Losing Your AT&T 2G Coverage?

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Losing Your AT&T 2G Coverage? 2016-10-13T19:38:37+00:00

Losing Your 2G AT&T Coverage?

Are you prepared? With MyTrueMiles you will be! BHPH dealerships and Finance Companies can prepare for the 2G sunset, In this fast pace industry you will find the true importance in having a partner that has relationships with multiple carriers.

As you may have seen already many GPS providers have been using scare tactics to make their customers convert to new technology CDMA/3g supported hardware’s which increase their revenues by the additional cost of these devices. Their argument can be compelling no dealers wants their inventory out on the street to not be protected it is a recovery safety that most dealers have put in place to protect their assets from not being recovered. We at My True Miles Inc work with our customers as professionals to assist our customers in making valuable decisions for their business. Unlike our competitors we don’t use scare tactics to increase our sales.

RacoWireless has published the most comprehensive report which outlines what users of GPS tracking devices can expect in the upcoming years. We have made available to our clients their complete report as to assist our customers in making valuable decisions for their organizations. We have provided a link below to view their comprehensive report which will help our clients to make better decisions for the future of their organizations.

AT&T 2G Sunset

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AT&T is shutting down the older 2G network, which doesn’t support high data speeds, city by city in a process called 2G harvesting. This harvesting process begins to take 2G frequencies and convert them to 3G frequencies over time, eventually shutting down the 2G network once all frequencies are harvested out. The goal is to get 2G subscribers to move to newer 3G networks. By shutting down 2G and using the same space on the airwaves for 3G, AT&T can increase data capacity by more than a hundred-fold.
Cellular carriers, like AT&T, deploy their networks in two frequencies: a preferred frequency with deep building penetration (850MHz) and another frequency with shallow building penetration but faster speeds (1900MHz). Prior to 2011, cellular carriers equally spread 2G and 3G across their networks. As the adoption of 3G and the need for greater bandwidth increases by consumers, the cellular carriers are looking to shut down 2G and spread 3G further across the network.
Based on the White Paper we have included in this document from RacoWireless on the 2G Sunset several of our carriers have made a substantial commitment to the 2G network to support millions of M2M connected devices that are already on their networks. T-Mobile has indicated that they intend to maintain their 2G network long term (at least through 2023.) Sprint has also made their commitment (at least through 2020.)
Once AT&T and other carriers shut down their 2G networks, all 2G devices, including your current platform, will no longer function. An upgrade to a 3G/CDMA option will be required to continue to communicate to our platform. You can begin discussing options with our sales team. You should weigh your options carefully, our recommendation is CDMA is your best course of action.

We have partnered with providers to assist in making a valuable decisions for your organizations. We have a PDF document from RacoWireless entitled “The Sunset of 2G” a white paper which best describes the situation.

If you would like more information on the 2G Sunset, please contact us at MyTrueMiles to discuss your options and which carrier footprint would be best suited for your geographical area.

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RacoWireless The sunset of 2G