Telecom operator Claro Dominicana has begun notifying its customers that from February of this year 2022, users of 2G and 3G networks for “roaming” services will no longer work on their trips to the United States.
This is due to the fact that major technology operators AT&T and T-Mobile have already announced that they will shut down 2G and 3G mobile networks in February 2022 and July of this year, respectively.
In the Dominican Republic, there is still wide coverage of 3G technology networks, in phones known as “Maquitos”, “Cacahuaticos” and other aliases.
Mobile technology operators will shut down 2G and 3G networks in order to use the spectrum (through which communication signals travel in free spaces) in 4G LTE and 5G.
“This situation ensures that you are known as a Claro Roaming user, so that, with our support, you can be prepared for your future travels,” Claro Dominicano explains in its notice about the shutdown of 2G and 3G networks.
It is estimated that millions of users around the world, especially in developing countries where there are thousands of users connected to these networks, will be left without coverage in 2024.
To enjoy roaming in the US, you must meet the requirements of having a 4G LTE and later mobile phone compatible with VoLTE, and a device purchased from Claro.
-ID card or SIM card 4G LTE and later.
– Be connected to 4G onwards.
Active VoLTE (sharp, high definition voice and video calls).
Details of the transition to new high-speed technologies such as 5G are explained on the Digi International portal.
It indicates that globally, Verizon has announced that it will stop using its CDMA network by the end of 2022, and AT&T has stated that su red 3G will disappearFebruary 2022 and that the deadline for activating phones in the 3G network has already passed.
T-Mobile has stated that it will shut down its 3G networks in April 2022 and the deadline for 3G activation on Sprint’s network is April 2019 and Sprint’s 3G network will be shut down in December 2022.
He explains, “Currently, all of the mobile sector’s focus is on upcoming deployments of 5G, IoT (Internet of Things) and MEC (Multiple Access Computing) networks.