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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I use the Moto Droid X with my metro service???

My buddy is with Verizon and he has a Motorola Droid X for sale. I'm wondering if I can buy it and use it with my Metro PCS service??? I currently have the Samsung Indulge.

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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Youll have 1xrtt
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Old September 27th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I dont want that LOL
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Depending on what area you live in you may have 3G. I am getting it in West Palm Beach. Not blazing fast but better. Nothing will be as good as the 4G you have with your Indulge. Keep it in my opinion, even if the Moto X is a better all around phone.

Just make sure you are running prl 3022.
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Correct. Just basic 2G calling and texting not sure if web can be supported
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Depending on what area you live in you may have 3G. I am getting it in West Palm Beach. Not blazing fast but better. Nothing will be as good as the 4G you have with your Indulge. Keep it in my opinion, even if the Moto X is a better all around phone.

Just make sure you are running prl 3022.
He cant update his prl and also use 3G/4G because his phone will be flashed over. He will have to buy a metropcs branded phone which supports that to use 3G/4G and Web.
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Yeah I'm out on this one! I like my 4g.
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He can update his PRL to 3022, and he already has a branded Metro Phone, hence the Indulge. Updating to this PRL will give you access to the towers pushing 3G in your area. That's it. I will do nothing more. You will still have 4G, but instead of dropping down to 1x if there is no 4G, it will default to the fastest speed in that area which in some cases is 3G not 1x.
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He can update his PRL to 3022, and he already has a branded Metro Phone, hence the Indulge. Updating to this PRL will give you access to the towers pushing 3G in your area. That's it. I will do nothing more. You will still have 4G, but instead of dropping down to 1x if there is no 4G, it will default to the fastest speed in that area which in some cases is 3G not 1x.
Are you saying I can do this with my Metro Induldge or the Verizon Moto Doid X?
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You can update your PRL on both. I have a rooted HTC Eris. I updated the PRL manually to 3022 and it was able to connect using 3G wich it showed instead of the 1x.
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So if I update the the PRL on my Indulge I'll still get my 4g, but If I do it on the Droid X will I get 4g?
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You will be able to do both 3G and 4G on your Indulge. You will only get as fast as 3G on the Droid X, as Metro's 4G and Verizon's 4G run on different frequencies so the Droid X will not connect to a Metro 4G tower.
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Droid xis a 3g phone to begin with it doesn't have an lte radio which is needed for 4g reception sorry
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There you have it then. The most you can get for speeds is a slow 3G in certain areas. More than likely 1x though. Which totally stinks....
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Thanks for the help! Now to research how to update the PRL...
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He can update his PRL to 3022, and he already has a branded Metro Phone, hence the Indulge. Updating to this PRL will give you access to the towers pushing 3G in your area. That's it. I will do nothing more. You will still have 4G, but instead of dropping down to 1x if there is no 4G, it will default to the fastest speed in that area which in some cases is 3G not 1x.
Yea I know, I wasnt referring to his indulge but the phone he wanted to buy which is the reason this whole thread is for.
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Just found this thread on how to update my PRL. http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-indulge/419844-download-3023-prl-update-instructions.html#post3272960

Again thanks for the help. I stared this thread wanting to buy a new phone and found out that I can make mine better. !!
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You will be able to do both 3G and 4G on your Indulge. You will only get as fast as 3G on the Droid X, as Metro's 4G and Verizon's 4G run on different frequencies so the Droid X will not connect to a Metro 4G tower.
And - the Droid X is only capable of 3g. DroidX cannot 'upgrade' to 4g when in range of a 4g tower. Some newer 4g models are backwards compatible. These newer models can connect to either 3g or 4g, depending upon location or weak/no signal, the DroidX can only use 3g. Be careful of any phone alleged to be on 4g because 4g will not be nation wide for another 12-20 months (at least from what I hear about Verizon, MetroPCS may be even further out)

Remember, DroidX hit the market June/July 2010 - using last years technology. I found this out the hard way when I chose to upgrade 4 months after my verizon '2 yr contract' expired (March 2011). DroidX is a great device and serves my purposes very well. Although I'm quite disappointed that 6 months later the DroidX has reached its "end of life" (not marketed, advertised & Google/Gingerbread updates are no more). Not unhappy with my DroidX at all, just that the after sale support by Motorola (now Google) and Android have pretty much disappeared.
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Default U.S Cellular HTC Desire to Metro PCS?

I plan on getting this for Christmas, I was going to get my HTC Desire flashed to Metro PCS.

Does anybody know if everything will work on it? I won't flash it, I was going to go somewhere where they flash phones.

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