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Optus Makes HUGE Announcement That Will Affect MILLIONS

It’s bad news for Optus customers who have decided not to embrace the SmartPhone era.

Optus has now shut down its 2G network in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. It has already killed it in the NT and WA.

So, if you are still using your Nokia 3310, it’s time to get a new phone as you will no longer be able to text, make or receive calls.

“3G Single Band (2100MHz) devices that also use 2G in certain areas of the network, will also lose mobile service in these areas” when the network is shutdown, Optus said.

There are only three service providers in Australia but TPG is about to launch its own network.

However there are a large number of virtual network operators which offer mobile plans which piggyback on the networks of the big three.

For the Optus network, this includes providers like Amaysim, Vaya, Virgin Mobile, Coles Mobile, Barefoot Telecom, Bendigo Bank Telecom, Dodo, Exetel, Jeenee, OVO and Yomojo.

All of which will no longer be able to offer services on 2G.

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