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Former LG Optimus M metro pcs user, now Sprint HTC EVO 4G running on Boost Mobile 3g Sprint!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Donte559, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Donte559

    Donte559 Member
    Thread Starter

    I was an avid LG Optimus M user, custom roms, kernals, oc'ing, etc. But my time has moved on. I recently purchased a Sprint HTC EVO 4g running on Boost Mobile and LOVE IT! I live outside the city limits and never got 3g. Metro PCS 3g (3022, 3023) PRLs are a joke and capped and nowhere near a true 3g speed.

    I understand Metro PCS has 4g (inside the city limits), but I live in Jackson County and I get Sprints Nationwide 3g which blows Metro PCS coverage out the water. My girlfriend has T-Mobile and in the house she is stuck on Edge, when my 3g is all over the freakin' place!! Outside, inside, everyway, never falls back to 1x. I'm sold on Boost Mobile, there phones aren't so hot, but if you can't get your hands on an EVO, this things is a beast on Boost 3g. No, I don't get 4g, but from where I came from, fighting for 3g on Metro and dealing with 1x service, not an issue for me.

    I considered the LG Esteem, which is 4G, but back to my original issue (limited 4G service), so I would be running a LG Esteem on 1x in my area, no way! My ETC EVO 4g is a beast!!

    My two cents


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  2. yaras1979

    yaras1979 Member

    You mean, you run ETC EVO 4g rom on you Lg Optimus M or... how is it possible?
  3. undacova

    undacova Android Enthusiast

    No, he is saying he has an evo flashed to boost mobile. You can flash an evo to metro to as long as you don't live in a shitty market like I do, People 20 miles south of me can flash any cdma phone they want pretty much, where I live your stuck with official metro phones.
  4. Donte559

    Donte559 Member
    Thread Starter

    DO NOT FLASH ANYTHING TO METRO! Boost runs on Sprints Nationwide 3g cmda network. Why flash an evo to get 1x service??? You will forfiet 4g of course but guys I was with Metro for years and after coming to Boost I saw the light, 3G all over the place!! Super fast!! $50 unlimited and your plans drops by $5 increments paying on time down to $35.
  5. undacova

    undacova Android Enthusiast

    I didn't say it made sense, but you CAN flash an Evo to Metro... in certain markets. I've been wanting to goto Boost for sometime. I have a really cool number with Metro and I don't really know how to go about fighting to keep it. I was told I could port my Sprint # to metro back when I switched and I got shafted out of it.
  6. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    Would you know if Optimus M can be used with Boost Mobile? We have Boost coverage in my area - checked for coverage strength and it showed as fair(lite green) :thinking: in my area.

    Also can I ask about how much does EVO cost? And how is the battery on it so far? TIA :)
  7. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    Oh yes and how's their customer service please?? ;)
  8. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    BUT if you get good coverage, esp. 3g may be worth changing your #, tho hopefully if you talk w them they'll assign you same #. (haven't been on in while so not sure if you're getting 3g already)
  9. undacova

    undacova Android Enthusiast

    Heh. I do computer work and the last 4 digits of my Metro number are 1337. Changing my number is NOT an option. LOL.

    I would love to have 3g again tho, seeing everyone down south gettin 3g on Metro is kinda pissing me off to be honest...
  10. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    I know, can understand the frustration:mad:. (n now I understand where your computer "savvyness" comes from;).)
  11. Donte559

    Donte559 Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, I understand your fustration. I was with Metro for many years. Living outside the city limits 4G isn't an option for me, so I'm sold on 3G. If anybody needs the info, I have a store locally here that can flash cmda phones to use on boost.
  12. vicmarkus

    vicmarkus Member

    You might be able to port your number to Google voice for 20 bucks then have it forward to any phone you have.
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  13. undacova

    undacova Android Enthusiast

    Thanks alot man. I use Google voice already. I had no idea you could port your current cell # to google voice, that rocks. Even tho it's 20 bux I would rather go that way cuz then I'll never lose that number... Awesome.
  14. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    What an awesome suggestion n Google voice rocks! Reminds me -I have to look into my google #, have rarely used it lately.
  15. vicmarkus

    vicmarkus Member

    Some numbers cannot be ported, there is a setting in google voice (in web browser) to change or port number, then to check if your number is available.
  16. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    You can not use the Optimus M on boost, technically you cant use any phone they dont sell, the evo on it is technically illegal.
    However they do have a pretty decent android available now. the samsung transform ultra. it has a 1ghz snapdragon cpu 1gb of internal memory and a front facing camera as well as an led flash and a few other things. It sells for $220 I think.
    They also have the samsung galaxy prevail. which I have it sells for about $150 now it specs are very similar to the optimus, stock clocked 800mhz NO Flash support.
    I have not had to use customer service much but when I have used it they have been really good.
    you can bypass the automated crap by pressing 88 if you want.
  17. p-bOt

    p-bOt Android Expert

    so wait...the optimus m can be flashed to boost??
  18. pmb116

    pmb116 Android Enthusiast

    Not legally and we can probably stop that discussion.
  19. alexxseven

    alexxseven Well-Known Member

    the phrase "not legally" is incorrect, per the DMCA's response to the iphone jailbreak incidents, they stated it is NOT illegal to root a phone, thus use it on any network.

    To quote: "applies to all mobile smart phones and not the iPad, does not require Apple or other handset makers to allow jailbreaking. Instead, it makes it lawful to circumvent controls designed to block jailbreaking"

    The Link

    To quote again:
    "Other exemptions to the DMCA announced Monday include:
    *allow the unlocking of mobile phones to change carriers.
    *allow the cracking of video game digital rights management controls to probe security flaws.
    *allow the breaking of DVD encryption by professors, students and documentary makers so the clips can be used for education and commentary.
    *allow the blind to circumvent locks on e-books to enable read-aloud features.
    *allow the bypassing of broken or irreplaceable dongles."

    The discussion may continue if moderators approve it being in this section being its an LG optimus M to Boost mobile question.

    To add to the service discussion, im currently a sprint user with an EVO 3D, former metro user with an optimus M, and i will say the switch left me happy from where i live having great service over other providers. :) consider another provider for ur optimus M if you want. and hopefully someone can help you flash it :)

    Edit!!: It also leaves room to say that the carrier can deny service to your device if they wish.
  20. Kaiser17

    Kaiser17 Android Enthusiast

    Its actually perfectly legal as you own all the rights to the phone and you can do what you want with it. So you won't get into trouble for flashing phones.
  21. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Flashing the phone to another service is perfectly legal.

    However the ESN is illegal to change and the other carriers do not allow outside esn's added to their service.
    Metro and cricket and im not entirely sure about cricket are the only ones i know about that allow you to bring your own esn.

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