As of February 2022, wireless carriers in the U.S. began phasing out their 3G/HSPA wireless network service in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Here are the latest updates on Bell’s roaming partners’ 3G/HSPA network discontinuance:
- AT&T discontinued its 3G/HSPA network service as of February 20221
- T-Mobile announced that its 3G/HSPA network service will be discontinued as of July 2022.2
1When the AT&T 3G/HSPA network is discontinued, customers will have access to T-Mobile's 3G/HSPA network (or another available roaming partner in the U.S.) until it has been discontinued.
2After T-Mobile discontinues service, customers will continue to be able to roam in the U.S. where 3G/2G service is available on another roaming partner, but there is no guarantee of roaming coverage for impacted devices.
The discontinuation of service will impact Canadian wireless subscribers (including Bell Mobility subscribers) who are travelling in the U.S. and using devices that do not support 4G LTE data and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) roaming for voice services.
For questions regarding the 3G/HSPA service discontinuation in the U.S. or to upgrade your device:
Business customers: contact your Bell Business Client Executive.