2G services in Singapore to cease on April 1, 2017

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has issued a statement to remind 2G mobile users to switch to a 3G or 4G handset by April 1, 2017.

Photo courtesy: octafeeds.com
Photo courtesy: octafeeds.com

Mobile network operators (MNOs) – M1, Singtel and Starhub – will be shutting down their 2G networks in stages across Singapore. The shutdown will be completed by April 18.

IMDA and the MNOs urged all remaining 2G mobile users to switch to 3G or 4G handsets as soon as possible to continue using their data plans. 2G users will be able to retain their numbers and subscription plans on the 3G/4G networks at no additional cost and with no re-contract.

Seniors who wish to learn how to use smartphones can sign up for courses at selected Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJ). SIJs are senior-friendly IT learning hubs conveniently located island-wide. The list of SIJs can be found at www.imda.gov.sg/SIJ.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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