Airtel is shutting down 3G around the country

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Seems like a good move to me. Most, if not all smartphone users have 4G smartphones. And, the 2G network is still up for feature phone users. If this cuts costs and brings them from red to green, they should eventually do this all over the country.
 

Crazyguy030601

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Is anybody receiving 900Mhz LTE on their phones? In my case when 4G gets weak, my phone goes straight to 2G 1800Mhz these days. Might be because of spectrum reallocation?🤷‍♂️
 

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as someone mentioned to me just now... this would be a problem for devices without volte... like pixels. they would be stuck with calls on 2g network. so it would largely suck. plus your internet would not work while you are on call.
 

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in case of pixel. i assume fault lies with google. i think they have not even added airtel/vodafone volte support on the 3a.
 


ijsa

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Is anybody receiving 900Mhz LTE on their phones? In my case when 4G gets weak, my phone goes straight to 2G 1800Mhz these days. Might be because of spectrum reallocation?🤷‍♂️
Are you from Delhi???

I am also wondering, since I am using a non-VoLTE 4G smartphone, earlier when receiving or making a voice call while on 4G network, it used to switch to 3G network by default and would fall back to 4G network after the call. Now will it switch to 2G and then fall back to 4G after call.

Anyway voice quality has deteriorated these days.
 

Crazyguy030601

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@ijsa Um, no I'm from Kolkata. Yeah, if Airtel shuts down 3G in Delhi, your phone will fall back to 2G for making calls. Unfortunately, call quality will degrade because Airtel won't be allocating much spectrum to 2G either. Also, with 1800Mhz, voice coverage will be slightly poorer compared to LTE.
 

ijsa

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Iam in Kolkata..... and where ever I went, I found Airtel 4G data better than Jio.
And yes 3G network is gone and my non-VoLTE 4G handset falls back to 2G for voice calling.

But in Delhi Jio is better than Airtel in most places.