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Old July 28th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I know I'm getting the S3. The question is would I be better of with metro or tmobile.? Pros and cons. Thanks for the help.



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Metro's galaxy s3 it's an lte device tmobile is hspa but I also believe it has an lte chip as well either way I like metro's prices so therefore metro for me
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Metro. You don't get throttle after a certain amount of gb useage unlike T-mobile
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Metro. You don't get throttle after a certain amount of gb useage unlike T-mobile
i believe not everyones, mine gets throttled like hell after my usage :P
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Now my question is... would metro's version be comparable with T-Mobile's version . I believe well get the dual 1.5ghz snapdragon if I'm not mistaken ...
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Well, I know I'm getting the S3. The question is would I be better of with metro or tmobile.? Pros and cons. Thanks for the help.



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Are you talking about metro PC's getting the galaxy s3? Sorry haven't kept up to date.
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Now my question is... would metro's version be comparable with T-Mobile's version . I believe well get the dual 1.5ghz snapdragon if I'm not mistaken ...
It's supposed to be the same specs as other carriers
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Now my question is... would metro's version be comparable with T-Mobile's version . I believe well get the dual 1.5ghz snapdragon if I'm not mistaken ...
Only different version is the international version...
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There's been no leaks and definetly no announcment, tmobile s3 it is
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There's been no leaks and definetly no announcment, tmobile s3 it is
Well i respect your opinion but metro will never announced it like others do unless you just want to leave metro that's another story there are several excellent sources that have already said the s3 will be out later October or so
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Yeah plus tmobile sucks, what's gonna happen when you wanna upgrade, there phones kinda suck.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I understand that metro handles phone realeses differently, but what I was trying to say is that you can get the s3 on tmob right now, while on metro you have to wait till around q3. And that's not even for sure because like you said metro is "different with their releases. I could have been clearer
And tmobules phone selection isn't very good but is metros? The connect is metros highest specd phone and its just under tmobile's 4th or 5th best phone
And yes I know we are talking pre vs post but the monthly prices aren't that radically different
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isnt the s3 QUAD core 1.4 ghz? also id say the tmobile version would be better because the tmobile network speeds are light speeds ahead of mpcs. also i suspect mpcs version may be tuned down specs.....otherwise why not launch now?
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Old July 28th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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isnt the s3 QUAD core 1.4 ghz? also id say the tmobile version would be better because the tmobile network speeds are light speeds ahead of mpcs. also i suspect mpcs version may be tuned down specs.....otherwise why not launch now?
considering that they're gonna sell it for at least $500 it would be dumb for them to water it down. its already at a high price and if its dumbed down no one will buy it. they'd be wasting samsung's time, their own time, and the consumers time by getting the phone on metro at all.

its just as possible that they could be adding things to it. BTW the quad core is international version only. no us companies got that.



assuming they'll have similar specs, go with the network that works best for you.
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Who's 4g is faster? Price is about the same. Both have good service I'm in south Florida. Its down to the 4g?
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Who's 4g is faster? Price is about the same. Both have good service I'm in south Florida. Its down to the 4g?
If you have a 42 hspa device then almost always tmobile
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If you have a 42 hspa device then almost always tmobile

Sorry. What's a 42 hspa device?
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Sorry. What's a 42 hspa device?
It's the modem inside the phone, I meant a 42mbps hspa+ device, which the galaxy s3 is
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It all depends on the area you live in, & who has the better signal. I'm in Dallas & Metro has a strong signal all over here, & the dl speeds are constantly around 3-4Mbps.
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Metro. You don't get throttle after a certain amount of gb useage unlike T-mobile
after you hit your LTE quota you get throttled back to unlimited 3G
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after you hit your LTE quota you get throttled back to unlimited 3G
if you get the $70 plan there's no throttling on metro. the most you can get with tmobile is 5GB.

metro's "3g" is garbage.
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how do you know that the s3 is coming out for metro for sure? do you have a reliable source?
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Uhh...it's everywhere if you haven't noticed, there's like 3 or 4 threads about it.

Sources:Leaked: Rumored list of new phones headed to MetroPCS – Samsung Galaxy S3 CONFIRMED | AndroidNerds.net

Metro PCS getting the Samsung Galaxy S III, roadmap leaks

What's comming to metropcs

There's more but I don't want to spend more time looking for the other sources. These sources are consistently reliable.
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if you get the $70 plan there's no throttling on metro. the most you can get with tmobile is 5GB.

metro's "3g" is garbage.
not mine I get 900kbps - 1.4mbps on 3G.
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not mine I get 900kbps - 1.4mbps on 3G.
Where do you live? Here in Los Angeles my speeds are slow on my Samsung Admire.
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not mine I get 900kbps - 1.4mbps on 3G.
dial-up on steroids.
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I live in South Florida.
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Assuming Metropcs S3 will arrive with the same specs as T-mobile version, the main difference would be if you compare the contract T-mobile vs Metropcs, or prepaid T-mobile against Metropcs.

It would be unfair if you compare contract vs prepaid Metropcs because in terms of speeds contract T-mobile speeds wins here. Contract T-mobile speeds average between 7 mbps to 20 mbps. On the other side, prepaid 4G T-mobile speeds equal Metropcs but with more expensive plans.

In prepaid T-mobile 4G, plans are $50 with unlimited talk and text and 100 MB 4G data throttled on 2G speeds afterwards. Next plans are 60 and 70 with 2G and 5G, respectively. Same download speeds with Metropcs averaging 3mbps to 5mbps. On Metropcs plans are $40 for 100 MB, $50 for 2.5 GB, $60 for 5GB, and $70 unlimited 4G speeds.

Having said that, it will depend under what system your S3 will be used. If you consider using your S3 with no contract, I will take it to Metropcs.
Another thing to consider is I don't know if t-mobile S3 is LTE supported while Metropcs S3 will be. Right now, t-mobile doesn't have LTE network and eventually will start building LTE by 2013. LTE is being implemented by ATT, Verizon, Sprint (in initial markets), US cellular, among others.
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like I said in another thread you really need to try and test out both networks then decide. Which one works better where you play, work , live. Who cares if one is faster over the other or cheaper if the service does not work where your at. The same could be said for the phones what good is that awesome hot rod phone if it only works over wifi
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Hey guys I purchased the SGS3 on t-mobile just a few days after posting this thread. First off I have to say phone is amazing. By far the best I've been able to use but everyone knows that.

Now after using t-mobile for a short time now I have to say I can feel the differences. T-mobile is a much more stable network. My 4g never drops under 12mbps. I have service in places that I have not for the last ten years with metro " my rooms a blackhole" . My bill is still about the same price. Yes I did have to sign a contact with didn't really bother me too bad. I wouldn't go back to metro pcs.

The only con I have is that phandroid.com forums for this phone is nothing like the metro communitys on here.

Good luck hope you get the s3
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like I said in another thread you really need to try and test out both networks then decide. Which one works better where you play, work , live. Who cares if one is faster over the other or cheaper if the service does not work where your at. The same could be said for the phones what good is that awesome hot rod phone if it only works over wifi
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