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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by MrHerbDaily, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. MrHerbDaily

    MrHerbDaily Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I found a website that sells unlocked Mega 6.3 I9205 and I9200 phones. Do they both work with metro pcs? And do these phones require a sim card? Right now I have a LG Motion 4G and would like to upgrade. Would I be able to activate the samsung galaxy mega 6.3 without a sim?

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    They're both GSM phones, so they need a SIM.
  3. MrHerbDaily

    MrHerbDaily Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    OK, so I would have to purchase a sim card for $10 from metropcs and I can then transfer my service from my LG motion to Galaxy 6.3?

  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    You do know you wouldn't be able to get LTE and you'd only get HSPA in refarmed areas
  5. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Which website and what are their prices?

    There are websites that sell fake phones for cheap, and their quality is not that great. Make sure this is a legitimate website before buying from them.
  6. timmyh318

    timmyh318 Android Enthusiast

    I believe you got this backwards. If the megas he is looking at are the same as the att model and not the unlocked international versio they support bands 4 and 7 lte. But do not support the hspa+ t mobile bands. So he would only get 2g or lte.
    How much are they selling the megas for? 399 thru metro themselves isnt a bad price at all for it and you dont have to worry if its compatible or not.
  7. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Nope ATTs is the i527 and in an area where you get LTE on tmobile with ATTs model you're more than likely to get HSPA+ on the 1900MHz band since the equipment basically goes hand in hand
  8. MrHerbDaily

    MrHerbDaily Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So if I upgraded through metro pcs and got the phone from them I would not get 4g or LTE?
  9. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    You'd only be able to get HSPA+(4G) on the 1900 band, no AWS HSPA or LTE
  10. MrHerbDaily

    MrHerbDaily Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't get it, why does metro pcs advertise it as LTE phone then?
  11. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I think Gman missunderstood your question.

    If you bought the metro branded device I am fairly sure it will work on both 4glte and AWS hspa.

    I have not looked into that phone though so I could be mistaken.
  12. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Oh yes the metro branded one will get LTE

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