally happening, 3G networks are shutting down nationwide and it’s likely that Verizon will be shutting down its 3G network by December 31st, 2022. The end of 3G has been rapidly approaching for years, and the carriers have been extending their 3G network shutdown dates for as long as possible, but as we enter July 2022 it’s likely that every carrier will have ended their 3G networks by the end of the year. If you haven’t updated your devices or wireless boxes yet, now is the time to make those upgrades so that you don’t face downtime while you transition from 3G to 5G.
3G Has Been Online Since 2002
What most people don’t know is that 3G has been in existence since 2002, when it was first launched in the Midwest, and by 2007 3G networks were popping up worldwide, especially following the release of the first iPhone, which connected to 3G networks. It’s understandable that most businesses and consumers didn’t think that 3G networks would ever come to an end, but the reality is that like dial-up internet, most consumers always switch to faster networks and operators should too.
Transitioning From 3G to 5G Is Easier Than You Think
Thanks to companies like DPL wireless, transitioning from 3G to 5G is easy for operators since DPL specializes in serving the vending industry and they offer nationwide coverage. Known as the ‘gold standard’ for operators, DPL doesn’t just offer great wireless internet, the company also offers their own portfolio management platform with a built-in RMS that makes it possible for operators to do the following:
- Resolve transaction disputes remotely.
- Set bill counts and or fast cash amounts.
- Perform remote reboots and more!
With all 3G networks expected to be retired by the end of 2022, now is the time to make the upgrade from 3G to 5G.
To get started, contact your provider today or call DPL wireless at (800) 561-8880. Visit website https://www.dplwireless.com/