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Old April 29th, 2014, 08:43 AM   #951 (permalink)
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I've tried forcing the different bands and even selecting LTE only in service menu.

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I've tried forcing the different bands and even selecting LTE only in service menu.
And it just doesn't lock on?
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Did you call metro pcs and attach your imei to your sim? It wont work unless the imei and sim are in the system together.
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Did you call metro pcs and attach your imei to your sim? It wont work unless the imei and sim are in the system together.
Yes. Phone works fine otherwise... Just can't get LTE and am in an LTE area.
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Thanks...but same deal. I'll leave it thru tomorrow and see if it changes.

Think it's a build prop issue or does Metro have it blocked somehow from LTE?

Update: keeping APN on fast.metropcs.com did not help
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Update: keeping APN on fast.metropcs.com did not help
Is it called metropcs LTE. That you have it under. Right now I am grasping at straws
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Is it called metropcs LTE. That you have it under. Right now I am grasping at straws


Don't get why under LTE I get no service...😭
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Don't get why under LTE I get no service...😭
The APN name tho what is it called, name it metro PCS 4g LTE
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The APN name tho what is it called, name it metro PCS 4g LTE
Best I get is still H+

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I wonder if it's gprs APN needed for it. One of the newer apns like off nexus 5
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I'll do a search and let you know if it changes anything...
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In APN settings, I noticed my APN protocol is greyed out and set at IPv4 but should be IPv6. Could that be the problem?
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i could be totally wrong but i think it has something to do with your custom rom. the option for grayed out ipv6 is usually found in custom roms. i know that a lot of nexus 5 users get LTE on ipv4 protocol so...
in the metropcs APN setting do you have
MVNO type GID
MVNO value 6D

just to try something
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i could be totally wrong but i think it has something to do with your custom rom. the option for grayed out ipv6 is usually found in custom roms. i know that a lot of nexus 5 users get LTE on ipv4 protocol so...
in the metropcs APN setting do you have
MVNO type GID
MVNO value 6D

just to try something

I added the MVNO type GID and
MVNO value 6D then had no data...voice only. Very puzzling.
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I added the MVNO type GID and
MVNO value 6D then had no data...voice only. Very puzzling.
Flash back to stock, or download the .qcn file to get the AWS bands to work, google att note 2 to tmobile, then program apn
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Wait is it on a custom rom '
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yea, I doubt that has anything to do with it, but it cant hurt anything to try it
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yea, I doubt that has anything to do with it, but it cant hurt anything to try it
Should I flash stock?
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I would try it,clear dalvik cache, and everything else, and flash stock, that used to fix my problems when all else failed.
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could use a lil help here. ive recently began getting worse service in my home and around town, to the point where i can no longer even reliably send or receive texts in my house let alone make or receive calls. surprisingly my data continues to work fine and i get a solid 4g connection.

outdoors its better but people still generally have trouble hearing me and sometimes i get disconnected.

i live on long island and i used to get real good service, is it possible that its just the phone crapping out or does it have to do with the merger?

also if i were to get a new phone should i get another one direct from metro or should i get a t-mobile? t-mobile obviously has a much better selection but i wanna make sure itll work well.
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could use a lil help here. ive recently began getting worse service in my home and around town, to the point where i can no longer even reliably send or receive texts in my house let alone make or receive calls. surprisingly my data continues to work fine and i get a solid 4g connection.

outdoors its better but people still generally have trouble hearing me and sometimes i get disconnected.

i live on long island and i used to get real good service, is it possible that its just the phone crapping out or does it have to do with the merger?

also if i were to get a new phone should i get another one direct from metro or should i get a t-mobile? t-mobile obviously has a much better selection but i wanna make sure itll work well.
Data is communicated through a different network than voice/text(sms). MMS is the same as data I believe. Your issues could be due to them upgrading/changing towers in your area. There are more knowledgeable people here who should chime in on these issues as well. As for a new phone, T-Mobile phones work on Metro, it's the same network. You could also look at grabbing a no contract phone such as the Nexus, Moto phones or the other options available.
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Which phone are you using? Is it CDMA?
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yea its an lg spirit, its odd then that i get data okay but my texts just hang forever on sending until i walk outside, its pretty annoying.

good news with the t-mobiles though, can i just go into one of their stores to buy a phone on its own? all the ones online seem to require a plan, even if you just wanna buy it outright. there are some prepaid ones that have a 30 dollar card included, which i guess i could just sell on ebay or something.
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just to update, i got a t-mobile phone was kinda a pain to activate because the regular *228 code does not work with it. also the old orange metropcs sims arent compatible with it, theyre cdma only. you need the new blue gsm specific one. they cost 15 bucks at the metro store, and theyll try to wrestle you into activating the new phone there for an additional $15 fee!

