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MetroPCS Accepting Unlocked GSM Phones in Some Markets

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Jun 12, 2013, 9:27 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

MetroPCS today launched a new bring-your-own-device offering in several cities, with plans to expand the service later. MetroPCS is now allowing people with GSM-based Android smartphones and select versions of the Apple iPhone to bring their unlocked device into MetroPCS stores and sign up for MetroPCS service. Though the customers will be billed by MetroPCS, their device will actually run on T-Mobile's GSM-based network and not MetroPCS's CDMA-based network. The offering is first available in Boston, Dallas, Hartford, and Las Vegas. MetroPCS didn't say when the program might be expanded. T-Mobile USA acquired MetroPCS earlier this year and said it planned to transition new and existing MetroPCS customers from Metro's CDMA network to its own GSM network.

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Jun 12, 2013, 2:20 PM


Even if it only matters for the sake of being technical, its wrong to report misinformation, even when - ESPECIALLY when its not the main focus of the piece, and thus gets passed on as though its well known fact.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MetroPCS#Merger_with_T- ... »

"MetroPCS shareholders would hold a 26% stake in the merged company." Although the term "merger" assumes a more or less equal arrangement, MetroPCS has a minority stake of the company. ...

Jun 12, 2013, 12:52 PM

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