SoftBank Mobile will terminate second generation (2G) cellular service at 2 AM on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
Customers who wish to continue using SoftBank Mobile cellular services after April 1, 2010 must obtain a third generation (3G) handset by March 31, 2010. Customers who do not already own one should obtain a SoftBank Mobile 3G handset as soon as possible.
Should customers fail to change services by March 31, 2010, service contract will be canceled.
Use the photos below to learn how to distinguish 2G and 3G handsets. If you have questions, contact SoftBank Customer Support (General Information).
SoftBank 2G Handsets
The four models shown below are representative of SoftBank 2G handsets.
2G Prepaid Handsets
The five models shown below are representative of 2G prepaid handsets.
Prepaid 2G handset model numbers begin with 4, 3, 2, or 1.
Vodafone 2G Handsets
If your handset model number begins with 6, 5, 4, 3, or 2, it is a 2G handset.
All J-PHONE handsets are 2G, including Digital Phone and Digital Tuka handsets.