EE withdrawing 2g and 3g

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Just had a letter saying EE withdrawing 2g and 3g.  Does this mean that our Samsung phones are will now be obsolete?
Are other networks still offering 2g and 3g?
Or will I have no mobile Internet.
Anyone else received similar letters?
Typically confused and asking for advice

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  • flaneurs_lobster
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    Depends on the phone, only a few "feature" phones are still sold that are just 2- or even 3g. It would be a very old smartphone that doesn't have 4g.
  • Jon_01
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    vixen1500 said:
    Just had a letter saying EE withdrawing 2g and 3g.  Does this mean that our Samsung phones are will now be obsolete?
    Are other networks still offering 2g and 3g?
    Or will I have no mobile Internet.
    Anyone else received similar letters?
    Would be useful if you actually told us which Samsung models you have. . . 
  • SamDude
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    edited 20 August 2022 at 2:54PM
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    I got a letter as I have a (very old) 'OVP Virgin' 3G plan.
    This is a pay monthly plan for £0.00/month. It doesn't have any inclusive minutes, text or data.

    The letter states that I have to move to a 'current' 4G/5G plan by November, or I will be moved anyway (at a significant cost increase). However the website FAQ it links to states "This means that you’ll still be able to make and receive phone calls and texts, but you’ll have to connect to WiFi to use the internet."

    The link is: https://ee.co.uk/3gplans

    I'm happy to keep the number on PAYG, but wanted to check if anyone else has the same plan, and what they intend to do?

  • macman
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    Mobile internet would be functionally useless on 2G anyway. Modern web pages would take forever to load. They're not exactly nifty even on 3G.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • 400ixl
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    EE is this year, Three next and the other will soon follow suit. It has to be done by 2033 but its expected they will all stop in the next few years.
  • SamDude
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     I should have added that I have a 4G plan which I use as my main number.
    The 'OVP Virgin' 2G plan is sitting in a drawer and never used - I only kept it for the nice number and the zero cost...
  • vixen1500
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    Thanks, seems like I was panicking for nothing.
    Followed the link to their website  thanks SamDude.
    Then gave them a ring, new plan sorted cheaper than my old Tmobile one. With a saving £9 per month for two phones
    Typically confused and asking for advice
  • J_B
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    SamDude said:
    I got a letter as I have a (very old) 'OVP Virgin' 3G plan.
    This is a pay monthly plan for £0.00/month. It doesn't have any inclusive minutes, text or data.

    The letter states that I have to move to a 'current' 4G/5G plan by November, or I will be moved anyway (at a significant cost increase). However the website FAQ it links to states "This means that you’ll still be able to make and receive phone calls and texts, but you’ll have to connect to WiFi to use the internet."

    The link is: https://ee.co.uk/3gplans

    I'm happy to keep the number on PAYG, but wanted to check if anyone else has the same plan, and what they intend to do?


    Same here (OVP Virgin) - phone is in car glovebox, an old Nokia 54XX
    My letter doesn't mention a cost increase - I plan to do nothing. If they want to charge, methinks I will retire the phone that hasn't been used much in the 15 years since we 'retired' it!
  • getmore4less
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    If you like the number port to something that is useful

    Labera 6p 6 months might be a decent holding sim
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