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Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Hi,

 

I was interested in getting one of the new Nokia 3310's but I read that it runs on 2.5G. Since Rogers will be shutting down its 2G network in the near future, does that mean the phone wouldn't work anymore after that? Or does that only mean that internet won't work anymore but calls and texts will?

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nokia-3310-re-launch-review-price-feat...

 

 

 

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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Hello @icecap

That is correct. Once the 2.5G has been taken down, the only thing you can do on that device is call and text. Anything requiring internet will need to be done via WiFi if the device has that.
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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

@icecap If the new phone only supports GSM, then the phone WON'T work for calls or text, when Rogers shuts down it's GSM/GPRS/EDGE Network. The network *could* be shutdown by 2018, so investing in this phone isn't a good idea. Also it looks like it doesn't include any WiFi capability, so you can't use data on it.

 

It's a shame Nokia didn't include HSPA capability on it, since most networks in the world are in the process of shutting down their older GSM networks.

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_3310_(2017)-8597.php

 

 



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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Hello @gp-se

From a source I spoke to within Rogers, they said Texting and calling will work but not internet. GSM most likely will stay active for a bit Until it's taken down but I have spoken to a source within Rogers to verify this that it will work somehow. Don't ask how. He wouldn't give me that information. That could change through as we all know. Just sharing information I got from them Smiley Happy.
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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

@Meowmix  Everything I read online said that they will be shutting down the GSM network and refarming those frequencies to HSPA and LTE. Also I can't see how Rogers can keep GSM/EDGE/GPRS data Off but calls On, since they are physicaly removing these 2G antennas. Either way buying a device that only supports 2G doesn't make sense since Rogers is only supporting 2G until 2018.

 

Rogers Website 

Change in Rogers 2G Network, provincially, from Apr - Jun 2016

2G Antenna Channel counts, from 2013 - 2015

 

from Wikipedia:

 

"Since 2002, the company's 2G GSM network with EDGE has operated in Canada.[11][12] It provides compatibility for GSM-based devices, including those frequently used by international travelers. However, this technology is limited to speeds up to 236 kilobits per second, which is only about four times the speed of dial-up.

Rogers is no longer increasing its GSM coverage footprint and has only committed to support its 2G GSM network until 2018"



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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Hello @gp-se

I am only going by what a source within Rogers told me ( which gives 98% of the times accurate information). Now he could be wrong so i do apologize for that if he is. Smiley Happy.

By the looks of it then yes u are correct. It makes sense now and at this point once useless to get a device that just supports that. Sadly though most European devices that aren't able to detect networks here other then those listed above are what some are buying.
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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Does Rogers support 900 MHz and 1800 MHz?

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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Hello @ice cap

I do not believe they do. Rogers uses 1900mHz and 850mhz.
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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Darn - so the phone won't even work then! Smiley Sad
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Re: Question about the new - Nokia 3310 - and 2G network shutting down

Hello @icecap

Here is the list of what Rogers uses!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Wireless
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