MetroPCS Hoping to Offer Low-Cost LTE Android Phones
MetroPCS is working with five handset makers to bring inexpensive Android smartphones to market that support its LTE 4G network. MetroPCS didn't say what manufacturers it is working with, but noted that it is targeting the $99 to $149 price range. In addition to the low-cost smartphones, MetroPCS is also weighing its LTE 4G and spectrum plans moving forward. Speaking at a financial conference, MetroPCS' Keith Terreri said that the company has about $1.5 billion to spend on more spectrum, though he also admitted that the company may have to resort to roaming deals. "In our markets we prefer to own the spectrum, and therefore we can control the customer experience," he said. "Outside of our markets, we're going to need partners, particularly from a 4G perspective, we're going to need roaming." MetroPCS indicated that it has about 500,000 LTE customers, representing approximately 5% of its overall subscriber base.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Sell ZTE Concord II
ZTE today announced the Concord II, an Android smartphone that will be sold by both T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The Concord II is a low-cost device that follows the 2012-era original.
MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June
T-Mobile intends to shutter MetroPCS' legacy CDMA network by late June, according to information on the carrier's web site. The company recently said it had three major metro markets — and about 500,000 customers — still using its CDMA network.
MetroPCS to Sell the iPhone
T-Mobile's prepaid brand, MetroPCS, today said it will soon sell the entire range of iPhones from Apple. MetroPCS plans to kick off iPhone sales at select stores in Florida on July 1, but will expand to all stores around the nation soon.
MetroPCS CDMA Network Shutdown On Track for June 21
MetroPCS plans to switch off its legacy CDMA network on June 21. MetroPCS parent T-Mobile says about 190,000 customers are still using CDMA handsets in the three markets that offer CDMA coverage, down from 300,000 about a month ago.
LG, Samsung, HTC, ZTE and Huawei. Theres your 5.
Cause you know damn sure Motorola and Nokia ain't making no phone for low cost Android smartphone for MetroPCS especially Nokia lol Kyocera could be a possbility which I didn't list but I'm gonna put my money on the 5 I mentioned.