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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:21 AM   #301 (permalink)
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I've gotten 3g in Warren/Detroit. Every so often I'll get it
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Getting 3G at work now since last week (happy about that). (Dallas)

It's still only 200k peak ... that's just how it is ...
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honestly why dont you guys just use wifi?

For example, in Ny, if you have internet service you can use the WIFI thats around. And its a pretty huge wifi area. I get internet speeds. I still dont know how cablevision is able to cover such a large area with the wifi hotspot, but verizon does not offer that.

I use metro easy wifi to log me in automatically.

I am on pageplus, and even though I dont have a data plan, I still use wifi in about 90% of the places where I am.
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Default Thank you very much!!!!

Thank you very much, I did not get 3G simple because there is not 3g on my area and I know it, but still my ping went down from 1870 to 789 and speeds went from 19Kbps Down to 79Kbps and Up from 22Kbps to 171Kbps... so it did something good actually I can load a web page now without the need to get a cofee while waiting

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hello Metropcs peeps! My husband and daughter have Admire. My daughter has 3g status bar. My husband has 1x still on status bar???? We live in Dallas. I've done the prl update *228 and still only come out with the same prl.. Why is my daughter admire getting 3g and hubby isn't? Thanks in advanced if anybody out here can explain
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hello Metropcs peeps! My husband and daughter have Admire. My daughter has 3g status bar. My husband has 1x still on status bar???? We live in Dallas. I've done the prl update *228 and still only come out with the same prl.. Why is my daughter admire getting 3g and hubby isn't? Thanks in advanced if anybody out here can explain
Manually flash the newest prl
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Old December 7th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #307 (permalink)
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Calling *228 and updating the prl now gives you 3026
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Hey nee adroid user. Exixited to learn more about this type of phones.
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1. Installed QPST.

2. From the start menu I found the QPST folder and started QPST Configuration

3. Had my Admire connected and opened Device Manager and expanded the Ports icon. I took note of the COM number listed beside the DBAdapter Reserved Interface,which in my case was (COM15)

4. In QPST Configuration I clicked Add New Port at the bottom right and selected the COM15 and enabled it.

5. After that I went back to the start menu,QPST and opened Service Programming. A box popped up asking for a phone and since I only had the one I just clicked OK and a new box with alot of tabs opened.

6. If you go to the Roam tab at the bottom there is a Preferred Roaming area with an area asking for a file. Browse for the PRL and when finished click the Write to Phone button at the bottom of the window. It will ask for your SPC. After that it writes to the phone and the phone reboots on its own. You should let it reboot fully and not unplug it from the computer or mess with QPST while it's doing so.

When the phone is done booting you can close the program and unhook the phone. It took about 10 minutes for data to start working but 3G works fine on it when I'm in a 3G area. My Ascend is using the bloatware free stock 2.2 ROM found on here and I've had no problems for the week with it. Hopefully this can be helpful for someone and sorry if it's not made out too well,pretty bad at explaining things :P

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I was fine until #3 Where exactly can I find device manager for the com/port info? Am I look through the phone or the files on the computer?l
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Calling *228 option 5 now gives you PRL 3026.
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Calling *228 option 5 now gives you PRL 3026.
oh thank God, i was about to cry LMAO!
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So happy that we just need to dial *228. My only complaint is statan island has crummy 3g service. I do not get it in my house but I just walk one block down and it appears. Any one know around when metro will be done with the towers?
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I was fine until #3 Where exactly can I find device manager for the com/port info? Am I look through the phone or the files on the computer?l

On a windows computer, click Start, Control Panel, search for device manager or navigate to device manager.

If you're still looking, ask for more help here.
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I am using PRL 3026 and ran a speed test using FCC Test (in Atlanta using Atlanta, GA server) and got these averaged results:
Down speed: 54 kbps avg.
Up speed: 75 kbps avg.
Latency: 140 ms avg.

I did the FCC test 4 times and averaged the results to get the info above.

