Samsung Says MetroPCS Launching LTE in September
A Samsung executive has said that MetroPCS plans to launch its Long Term Evolution network in September using Samsung networking equipment and will also launch the Samsung-made Craft LTE phone. Jaebeom Choi, vice president of systems research and development for Samsung Electronics, said that Las Vegas and Dallas would be the first two markets to see MetroPCS' LTE network. If MetroPCS launches LTE and the Craft in September, they would be the first LTE network and first LTE phone to launch in the U.S. Verizon Wireless is planning to launch LTE in 25 to 30 markets later this year, but Verizon hasn't given an exact time frame. Earlier this month, MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist identified the carrier's first LTE phone as the Samsung Craft, and the price will be comparable to other MetroPCS handsets, which should put it somewhere close to $300. Neither MetroPCS nor Samsung has offered details about what operating system the Craft will run. The Craft was approved by the FCC with LTE in July.
ZTE Avid Plus Offers 5-Inch Screen for $115
ZTE today announced the Avid Plus, an entry-level Android phone for T-Mobile and MetroPCS that will sell for just $115. It sports a 5-inch screen, Cat.
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 Promo Includes Unlimited LTE 4G for $50
MetroPCS today unveiled a new rate plan that includes unlimited talk, text, and LTE 4G data for $50 per month. Customers can sign up for the promotional plan between today and April 5.
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.
And when they launch LTE in Vegas--
You go to Metro's website to check out 3G coverage and you can't make heads or tails of it. Does South Florida have 3G? Nobody knows!
Sometimes I wonder why Las Vegas seems to always be first with Nexgen networks.
So I wonder why Las Vegas is always high on the list of cities to get nexgen wireless networks. Maybe it's cause of all the conventions here.
Tons of people+a variety of different wireless carri...
I wonder why Las Vegas is always high on the list of cities to get nexgen wireless networks. Maybe it's cause of all the conventions here.
Hey, Jay, did you notice?
The sky is BLUE.
Luck be a Lady.............