Tigo announced that devices will stop working in Colombia starting in November

In the last few months, the companies that provide mobile telephony services have begun to advance actions to update their technologies, with the objective of providing a better service to the user.

At the moment, Claro announced that as of March 2023, cell phones that manage 2G technology will not have support in the company’s network in Colombia. Por lo tanto, los usuarios de telefonos que manejen este the system is only enabled to make voice calls and send text messages.

Según indicó la compañía multinational, desde hace varios meses ha estado trabajo en el The dismantling of the 2G networks will be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

Ahora Tigo, the company that also offers mobile telephony services, has announced that several of them teléfonos celulares que están registrados en su red dejazrán de funcionar.

De acuerdo con la empresa que opera en Colombia, a partir del primero de noviembre los equipos que manjan tecnologia 2G han dejado de tener soporte en la red de Tigo. Esto se debe a que se ha dehabilitado esta tecnología, duedo a que se busca que más usuarios migrane a equipos que emplean las redes 4G que posee la marca.

That’s how things are, se trata de una measure que applica principally para quienes possesun un teléfono ‘flecha’los cuales representan todos los models que poseen una technology inferior to los smartphones que manage apps y una mejor connexion a internet.

What are the last phones that will stop working?

To identify the last devices that will be affected by the new provision, it is necessary to determine the standard of connection to the mobile network manager. revisar la screen del equipo y verificar si en la parte superior, las letters “2G” o “E” (Edge technology en inglés) appear.

En caso de que el dispositivo compla con esta conditiono, ese telefono hará parte de los celulares a los que aplica la nueva disposición de Tigo. Por lo tanto, los propietarios de these equipments will have to be replaced by a model that manages the standard 4G.

A través de esta decision, Tigo manifestó que su objetivo beneficiar a los usuarios al priorizar los trabajos que se realizan en la red de cuarta generación.

“In Colombia, we have more than 76 million active lines, but we only have 37 million mobile internet access: we consider it digital poverty.” Por esto, el apagado de 2G [voz] This is a vital step to expand access to 4G in the most remote regions of our territory,” explained Marcelo Cataldo, president of Tigo Colombia.

It should also be reiterated that the 2G technology is a very limited system compared to 4G, due to the fact that it offers an inferior connectivity and therefore the equipment that emplean dicho estándar no cuenta con las functions que hoy en día posee los smartphones que acceden redes con major capacidad.

Cabe señalar que actualmente están surgiendo otros standards como la telefonía IP, el cual se ha convertido un substitute for traditional telephone systems. This is due to the fact that it represents a system that allows the convergence of multiple systems in one.

Although IP telephony uses the Internet to be able to realize or receive calls and according to experts, this system allows users to be in contact with other people, from any part and in real time. De modo que es un sistema que podría ser más económica y que mejoraría la productivity.

Sergio Segura, director of Techstore, explained that this type of technology can be applied in small businesses and would contribute to its growth.

Señales que indican la hora de cambiar de teléfono

Compatibility with app updates and operating system

It is fundamental to keep in mind that the applications installed on the computer and the operating system of the telephone are updated constantly, this is to repair problems, improve security, incorporate new functions and integrate new technologies. Por esta razón, es clave constantly monitor the compatibility of the device with updates de los diferentes servicios que el usuario maneja.

Low performance

Smartphones use their processor and RAM memory to be able to offer good performance when the user runs different applications or games, but over time these components have tener la potencia necessaria para aprovechar al máximo las platforms que día a día se emplean desde el equipo.

Poor battery life

The charge of the battery is an important component to be able to use the intelligent phone correctly, because the battery provides the necessary energy to make all the components of the equipment function correctly. Por lo tanto, el hecho de que un usuario it must be recharged constantly the battery of your equipment evidence that it is time to start thinking about changing the phone.

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