T-Mobile discontinues use of the Sprint LTE network.

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T-Mobile has formally ended its relationship with what was left of Sprint. Sprint’s LTE network went into retirement at the conclusion of the previous month. The older 3G UMTS network of T-Mobile has likewise gone dark. In October of last year, the business made these plans public. The Verge was informed by a T-Mobile spokesperson that the planned network shutdowns have started.

In April 2020, T-Mobile and Sprint completed their merger. All of the latter’s spectrum and network towers were purchased by the former. It used those resources again to develop the largest and quickest 5G network in the country. T-Mobile announced plans to shut down Sprint’s legacy 3G and 4G (LTE) networks shortly after the merger. The former was the first to be discontinued at the end of March of this year, three months later than the initial schedule of January 1, 2022.

By June 30, 2022, Sprint’s LTE network will also be obsolete. Not many people would be saddened by its demise, as The Verge points out. Sprint’s LTE network has always been subpar, and after the T-Mobile merger, things didn’t get much better. The former came on the scene after everyone else. When everyone else around it was switching to LTE, it initially banked on the WiMAX communication technology. Sprint was well behind the competition by the time it discovered its error and launched its LTE network. It’s permanently lost now.

Advertisement T-Mobile has terminated its old 3G network as of July 1, 2022, along with the other components of Sprint. Its 2G GSM network is still operational, nevertheless. Although a date hasn’t been set yet, the corporation does want to retire it. Perhaps there are still some people who want to switch to 5G networks.

T-Mobile and Legacy Sprint customers should upgrade soon. It’s time to update if you were previously using Sprint’s LTE or T-3G Mobile’s network. Most Sprint LTE and 5G devices, according to T-Mobile, are compatible with its LTE or 5G network. Therefore, it shouldn’t be too difficult. All you need to do is switch out your SIM card to be ready to go.

You will need to buy a new smartphone if your current model is incompatible with T-LTE Mobile’s or 5G network. Fortunately, the manufacturer will provide a replacement device at no cost to you. The T-Mobile representative noted that customers who required to take action as a result of these retirement efforts were informed well in advance and were given the option to get a free 5G replacement device. If you’re looking to upgrade, you may also look at these top T-Mobile handsets.

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