The 2nd generation mobile communications standard (2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD), which is technologically outdated, is currently still in operation, but practically no longer used. Any devices that only support the 2G standard will no longer be able to use the yallo network as of January 3, 2023.
What does this mean for you
If you are still using a device/phone that only supports 2G technology, you will have to exchange it by January 3, 2023.
Why will the 2G network be deactivated as of January 3rd?
The continuous growth of mobile Internet traffic combined with ever-increasing demands for higher data rates and decreasing latencies is the main reason why mobile operators are using modern mobile communications standards, such as 4G and 5G in particular. Compared to more modern technologies, 2G is characterized by relatively low spectral efficiency and uses more resources, such as bandwidth and electric power, per transmitted data unit.