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MetroPCS Slowly Approaching Major Carrier Status

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lol no where near sprint and tmobiles totals

ajac09

May 6, 2010, 5:32 PM
still ways to go to catch up to the big boys lol
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mont345

May 6, 2010, 6:16 PM
i dont think metro pcs has that many that seems way to much..
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Otowncell

May 6, 2010, 6:24 PM
I know 90% of the Hispanics in Orlando have Metro and there are probably 2 million Hispanics in Orlando total! Mad
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smcgarvey6

May 6, 2010, 6:29 PM
California also has Metro POS too. Los angeles and San Francisco have service.
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iDontcare

May 6, 2010, 8:11 PM
It's in Vegas now too. Why the hell would they need an LTE network when most prepaid phones are garbage and don't have full html anway?
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RUFF1415

May 6, 2010, 8:18 PM
My guess is that they're making themselves as appealing as possible for a future sale of the company (and by future I mean several years on out). OR they're getting serious about becoming a national player.
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en102

May 6, 2010, 10:32 PM
LTE is where everything but Sprint is heading towards.

CDMA 1x/EVDO -> LTE
GSM/UMTS -> LTE

I suspect they'll sell an IP skype like service.
Over WiFi, Skype is ~36/year for unlimited calling. Its much cheaper than circuit switched.. means more profit. Also, since everything is headed LTE, cheaper global phones.
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Jayshmay

May 6, 2010, 9:09 PM
Hey idontcare, ?you? live in Vegas?
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Jayshmay

May 6, 2010, 9:06 PM
So does Las Vegas.
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DP556

May 7, 2010, 1:05 PM
you must be in the east side of town! True Very Happy
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justcallitanight

May 8, 2010, 9:22 PM
hahaha Laughing Laughing Laughing

great response...and very true of "Jamlando"
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algorithmplus

May 6, 2010, 8:03 PM
I can't speak about everyone or everywhere, but in Atlanta I know more people with Metro than with Sprint (no Nextel here, it's SouthernLINC.)
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mont345

May 7, 2010, 4:51 AM
Yea but how many you no may be like 200 that still wouldn't add up..
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algorithmplus

May 9, 2010, 9:52 AM
mont345 said:
Yea but how many you no may be like 200 that still wouldn't add up..

I'm lost...I didn't think I claimed to know every MetroPCS customer in the the metropolitan statistical area of Atlanta, or every customer of any area in particular. I was pointing out a pattern where I lived.

Just because something doesn't seem right to you, you shouldn't ASSume that the fact at hand is falsified.
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llama

May 7, 2010, 7:37 AM
The regional, pre-paid carrier has more than 7 million subscribers. By comparison, Sprint's Nextel arm of post-paid iDen subscribers has around 6.8 million.
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Tigoram

May 7, 2010, 11:21 AM
I am not sure how they can compare Metro PCS to the Nextel arm of Sprint the Nextel devices were more specialized. The devices were orginally targeted to business with the Direct Connect not for the everyday user. I know very few people that need or even want the direct connect. and Metro and Cricket are just another CDMA provider with mediocre coverage at best at least that is way Cricket is here.
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algorithmplus

May 9, 2010, 9:30 AM
Tigoram said:
...another CDMA provider with mediocre coverage at best at least that is way Cricket is here.

Key word in that quote is "here." Your current location is not 100% representative of the entire United States.
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