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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by lrietz, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. lrietz

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    I work in Farmington Hills and have been very dissappointed with the 4g speeds that I have been getting since I signed up for the service. I have never gotten more than 1 mb service using the Huawei Premia. I am wondering if this is what I should be expecting or should I be getting faster speeds than this? I am willing to buy a new phone, but would like to keep it around $150. Is there a phone that is better suited for my service area? Should I go with the older Metro Phones, a BYOD device, or one of the new phones like the L9 or F3?
     

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    You may want to do the byod, but finding the phone you want for the price you want maybe the trick.

    I have never used a Premia nor have I been in your area so I dont know the speeds on metro's LTE, assuming your getting LTE do you know any other users with metro you can compare it to?
     
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    Ah metro Detroit in the actual city I get on average 3mbps max near 8. Now in the burbs you might want to check the coverage map 1st
     
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    The coverage map is showing that I should have great LTE coverage. I usually have 4 bars of 4g coverage, but it will randoming switch to 1G coverage throughout the day (without moving my phone). I am getting the phone replaced under warranty since I am still under my 30 day exchange policy, but i would still like to get a different phone. Just saw the Samsung Infuse on eBay for $123. It shows that it is capable of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/1900/2100. Would this work well with Metro?
     
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    It'll work you would just get 4G only in refarmed areas though
     
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    if you're in the burbs thats what you're gonna get. i get faster speeds but im in the city.
     
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    And by work he means at 2g speed for data.:(

    Look for a phone with HSPA 1700/2100
     
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    Well yeah a phone with AWS 1700/2100 is the best option the phones with PCS1900 will get a much smaller 4G coverage
     

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