Telstra 2G (GSM) WILL BE DISCONTINUED

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Telstra 2G (GSM) Network will be discontinued on the 1st of December 2016

We would like our clients to be aware that Telemax does not use the 2G (GSM) Mobile Network for any tracking requirements and only uses the 3G network which will not be switched off. We are aware that there are many GPS providers that are still using the 2G network and this may leave clients in a position that on the 1st of December 2016 will be left with a tracking system that doesn’t work. If you know any companies that maybe affected let them know we are able to provide them with a complete solution which combines hardware and software for the same price as some providers are charging for just online subscription.

Message from Telstra

OUR 2G (GSM) 900MHz NETWORK WILL BE DISCONTINUED ON 1 DECEMBER 2016

The 2G (GSM) Mobile Network is our second-generation wireless technology and has been in operation for more than 20 years. We’ll be discontinuing this network on 1 December 2016. The 2G Network closure will have no impact on the Telstra Mobile Network enabled with 3G and 4G technologies.

Any SIM cards and/or devices, including wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) services that only operate on the 2G Network will stop working from this date. This includes the ability to make emergency calls, unless it is within the network coverage area of another carrier that supports 2G calls.

These services will need to be upgraded to operate on 3G or 4G technologies. At a minimum, the device and SIM card must support 3G 850Mhz.

A full description of the shutdown can be found here.

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