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January 13, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Transition to 5G Cellular Service Will Cause Older 3G Phones to Stop Operating in 2022

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are urging residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022.

"The best plan of action is to contact your service provider to determine if your devices are compliant," said PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle. "It's important to plan now so you don't lose connectivity."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Adam Reed, PSP Communications Office Director speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Adam Reed, PSP Communications Office Director speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Adam Reed, PSP Communications Office Director speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lt. Adam Reed, PSP Communications Office Director speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20389_PEMA_3Gphaseout_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle speaks during a press conference, which urged residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022, inside PEMA headquarters on Thursday, January 13, 2022.