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3G Shutdown Germany

3G shutdown in Germany - time frame and effects


March 23, 2021

Slowly but surely, the 3G network in Germany has seen its best days. With the expansion of 4G and 5G networks, which enable significantly faster data transmission, 3G is used less and less. For this reason, three major network providers in Germany will switch off 3G this year. Older generations of mobile devices for mobile order management will also be affected by this shutdown. In this article, you will also find out today which hardware that was previously available through our portfolio is impacted by the 3G shutdown.

Which network providers will shut down 3G and when?

The shutdown of the 3G network is handled differently by Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica/ O2. Telekom and Vodafone will both shut down their 3G network for good on June 30, 2021 and will start with a gradual shutdown beforehand. Telefónica/ O2, on the other hand, will not shut down its 3G network for good until December 31, 2021, but will also begin a gradual shutdown beforehand.

Deutsche Telekom

3G shutdown
effective 06/30/2021


3G shutdown
effective 06/30/2021


3G shutdown
effective 12/31/2021

2G network remains

The older 2G network, however, will remain accessible. This network is particularly suitable for telephony and sending SMS. But simple transfers of status data and signatures are also possible. Maintaining this network serves as security so that older cell phones can still be used. However, 2G is not designed for the transmission of many or large images or documents and switching to a newer device is strongly recommended.

Hardware affected by the 3G shutdown

The following mobile devices formerly sold by TIS GmbH are affected (completeness of the list not guaranteed)

Zebra MC55

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Zebra MC55 Handheld Computer (bis 2015 Motorola) für die Logistik

Zebra MC65

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Zebra MC67 Handheld (bis 2015 Motorola) für die Logistik

Zebra MC67

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Zebra MC55 Handheld Computer (bis 2015 Motorola) für die Logistik

Workabout Pro 3

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Workabout Pro 3 robuster Handheld Computer Kurzversion frontal

Zebra MC95

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Zebra MC95 MDE (bis 2015 Motorola), Flaggschiff der mobilen Industrie-Computer

Honeywell CN51

TISWARE Logistik-Hardware: Honeywell CN51 Handheld

Psion EP10

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Psion EP10 MDE-Gerät mit gutem Preis/Leistungsverhältnis

Workabout Pro 4

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Workabout Pro 4 - Der flexible mobile Computer - Kurzversion frontal

nur wenn das UMTS Modul verwendet wird


TISWARE Mobiler Computer für die Logistik: Honeywell EDA 50

Honeywell Dolphin 70e

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Mobiles Endgerät Honeywell Dolphin 70e

Honeywell Dolphin 7800

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Industrie-Handheld Honeywell Dolphin 7800 frontal

Honeywell Dolphin 99ex

TISWARE Logistik Hardware: Logistik-Handheld - Honeywell Dolphin 99ex

4G-compatible hardware from TIS GmbH

We offer an extensive selection of 4G-compatible devices in our TISWARE portfolio.

Are you still using one of the models listed above and need to transfer large amounts of data?
Then contact us. We will be happy to advise you and present suitable alternative devices to you.

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