T-Mobile Shutting Down Sprint's LTE Network in June 2022

T-Mobile is planning to shut down Sprint's LTE network on June 30, 2022, T-Mobile confirmed to Light Reading. The shuttering of Sprint's LTE network is part of an effort to merge the two networks following T-Mobile's purchase of Sprint.

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T-Mobile is building a 5G network that uses Sprint spectrum and towers, and it is aiming to shift Sprint customers to the T-Mobile network instead of the Sprint network.

In addition to shutting down the Sprint LTE network, T-Mobile plans to deactivate Sprint's 3G CDMA network on January 1, 2022.

To ensure all customers can enjoy a more advanced 4G and 5G network, we will be retiring older network technologies 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. An additional part of this effort involves moving Sprint's LTE spectrum to the T-Mobile network.

At the current time, T-Mobile has transitioned approximately 33 percent of Sprint customers to the T-Mobile network. Before Sprint's LTE network is shuttered, customers will need to transition to T-Mobile by replacing their Sprint SIMs with a T-Mobile SIM and ensuring that Voice over LTE is enabled in the device settings for voice calls on applicable devices.

T-Mobile says that most Sprint LTE and 5G devices are compatible with T-Mobile's LTE and 5G networks.

Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
13 months ago

So much for a "merger". Shut down a good network and replace it with crap. Thank you T-Mobile, for making me switch to Verizon ?. Out of the four, Sprint was the best I had.
wow, first person i've seen to praise sprint! can i have your autograph?
Score: 55 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
13 months ago

So much for a "merger". Shut down a good network and replace it with crap. Thank you T-Mobile, for making me switch to Verizon ?. Out of the four, Sprint was the best I had.
lol Sprint was hot garbage.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JustinCymbal Avatar
13 months ago
June 30, 2013 was when Sprint shut down their old Nextel network- interesting that T-Mobile chose the same date

I’m a T-Mobile customer so definitely looking forward to the improvements in T-Mobile’s new 5G network
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
13 months ago
Haha this thread found the eight remaining customers who like Sprint!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
13 months ago
Hopefully this will be a good transition for the sprint consumers.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lordhamster Avatar
13 months ago

June 30, 2013 was when Sprint shut down their old Nextel network- interesting that T-Mobile chose the same date

I’m a T-Mobile customer so definitely looking forward to the improvements in T-Mobile’s new 5G network
Probably not that random. That is fiscal year end for many companies.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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