In late July 2024, Singaporean telecommunications companies M1, Starhub, and Singtel will be discontinuing their 3G networks. SIMBA Telecom (formerly TPG), operating solely on a 4G network since its inception, remains unaffected by this transition.

Following the shutdown on July 31, 2024, users with 3G SIM cards or devices will lose access to voice calls, SMS, and data services.

For users with 4G devices, VoLTE (Voice over LTE) provisioning will be necessary for making and receiving voice calls. However, it’s important to note that not all 4G devices, particularly older models, may be configured to function with the 4G networks of the three telcos.

Existing users with 3G devices are advised to transition to 4G or 4G/5G smartphones promptly to ensure uninterrupted service beyond July 31, 2024.

Additionally, various other devices reliant on 3G technology, such as point-of-sale terminals, tracking devices, tablets, smartwatches, home alarms, and car navigation systems, will cease to operate post the network shutdown.

By Harry