Act Now - 3G is Going Away in 2022
The 2G/3G cellular network sunset is rapidly approaching and the devices currently connected to these networks in the field will stop working. The 3G sunset dates vary with the major cellular carriers from early 2022 to December 2022. If you have a 3G device, your device will no longer receive critical telematics information if you don’t upgrade
No matter what wireless carrier handles your vehicle tracking data, 2021 is the year to make your transition to 4G/5G capable devices with GPS Trackit.
Upgrade Now To Get A 5G Capable Device At No Cost To You*
GPS Trackit will help you upgrade to a faster 5G capable device before the old 3G network is sunset. Your GPS Trackit representative will make it easy for you to quickly upgrade your fleet monitoring equipment to reliable devices on the next-generation networks.
Keep your business moving forward into the future with a solid plan and start implementing your technology transition to 5G now.
All GPS Trackit customers are encouraged to adopt 5G capable devices and migrate from existing 2G/3G devices as soon as possible. This can help you avoid uncertainty, maintain the continuity of your business, gain improved service, save costs and future-proof your installation for the next generation of IoT technology.
Frequently Asked Questions
5G is set to revolutionize our world. It is the platform for 21st-century innovation, offering almost limitless capabilities and opportunities for our customers. With the evolution into this next phase of wireless networking and communication, comes changes to legacy technology.
Mobile carriers currently plan to end service on their 2G and 3G networks, freeing up spectrum to redeploy and better accommodate next-generation technologies and services. With the introduction of 5G LTE-M and Internet of Things (NB-IoT), in addition to 4G LTE, we can connect you to the network at faster speeds with improved coverage.
GPS Trackit is reaching out to all our impacted customers. If your device will be impacted, you will have a GPS Trackit Customer Service Representative and/or Customer Relationship Manager reach out to you. Please know that you are not alone and our experts will guide you through the 5G transition.
CAT-M is the modern generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This is a widely adopted standard by all the major carriers to be a best-fit technology for Telematics devices. CAT-M offers the ability to use very small data bandwidth and excellent power savings capabilities. This means the device can use less energy and less spectrum to send the same or more data than your 3G device. By using less spectrum, towers can hold more devices at a time and you will experience more consistent coverage across the nation..
- Sprint will retire its 3G CDMA network on January 1st, 2022.
- AT&T will be retiring their 2G/3G HSPA networks in Feb 2022.
- Verizon will be retiring its 2G/3G CDMA networks in Dec 2022.
Yes. If desired we can make the data from the old devices accessible from your account.
- Faster processing
- More immediate information on where your asset or vehicle is located
- More accurate GPS Location with enhanced antenna design and upgraded chipsets
- More accurate driver event detection
- Updated Vehicle Diagnostic Reading
- Prevent vehicle trouble before it starts. With updated ECU codes new devices can identify vehicle issues immediately so your team can plan maintenance and repairs as needed.
- Cutting edge of technology ensures you won’t have to upgrade again for years to come
*Equipment at no cost may require a 12 or 24-month contract. Some plan and device restrictions apply. No-cost devices remain property of GPS Trackit and must be returned if deactivated.