AT&T (News - Alert) filed its intention for ‘End of Life’ for its 2G network by 2017. Twice has indentified the impact on Personal Navigation Devices (PND) such as Garmin (News - Alert) and TomTom, which are sort of the last devices standing.
Garmin no longer makes PNDs and services for the market with their Smartphone Link products. However, Garmin’s still a very active device company with items such as athletics and leisure travel solutions (planes, boats etc).
TomTom (News - Alert) has an iPhone app specifically. (Note to Self: Barter TomTom DevCon5 pass to get them on the ClueTrain).
Jon Brodkin over at Ars Technica notes that this represents about 12 percent of the existing monthly subscribers. AT&T cites the need to make the migration for them to free up the spectrum and to service the migration to LTE (News - Alert)/HSPA. On the surface this looks like an easy transition; five years to move customers on two year plans sounds more than reasonable... Read More