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Vodafone stops 3G in Plymouth

You can have 2G, 4G or 5G instead

2G or not 2G. 

That is the question in Plymouth, where mobile phone giant Vodafone has turned off its 3G service, and downgraded customers who haven't upgraded to 4G or 5G.

Plymouth the first city to be part of a switch-off. Basingstoke, a town in Hampshire, has gone 3G-dark on Vodafone today too.

Customers who still have a phone contract that hasn't upgraded to 4G or 5G will automatically receive a 2G service, the steam-powered equivalent of mobile phone reception.

The mobile phone operator is cutting its 3G service across the country by the end of the year.

It says it has upgraded 40 network sites and has boosted indoor 4G coverage on its network to 99 per cent.

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