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Author Topic: CELLULAR COMMUNICATORS AND IMPENDING 2G SUNSET - IMPORTANT  (Read 3106 times)

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CELLULAR COMMUNICATORS AND IMPENDING 2G SUNSET - IMPORTANT
« on: March 08, 2014, 04:38:17 PM »
All,

We are at the beginning of the phase-out of 2G cellular service.  If you have an existing 2G communicator, it will need to be replaced.  If you're with a reputable dealer, they should have notified you already.

This affects all alarm communicators that use GSM cellular (not true radio).  This includes all Alarmnet units that don't have 4G in the part number, DSC's 3060 units (use the 3G3060 instead) and potentially the Telguard and Uplink, etc.  Feel free to add to this as you come across this.

This will not affect true radio units like AES Intellinet, etc.

I have personally seen the 2G radios start dropping out.  To the alarm trade, this is like a tornado siren sounding and dark clouds on the horizon.  This isn't the alarm industry, it's the telecommunication industry looking to push technology further.

Be careful if you are looking online at GSM communicators!!  If you get something that is not at least 3G, it may not work and if it does, it won't be for long.

Alarmnet is already on 4G.  For your Honeywell panels, the GSMX4G is the current unit that automatically selects the best service - 2G, 3G, or 4G.
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