4G/LTE on Mudita Pure? Soon required in USA

The Mudita Pure will support 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE.

This is good to know for Mudita Pure buyers in the USA.

This LightReading.com article from 20 August 2020 discusses the looming sunsetting of 3G in the USA.

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This FierceWireless article from 16 March 2021 indicates that T-Mobile will turn off 3G in the USA by 1 January 2022.

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@kirkmahoneyphd Thank you so much for this. I will definitely check it out.

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@kirkmahoneyphd just to be sure, we are aiming to deliver VoLTE support in T-Mobile US.

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That’s good news, @urszula!

I am switching my carrier here in the USA in a few days from an AT&T-network-based MVNO (Pure TalkUSA) to a T-Mobile-network-based MVNO (Mint Mobile), which supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

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I’m testing two US networks in Poland right now, from the perspective of roaming. I will share my experience.

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T-Mobile USA (TMUS) bought Sprint, which owned Boost Mobile.

DISH Network, a satellite-TV provider, now operates Boost Mobile in the USA, which uses the TMUS network. (Per Wikipedia, " In Australia, it [the Boost Mobile brand] is operated by Boost Tel PTY Limited using Telstra’s mobile network.")

The aforementioned Fierce Wireless article makes an intriguing point about a possible conflict between DISH and T-Mobile:

…asked about T-Mobile shutting off [by 1 January 2022] the old Sprint 3G CDMA network. T-Mobile, according to Dish, is conveniently waiting in the wings to grab Boost Mobile customers as its own when their CDMA handsets no longer work.

So, it should be interesting to see how Boost Mobile (the U.S. version) works internationally with the Mudita Pure.

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@kirkmahoneyphd I will be playing with this over the weekend & I see how it works.

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Verizon announced yesterday that its network will be only 4G/LTE and 5G as of 1 January 2023:

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