I Heard the 2G Network is Shutting Down – What Happens Then?

Not a problem! 2G coverage will be available in our supported countries through at least April 2017. Most countries will be supported through 2020 or later.

Pod runs on the 2G mobile/cell network because 2G chips are smaller and more power efficient than the newer 3G/4G chips. This allows the Pod to be as small & lightweight as it is and to maximize the battery life. The trade-off with using 2G technology is that the coverage can be limited in certain areas and 2G support will be discontinued in the future.

The expected shutdown dates for the main regions are as follows:

United States
  • T-Mobile – Support through to 2020
  • AT&T – Shutdown date set for January 2017
Canada
  • Rogers – Support through early 2018
  • Vodafone – Shutdown set for 30 September 2017
Australia & New Zealand
  • Vodafone -Shutdown set for 30 September 2017
  • Optus – April 2017
UK & Ireland
  • Vodafone – Shutdown set for 30 September 2017
Sweden
  • Telenor – Shutdown set for 2025
Spain & Germany
  • Vodafone – Shutdown set for 30 September 2017
France
  • Orange – TBC
Belgium
  • Base – TBC
Singapore
  • Singtel – 1 April 2017
  • M1 – 1 April 2017
  • StarHub – 1 April 2017
Switzerland
  • Swisscom – 1 January 2021
The Good News:

We will be releasing a 3G version of Pod in early 2017 and discounted upgrade options will be available for our customers once it’s available.

 

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Updated on November 22, 2016

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