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UMTS or 3G is a third-generation mobile communications standard that Data transfer rates of up to 42nbsp Mbit/s with HSPA+ are possible. Compared to the 2G standard GSM 3G offers the following features

The 3G mobile phone licenses were issued in Germany after an auction on October 6, 2000. UMTS has been in operation since 2004 and is offered by all mobile phone providers (Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica).


Since 3G is no longer attractive due to its relatively low data transfer rates, the mobile network providers will successively deactivate it and rededicate its frequencies in favor of 4G or 5G.

The German providers announced the following dates for the shutdown of their 3G networks:

With the 2G-network GSM customers with older mobile phones may continue to phone.

Recommended Links

>The Skyynet mobile phone database shows the supported network standards for all mobiles


>Find all mobiles with 3G


>Infos about 4G (LTE)


>Infos about 5G


>Network coverage of all mobile operators in Germany


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