T-Mobile has been moving to integrate Sprint into its operations since completing its merger last April. This week the next step was detailed, with a support page on the carrier’s website revealing that T-Mobile plans to shut down Sprint’s 4G LTE network on June 30, 2022.
The page, spotted by Light Reading, details a bit about why it is doing this. The company says that “retiring older network technologies” allow it “to free up resources and spectrum that will help us strengthen our entire network, move all customers to more advanced technologies and bridge the Digital Divide.” Part of this process, the post continues, “involves moving Sprint’s LTE spectrum to the T-Mobile network.”
T-Mobile says that “most” Sprint LTE and 5G devices can work with its LTE or 5G network. It adds that those devices “will continue to operate on T-Mobile’s LTE and 5G networks,” so long as those Sprint users upgrade from Sprint-issued SIM cards to ones from T-Mobile. You will also need to make sure that Voice over LTE (also known as VoLTE) is enabled for voice calls.
The carrier adds that it will be contacting those who might be impacted by the switch, stating that it already “began sending notifications late last year.”
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