Affected By The 2G GPS Tracking Network Shutdown?


GPS tracking: Out with the old, in with the new

By this time you’ve probably caught a glimpse of the news going around stating that the AT&T 2G network is shutting down. We’re spreading this news not to cause panic, but to allow everyone the chance to keep their GPS tracking connection going strong. According to AT&T either before or by the date of December 31st, 2016 everyone will need to be off of the 2G network or risk not having connection. Upgrading to 3G network prior to that time is the best bet.

Having all new, faster speeds will be a game changer for those utilizing GPS tracking, in a really good way! While goodbyes are always difficult, the way we’re choosing look at this change is positively. Rather than being hung up on 2G network like it’s the greatest thing you’ve ever had, think of it like having to give up the good stuff to get the great stuff. It may sound obvious to many fleet companies, but these changes induced by AT&T are all for the sake of creating a bigger, better, and more efficient system!

We understand there may be some of you out there that are not certain whether your company will be affected by this 2G shutdown. By clicking right here, we have made it possible for you to enter your device’s serial number into our “check” bar. By entering this information our system will be able to automatically scan the results and generate data to tell you if your GPS tracking device is 3G or older.

Saying “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t have to be scary. If you need help at any time during this transition don’t hesitate to contact our US Fleet Tracking technical support team!

If you’d like to see our selection of new GPS tracking devices, please click here.