Don’t get caught out by 3G shutdown

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The Federal Government is so concerned about the shutdown of the 3G mobile network that it has convened a committee of industry experts to help guide it through the process.

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Members may be aware that Australia’s three mobile network operators are progressively shutting down their 3G networks and switching to a new technology called Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Older mobile phones and tablets, some EFTPOS machines, medical devices, security cameras and antennas will be affected as 4G or 5G becomes the standard.

Vodafone started its phase-out in December 2023, Telstra begins after 30 June, and devices on the Optus network will no longer be able to make calls over 3G from September. These dates are subject to change.

NatRoad’s advice is to ask your telco if your device will be affected. Here’s how to get in touch:

Check this website or call 13 22 00.

Check this website or call133 937.

Go to the website.

If you have still have issues, the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has information here.