MetroPCS Invites You To Use Your Own Phone
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Jun 26, 2008, 3:11 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Jun 26, 2008, 9:15 PM
MetroPCS announced that it will allow new customers to bring their existing CDMA handset and activate it on the MetroPCS network. Customers who bring their own phone will not have to buy a new phone and will receive one month of free service. The program is called MetroFlash. People interested in switching to MetroPCS will be able to check the company's web site to see if their handset is compatible.
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What's the point if they are gonna flash it?
Reliabilty of Metro's flashed firmware?
I've had plenty of former sprint customers come into the location that I work at and show me their broken Sprint-branded phones. They had the local Cricket dealers flash their phones so that they could use the phones that they'd purchased through Sprint on Cricket's network.
Once the Cricket's firmware bricks the customers' phone, the Cricket people send them to us for service. We have to tell them that they are SOL because they:
1) are no longer a sprint subscriber, and that we can't work on...
1. yes, flashing DOES void the carrier warranty, but does NOT void manufacturer warranty
2. a flashed phone CANNOT use internet services, nor can they be used to s...
Where do I go????