vreihen
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AT&T shutting down 3G by February 2022 and impact on BMWs

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:27 pm

This supposedly went out to impacted customers today by SMS text:

http://www.att.com/3gmigration
What to know about 3G going away
To bring you faster speeds and new capabilities, we have to evolve our network through a number of changes. One of those changes is phasing out our 3G network by February 2022. Once we do, 3G devices and some 4G wireless devices (those that aren’t HD Voice capable) won’t work on our network anymore.
Notice it says BY. That could mean before, depending on your region.

BMW did not handle the 2G sunset very well, so it is going to be interesting if they handle the 3G sunset any better.....
2015 BMW i3 BEV, Giga World, Tech and Driving Assistant packages, 15K miles

Fisher99
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Re: AT&T shutting down 3G by February 2022 and impact on BMWs

Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:36 pm

So I assume that our i3's use 3G and not 4G? Bummer! I really like being able to climatize my i3 via my cellphone. But I certainly understand why cell providers are dumping 3G. I doubt that BMW will offer free 4G upgrades for older i3's, so I guess I'll just enjoy my remote access while I have it...
2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Engine, Capparis White/Frozen Black, 20" wheels,, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, TurboCord EVSE

i3BLUE
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Re: AT&T shutting down 3G by February 2022 and impact on BMWs

Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:06 pm

I'm going to have the same issue with my Veloster in 2021, according to Hyundai. Time will tell.

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