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MetroPCS CDMA Network to Go Dark in June

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May 8, 2015, 3:57 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

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. Moreover, MetroPCS parent company T-Mobile said a total CDMA network shutdown wasn't planned until the end of the year. Now, MetroPCS' web site says all customers need to transition to its GSM/LTE network by June 21, after which "phones operating on MetroPCS' legacy network ... are not guaranteed to have service." T-Mobile has already refarmed approximately 80% of MetroPCS' legacy CDMA spectrum for its own LTE 4G service. MetroPCS said customers with older phones can turn in their handsets for credit towards new devices compatible with its LTE network. T-Mobile acquired MetroPCS and has aggressively moved Metro's customers to its own network.

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May 9, 2015, 10:58 AM

And T-Mobile Will Offer...

...Toshiba high-def DVD/VCR players to all of their CDMA customers they switch over to GSM.
Good, glad they're shutting down their CDMA network. Get rid of that garbage. GSM is the way to go. At least it's not locked down where you can't use a phone from a different carrier like CDMA.
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