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After talking with MetroPCS

Philip Berne

Oct 1, 2010, 8:09 AM
I talked to MetroPCS about this phone before I wrote the review. The strategy behind it is fascinating.

First, MetroPCS isn't focused on new customers with this phone. They seem to be thinking about their existing base. They imagine folks who already bought the Samsung TouchWIZ 1xRTT folks they offered will be thrilled with this phone. It's got faster networking and the fantastic AMOLED display. Those customers won't mind the interface.

Second, LTE is MetroPCS' 3G. Their network performance is disappointing if you've used T-Mobile's HSPA+, Clear's WiMAX or even AT&T's and Verizon Wireless' networks on a very good day. But if you've been using 1xRTT for the last couple years, it isn't so bad.

Third, this is the most expensive phon...

Oct 2, 2010, 12:24 AM
Yeah that sounds right. I have a Huawei m750 and while the metro web browser on that sucks I don't have a problem with the speed that web pages open up. If this wasn't coming I would be happy to get a Caliber. For make needs as of now I don't need a smart phone because I didn't use 1/4 of the features available.

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