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Article: What You Should Know About the 2G Sunset

Here's what you should keep in mind when considering the best way to keep your remote monitors online once 2G networks go down. If you prefer to read a PDF version, you can download one here.

    1)  Be aware of future shutdowns

    AT&T is shutting down its 2G network by the end of 2016, but they're not the only ones. Both Verizon and T-Mobile have announced plans to end 2G coverage by 2020.

    2)  Buy some time with T-Mobile

    Switching to T-Mobile's 2G core network will keep your devices online until 2020, when T-Mobile will be discontinuing 2G service.

    3)  Consider CDMA

    Switching to Verizon's 2G CDMA network will keep your devices online until 2019.

    4)  Mind your coverage maps

    If you decide to switch to a 3G/4G network, make sure your remote monitors are located in an area with 3G/4G coverage. If they're not, satellite is probably the way to go.

    5)  Evaluate service2

    If you decide to switch to a new monitor, consider customer service in addition to cell or satellite coverage. You want a vendor you can trust to keep your devices up and running.

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