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Old May 23, 2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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iPhone coming to Metro PCS!

I know I have no proof to show you guys, but I work at Metro PCS, and I'm not even supposed to tell you this, but we just got the update from the big Metro guys that the iPhone 5 will come to Metro PCS on July 1st, I wish I have some kind of proof to show you but that's all I know for now.
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Old May 23, 2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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Old May 23, 2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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Yay. However I switched from them because When tethering data certain apps told me the signal strength was too weak. Might consider them in the future if the signal improves like it has with Tmobile. I think with them combined there is going to be great signal strength to come.
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Old May 23, 2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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I had assumed they were getting it anyway since they're part of Tmobile now.
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Old May 23, 2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Great, now you definitely wont be able to hold a phone call for longer than 10-20 seconds
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Old May 23, 2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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We really need a network subforum. There's lots of network discussion in the iphone forum and I'm not interested in wading through it. Beyond that most of it is international to me.
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Old May 23, 2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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iPhone 5 on $60 4G unlimited talk/text/web, you can't beat that!

plus I can get employee discount
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iPhone 5 on $60 4G unlimited talk/text/web, you can't beat that!

plus I can get employee discount
I'm not too confident in MetroPCS' "4G" speeds

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AT&T (NYSE:T) can claim the U.S. LTE speed title with its customers enjoying average download speeds of 13 Mbps, far outpacing data speeds experienced by customers of its leading LTE rivals. Regional operator MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS), on the other hand, limped along in last place with LTE download speeds of 1.2 Mbps, according to an industry vendor.

http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.c...les/2013-02-13

not sure how reliable that site is, but lol anyway
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Old May 23, 2013, 06:52 PM   #9
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It only makes sense that the metroPCS iphone will be GSM based and use tmobile's network, and this will trigger tmobile to start selling the metropcs brand under its GSM network. After all - that was their plan all along IF they were to keep the metroPCS name

They intend to shut down that CDMA network and repurpose the spectrum for LTE within the next year and a half. So why would they sell a new phone under a network that they want to get people off of?
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:14 PM   #10
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Is it going to be a CDMA/LTE based model or GSM/LTE based model?
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Old May 23, 2013, 09:25 PM   #11
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iPhone 5 on $60 4G unlimited talk/text/web, you can't beat that!

plus I can get employee discount
Pretty decent price for a data plan in consideration with AT&T and Verizon ... however, I am currently using T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan with 100 mins of talk/text/web (first 5G is up to 4G speeds), so it's a toss up
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My 4g speed was 2 up vs my 12 up now with Tmobile. Was good enough to tether to my computer and browse the web. Good enough to stream yet videos as well.
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:40 AM   #13
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It's going to be GSM not CDMA, all Metro phones will have a sim card I believe starting in the middle of the summer, not only the iPhone...as of Metro's 4G network it's really really good where I live and I do get 4G everywhere!
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:48 AM   #15
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I know I've seen that before, but this article is from May 1st, we just got the update 2 days ago, so things changed, so we just have to wait and see.
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Old May 24, 2013, 08:50 AM   #16
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OP is right. I don't work for Metro PCS but a buddy of mine owns a store, I just text him. He also told me just now it's coming out July 1st. Interesting. I think it will be the same version TMO has, since Metro will soon switch to GSM since TMO bought Metro.

Take that for what it's worth.
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OP is right. I don't work for Metro PCS but a buddy of mine owns a store, I just text him. He also told me just now it's coming out July 1st. Interesting. I think it will be the same version TMO has, since Metro will soon switch to GSM since TMO bought Metro.

Take that for what it's worth.
C'mon now, I wouldn't lie to you guys here at MR
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Pretty decent price for a data plan in consideration with AT&T and Verizon ... however, I am currently using T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan with 100 mins of talk/text/web (first 5G is up to 4G speeds), so it's a toss up
Drop another $20 per month and you'd have unlimited everything! Why limit your data to only 100 min of each?
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Old May 24, 2013, 10:49 AM   #19
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Drop another $20 per month and you'd have unlimited everything! Why limit your data to only 100 min of each?
Why would I want to drop another $20 and sign up for the $50 Simple Choice Plan that comes with unlimited talk, text, and web - only 500 MB of 4G. I am a heavy data user so I typically use from 3.5 to 4 GB of data. I have already ported my number to Google Voice, so if I do exceed my 100 minutes, I can easily use Talkatone or GV Phone by Mo+ to make additional phone calls.

Note, data is not limited to everything 100 mins of each. Talk is only 100 mins, while everything else (text, web) is unlimited. Web comes with unlimited, with the first 5 GB in 4G speeds, which is definitely a much better deal for those who use data heavily.
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I know I have no proof to show you guys, but I work at Metro PCS, and I'm not even supposed to tell you this, but we just got the update from the big Metro guys that the iPhone 5 will come to Metro PCS on July 1st, I wish I have some kind of proof to show you but that's all I know for now.
T-Mobile will start selling phones in metro pcs stores starting July 1. The phones will operate on T-Mobile's network. That's why you will see the iPhone 5 in metro pcs stores.
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Old May 24, 2013, 03:20 PM   #21
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I'm not too confident in MetroPCS' "4G" speeds

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http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.c...les/2013-02-13

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The cities that already have LTE with T-Mobile and/or getting MetroPCS LTE spectrum added are already going to use T-Mobile's LTE as standard.

So all of Metro's smartphones that have LTE are being moved to T-Mobile LTE for T-Mobile to use the Metro LTE spectrum for their own LTE.

Complicated, but effective
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iPhone coming to Metro PCS!

yeah I wasn't aware it was going to be a GSM phone
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Old May 24, 2013, 03:27 PM   #23
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iPhone on GhettoPCS, there goes the neighborhood...
Yep, many homies will be sporting a Metro iphone soon.
Their counterparts in the hood with Obama-phones will be heated
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Another update guys, the S4 is coming to Metro as well.
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