Portugal's MEO carrier shutting down 3G and limiting 2G to non-internet by the end of 2023.

  • 5 September 2023
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No announcement on its impact from T-Mobile AFAIK. Very bad for older 2G/3G only visitors.

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2023-09-04/3g-being-turned-off-in-portugal-from-today/81054


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Well… we’re not Portugal, and T-Mobile has already shutdown its 3G, with only 2G still existing until next spring.

T-Mobile effectively ‘gives out’ 5G devices, which are probably a lot more useful over T-Mobile’s full footprint than their 2G (much smaller) coverage area.

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It’s the way the world is going. 2G and 3G are inefficient when compared with LTE and 5G.

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