Will your phone work after 3G networks shut down?

Looking at PhonesAt STRATA Networks, we’re always working behind the scenes to provide you with the best possible wireless experience, which is why, starting on December 31, 2022, we’re retiring our 3G service for all STRATA customers to make room for more improvements to our network. Transitioning to a 100% VoLTE network will mean a faster, stronger, more reliable experience for customers who currently use services on our 3G network.

However, to use our network once 3G services are retired, you will need a Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) capable device and VoLTE capable SIM card compatible with STRATA’s Voice network. Depending on what kind of phone you have, you may need to upgrade to continue using our network after December 2022.

If this sounds confusing, don’t worry! We are here to make this process as easy as possible. First, see if your current phone is compatible with our VoLTE network by checking the list of compatible devices below. If you need to upgrade, you can view our many VoLTE capable devices here. We have limited activation on phones that don’t support VoLTE since they won’t be compatible to work on our network when 3G shuts down.

We encourage you to make the transition soon as many other major wireless carriers are shutting down their 3G networks, which will affect your roaming service. To learn more about the change and why it is taking place, please continue reading.

 

VoLTE Capable Devices

Apple

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE Gen 2
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Max

Samsung

  • Samsung A02
  • Samsung A10e
  • Samsung A11
  • Samsung A12
  • Samsung A20
  • Samsung A21
  • Samsung A32
  • Samsung S21 FE
  • Samsung A42
  • Samsung A50
  • Samsung A51
  • Samsung A52
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra

Sonim

  • XP3

 

FAQs

What is Voice over LTE?

Voice over LTE happens when you place a phone call over your LTE connection instead of the older legacy voice networks. For example, most wireless carriers traditionally use a different signal for all your voice calls, only relying on LTE for data. This is why phones can't simultaneously use voice and data.


STRATA NETWORKS is the leading telecommunications provider in the Uintah Basin, providing advanced voice, broadband, television, and nationwide wireless services. The company is headquartered in Roosevelt, Utah, with a coverage area extending into a tri-state region, serving over 60,000 customers. STRATA celebrates over 60 years of technology expertise, exceptional customer relations, and a devout corporate social responsibility to its community. The company functions as a local cooperative, in which customers can also become member-owners of the company who may receive patronage dividends and participate in company voting processes. More information is available at www.stratanetworks.com.

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