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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 was in operation from 2004 untill 2021 and was offered by all mobile network providers (Telekom, Vodafone and Telefónica).


Since 3G was no longer attractive due to the comparatively low data transmission rates, it was successively deactivated by the mobile network successively deactivated and the frequencies reallocated in favor of 4G or 5G.

The providers in Germany have switched off their 3G networks at the following dates:

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 2G (GSM)


>Infos about 4G (LTE)


>Infos about 5G


>Network coverage of all mobile operators in Germany


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