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T-Mobile Phone with Metro?

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by LucasPup, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. LucasPup

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    Okay, so I'm trying to figure this out before I buy a phone and I'm being told many different things. So I have Metro, been with it for a long time. I'm trying do a BYOD and I want to get a Note 4. I've found some really nice ones on ebay but the question I'm having is what models will and will not work.

    If I buy a t-mobile one, does it need to be unlocked? I called Metro and dude said yes, but he didn't seem all that sure. I've had some people tell me yes and others tell me no, an unlocked one would be fine. Will the Verizon version work completely or will I be losing features and connection speeds ( its a bit cheaper and GSM unlocked straight out of the box) ? How about the ATT? I'd prefer to go with the T-Mobile one, but I'm having problems find a fair priced one that's unlocked..or rather the ones I'm seeing about 50 to 60 dollar more then the Verizon one.

    Any input would be loved.
     

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    Try and find an unlocked T-Mobile branded one. May be a little more expensive but TMobile and Metro are pretty much the same company so the integration of the phone is easier. (I'm using an unlocked T-Mobile phone on Metro and it's smooth)

    EDIT: Does a T-mobile phone have to be unlocked?? I don't even know and I don't know anyone that can 100% guarantee it. I've seen yes, I've heard no. I have no idea.

    AT&T unlocked would work but you might have issues with texting and mms.


    I'd stay away from the unlocked Verizon one. It may be cheaper but I've seen issues (on this forum alone) with data speeds, the voicemail of Verizon, texting, etc.
     
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    I have several times used a T-Mobile phone on MetroPCS. just call metro to activate it. It doesn't need to be unlocked.
     
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