For anyone else looking for a solution, you have three options to switch a phone on metro pcs:
Option 1 - Call the automated phone switch number *228 I think thats it
and follow the directions, easy. Or you can go through customer service *611
How to Switch My Metro PCS Service to Another Metro PCS Phone | eHow.com
Option 2 - Diy for advanced users, dont understand it myself but here: How to program a MetroPCS phone manually
Option 3 - go to metro pcs in person, and shell out ten dollars for them to call the same number above.
Another note and correct me if I'm wrong, but all my friends who switched a non metro phone to their metro acct had limited functionality. Like no web.
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