Official MetroPCS BYOD discussion thread

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  1. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    This is the new BYOD thread to discuss only BYOD. If its about Metro branded GSM devices or part of the network not pertaining to BYOD please post in that thread.


  2. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    To get a fully compatible BYOD these are the bands it should have.
    LTE - 1700/2100 (AWS)

    HSPA+ | 1700/2100 (AWS), in some areas where they have refarmed the network 1900MHz (PCS) will be compatible. See below for list of refarmed areas.

    GSM | 1900MHz (PCS)

    List of refarmed areas as of 3/15:
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Atlanta, GA
    Austin, TX
    Baltimore, MD.
    Boston, Mass.
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Chicago, IL
    Dallas, TX
    Denver, CO
    Detroit, MI
    Ft Lauderdale, FL
    Ft Worth, TX
    Fresno, CA
    Houston, TX
    Kansas City, Kan./Mo.
    Las Vegas, NV
    Los Angeles, CA
    Miami, FL
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
    Modesto, CA
    Napa, CA
    New York, NY
    Newark, NJ
    Oakland, CA
    Orlando, FL
    Philadelphia, Penn.
    Phoenix, AZ
    Providence, RI
    Reno, NV
    Richmond, VA
    Sacramento, CA
    Salinas, CA
    San Antonio, TX
    San Diego, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    San Jose, CA
    Santa Ana, CA
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Santa Rosa, CS
    Seattle, Wash.
    Springfield, Mass.
    St. Cloud, Minn.
    Stockton, CA
    Tampa, FL
    Tucson, AZ
    Vallejo, CA
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Warren, Mich.
    Washington, D.C.

    Can also use

    Even the ones on the metro website aren't fully compatible, if unsure post here and we'll all be happy to help
  3. bigmets31

    bigmets31 New Member

    I have an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 waiting to bring over to Metro PCS once I can do the BYOP. Will the phone's connectivity be just as good as the T-Mobile/Metro PCS version? Specs - AT&T Cell Phones SGH-I337 | Samsung Cell Phones
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    You would be able to get LTE and HSPA. HSPA would only be in refarmed areas though. Only difference is metro version gets HSPA everywhere available
  5. Zolo185

    Zolo185 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Sooo hspa+ will eork in miami,fl ? Or just the lte ?
  6. Slickinator

    Slickinator Well-Known Member

    Nexus 4 master race for me soon when BYOD hits Sac. :D
  7. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    As soon as they expand the metro BYOD to Miami You will be able to get HSPA+ and LTE, through tmo towers and network.
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  8. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Full access to tmo native network
  9. BigKeenan

    BigKeenan Well-Known Member

    Sometime this week I am going to take my unlocked samsung galaxy s2 skyrocket 4g to a mom and pop metro store in many area. (Atlanta Market). I was wondering weekday do you pay up front. Iknow $10 for the SIM. $15 for activation fee. And I heard something about having to pay for your first month of service. But does paying the first month's service apply to current metropcd customer or my customers?
  10. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Metros prepaid so you pay in advance
  11. BigKeenan

    BigKeenan Well-Known Member

    So I would have to pay $25 plus whatever plan I get first month's bill. Iam a current customer.
  12. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Oh then no you don't have to pay the whole months bill but if you go from like a $55 plan to $60 you'll have to pay $5
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  13. BigKeenan

    BigKeenan Well-Known Member

    Do corporate stores charge the $15 dollar activation fee?
  14. BigKeenan

    BigKeenan Well-Known Member

    These are the galaxy i727 stats. Which networks would I actually have access to. LTE? EDGE? HSPA+?

    Attached Files:

  15. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Should get LTE and you would have access to HSPA+ in refarmed areas
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  16. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    That phone has LTE in the AWS band 4 but it does not have HSPA + in band 4.
    It looks like Atlanta Ga is in the refarmed market though so you should get HSPA on 1900.
    It may not depending on your exact location though.

    So you may be on edge at times.
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  17. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    I didn't think they charged the activation fee for BYOD but i'll go double check
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  18. BigKeenan

    BigKeenan Well-Known Member

    SO NO LTE:confused:
  19. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    With the specs you posted if LTE is available you would get LTE
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  20. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    yes that phone would pick up LTE as long as its in your market.

    It just would not have tmo's hspa aws. it does have LTE AWS.
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  21. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Well-Known Member

    So what specifics do we know to be factual? Moving sim from phone to phone, which lte is used, etc....

    I know this stuff was discussed but it's buried in the other thread. Maybe have a fact section in the OP for the stuff mpcs doesn't tell you and people always ask about.

    Keep up the good work G. You've offered a lot of knowledge for everyone. ;)
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  22. $ilver$urfer

    $ilver$urfer Well-Known Member

    When that happens,


    Now the question is how longer do we in the south have to wait?
  23. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Hopefully not much longer
  24. SpartanJ59

    SpartanJ59 Well-Known Member

    At first I thought it was my rom, but I went on facebook and everyone I know who has Metro didn't have service either. I'm in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

    *This is on my spirit
  25. ferretflip

    ferretflip Well-Known Member

    Funny... last night I didn't completely lose service, but it dropped from full service of 3G to 2 bars of 1x. Thought it was just because of my house. Maybe it's the HSPA+ switch?
  26. Barnitzn

    Barnitzn New Member

    Best Answer
    I was wondering if the Nexus 5x would work with MetroPCS's BYOD. I know it's not a compatible phone on the website, but I saw on some forums the Nexus 5 works even though it's not compatible, but I wasn't sure if I could use the 5x with their BYOD plan.
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