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Will the ascend on 4g with metro pcs?General

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  1. BK Slumlord

    BK Slumlord Member

    Since metro pcs launched 4g i was wondering if the ascend would be able to use 4g. I am also hoping that metro will get 3g if 4g is only compatible with their one phone that says it supports 4g LTE.

    When will the ascend get android 2.2???????????

  2. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    The Ascend will not support 4g. It doesn't have a 4g antenna but will benefit slightly because of decreased bandwidth use from users that are in 4g. Instead of using 3g bandwidth, they will be using 4g, which means more 3g bandwith for you. P.S. 2.2 will arrive first quarter 2011 between Jan or march
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  3. Mindbenda84

    Mindbenda84 Well-Known Member

    If you are in a city that supports 4G and you have the Ascened, you got screwed. The old 3G towers are the new 4G ones, so for dallas and detroit, there simply isn't 3G anywhere.
  4. wagonis

    wagonis Well-Known Member

    Exactly, basically all you have is either 1X or WiFi...no 4G or 3G on Metro with the Ascend.
  5. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    If this is true then it would appear that MetroPCS has sold a phone to it's customers that is obsolete in less than two months after purchasing it. This doesn't sound right. :rolleyes:
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  6. Mindbenda84

    Mindbenda84 Well-Known Member

    Of course it isn't right... [​IMG]


    But that's metro for you, no? The reason they still sell the ascend is because 4G isn't in all markets 3G is. Just so happens that the poster abefore me, and myself live in 4G markets.
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  7. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    This isn't just MetroPCS and the Ascend, however. It's all android phones. The android manufacturers are so busy coming out with new and better systems that by the time you get yours activated there's something better on the market and yours is obsolete!

    LOL :D

    It's something Android users have to get used to. Always something bigger and better. (Remember when smaller was better in cell phones?)
  8. wagonis

    wagonis Well-Known Member

    In a nutshell...yeah, that's pretty much it. Every carrier can be guilty of that, I bet there are tons of users who are pissed they signed on with Verizon only to here a few weeks later the iPhone is coming out on their new carriers network.
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  9. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    OMG! You are so right! I was talking to one of them this weekend and she is REALLY upset. Says she always wanted the iphone and now she's stuck with her HTC Droid. ;)

    Poor child!

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  10. wagonis

    wagonis Well-Known Member

    Stuck? Ha! I'd rather be "stuck" with a WP7 before I lay my hands on an iPhone. :D
  11. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    LOL!!! I meant it 'tongue in cheek' but I wouldn't mind playing with an iphone for a while. :p
  12. Mindbenda84

    Mindbenda84 Well-Known Member

    No see, yeah in a sense that's true, but what Metro did was slightly more underhanded. They announced the 4G network before the two Metro Droids dropped, so they knew before hand that certain markets, Dallas, Detroit, Philly, etc. would never see 3G. Because they converted the 3G towers to the 4G ones. I actually called tech support about this, and they were talking down to me like I was dumb.

    "Does your phone say 1x? Then you have 3G speed."

    (Never mind the fact that my phone has a symbol that literally says 3G that shows up at start-up and goes away.)

    Fine. But when I tether my phone, and download speeds max out at say 20 kb/s in the middle of the night when speed is highest, you can't tell me that is 3G And was with a USB tether not bluetooth so naturally faster. Didn't mention CDMA or EVDO on account that I JUST might be wrong in assuming 3G has to run on EV-DO, but they're still misleading folks. They scrapped the 3G network in certain cities to make the 4G and yet they're still selling 3G phones and telling people "all our phones run on 3G no phone that doesn even works on our network" and my friend, also a Metro customer has a Samsung Freeform which is most definitely not 3G.

    -end rant-:D
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  13. Muilisx

    Muilisx Well-Known Member

    yeah....they lie to sell the phones...what can you do
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  14. RobotGo

    RobotGo Member

    I love the fact that their hollow plastic Ascend phone you can mess with at the store shows "3G" and full bars on the top of the graphics, not to mention the box of the ascend shows 3G on the phone. I also asked the guy and he told me that 1x = 3G too. :confused:
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  15. Muilisx

    Muilisx Well-Known Member

    It says 3G because it's 3G on Cricket's network, and I guess Metro used the same picture.
  16. Mindbenda84

    Mindbenda84 Well-Known Member

    I mean it has wi-fi so I'm good...
  17. Muilisx

    Muilisx Well-Known Member

    yea, but wi-fi is not always available
  18. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I'm in total agreement that MetroPCS is basically practicing deceptive trade practices in selling this phone to users who think they are getting 3G and they know you won't be able to get it.

    I'm really not sure their CSRs even know this however. Cricket and Metro have the WORST Cust Svc.

    I don't know what users who don't find these forums do. Just give up eventually?


    Sad...really sad.

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  19. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    Easier for corporations to steal a dollar than it is for them to make an honest one.
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  20. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Who is MetroPCS affiliated with? Anyone know.....(guess I could google! LOL)

  21. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    That's really shady. Someone should sue their asses. I hope cricket doesn't get any bright ideas.
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  22. CRUMBsnatcher

    CRUMBsnatcher Well-Known Member

    Cricket'll stay cool. I hear they're getting 4G LTE sometime this year though...
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  23. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    You're right. I heard it would be toward the end of the year and that's why I think they will be getting a couple of very nice new phones...like (I HOPE) the IDEOS X5 and X6. :D
  24. CRUMBsnatcher

    CRUMBsnatcher Well-Known Member

  25. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I really don't care much for their reviews! Ugh!!! The U9000 has gotten much better reviews elsewhere. LOL

    That didn't sound like Cricket is going to get either one of them. Boo Hoo!!!

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