How T-Mobile's 3G shutdown will impact Google Fi and older Pixels

How T-Mobile's 3G shutdown will impact Google Fi and older Pixels

The long and drawn-out death of carrier 3G services in the US is approaching its dramatic close, with T-Mobile next to flip the off switch on its legacy systems in July. Google Fi, being a T-Mobile MVNO, will also be affected when that happens, and the company has detailed exactly how subscribers will be affected. For a brief context dump, while you can make a call using 4G on most carriers through VoLTE, not all devices have that functionality, as devices need both the software features to do it and must typically be approved by a carrier to make VoLTE calls on their network. Some older devices made do by falling back on 2G or 3G for calls, but spectrum refarming on the part of carriers to repurpose those old …
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