April 21st, 2012, 11:21 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: metro Atlanta area
Device(s): GNex GT-i9250 with AndroidME v.1.4,
(formerly) LTE LG Esteem with ROM #2,
LG Optimus M
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Metro has it's own towers in 14 "home" markets.
Metro has a "nationwide" roaming agreement with Sprint, which is "free" as part of your monthly fee. This is the "extended home areas
" on the map coverage. But Sprint doesn't actually cover the entire nation and has bare spots even this areas it does cover.
To fill the gaps, Metro has a secondary roaming agreement with Verizon, but it costs extra money to roam on Verizon. This roaming is called "Travel Talk"
and costs 19 cents per minute. If you wish to use it you need extra money in your side account, called "MetroConnect" account. (This is not your main bill. This is a separate account for ring tones or TravelTalk.) But since Metro is PRE-PAID, you have to put money in the account ahead of time.
Therefore, no "roaming" charges surprises! You can only use what you've already paid for.
I keep about $10 in my MetroConnect piggybank so if I need Verizon roaming (TravelTalk), I will have the money for it. If I receive a call in one of those areas, when I answer I get an automated verbal notification that I am using TravelTalk.
Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; April 21st, 2012 at 11:25 AM.