Vodafone Germany to switch off 3G on 30 June 2021

11 May 2020

Vodafone Germany has announced plans to shut down its 3G network on 30 June 2021, as it focuses on the rollout of faster LTE and 5G networks. Until that date, Vodafone will gradually refarm portions of the spectrum currently used for its 3G service to increase the capacity, speed and coverage of its 4G network, which currently reaches 98.6% of German homes. Vodafone states that only around 5% of its data traffic is carried over its 3G network, while its tariffs and plans all include LTE access at no extra charge. Existing 3G customers will be switched to the firm’s 4G network and their old SIM cards exchanged for free.

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