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U.S. 3G/HSPA networks shutting down

Wireless providers in the United States, including AT&T and T-Mobile, began permanently shutting down their 3G/HSPA networks in February 2022. During this transition, you may notice significantly reduced service coverage while travelling and roaming in the US.

After July 1, you won’t be able to roam on the cellular network in the US, and you won’t be able to make or receive wireless calls (including 911 calls), text messages or use cellular data while in the US (including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands).

Who is impacted by the shutdown?

All chatr customers.

Will the shutdowns impact my service in Canada?

No. You can still use your service as you normally do while in Canada.

What do I need to do if I want to roam in the US?

  • chatr customers will experience reduced US roaming as US wireless providers shut down their 3G/HSPA networks beginning February 22, 2022.
  • If you wish to roam in the US, you'll need to sign up for a monthly plan with Fido or Rogers and have a VoLTE roaming-capable device. Call 1-(800)-485-9745 to review all your options.

I don't plan on roaming in the US. Do I need to do anything?

If you are certain you won’t be using your device in the US, you don’t need to do anything. Remember, if you change your mind, your phone won’t work if you try to roam in the U.S.