The 3G network of AT&T is shut down.

By HEMAJA BURUD

NEWS

According to the network, 3G accounts for less than 1% of its mobile data traffic.

As the provider decommissions its network for the outdated wireless mobile telecoms technology, AT&T's 3G service will terminate on Tuesday.

The company stated in an email to CNET that the termination will occur at a time when "less than 1 percent" of its mobile data traffic uses 3G.

There are obviously many more excellent reasons to upgrade your handset, in addition to acquiring a phone that will continue to function after the 3G network is phased out.

With T-service Mobile's ending in July and Verizon's service ending at the end of 2022, AT&T's rivals haven't quite reached the shutdown stage of the two-generations-old wireless service.

Consider this a justification to choose a new phone with amazing features like a better camera, longer battery life, better screen quality, a quicker processor, etc.

You might also be able to benefit from extra AT&T network capabilities, such as having access to 5G service in places that qualify, depending on the device you use.

One of the most crucial things to realize is that not all cell phones will function on the new network once the 3G network is phased out.