It is time to upgrade to a 3G or 4G handset, but not to fret as there are courses to help you learn more.
The time has come to give up your loved 2G phone. 2G mobile users will need to make the switch to a 3G or 4G handset by April 1 as the mobile network operators will be starting to shut down their 2G network in stages across Singapore from that date. The good news is that 2G users can still retain their numbers and subscription plan on the 3G/4G networks at no additional cost and with no re-contract, said the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
IMDA has partnered with the mobile network operators to ensure that a range of handset models are available to meet various customer needs, ranging from basic models costing below S$50 to feature-rich smartphones. Handsets with simple features similar to 2G phones that current users are familiar with are also available.
Seniors who wish to learn how to use smartphones can sign up for courses at selected Silver Infocomm Junctions (SIJ), as well as other IT topics. SIJs are senior-friendly IT learning hubs conveniently located islandwide. The list of SIJs can be found at www.imda.gov.sg/SIJ.