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Upgrade to GSM? Lose your old plan

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by lokio, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. lokio

    lokio Newbie
    Thread Starter

    When you upgrade to a new GSM phone, they will make you change to a current plan. I have a Motion and am grandfathered in to the $55/month plan. I bought the F3, but if I want to upgrade my phone, they'll force me on the $60 plan. I decided not to upgrade just yet. I figured this needed it's own thread so people won't make the same mistake.

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  2. Mexjoker

    Mexjoker I'm Not Real, Doris!

    Hm.. I don't think that happens when you buy from wirefly or any other place online, not sure though. Can you get the $5 discount?
  3. lokio

    lokio Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Which discount? Don't they only offer multiple line discounts?
  4. Joshuah22a

    Joshuah22a Android Enthusiast

    it's known that they make you use there 'CURRENT' plans to be on the GSM network..
  5. nintendo4

    nintendo4 Well-Known Member

    Your best bet is to go to another dealer. They are trying to make money into the scam of changing your account.These dealers. Dont let that happen. On a old 3G plan going to 4G then yes you will need a new plan. A 4G plan to GSM with BYOD I have customers that have their same plan.
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  6. lokio

    lokio Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was going through the 800 Metro number so it's corporate. You think I could get an authorized dealer to allow me to keep that plan?
  7. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Now metro corp is backing the notion that you have to upgrade
  8. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Extreme Android User

    its not so much of a scam as it is just business, they have servers filled with customers data. with the merger they can start to offload some of them to mtobile, but only customers who are on current plans. so all teh people who hold out or try to get switched over are causing metro to have to keep them in the system as a stubborn SOB limiting progress towards the merger.

    they arent saying you have to pay more you can get a cheaper plan if you wanted to. you guys have had massive plan security with all this going on, many other companies have abruptly changed their terms of service and plans while customers were still on them.
  9. for2njr

    for2njr Member

    I call "BS"!:mad: Unless the dealer/rep did something that cannot be discussed in these forums, there's no way to legally switch a customer from CDMA to GSM/BYOD without changing their service plan!

    We dealers cannot choose whether GSM & BYOD customers get to "have their same plan." Since the platform is known of each device in Metro's own inventory, the system automatically defaults to a menu of plans compatible with the device's platform. And, since every BYO device is GSM, the system will only offer the GSM menu of plans for BYOD customers.

    Even if a customer were to beg, bribe, or threaten me, I could not possibly upgrade them from a CDMA device into a GSM/BYOD device, without changing their no-longer-available, grandfathered promo plan.
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  10. sahi2myfriend

    sahi2myfriend Well-Known Member

    When I switched over from admire 3g to lg spirit 4g my plan didn't change it stayed the same.
  11. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    That just means you stuck with the plan of the same price($50 2.5GB) which is the normal one
  12. can you have a GSM device on the $40 plan or the only option is the $60 plan?
  13. You can have either of the 3 plans- $40/500MB, $50/2.5GB, $60/unlimited.
  14. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    theres no way around it besides $5 more for unlimited isnt so bad.
  15. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    $5 isnt so bad, but my plan, grandfathered $40 true un throttled 4G I would pay $20 more per month $240 more per year.
    I just switched to the CDMA S3 and my wife will stay on that plan until they turn the lights off. At which point there will either be a new promo to get on gsm. or another MNVO will have LTE and cheaper pricing.
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  16. Joshuah22a

    Joshuah22a Android Enthusiast

    You think they would have a promo like that? I know metro did alot before but under tmo...i dont know...
  17. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    yea optimus my bad i 4got about the $40 plan lol
  18. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    At some point they will do everything they can to switch people off cdma. so will they let me keep, or more likely offer a new $40 promo for unlimited un throttled? Maybe not but they will offer something and if its worth taking up Then I switch if not. Well 20 or so months brings alot of changes Straight Talk, or another will likely have tmo lte by then. I could go with $45 per month as I said $5 isn't that bad.
  19. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    didnt't think any1 still had them $40 plans remind me again what they included.
  20. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert


    there it is.
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  21. mike28

    mike28 Android Expert

    will be hard to loose that :(
  22. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Yes, Like I said we can ride out the CDMA till the end, and along the way check out the options. I am not too unhappy about it as the S3 is still a nice phone and while I can't stand white phones (dont really know what it is just dont) it now has a case on it and the specs are decent it works much better then the esteem ever did. While development on it is not nearly as much as gsm variants there still are people working it.
    And when my wife finally gets into it she will be happy with it til its no longer usable. And when it is time to jump ship she will be unhappy. She gets attached which is the number 1 reason I wanted to go GSM so she could keep the device for 3+ years if she wanted.
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  23. nailzer

    nailzer Android Enthusiast

    I'll ride my GS3 and $30.00 per month plan until the bitter end. Unlimited talk, text and 250megs data per month data suits my needs fine.
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  24. n4zty

    n4zty Android Expert

    hard to lose 100mb of data streaming? lol i think i can lose that much in 20 min. but every1 is different.

    The only plan i ever had that is worth missing but im not worried about it lol

  25. horsecharles

    horsecharles Android Expert

    I'm thinking to INSTEAD add a phone @ $25 promo...unlimited text/voice/zero data-- switch on wifi when data needed OR from hotspotting to the other phone...hhhmmmmm......

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