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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by yknujssab, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Any idea when Bakersfield (2 hours north of Los Angeles) are going to see any benefits from the merger? Just wondering.
     


  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Device choices. Coverage differences as now the towers can be dedicated rather than rented (device polling responses/priorities, etc). Perhaps some plan differences, could be for the worse, though. Hope not.
     
  3. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    I was hoping for better coverage in outlying areas and better speeds in town. My average speed is about 1.5 mbps.
     
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Yea you will.......... when you get a GSM device. Then better speeds when they do the spectrum combine
     
  5. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Ok, thanks Gman (that's what I call my brother :)) So no cdma phone will access T-mo towers, right? That sucks cause in all the Metro literature it states that we would get better coverage, never mentioned buying a new phone.

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    So the way I read it was that I didn't have to do anything, like buy a new phone :mad:. And when will I get gsm phones here and all that good stuff :thinking:.
     
  6. you wont have to buy a new phone, but like Gman said, you have to wait till they (T-Mobile-MetroPcs) combine spectrum
     
  7. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks. Any clue when that will be? 2014? 2015?
     
  8. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Already starting
     
  9. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Ok, is it the markets with the BYOD?
     
  10. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    Just antsy is all. It seems that Metro is weak here in Southern Cal:(
     
  11. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Markets that overlap with tmo lte
     
  12. dulal18

    dulal18 Android Enthusiast

    Don't know about you guys, but in Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4g is getting worse and worse everyday :(
     
  13. mike28

    mike28 Android Expert

    In Tampa no issues seems to be stable as of late, speeds have been normal some areas of course are higher than others but overall ok some 3g popping up sometimes but I guess they are working on it.
     
  14. OcalaFlGuy

    OcalaFlGuy Android Expert

    FWIW, I have a pretty good idea they are refarming us. On my Spirit it shows my IP as T-Mo with a Metro as my network.

    A couple days ago we had some good speeds here, near 6 but down to 1.5 too. UL were so slow the speed test barely finished, like .13 .15 Mps.

    I shot a one full screen of 9 tests through out the day to Metro via a message on their Faceplant.

    Yesterday the speeds were much more stable and the UL were coming up nicely. (The two screens of mine are also in the [FLORIDA] speeds thread.)

    Might keep it in mind. Help THEM help YOU. (I also sent them the 2nd pic and said "A definite step in the right direction, Thanks!)

    Bruce in Ocala, Fl
     
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  15. mike28

    mike28 Android Expert

    Yeah plus they are ahead of schedule I think overall the effects have been minimal
     
  16. yknujssab

    yknujssab Android Enthusiast
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    I guess I'll just wait and see.
     
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