Upgrade your GSM devices before it's too late

If you have a 2G or 3G gsm device, then you’ve probably wondered how the General Notice No 1271 of 2022 issued by the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Government and published in Government Gazette will affect you. If not, well keep reading anyway.

We have been getting an influx of queries regarding this matter. It seems like the end user is not fully informed on what to expect and what actions to take and today I would like to clear things up a bit.

The government gazette was published on 8 September 2022 and it states that all mobile network providers must decommission legacy 2G and 3G network services by no later than 31 March 2024 (2G) and 31 December 2024 (3G). Some network providers however have indicated that they will be prioritising the decommissioning of 3G services.

So, if you have a cell switch or an intercom system in paarl that currently operates with a 2G or 3G Sim card, your device will no longer work by the end of 2024. I therefore encourage users to upgrade to 4G/LTE enabled devices as soon as possible.

Upgrading your device holds many benefits. You might have noticed some annoying offline notifications during loadshedding. Well, this should become a thing of the past very soon. Networks have announced that they are investing a substantial amount of funds in backup power. Your connection during loadshedding should improve, making 4G more reliable.

It is important to note that the Centurion G-Speak 4G controller is available without the gate station. Enabling you to upgrade only this component and saving you money. “With the G-ULTRA, your entire world fits into the palm of your hand, giving you complete control at your fingertips. This is the evolution of GSM technology, designed to offer you the ultimate flexible, mobile-based access control and monitoring solution and allowing you to transcend archaic notions of what GSM can achieve.’’

 Accentronix has a wide range of intercom and cell switch options as well. For example, the cell switch infinity (4G/LTE) offers Bluetooth access control. You can operate your gate motor using your smartphone, manage remotes online and monitor the status of your electric fence.

There are many options for you to choose from. Feel free to contact us for assistance.

Intercom system repair in Paarl and Gate motor repair in Paarl and surrounding areas.


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