Why is 3G shutting down?

The Telstra Wholesale Mobile Network, utilised by ALDImobile, is phasing out its 3G services by 31 August 2024.

This step is being taken to reallocate resources to the more advanced 4G and 5G networks, which provide faster and more efficient services. The shutdown of 3G is part of an industry-wide transition by all network providers across Australia and globally towards newer, more efficient technologies.