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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I just don't know what to do anymore......

Since the announcement of the merge with T mobile and metro i been at, lost on what to do.

The cdma gets shut down in 2015 and i want a galaxy s 3 but i feel that it's no point because it would only work for two years.

My $55 unlimited may not be there anymore and I'm worried about that as well.

Also the lg optimus g is coming out and it seems to be as good as the s3 lol

I mean I'm glad that e would have better.coverage and phones but i guess I'm mostly concerned about the cdma network and the monthly plan.

Maybe I'm just thinking too much :/

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the S3 isnt gonna be the best phone on the market in 3 months yet alone 3 years. thats how android works. a better phone comes out every 3-4 months.

what they do to those on the $55 plan remains to be seen but you dont need to wory about that for at least another 6 months.

thew Lg optimus g on paper is better than the S3. not dramatically better, but better.

im gonna be holding on to the Lg motion for an extended period of time and see how this thing shakes out.
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Just ask yourself this. Are you REALLY going to be using the SGSIII for TWO YEARS? The best idea ever is to at maximum, stay with a phone for 1 year and then sell it off to buy the next big thing. But I guess that's just me...
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Don't forget, the GSIII is an LTE phone, and that is the whole reason that T-mobile wanted Metro in the first place. If you get this phone now, and plan on keeping it, it'll still be good 2 or more years from now.
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Just ask yourself this. Are you REALLY going to be using the SGSIII for TWO YEARS? The best idea ever is to at maximum, stay with a phone for 1 year and then sell it off to buy the next big thing. But I guess that's just me...
No, it's you and everyone else. Agreed
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Since the announcement of the merge with T mobile and metro i been at, lost on what to do.

The cdma gets shut down in 2015 and i want a galaxy s 3 but i feel that it's no point because it would only work for two years.

My $55 unlimited may not be there anymore and I'm worried about that as well.

Also the lg optimus g is coming out and it seems to be as good as the s3 lol

I mean I'm glad that e would have better.coverage and phones but i guess I'm mostly concerned about the cdma network and the monthly plan.

Maybe I'm just thinking too much :/
I choose, thinking too much.

If your confused, just pack up and move to t mobile now and save the headache.

I'll buy the s3, sell it in 2 years if not sooner and make the transition. That's if I'm even alive then. Lol
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The s3 will last me 2 years before I get the s6 by then
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The s3 will last me 2 years before I get the s6 by then
I'm sure you would buy the s5 before you let it reach all the way to s6
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so is the s3 coming out tomorrow stormy?
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Well i figure that I'll just keep my lg connect until I'm sure on what is really going on. Besides i have been not keeping phones for a long time.

First i had the admire, then switched to T mobile and got a galaxy s blaze, then went back to metro and got the lg connect.

with the galaxy s 3 i think i would have for a while because it's a solid phone but now it may not be worth it because next year metro will basically start selling T mobile devices lol
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Well i figure that I'll just keep my lg connect until I'm sure on what is really going on. Besides i have been not keeping phones for a long time.

First i had the admire, then switched to T mobile and got a galaxy s blaze, then went back to metro and got the lg connect.

with the galaxy s 3 i think i would have for a while because it's a solid phone but now it may not be worth it because next year metro will basically start selling T mobile devices lol
big mistake buddy... you are gonna be missing out cause of fear
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big mistake buddy... you are gonna be missing out cause of fear
You think so? So you're saying i should just go ahead and buy the s3 and next year metro will have a different selection of phones and i can just grab something better if that's the case.

If anything i may buy the s3 and sell it when the, next big thing comes out.

Besides I'm itching for a new phone anyways that's not on gingerbread lol
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I choose, thinking too much.

If your confused, just pack up and move to t mobile now and save the headache.

I'll buy the s3, sell it in 2 years if not sooner and make the transition. That's if I'm even alive then. Lol
What sucker you gonna sell it to? It's an LTE + CDMA phone and the CDMA part won't work anymore in 3 years.

Plus with GSM HSPA+ coming, you think Metro is going to sell any more high end LTE + CDMA phones? SIII will be the last. Rest will be mediocre LTE + CDMA phones as they phase out CDMA.
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What sucker you gonna sell it to? It's an LTE + CDMA phone and the CDMA part won't work anymore in 3 years.

Plus with GSM HSPA+ coming, you think Metro is going to sell any more high end LTE + CDMA phones? SIII will be the last. Rest will be mediocre LTE + CDMA phones as they phase out CDMA.
trust me. People will be buying up metro s3 phones on Ebay in a year.
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trust me. People will be buying up metro s3 phones on Ebay in a year.
Yeah, anything will SELL as long as the price is right. $100?

I'm just glad I sold my LTE + CDMA LG Esteem for $250 back in August, and my two old CDMA Optimus Ms for $100 in September. Cleared out my personal inventory before this news hit.

Best bet would be to buy a T-Mobile SIII off contract. It's a quad-band phone that will run on either T-Mobile's or AT&T's HSPA+ bands. Go with a pre-paid MNVO like Straight Talk ($45 per month), Simple Mobile, GSM Nation that uses on or both those HSPA+ networks. AT&T's HSPA+ matches and beats Metro's LTE speeds. (on Straight Talk "AT&T" I get 5-7mbps). T-Mobile's HSPA+ is up to twice and fast as Metro's LTE. (Straight Talk "T-Mobile" gets up to 12mbps).

