We have been informed by Uplink that AT&T plans to sunset the majority of the 2G networks that serve the Wisconsin area. This will happen before the end of October 2014. A list of impacted ZIP codes can be found here below. For the most current list it can be downloaded here: Link
On August 3, 2012 AT&T released their official statement on the 2G Sunset, including the date, in the Companys 10Q filing. The statement reads as follows:
“Also as part of our ongoing efforts to improve our network performance and help address the need for additional spectrum capacity, we intend to redeploy spectrum currently used for basic 2G services to support more advanced mobile Internet services on our 3G and 4G networks. We will manage this process consistent with previous network upgrades and will transition customers on a market-by-market basis from our Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) networks (referred to as 2G networks) to our more advanced 3G and 4G networks. We expect to fully discontinue service on our 2G networks by approximately January 1, 2017.”
Click here to read this statement in AT&T’s 10Q online.
We encourage all dealers to contact existing customers who may be impacted by this soon-to-be defunct communication vehicle.
|ZIP Code||Location||ST||Scheduled Turndown Date||AT&T Home/Roam||850 BAND||1900 BAND||Notes|
|53142||Kenosha||WI||10/14/2014||Home||Y||Y||In-building 2G service may be impacted. 2G 850/1900 sites being turned down.|
|53158||Pleasant Prairie||WI||10/14/2014||Home||Y||Y||In-building 2G service may be impacted. 2G 850/1900 sites being turned down.|
|54002||Baldwin||WI||10/11/2014||Home||Y||Y||In-building 2G service may be impacted. Two 2G 850/1900 sites being turned down. No change in coverage footprint.|
|54013||Glenwood City||WI||10/11/2014||Home||Y||Y||In-building 2G service may be impacted. Two 2G 850/1900 sites being turned down. No change in coverage footprint.|
|54027||Wilson||WI||10/11/2014||Home||Y||Y||In-building 2G service may be impacted. Two 2G 850/1900 sites being turned down. No change in coverage footprint.|