Latest in 2g

Image credit:

NTT DoCoMo announces farewell to mova and DoPa 2G services

Darren Murph
01.30.09
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

You've had a nice run, 2G, but the time has come to start looking beyond to bigger, better and (most importantly) faster things. With LTE just over the horizon, NTT DoCoMo is proactively announcing the phase out of its mova and DoPa 2G services. The 2G mova services encompass car phone and Pre-Call prepaid -- which got their roots in March of 1993 -- while the 2G DoPa packet communication service sprouted up four years after that. Both of these longtime favorites will be disconnected at the close of 2012, with the company noting that "associated services and related billing plans will also be terminated at the same time." Anyone still relying on this stuff will be contacted sometime over the next three years to ensure that they aren't shocked and surprised when December 2012 arrives, and they'll be encouraged to make the not-at-all-painful shift to FOMA 3G services. It's better in the fast lane, we promise.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

View
Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack

Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack

View
Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT devices to betray you

Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT devices to betray you

View
The Morning After: Counting down to SpaceX's next Crew Dragon test

The Morning After: Counting down to SpaceX's next Crew Dragon test

View
Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr