In This Issue: Tripp Lite Surge Protector 120V 12-Outlet 8′ Power Strip | When are U.S. Carriers Shutting Down Their 3G Networks? | News to Start Your Day
Crack open the bubble bath soap and pull out the rubber ducks because today is International Bath Day! Legend has it that on this day, Greek mathematician, scientist, and scholar, Archimedes discovered, while taking a bath, that an object’s volume could be accurately measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his excitement, he leaped out of the bathtub and yelled, “Eureka, Eureka!” as he ran through the streets of Syracuse, Greece.
The CK Daily – Are You Dog Crazy?
Happy Monday CK Fam!!
Can’t believe we put our second weekend of June in the books already. It’s amazing how quickly time can move on us. We spent the weekend with the in-laws family celebrating the covenant of marriage of a cousin and his bride. Always a beautiful moment in the timelines of one’s life.
The rest of the weekend was spent walking, hiking, and even getting pictures taken… with our dog! Two years ago I would’ve called myself crazy, but in the last 18 months, I’ve become a crazy dog lover and hate if he can’t be a part of our plans. Timber, our sheepadoodle (English sheepdog x Poodle), is our alarm clock, companion, photo buddy, and soon-to-be best friend of our firstborn coming in July.
All this basically is, is a dog appreciation post. Here’s a picture of our good boy. We encourage any replies with pictures of your furry friends. Life is so much better with them.
Peace and Blessings this week,
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Monday! We’re kicking off this Monday spotlighting the Tripp Lite Surge Protector 120V 12-Outlet 8′ Power Strip, TLP1208TEL.
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When Are U.S. Carriers Shutting Down Their 3G Networks? – HowToGeek
There was a time long ago when 3G was the high mark in mobile data. There was even an iPhone named after it! Nowadays, 5G is the big deal, and 3G is being turned off. When exactly will that happen?
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Why Carriers Are Saying Goodbye to 3G
3G was first used in 2001, but it wasn’t until around 2007 that it became widely used on what we think of as modern smartphones. As the name suggests, 3G was the third generation of the cellular standard.
4G LTE eventually came along and replaced 3G in 2009, and it’s still widely used as 5G slowly becomes available in more places. The jump from 3G to 4G was pretty major, but 3G played an important role as the “fallback” network for many years.
As 5G becomes more widely available, and 4G LTE covers the vast majority of the country, U.S. carriers and modern smartphones don’t need 3G anymore. All four of the major U.S. carriers will be shutting down their 3G networks by the end of 2022.
When Will AT&T Shut Down Their 3G Networks?
AT&T will begin shutting down its 3G network beginning on February 22, 2022. After that date, many older devices will stop working on the network. AT&T has created a list of older devices that will no longer have access to 3G.
When Will Sprint Shut Down Their 3G Networks?
Sprint—which is owned by T-Mobile—will have its CDMA 3G network shut down on January 1, 2022. The carrier stopped activating 3G phones one year prior to that date.
When Will T-Mobile Shut Down Their 3G Networks?
T-Mobile will be shutting down its 3G network on January 1, 2022. However, it will not shut down the older 2G GSM network that some devices on its MVNO’s still rely on.
When Will Verizon Shut Down Their 3G Networks?
Verizon delayed its plans to shut down its 3G network several times but has finally settled on a date. The 3G network will be shut down on December 31, 2022.
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Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, active COVID cases are on a decline and are reported at 5,305,986.
- Amazon warehouse workers could soon be joined by a couple new co-workers: Ernie and Bert. Those are the names of the new robots Amazon is testing with the goal of reducing strenuous movements for workers. While the introduction of robots to the workplace often raises questions about whether human jobs will be replaced, Amazon argues they simply allow workers to focus on tasks that most need their attention while minimizing their potential for injury.
- Home Depot is one of the largest importers in the country. Yet with congested ports, container shortages, and Covid-19 outbreaks slowing shipments, the company made a decision: It was time to get its own boat. “We have a ship that’s solely going to be ours and it’s just going to go back and forth with 100% dedicated to Home Depot,” Chief Operating Officer Ted Decker explained.
- Avenue Therapeutics Inc said the FDA has once again declined to approve its non-opioid painkiller tramadol. The FDA has been pushing drugmakers to develop alternatives to opioid-based painkillers, as the United States grapples with the menace of opioid addiction.
- Bill Gates is the largest private farmland owner in the US and according to a new report from NBC, potatoes that make McDonald’s fries grow in his fields. It has been reported that potatoes for McDonald’s fries are grown in fields in Washington state that are so vast that you can see them from space.