T-Mobile Delays Sprint 3G Network Shut Down For Three Months to Give Customers Time to Switch

T-Mobile indicated that it will postpone the shutdown of Sprint’s 3G network for at least three months in order to give its partners adequate time to help customers move to a new network.

T-Mobile had intended to shut down the 3G network in January, but the company has now decided to do so on March 31, 2022.

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T-Mobile to Delay Shut Down of 3G

According to a business statement, some of their partners have not done their share in assisting their consumers through the transition. According to The Verge, they are now speaking out on their behalf.

The company’s statement does not name the partner, although the general public presumed it was Dish Network.

T-Mobile and Dish have clashed over T-statement Mobile’s that it would shut down Sprit’s 3G network due to the impact on Dish’s Boost Mobile customers.

Dish’s acquisition of Boost Mobile is one of the requirements of the T-Mobile and Spring Merger. Dish will take Sprint’s spot as the fourth wireless carrier in the United States after the deal is completed in July 2020.

Following T-announcement Mobile’s that it will be shutting down Sprint’s CDMA network, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen compared T-Mobile to the Grinch and later indicated that the business was making every attempt to move its customers.

T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, on the other hand, claimed in a blog post that Dish was dragging its feet in upgrading its customers to 4G and 5G networks.

In a letter written in July, the Department of Justice expressed concerns about Dish Network and T-Mobile.

According to CNET, the government asked both firms to take all necessary precautions to minimize the impact on customers who rely on the network.

Sprint's LTE network to shut June 30, T-Mobile stays mum on its own 3G  service - PhoneArena

Pay Off to Users Who Will Switch

T-Mobile is also willing to compensate customers who switch to their service. The corporation is willing to provide $1,000, but just five smartphones will be available.

T-Mobile would pay for old handsets as long as users owe less than $1,000 on their current network contract, according to SlashGear.

The corporation distributes the payout funds on the user’s prepaid MasterCard as part of the promotion. It was released on October 22nd with low prerequisites.

Users must bring their devices to a T-Mobile retail location, along with a photograph of their most recent phone bill.

To take advantage of the promotion, users do not need to own a 5G smartphone. The corporation outlined the actions that users must do in order to take advantage of the promotion.

Ordering a SIM card and enrolling up for a new plan are among the processes. The user’s phone number is then moved to the new account. Users will subsequently be required to submit a rebate in order to get the payout monies.