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Shut In(2022) ((LINK))



If your mobile phone is more than a few years old, you may need to upgrade your device before your mobile provider shuts down its 3G network, to avoid losing service. For more information on your mobile providers' plans for 3G retirement and how you can prepare, contact your provider directly.




Shut In(2022)



Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which rely on older technology, to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G. As a result, many older cell phones will be unable to make or receive calls and texts, including calls to 911, or use data services. This will affect 3G mobile phones and certain older 4G mobile phones that do not support Voice over LTE (VoLTE or HD Voice).


Some mobile providers have already completed the shutdown of their 3G networks, while others are scheduled to occur later in 2022. Plans and timing to phase out 3G services will vary by company and may change. Consult your mobile provider's website for the most up-to-date information.


Some carrier websites provide lists of devices that will no longer be supported after 3G networks are shut down. You may need to upgrade to a newer device to ensure that you can stay connected, and carriers may be offering discounted or free upgrades to help consumers who need to upgrade their phones.


As mobile carriers seek to upgrade their networks to use the latest technologies, they periodically shut down older services, such as 3G, to free up spectrum and infrastructure to support new services, such as 5G. Similar transitions have happened before. For example, some mobile carriers shut down their 2G networks when they upgraded their networks to support 4G services. Mobile carriers have the flexibility to choose the types of technologies and services they deploy, including when they decommission older services in favor of newer services to meet consumer demands.


Since 2016, we have stated publicly that we have been actively decommissioning our 3G CDMA network. As of December 31, 2022, months after our competitors shut off their networks completely, we decommissioned the network. Initially, we announced we would close down our 3G network in 2019. However, we extended our shut off date to the end of 2022 in order to care for our customers and give them every effort to minimize disruptions to their service as they moved to newer and more advanced technologies. That outreach included proactively communicating through billing messages, digital and traditional outreach and even sending some customers updated devices proactively. If any customer needs support to start service on our 4G or 5G networks, they should call our customer service line at 800-922-0204.


Since 2016, we have stated publicly that we are actively decommissioning our 3G CDMA network. Initially, we announced we would close down our 3G network in 2019. However, we extended our shut off date - first to the end of 2020 and now to the end of 2022 - in order to care for our customers and give them every effort to minimize disruptions to their service as they move to newer and more advanced technologies.


Customers who still have a 3G device will continue to be strongly encouraged to make a change now. As we move closer to the shut off date customers still accessing the 3G network may experience a degradation or complete loss of service, and our service centers will only be able to offer extremely limited troubleshooting help on these older devices.


The report aims to shed much-needed light on the phenomenon of Internet shutdowns, looking at when and why they are imposed and examining how they undermine a range of human rights, first and foremost the right to freedom of expression.


The report notes that the #KeepItOn coalition, which monitors shutdowns episodes across the world, documented 931 shutdowns between 2016 and 2021 in 74 countries, with some countries blocking communications repeatedly and over long periods of time.


Collecting information about shutdowns is difficult as many governments refuse to acknowledge having ordered any interference in communications and sometimes put pressure on companies to prevent them from sharing information on communication being blocked or slowed down.


When authorities do recognize having ordered disruptions, justifications often point to public safety, containing the spread of incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence, or combatting disinformation. Yet, the report describes how shutdowns often achieve the exact opposite, furthering fear and confusion, and stoking risks of division and conflict.


Internet shutdowns also carry major economic costs for all sectors, disrupting for example financial transactions, commerce and industry. Economic shocks provoked by shutdowns are felt over long periods of time, greatly exacerbating pre-existing social and economic inequalities.


The report urges States to refrain from imposing shutdowns, to maximize Internet access and remove the multiple obstacles standing in the way of communication. The report also urges companies to speedily share information on disruptions and ensure that they take all possible lawful measures to prevent shutdowns they have been asked to implement.


Now, the digital art attraction will stick around a little longer. teamLab Planets was initially scheduled to shutter at the end of 2022, but with the closing of teamLab borderless this August, the museum will remain open until the end of 2023.


A few minutes after an 8-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks that officially eliminated the Giants from the postseason race, manager Gabe Kapler announced that Webb will be shut down and will go on the IL with lower back tightness. Webb has thrown 192 1/3 innings this year, about 30 more than his previous career-high. The Giants want to manage his overall workload, Kapler said.


Kapler hinted before Saturday's game that Webb likely would be shut down if the Giants were eliminated. The staff had even discussed pushing him back from Sunday to Monday, which would allow two more Giants games, three Phillies games and two Brewers games to provide more clarity.


"Personally I wish I did a little bit better," Webb said. "I had some other goals that I kind of wanted to get to, but that's also part of the reason why I think they think it's a good idea to shut it down, because those goals are important for the coming years also, not just this year. Overall, I thought it was decent. There were some things I wish I probably did a little bit better."


15. Cleveland (Texas) Emergency Hospital shut down in April and all of its services were consolidated to Texas Emergency Hospital in Cleveland. Emergency Hospitals Systems' CEO Michael Adkins said ending services at Cleveland Emergency Hospital was a strategic move that would allow the system to provide better healthcare to the community.


16-17. In late March, Audrain Community Hospital in Mexico, Mo., and Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton, Mo., shut down. Kansas City, Mo.-based Noble Health, the hospitals' owner, initially attributed the closures to a technology issue and the need to restructure operations to become financially viable. Kaiser Health News later reported that the hospitals stopped paying their bills and care quality diminished after Noble Health took them over.


California governor Gavin Newsom issues a statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of COVID-19 instructing residents to only leave their homes when necessary and shutting down all but essential businesses.


An e-bike- and scooter-sharing startup based in Miami and co-founded by Olympics gold medalist Usain Bolt shut down operations in August, highlighting recent problems in the micromobility sector. It vanished without a trace from several of its U.S. markets. The departure of Bolt Mobility was abrupt, leaving abandoned equipment across cities, and unanswered calls and emails.


In May this year, Israeli AI startup BeyondMinds notified its 65 employees that it is shutting down and that they will be laid off. Its investors suggested the company to shut down due to the downturn in the tech market and the belief that it will not be able to complete another funding round and grow further.


BeyondMinds was founded by Roey Mechrez and Rotem Alaluf in 2018 in Tel Aviv. Its CEO Alaluf disagreed with the decision to shut down and founded a new company named Wand.ai with other staff from BeyondMinds. Currently, this company is in stealth mode.


The big picture: There are at least 13 states with "trigger laws" that will immediately outlaw abortion, which means more than a quarter of nearly 800 clinics will shut down, CBS News reports. 041b061a72


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