Using 3G and 2G phones in 2021 and beyond.
So, I discovered the magnificent feature in UT to limit what networks my carrier can serve me with. So, I can sigh-up with a modern 4G phone, then limit the network in UT software. Old phones are obviously banned by carriers, but the networks are still available.
3G works perfect in 2021. 2G doesn't work at all for me: no signal from my carrier.
However, I scanned the available networks with an old Blackberry and it shows that T-Mobile still has active 2G networks. In other words, it might be possible to go back to the 1990's and use exclusively 2G for mobile communications and leave the matrix of modern networks.
Anyone using a network, such as T-Mobile with active 2G? Does it work when 2G is selected in software?
I thought this would be an interesting point of discussion to watch over the next years. It's hard to tell how long these networks will work. It might be longer than we're told.
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@linux-is-life I may be wrong but these networks arenot going to be shut down but the space they use will be given over to other things the fabeld internet of things and such like.