AT&T will stop activating 3G devices after June 30, 2019.

June 20, 2019


From the 30 of June, AT&T’swill stop activating 3G devices

What’s going to happen is towards to the shutdown of their 3G network on February 22, 2022, AT&T will stop activating 3G devices from June 30, 2019. 

the Impact on the  3G Devices Deployed Devices is :

All existing 3G devices can remain active until the February 22, 2022, network shutdown date.

Inventory Devices: All 3G devices in your inventory that will be put in service between July 1, 2019 and February 22, 2022, MUST have SIMs activated PRIOR to the June 30, 2019 3G activation deadline. 

The  Sierra Wireless Will Help You Prepare For The AT&T 3G Activation Deadline:

Sierra Wireless has arranged with AT&T to let you bulk order 3G SIMs before June 30, 2019, and activate those SIMs on a low-cost data rate plan until the devices are deployed in the field. This rate plan includes no data allowance. Once deployed, customers will move the SIMs to their regular rate plan to allow data services.

If you have 3G device you should: 

Assess your inventory of 3G devices that will need to be deployed.

Determine any additional 3G devices that will be manufactured and/or delivered into inventory over the next 12 months.

Add those two together to help determine the total number of SIMs to order.

Work with your account manager to place your SIM order by June 24, 2019.
SIMs will be added to your account and activated by our team on the low-cost rate plan.

Sierra Wireless will add the low-cost rate plan to your account and activate the newly ordered SIMs on that rate plan.

All devices deployed with those SIMs will require you to change the rate plan to your normal production plan once deployed in the field.

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