In 1, 2, 3 years you will still have a fully functioning SIII and can always come back to "T-mobile PCS" -- which is still going to be "T-mobile". The MetroPCS name is going away as are all Metro stores near T-Mobile stores. Metro is being bought out for $1.5 billion, and are selling their spectrum and licenses to DT (T-Mobile's parent company).
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Yeah, anything will SELL as long as the price is right. $100?

I'm just glad I sold my LTE + CDMA LG Esteem for $250 back in August, and my two old CDMA Optimus Ms for $100 in September. Cleared out my personal inventory before this news hit.

Best bet would be to buy a T-Mobile SIII off contract. It's a quad-band phone that will run on either T-Mobile's or AT&T's HSPA+ bands. Go with a pre-paid MNVO like Straight Talk ($45 per month), Simple Mobile, GSM Nation that uses on or both those HSPA+ networks. AT&T's HSPA+ matches and beats Metro's LTE speeds. (on Straight Talk "AT&T" I get 5-7mbps). T-Mobile's HSPA+ is up to twice and fast as Metro's LTE. (Straight Talk "T-Mobile" gets up to 12mbps).

In 1, 2, 3 years you will still have a fully functioning SIII and can always come back to "T-mobile PCS" -- which is still going to be "T-mobile". The MetroPCS name is going away as are all Metro stores near T-Mobile stores. Metro is being bought out for $1.5 billion, and are selling their spectrum and licenses to DT (T-Mobile's parent company).
You answered a question I've had.

My thoughts were to buy an off contract and get the 60 t mobile plan that is like the plan i got now.


So if i get an off contract s3, will all i have to do is their the Sim in and ride out our does it have to be unlocked? Or should i just buy one outright from t mobile being that's where I'm going anyways?
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You answered a question I've had.

My thoughts were to buy an off contract and get the 60 t mobile plan that is like the plan i got now.


So if i get an off contract s3, will all i have to do is their the Sim in and ride out our does it have to be unlocked? Or should i just buy one outright from t mobile being that's where I'm going anyways?
Keep in mind fuzzy why get an hspa phone now once lte rolls than you will be in the same position as cdma I will get my s3 use it for 2 years and then get a lte /Hspa phone i believe tmobile and metro are a good combination
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Metro were already getting rid of CDMA by converting to VoLTE.
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Metro were already getting rid of CDMA by converting to VoLTE.
Exactly nothing to worry about right now lte /volte is where is at
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Also , they said T-Mobile was focusing on dumping GSM and go for 3G. But that eventually both T mobile and metropcs main goal is for a nation wide LTE coverage with a maximum speed , and that's a plus for both companies.
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Best bet would be to buy a T-Mobile SIII off contract. It's a quad-band phone that will run on either T-Mobile's or AT&T's HSPA+ bands. Go with a pre-paid MNVO like Straight Talk ($45 per month), Simple Mobile, GSM Nation that uses on or both those HSPA+ networks. AT&T's HSPA+ matches and beats Metro's LTE speeds. (on Straight Talk "AT&T" I get 5-7mbps). T-Mobile's HSPA+ is up to twice and fast as Metro's LTE. (Straight Talk "T-Mobile" gets up to 12mbps).

In 1, 2, 3 years you will still have a fully functioning SIII and can always come back to "T-mobile PCS" -- which is still going to be "T-mobile". The MetroPCS name is going away as are all Metro stores near T-Mobile stores. Metro is being bought out for $1.5 billion, and are selling their spectrum and licenses to DT (T-Mobile's parent company).
I'm new to this and sorry for posting here instead of the T-mobile forum but there wasn't a spirited/informative discussion like this over there.

It just so happens that MetroPCS and T-Mobile were to be my final my choices for a new carrier (was looking at either's $50/mo no-contract plan.) I don't need the newest, largest screen, shiniest phone on the market, just one where I can make a call, send a few texts and looked up stuff on the web while away from home. Since I have to pick up the majority of the bill of the phone on a no-contract plan, I would like to future proof myself in phone choices, maybe outside the one year some people seem to swap out phones or maybe 2 or 3 years if it doesn't break on me (I'm an old guy, creature of habit.)

Maybe I was reading it wrong but I thought T-mobile was going to migrate to LTE in 2013. It was in an article earlier in the year (2/24/2012) on extremetech.com - "T-mobile announces lte prepares to take the us wireless market by storm" (sorry new user, can't post links yet.) Things may have definitely changed since then and, like I said, I'm new to this and just trying to understand it myself with everyone's help. Also, from reading current articles, it sounds like the existing system that Metro has in place was a key reason for picking them up, or so I thought.

So, in trying to future proof myself, should I look to get a phone that can run on T-mobile (or ATT) now and have the capabilities of HSPA+ and LTE?

Please correct anything I said if it were wrong. Just want to get informed because I'm looking to make the change in the near future.
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LTE is the future!!!!!! Think big !!!
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LTE is the future!!!!!! Think big !!!
You got that right. I wouldn't even consider purchasing a phone in this day and age with a inferior radio.
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LTE is the future!!!!!! Think big !!!
Well that's the road I would be taking but by all accounts in reading it seems as if Metro's LTE system isn't up to par speed-wise or capacity-wise yet. I was looking into phones for now AND in the future, hence the reason for asking about a phone that works on both HSPA+ and LTE.
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I'm sure you would buy the s5 before you let it reach all the way to s6
Well Metro may be so sorry about the S3 delay and Merger uncertainty that they allow Forum Members to purchase the S6 before the S4 and S5 come out.......

"Future Proof " Special Promo Galaxy S6 NOW !
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Getscomplicated trying to predict the Merger and what Plans will be available and what will probably/actually happen...
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