anyway metro support was super helpful and friendly had it up and running in no time free of charge. the only downside is that you are forced into a new contract so if you were like me and had the $55 unlimited everything plan, youre going to wind up with a $60 unlimited plan going forward. not the end of the world though.

and the new phone works great, full bars in the house whereas before i had 0-1 bar. not too shabby.
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just to update, i got a t-mobile phone was kinda a pain to activate because the regular *228 code does not work with it. also the old orange metropcs sims arent compatible with it, theyre cdma only. you need the new blue gsm specific one. they cost 15 bucks at the metro store, and theyll try to wrestle you into activating the new phone there for an additional $15 fee!

anyway metro support was super helpful and friendly had it up and running in no time free of charge. the only downside is that you are forced into a new contract so if you were like me and had the $55 unlimited everything plan, youre going to wind up with a $60 unlimited plan going forward. not the end of the world though.

and the new phone works great, full bars in the house whereas before i had 0-1 bar. not too shabby.
That's a new one 😅. Lmao jk good to know everything's working for you, what kind of speeds are you getting now?
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data speeds are definitely slower, i got 13.5mbit down and 5mbit up w/ the new phone, going through results on my old phone it varied from 13-20mbit down and 12-19 up.

the upload speed is noticeably worse as upload and download only differed by a mbit or so on the old phone.

anyway not a big deal for me, im gonna try messing around with different networks to see if i can get it back up. i can choose between metropcs cdma, gsm, and lte.
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There doesn't seem to be much of a diff between cdma and lte networks, although I got a max of 9mbit up on let this time. Gsm is significantly slower 10/2mbit consistently.
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which device you pick up?
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LG g2 it's awesome real nice screen very fast I can't recommend it more
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For some yes. I tried all the available networks though. Lte was best but they were all plenty fast for web browsing at least.
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Had LTE for an hour then disappeared. Went to Corp store and all devices had 4 bars running LTE...me...I had 2 bars and Hspa...

About to give up on this i317, man
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Has anyone with a OnePlus One have any issues getting the phone set up? My SIM has not shown up in the mail so I went to a corporate store. They threw in a SIM that the phone recognized but it would not connect to any network. I tried the Metro APN and 2 different T-Mobile APNs and nothing. When I asked them to pair the SIM with the phone and then see what happens, they refused unless I paid them the ~$25. I ended up just walking out and I will try messing with it next week when my package arrives. I just wanted to see if anyone had any other experiences.
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Whats up people i got a verizon galaxy s4 working on metroPCS took me a while to get the 4g lte but i did it thanks for frequences you posted at the beginnning of the thread really help me out
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Had LTE for an hour then disappeared. Went to Corp store and all devices had 4 bars running LTE...me...I had 2 bars and Hspa...

About to give up on this i317, man
fyi.. some i317 have defective antenna that causes low signal receptions. i have had 3 note 2s.
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fyi.. some i317 have defective antenna that causes low signal receptions. i have had 3 note 2s.
I went and picked up a T889... Have no LTE signal issues at all now☺
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Alright guys. I need help, my girlfriend owns a Verizon iPhone 5 but we are trying to switch it to Metro, how to we go about it.
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Alright guys. I need help, my girlfriend owns a Verizon iPhone 5 but we are trying to switch it to Metro, how to we go about it.
have you read any of the stickies on this? It's already posted.
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What is it under?
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Short answer...you can't
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Verizon lte devices must be sold unlocked from factory, the verizion 4s and up can be used on AT&T and T-Mobile
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Ah...thanks for clarification....and correction.
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Thats why Verizon flagships are worth more imo, some flagships last year could get lte on T-Mobile like the droids and sammys devicre
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Has anyone with a OnePlus One have any issues getting the phone set up? My SIM has not shown up in the mail so I went to a corporate store. They threw in a SIM that the phone recognized but it would not connect to any network. I tried the Metro APN and 2 different T-Mobile APNs and nothing. When I asked them to pair the SIM with the phone and then see what happens, they refused unless I paid them the ~$25. I ended up just walking out and I will try messing with it next week when my package arrives. I just wanted to see if anyone had any other experiences.
I own a OnePlus One registered , the only thing you need to do is calling Metro CS (*611 or 1-888 number) get a representative and tell him to activate your new phone with your SIM card. You have to have your OPO IMEI on hand and your SIM card number.
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