One of the already incorporated applications on the 3DS, the Nintendo Zone Viewer, has seen its shrine come to and end, as it’s service for this application has been discontinued. The Nintendo Zone viewer app offered exclusive activities, videos, and demos to users who accessed in certain areas that were set by AT&T in the United States.
The closing off the application does NOT affect the Spot Pass relay, which is still active where you can get Mii’s, swap Street Pass information, etc through the use of the relay stations. The only thing you can’t use is the actual Nintendo Zone Viewer app. Here are the details from Nintendo themselves.
The Nintendo Zone Viewer service, which provided unique, location specific content for Nintendo 3DS family systems’ users via Nintendo Zone hotspots, has been discontinued.
This change does not affect any other services available through Nintendo Zone. Nintendo 3DS family systems users can continue to enjoy free and automatic Internet connection at more than 29,000 Nintendo Zone hotspots across North America and enjoy network services such as online game play, Nintendo eShop, Miiverse, Internet Browser, SpotPass, StreetPass Relay Points and video-on-demand services. The wireless icon in top-left corner of the Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu will turn blue when users are in range of a Nintendo Zone