Official MetroPCS BYOD discussion thread


  1. SpartanJ59

    SpartanJ59 Well-Known Member

    Who knows, it was everyone in my area
  2. ferretflip

    ferretflip Well-Known Member

  3. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    HSPA would have nothing to do with his CDMA since its already fully rolled out for the moment and he doesn't have an HSPA phone(Spirit) if he just lost LTE that would be a different story
  4. SpartanJ59

    SpartanJ59 Well-Known Member

    Quick question on this, so would this be able to be done with a unlocked HTC One off google play?
  5. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Be better to get an unlocked tmo one but if you want the Nexus edition one you just would get HSPA in refarmed areas only. You would get LTE though
  6. $ilver$urfer

    $ilver$urfer Well-Known Member

    Yesterday my service was strangely only at 3G..
  7. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    theres no reason why a metro byod phone wouldnt work in normal metro covered areas. think about it it would suck if you could only use those phones in those 4 cities only. theres tons of loop holes here. starting off like getting ahold of the new sim cards like i did and should get in the mail this week sometime then having the dealer activate them. now i would have to further test some theories of mine like could i pass on my number/account on to that sim? also what wasn't shared yet is that metro has micro sim and the normal sim so if u guys planning in getting one i would get both since if ur planning to be getting tmo or at&t phones to be used on the byod sticking to one phone for too long will be a challenge.
  8. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    They have nano, micro and regular so i would get a nano and then adapters to the other 2
  9. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    nano are used mostly for the new iphone, I have not heard of any for the higher end android (Yet) so until i have more money then sense I only need micro for now:p
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  10. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Talking about sims if I get the s4 with tmobile and bring it to metro will i need a new sim?
  11. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    All are the same price and an adapter kit for all 3 is like 2.99 but initially micro was on iPhone only but if I was to do BYOD that's the way I would do it.
  12. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    You would need a metro SIM
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  13. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Yes, metro will need metro sim, the sim card will have the network information, and how to bill it depending on that info.
    Just like Straight talk, simple mobile and others all have their own sim that runs on tmo networks.

    I know micro were only on iphones and nano could be the next micro, which is why the (Yet) :p;)
    I really dont understand the decrease in sim size, the gold contact area is the same so now the nano is all contact area with no "buffer" around it. and it just makes it harder for users to do things with them.
    I know micro will work just fine in normal sim spots even without adapters you just have to position the contacts correctly I have done is several times, adapters would be helpful though. lol
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  14. n4zty

    n4zty Well-Known Member

    well i aint worrying about no iphone lol so i got the only two size i think ill ever need. might buy another two either how.
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  15. romanm2012

    romanm2012 Active Member

    I've been having the lg motion for a while, if I get an htc one, unlock it, and take it to mpcs for the byod, will the lte differ from my lg motion?
  16. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    It'll use tmo LTE
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  17. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    A few things.

    1. The only HTC One worth getting is the Tmobile version, neither the AT&T or Playstore version have the 1700 HSPA band, though it will have the 1700 for LTE.
    And the tmo version will not need to be unlocked, it will be running on tmo towers.
    2. Tmo HSPA is faster then metro LTE and tmo LTE is faster yet:p However it will depend on where you live some areas the tmo coverage is not as good and so it would not be worthwhile to switch.
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  18. romanm2012

    romanm2012 Active Member


    I live in Dallas
  19. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Dallas has spotty LTE from tmo from what I hear, but with improvements to a brand new system continuing I suspect by the end of the year it will be better.
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  20. romanm2012

    romanm2012 Active Member

    Oh, and is the htc one from TMobile, the only phone that doesn't have to be unlocked, or is it the same deal with the rest of TMobile phones?
  21. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    all tmo phones will work.
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  22. cueman98

    cueman98 Active Member

    HI I would like to know if an at&t version of the Samsung galaxy note would be fully compatible with metro's network, as long as the phone is unlocked of course.

    Thanks.
  23. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    Its tmobile LTE capable but HSPA would be in refarmed areas only
  24. cueman98

    cueman98 Active Member


    So , if I'm in a reframed area, I would still have HSPA access, not LTE?
  25. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior Guide

    You should be able to get an LTE signal everywhere theres an LTE signal.

    On HSPA you'd only get it in refarmed areas
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