We get a ton of questions regarding AT&T shutting down their 3G network. To prepare for that and make sure our AT&T customers don't miss out on Pinwheel, here are the answers to all the questions you may have:
To use AT&T, you will need the Pinwheel Plus.
These are the questions we answered in this article:
"Why does AT&T require the Pinwheel Plus?"
AT&T requires that their models be on the 4G/5G band, and it does not support 3G/4G devices anymore (and will not activate them, either). Due to the regular Slim being a 3G/4G device, they will no longer be supporting this device, thus needing the Plus. Don't worry. The Plus does have its perks: better camera, better processor, and much more.
"Okay, but why does Cricket need it as well?"
Cricket is owned by AT&T. In fact, Cricket customers were reporting that they were not allowing our devices on their network first, long before AT&T. This is causing the requirement for the Plus as well, to use AT&T's network, you'll most likely need the Plus.
"Why is AT&T shutting down its 3G network?"
To make way for 5G. For better or worse, the network for 3G/4G is being upgraded and done away with. It's a touch annoying for our 3G customers who want to use AT&T, but we'll try to help make the transfer as painless for you as possible.
Verizon is also shutting down its 3G network come December 2022.
"How much is my AT&T plan with Pinwheel?"
We don't know! Because AT&T has a myriad of plans within the realm of postpaid and prepaid, the prices vary heavily, and we cannot make an informed recommendation. If you're interested in using AT&T with your phone, check out their plans here.