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MetroPCS Ends MetroFLASH CDMA Flashing Service

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by hank424, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. hank424

    hank424 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    MetroPCS has ended actively offering its MetroFLASH CDMA handset flashing service after being the first US carrier to offer such a service when it was first offered in the carrier
     


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  2. SamsungAdmire

    SamsungAdmire Android Expert

  3. LouCash

    LouCash Newbie

    Good post.


    At least in south Florida Metro PCS has been a bitter sweet P.I.T.A to all other companies.
     
  4. dzuchowski

    dzuchowski Member

    i think alot of people in the areas of metro pcs will be out of work that was flashing phones to metro unless they uses esn repair which is a no no. I know people in Indianapolis on Revol wireless make a ton of money flashing phones to revol with Houdini and other people claim on craigslist to place any vzw or sprint phone onto revol even if Houdini does not have support for it...
     
  5. fatalfury

    fatalfury Well-Known Member

    whats a legacy market ??

    sao authorized dealers will still have metro ?
     
  6. fatalfury

    fatalfury Well-Known Member

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  7. ChazzMatt

    ChazzMatt Android Enthusiast

    Then you didn't read the article, did you? Over in another forum, you claim to be an authorized dealer.

    Are you in a "legacy market"? ( And do you know what that is before you answer the question?)

    This is the article which was posted at the top of this thread:
    MetroPCS Ends MetroFLASH CDMA Flashing Service | PhoneNews.com

    Do you see the bolded words?


    Again, do you see the bolded words? Does it say they CANCELLED the licenses? No. Means they won't be buying new ones. When these expire or whatever the contracted terms are, the licenses wont be renewed/fees paid. Plus, no new licenses from now on -- like for new stores.

    Says dealers are "being instructed". Does not say "been instructed".

    Says references to be removed "by the end of this month". Not the end of the month yet, is it?

    Sounds like a "process", and Metro has made the decision now to end this. A company like Metro often can't do something instantly. Takes some time to "wind down" stuff that has been in place for 4 years.

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    Plus if you read carefully, it allows some wiggle room. "Cease offering the service" doesn't mean you still can't do it, as long as the licenses are active, does it? Could be interpreted to mean listing the MetroFlash service in ads, on store windows, actively encouraging customers to bring their phones in to be flashed...

    But it means Metro is quashing this particular officially recognized and advertised service. It will no longer be officially recognized and advertised. MetroPCS corporation will no longer endorse this practice. Corporate stores definitely won't do it any more. If "authorized dealers" do it, you would have to bear the expense and you won't receive any support from MetroPCS.

    Are your Houdini licenses paid for by MetroPCS? When do they expire? Or when is payment due? How much are they? Is this a cost you are willing to bear yourself?

    After the end of the month, will MetroPCS accept Houndini transfers?

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    As Metro moves forward to pushing LTE and capping CDMA, "flashed" phones which cannot work on LTE will be 2nd rate phones no matter how well they worked on other carrier's networks. This is why MetroPCS Corporation is ending this service. If you, as an "authorized dealer" wish to continue flashing phones and you find a way to do it, you are free to do it.
     
  8. robertronz

    robertronz Lurker

    I just had a couple of phones Metroflashed at a Metro PCS corporate store in San Jose, CA for $20.00 each. I asked the people working there if the company was planning to end Metroflash. They had not heard of these plans.
     
  9. qandres12

    qandres12 Android Expert

    Metro workers are severely misinformed. No surprise they don't know anything about it. Doesn't mean you can't flash a phone yourself and then have it connected which in turn is better cause you can actually get full.data that way
     
  10. Fuzzy13

    Fuzzy13 Extreme Android User

    I think talking about flashing phones yourself is a no no here so be careful. ;)
     
  11. Caesars

    Caesars Well-Known Member

    People make a ton of money on this at revol, it's almost too easy.

    Return of the Android
     
  12. twogbsd

    twogbsd Android Expert

  13. trigger1074

    trigger1074 Android Enthusiast

  14. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    i can be done but you only get 3G service.
     
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