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Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by rjgar01, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. rjgar01

    rjgar01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone, I'm sure this question has been asked before, I just can't seem to find it anywhere. Since Metro Pcs is part of the T-Mobile network can any tmobile device (locked or not) be used on Metro service? Thanks in advance for your help.

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  2. the hulk

    the hulk Android Enthusiast

    You really should search this thread, yes it can, several times over this has been said.
  3. rjgar01

    rjgar01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Gotcha, thanks, I'll search better.
  4. the hulk

    the hulk Android Enthusiast

    sorry if it came off as brash, it didnt mean to, the amount of times its been asked is just alot, so if I sounded mean, it wasn't my intention
  5. rjgar01

    rjgar01 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    No biggie, I should searched better. No harm, no foul.
  6. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    If AF could make some of the questions asked over & over into a sticky, that may would help, especially for newbies to the forum.

    I guess they could make stickies as long as the same questions are of the same topic.

    Just a thought!
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    If someone wanted to compose an FAQ thread, we would be more than happy to stick it.
  8. the hulk

    the hulk Android Enthusiast

    If its ok, I can add some things here, as well as some other members and we can take it all and turn it into a sticky?
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    No problem, if we can compile it into one area, I can then break it out of the thread into its own new thread and then sticky it. I can even put a lock on it to prevent it from becoming a question forum and then a guide or mod can add another post to it if something needs to be added.
  10. the hulk

    the hulk Android Enthusiast

    I'll add what I can remember since it's early.

    What phones can be used on BYOD? Any unlocked GSM phone

    Can T-mobile branded phones be used without it being unlocked? Yes

    Will I get LTE? (Only if the device is capable of band IV/4)

    Will my current non-GSM Metro Pcs sim be compatible? No

    Is this the same thing as flashing? No

    How much is a Metro Pcs sim card? $10
  11. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    I was thinking about just turning the sticky I made for the APN just into a BYOD FAQ
    new optimus and DirtyDee like this.
  12. the hulk

    the hulk Android Enthusiast

    If my phone has a bad IMEI from AT&T will it work with BYOD? No, T-mobile and AT&T share blacklists.

    Is my iphone compatible? Yes, if it is Unlocked or AT&T or T-mobile, for some reason people think iphone's fall into a special category so I figured I would add this in.

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