MetroPCS Invites You To Use Your Own Phone
MetroPCS announced that it will allow new customers to bring their existing CDMA handset and activate it on the MetroPCS network. Customers who bring their own phone will not have to buy a new phone and will receive one month of free service. The program is called MetroFlash. People interested in switching to MetroPCS will be able to check the company's web site to see if their handset is compatible.
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.
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 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 Dangles Free Data to Tempt Switchers
MetroPCS today announced several promotions meant to entice consumers to ditch their carrier in favor of MetroPCS. For starters, customers who activate a new line on a $40 or higher service plan will receive an extra 1GB of LTE data per month on top of whatever data bucket they choose.
What's the point if they are gonna flash it?
Reliabilty of Metro's flashed firmware?
I've had plenty of former sprint customers come into the location that I work at and show me their broken Sprint-branded phones. They had the local Cricket dealers flash their phones so that they could use the phones that they'd purchased through Sprint on Cricket's network.
Once the Cricket's firmware bricks the customers' phone, the Cricket people send them to us for service. We have to tell them that they are SOL because they:
1) are no longer a sprint subscriber, and that we can't work on...
1. yes, flashing DOES void the carrier warranty, but does NOT void manufacturer warranty
2. a flashed phone CANNOT use internet services, nor can they be used to s...
Where do I go????