Telenor shutting down 3G network

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Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor plans to start shutting down its 3G network in January. The shutdown will mostly affect customers who have relatively old mobile phones that aren’t so “smart” anymore.

“This will affect those who surf on old smart phones produced before the 4G network came in 2012,” Bjørn Amundsen of Telenor told news bureau NTB. They include the iPhone4, Doro phones and Samsung XCover, he said.

Telenor customers who only use such phones for conversations and text messaging won’t be affected, though, with Amundsen saying they’ll automatically be sent over Telenor’s 2G network.

The 3G shutdown may also affect 3G equipment including wildlife cameras and that which can automatically turn on heating systems at holiday homes.

newsinenglish.no staff