Here's the news on 2G/3G:
- ...regarding the Rogers Network. Customers with IoT devices utilizing the 2G/3G network and operating on 1900 MHz frequency band have an additional 3 months of service. Sunset is now scheduled for March 31st, 2021.
- Customers with IoT devices utilizing the 2G network and operating on 850 MHz frequency band have an additional 12 months of service. Sunset is now scheduled for December 31st, 2021.
- 3G 850 MHz and 3G dual band devices that utilize 850 MHz will NOT Sunset before December 31,2025.
I searched the phone model on the web and found the following in the first hit:
Expand the "Network" line and it shows:
Looks like you're good until the end of 2025.
I have noticed something curious on the VoLTE FAQ. According to it, VoLTE won't work in the Extended Coverage areas or Northwestern Ontario. But with 2G and 3G being shut down, that will leave people unable to make calls in those areas. I trust this will be corrected before the shutdown.
"Where can I use VoLTE?
In Canada you can use VoLTE where ever you have an LTE connection on the Rogers network. VoLTE will not work in Extended Coverage (EXT) areas or Northwestern Ontario. "
I stopped using 3G years ago. All my phones are 4G LTE (VOLTE) capable at a minimum
Me too. However there are still some devices that are still 3G. They'll now be only on 850 MHz. I have a Google Pixel 6, which supports 5G.
BTW, you might have still been using 3G, if you were ever in an area that didn't have 4G. It takes a while to roll out new tech to the entire country. I had one trip to Bancroft, Ont. a few years ago, and I couldn't even get 3G, let alone 4G. On that trip, when I as setting up a VoIP phone system for a major company, I found they didn't even have a T1 line for the phone network there. So, some parts of the country might not have much better than 2 cans and a string. 😉