AT&T working to refarm 2G spectrum in New York City for its 3G and 4G networks

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: May 23, 2012

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Good news for AT&T customers located in New York City, as the carrier today confirmed that it's begun repurposing some of its 2G spectrum in NYC to be used for its 3G and 4G networks. AT&T says that the spectrum refarming will help its customers to enjoy improved voice and data services. As for customers with 2G devices, AT&T has been contacting those users and laying out options for upgrading to a new device, including offering discounts, in order to help the refarming process along. 

It's good to see AT&T continuing to work to improve its 3G and 4G service in New York City, especially as AT&T's roster of 4G devices keeps growing. If you're located in NYC and still have a 2G handset or know someone who does, it may be worth your time to contact AT&T and look into upgrading to a new device. How many of you AT&T folk are located in the NYC area?

AT&T Continues To Focus On New York City Wireless Experience

Re-allocation of Network Resources Helps Improve Customers' Wireless Experience

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has set the pace, delivering the mobile Internet to more smartphone customers than any other U.S. provider.  In addition to voice calling, AT&T customers are connecting to the mobile Internet more every day, using smartphones, tablets and other networked devices to access apps and the web to manage their personal and business affairs.

To meet that exploding demand and enhance call quality and data speed, AT&T is re-allocating some radio frequency, or bandwidth, from its 2G to its more advanced 3G and 4G networks in New York City.

"Dedicating more capacity to our advanced wireless networks will help more of our customers in New York City have a better experience overall," said Tom DeVito, vice president and general manager for AT&T in New York and New Jersey. "By re-allocating network resources from our 2G network to support our newer, advanced networks, we're moving capacity to support the voice and mobile internet services our customers want."

This will help customers have an even better overall experience with both voice and the mobile Internet. AT&T has been proactively reaching out to affected customers who use 2G devices in New York City to provide them with more details and a variety of options for upgrading their devices, including discounts on new ones while keeping their mobile numbers. AT&T is encouraging customers to make the move to a better overall experience.