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Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 12:13 AM

Is My phone No Longer Compatible because of AT&Ts Network Upgrade????

HTC Desire 610 8gb —- Is My phone No Longer Compatible because of AT&Ts Network Upgrade or Whatever????

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1 year ago

@Mushmouth72511 

Sounds like you got caught up in the 3G shutdown.  Didn't AT&T let you know, like over a year ago, that your phone would not be compatible by Feb 2022?  They should have sent you a free compatible phone if you didn't upgrade on your own.

That HTC model, even if it is an LTE phone, is not compatible with AT&T switch to Voice over LTE (or VoLTE), or the new required E911 system.  Your phone used 3G for voice calls and LTE was only used for mobile data.  Now that voice calls go over LTE, that is something that your phone can't handle.

So, yeah, you got cut off.  AT&T's 3G shut down was supposed to be completed by last February, but it's possible that not every tower was actually decommissioned by that time.  You got lucky - but only until the tower near you was finally shut off. 

Time to upgrade from that 8 year old phone that is running a very dated and insecure Android version. About 9 versions and roughly 100 security patches old.

You don't even have to get an expensive phone.  There are plenty of more current and cheap phones to select from.  Coming from that thing, even the lowly LTE only Galaxy A12, which is only about 5 bucks a month right now, would be like a breath of fresh air, and actually work on AT&T today.  6 bucks a month gets you the A13 5G.  That is, If you are worried about cost.

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ACE - Sage

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1 year ago

The HTC Desire 610 is a 2014 phone, so 9 years old.  No longer supported.

https://www.att.com/buy/byod/identify?devicetype=phone

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