MetroPCS to Allow VoIP on LTE Network
MetroPCS today revealed in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission that it has reversed its initial policy regarding VoIP applications on its Long Term Evolution network. MetroPCS explained that its CDMA 1xRTT network and BREW phones were incapable of powering VoIP-based calling. That carried over to the LTE network because the first LTE handset, the Samsung Craft, was also a BREW device. Now that MetroPCS plans to debut an Android device on its LTE network, it has rethought its position and will allow any device capable of running VoIP applications to make VoIP calls over LTE. MetroPCS has been sued by a handful of consumer protection organizations over the practice.
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 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 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.