Does Metropcs have legitimate 3G? Yes, surprisingly. Recently some markets were having a horrible time adjusting to just how many Metro customer's were switching their phones over to androids. Y'see kids,the problem started when people realized how affordable, and downright awesome the LG Optimus M was for a carrier that had offered nothing but fake looking, non-smart, smartphones. At the exact same time other, far less intelligent Metro customers were not realizing how awful, and patchworked the Huawei Ascend was as a phone, and instead were buying it because their was variation of this phone with the word "Tapout" in the title. Because of this overload of people who had never used a smartphone before, Metro's horrifically slow and spotty 2G coverage became, more horrifically slow way ahead of schedule. To the point where certain markets couldn't get data going for days. Because of this Metro quietly (at first anyway) began rolling out PRL 3020, in their busiest markets, with full blown uncapped 3G. This uncapped 3G was rivaling Metro's 4G LTE speeds, so then most of those markets were capped to about 200K. If you happen to live in one of those markets, your data, even capped at 200K, is way smoother and quicker than the standard Metro 2G. Can I get 4G with this phone? No. Can I ever get 4G with this phone? No. The Metro dealer who sold me this phone told me I could get 4G with this phone... The Metro dealer who sold you this phone probably didn't even bother to program your phone properly as it is, not just because he was lazy, but most likely because he doesn't know how. Don't listen to Metro dealer's, they aren't even real people. Can we root/custom rom/custom kernel/CWM/overclock this phone? Anything is possible, however your phone is new, and so far your phone doesn't seem to be garnering much interest from dev's. That should change in time, so just hang on. Can I flash _______ (phone's) custom rom/kernel/cwm/aioroot to my Samsung Admire? If you have to ask that question, you don't know enough about flashing to be flashing this stuff unless told too by an expert. Your phone is, to say the least, in a unique situation. You have gingerbread. Because you have gingerbread, you should not be running around idly flashing and/or trying things to unlock your phone that have worked on other phones. Most of those phones you got your rom's from did not ship with gingerbread, and therefore will do nothing but soft brick your phone. Whine, beg, and most importantly ask for help. Every person's dev community has to go through this in the beginning, and you people are no different. That's it for starters. Enjoy your phones for now, and know that help is coming at some point. Feel free to ask questions if need be.