The National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) started its mobile exchange program in February of this year, taking into account the plans to disconnect the 3G networks of the mobile service providers, within the framework of which more than 50,000 outdated mobile phones have been exchanged for modern, 4G or 5G-capable devices.

Over the past seven months, more than 50,000 outdated mobile phones have been replaced, nearly 60 percent of which were 2G-capable devices that are even more outdated than 3G. Roughly 70 percent of device exchanges took place at independent distributors and electronics stores, and 30 percent of purchases were made in the store networks of the three major mobile service providers.

The program was renewed as of July 18: the subsidy amount increased to HUF 40,000, the HUF 120,000 upper device purchase limit was abolished, and the required activity period required for eligibility was extended by the authority until April 30. Thanks to everything, the number of submitted claims has increased considerably.

The authority extended the required period of activity required for eligibility until April 30, 2022. In the announcement, they also mentioned that Magyar Telekom, which initiated the process at the earliest, had until June 30 completely shut down your 3G networkand Vodafone and Yettel started the disconnection process from May.

The technological development affects mobile phone users with a maximum of 3G: in order for them to continue to enjoy the benefits of the mobile internet, for example, to use chat applications, mail applications, navigation, they must switch to an advanced, 4G and 5G-capable mobile phone – support is provided for this program of the NMHH. Those who use their device for voice calls and texting do not have to do anything, these functions will continue to work on 2G networks.

About the details and updated conditions of the support program on the educational website Netrefel.hu interested parties can inquire.