Signal strength varies from -76 dBm to -65 dBm.
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Merged all the 3G/PRL threads into one to make it easier for someone to find it all in one post instead of 14 Which 12 of them were less then 2 posts long not including the original post
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I'm in Manhattan. Had some data problems after updating to 026, but I got it back today. Still 1x, but I had 3G for a few seconds about thirty minutes ago. Here are a few of my speedtest results right after the 3G symbol appeared:



I also did about 5 tests at between 5:30-5:50. They were mostly 45-60kbps dl, but one did hit 99kbps.
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MetroPCS still open to Clearwire's spectrum, will add more EV-DO
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i called *228 only got 3019
then manually changed it 3022 it was switching between 1x and 3x so icalled *228 to go back to 3019 but inside it went from 3022 to 3026 and staying on 3x

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What PRL do you have on your phone? It is also possible that MetroPCS has not yet deployed 3G on your location. To check you need to have the latest 3025 PRL
3026 is the latest prl.
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For Metropcs it's *228, then Option 5 (you'll get recording) - am sure it's the same for all phones, same carrier. This is what I use for my Lg Optimus M and my boyfriend's Samsung Admire. His Admire was @ 3018, then changed to 3019 (have to do again to see if we can get his to 3020). Hope this helps

Edited to add: Can also call or go to Metropcs store and I'm sure they can help with this also.
just did this and it updated me to 3026 thanks!!!
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Anyone around the metro Philadelphia (I live in South Jersey, 15 mins away from Philly) getting 3G? I'm on PRL 3026 via *228 and updating.
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3g in Homestead, FL now. Anyone else have it? I noticed it yesterday. Just popped up on my phone. I was at Ihop, the one on the way to Florida city on US1.
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For Metropcs it's *228, then Option 5 (you'll get recording) - am sure it's the same for all phones, same carrier. This is what I use for my Lg Optimus M and my boyfriend's Samsung Admire. His Admire was @ 3018, then changed to 3019 (have to do again to see if we can get his to 3020). Hope this helps

Edited to add: Can also call or go to Metropcs store and I'm sure they can help with this also.
ThanX! I just did the *228 option 5 in Osceola county (Kissimmee area).
Updated the PRL to 2026 and 3G.

ThanX again!
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I have prl 3026 and still only 1x no 3g in boston/ma some have any insight
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I just did the *228 and pressed 5 and got the update to prl 3026 and now my phone shows 3G
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I just did the *228 and pressed 5 and got the update to prl 3026 and now my phone shows 3G
Same here, but the speed did not change, it's still dialup...in fact, now I'm getting timeouts when running speedtest.net app..
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Hey if u just bought the phone and u live in dfw call *228 then option 5 it will update to prl 3026!
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I have prl 3026 and still only 1x no 3g in boston/ma some have any insight
I'm in Boston right now & 1x, same in Providence, RI & New London, CT. Haven't seen anything but 1x ever. Do have PRL 3026...
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I'm in Boston right now & 1x, same in Providence, RI & New London, CT. Haven't seen anything but 1x ever. Do have PRL 3026...
Coverage Maps | 2G-3G - USA - Metro PCS | Sensorly theres no 3g in boston, only in west warwick R.I. and springfield M.A...look at the map, metro needs to fix this pronto cuz 1x sux...
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Coverage Maps | 2G-3G - USA - Metro PCS | Sensorly theres no 3g in boston, only in west warwick R.I. and springfield M.A...look at the map, metro needs to fix this pronto cuz 1x sux...
correct about 3g not being in boston ,the only time i saw 3g on this phone was when the phone was activated in the freaking store lol rotfl
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I'm trying to figure out why my samsung admire from metro pcs keeps losing data signal in the Dallas area. it will show 3G instead of 1X then will drop the 3G or 1X signal and just have Grey bars. I can make calls and text but it will not let me connect to the internet at all. I looked at my PRL and it shows 3026 I see alot of ppl saying it needs to be 3020 or 3022 for 3G or 3018 or 3019 for the 1X... does any one know if the 3026 I have showing is correct? or how I would change it to acquire a signal? this is rather frustrating.
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Hey if u just bought the phone and u live in dfw call *228 then option 5 it will update to prl 3026!
I live in DFW and have the prl showing 3026 but still no 3G or 1X what do I need to do now? I've done a factory reset on this thing 2 times already and getting tired of having to re-download all my apps.
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Gonna try prl update
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so are there any in miami,fl and do you neeedd prl 3020 to get 3g?
I have an admire and mine has 03027 PRL and it says 3G but not so fast
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I did *228 and it gave me 3028, but still no 3G in Riverside, CA... I want 3G, not just 1x, dag nab it.... there should be 3G, if not 4G where I am according to the maps on metro's site and even according to sensorly...
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i have 3g all the time, but i've been on custom roms forever, i had more problems on stock roms
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hey how do i find out all this com stuff about my admire, do i go on the market and find some kind of monitoring app for ports? market is disabled atm due to me not paying for my tsf launcher, but i could turn it on for a minute to dl anything i need for this phone, before the 'not having paid for this purchase' pops up, get back at me on the 3g monitoring.
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