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KMVT 11: “3G to 5G will leave millions of devices obsolete”

With the impending shutdown of 3G cellular networks, Founder and Executive Director of OATS & Senior Planet from AARP, Tom Kamber, spoke about the implications of this major shift for older adults and the communication devices they rely on.

“The first thing we want [older adults] to think about is, this is a moment to take a take an hour and just do a check through of what kind of connectivity you have in your house that is mobile-based.”

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The sunsetting of 3G calls for awareness around when older devices will shut down, what devices will be impacted, and brings up questions about the adoption of 5G. Join Senior Planet on Thursday, February 3 at 11:00am for an online informational session called “Phasing Out of 3G.” Experts at the intersection of aging and technology, including our own Tom Kamber, will host a discussion on what this shift means for older adults, and how you can be prepared. Click here to join.

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