AT&T tells customers to change their phones or they won't work anymore

Discussion in 'hardware' started by ronjor, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Manuel Vonau 22 July 2020
     
  2. EASTER

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    The last thing you might think AT&T branded handset customers would have to contend with is having to fork over for yet another new mobile phone. Those policy board room meetings walls must really be growing small.
     
  3. IvoShoen

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    Yet another reason I'm glad I got rid of them last year.
     
  4. mood

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    No, your phone is not going to stop working on AT&T soon — here's what you need to know
    The email is real, but nothing is happening for 18+ months
    July 22, 2020

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/...king-on-att-soon-heres-what-you-need-to-know/
     
  5. xxJackxx

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    The next phone I get will be on a different carrier. The bad thing is that I'm not unhappy with the service. I just don't like the company.
     
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    Been there, done that. With an outfit named Verizon. Dropped 'em and never looked back.
     
  7. xxJackxx

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    That's another problem. I don't want to go back to them either. I'm hoping to find an acceptable alternative to both of them.
     
  8. IvoShoen

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    I have had good luck with Google Fi. They use US Cellular, Sprint and T-Moble and it's less expensive than either of them.
     
  9. ronjor

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    AT&T's ridiculous mistake doesn't feel like a mistake at all
     
  10. NormanF

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    5G isn't officially supported yet. Even Apple will support it only with new iPhone 12. But I suspect backward compatibility with older phones will continue for several years.
     
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