ALGA has released a reminder to councils regarding the upcoming shutdown of the 3G mobile phone network. 

Telstra is planning to switch off its 3G network from 30 June 2024, and Optus from 1 September 2024. TPG Telecom/Vodafone has already switched off its 3G network in Australia.

This change has been underway since 2019 and service providers are working with local authorities and customers about devices and networks that may be impacted.

Older 3G phones, tablets and devices will soon be unable to connect to networks and some 4G enabled phones will also have limited capacity.

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