iPhone for Metropcs


  1. LGconnect

    LGconnect Well-Known Member

    I was reading about this on a different forum and would like to know what you guys think. Can we buy any phone and convert it to a Metropcs phone?

    The process for flashing an iphone to Metro PCS is NOT illegal, nor is it as nefarious as everyone here is making it out to be. First thing you need to do, is get your ESN added to the Metro database. This can be done, by contacting one of the dealers who advertise this service on Howard Forums. Then, just dial *22804 from your iPhone, and say "Roaming List" at the prompt. Once your roaming list is updated, hang up and dial *228 from the iPhone, and say "change my phone" at the prompt....follow the directions and wait for the OTA to complete. VOILA!!! iPhone on Metro....no data as of yet, so your iphone is more like and iPod touch with talk and text capabilities...have fun.

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  2. AppleUser

    AppleUser Well-Known Member

    Is it worth it if there's no web access ?
  3. THE W

    THE W Well-Known Member

    Flashing won't even allow you to use wifi?
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Most ESN moves are nefarious and illegal.

    There is a narrow claim on the web that moving an ESN from one phone, that you own, to another is not illegal.

    I highly recommend that all interested _read_ this thread, especially the link I provide at the end.

    http://androidforums.com/verizon/151151-scam-warning-clean-esn-myth-why-you-shouldnt-buy-used-phone.html

    We don't come down against ESN shifting for no apparent reason. ;)

    I am open to debate on this, but only with those who have read that thread and the detailed discussion found at the link in my last post there.

    Hope this helps, cheers! :)
  5. ilovemetropcs

    ilovemetropcs Well-Known Member

    I had so iPhone on metro you can use wifi on it but no data.you can flash any phone that don't use sim cards.like sprint, Verizon
    But Android and blackberrys that you flash can get data I had a evo a evo 3d all had data
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    That happens when you don't shift ESNs, simply getting the iPhone ESN read in as a phone in service on another carrier network and claim, via a database trick, that you are eligible for voice only roaming away from your other carrier, unless I am very much mistaken. Don't think I am though.

    In that case, the user hasn't violated any ESN laws. That's just simple, old fashioned fraud.
  7. LGconnect

    LGconnect Well-Known Member

    I was on a website that was selling phones from other carriers and said they have been flashed to metropcs. My question is can you use a phone from verizon that has been flashed to metropcs to connect to the internet or is it just for text and talk? Here is the link metroPCS phones
    Also will a Metropcs store accept the phone and put it on a plan for me?
  8. ilovemetropcs

    ilovemetropcs Well-Known Member

    Yes if its a android you can put web and yes they will accept it
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  9. LGconnect

    LGconnect Well-Known Member

    If you can use any phone from any carrier then why don't more people do this? I assume most people buy metropcs phone because I don't hear anyone talking about their flashed phones. I have the LG Connect and it's a good phone though the battery sucks but there are alot better phones out there.
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