Picked up this phone around 5:00 after my month old Optimus's screen took a nose dive. I went to my nearby metro store to pick up another optimus and the salesman told me these came in yesterday. Im loving it, I was all thumbs when it came to texting on my old optimus. I gave away a my three month old Samsung Craft to my partner at work when I discovered the android world. I am so glad we have a keyboard, 4G, and the android network all combined finaly. I bought it so fast. Now I'm trying to get the nerve up to try rooting it with z4root, I allready have root explorer on it. Does anyone know if this phone is rootable and if so what we should use to root it. Ive already got two Optimus's laying around as bricks. I certainly don't need a $400.00 third one.
Have you rooted the phone or installed Anycut or done anything else to "turn off" the 4G? I know that may sound obvious, but let's start with the basics...
Have you tried a reboot (power cycle) and/or battery pull? These things are like little computers, sometimes doing that can cure all sorts of weird little problems.
Have any 4G outages been reported in your area? Have you stopped by a MetroPCS store (especially the one where you bought the phone) and told them about the issues you are having? You can also check forums (like this one!*) or google "metropcs 4g outage [your city here]" and similar things to see if any users have reported outages in your area (the sales rep in your local store may or may not be aware of a network outage).
* I actually just noticed a couple threads about 4G outages on MetroPCS in the Samsung Indulge forum right here on Androidforums: