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Verizon Galaxy S4 on Metro PCS

Discussion in 'Metro PCS' started by Crawshayi, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Crawshayi

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    Hi all, I have a few quick questions about getting a Verizon Galaxy S4 to work with Metro PCS. Can anyone tell me exactly what settings I need to change? I'm familiar with APNs and all that, but haven't had any luck getting good information from searching. Another important thing is I need to know if 4G data will work or will the phone be stuck on 3G/2G? Also, if this matters, I'm rooted but not able to flash custom roms. Thanks for any assistance.
     

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    you should be able to get hspa+ but you will never get lte.
     
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    Are you positive on that? Only reason I ask is because with the latest 4.3 update for the Verizon S4 more LTE radio bands got enabled so I didn't know if that would work on T-Mobile's towers
     
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    The 4.3 update had enabled AWS LTE so it should work.
     
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    oh wow, good to know :)
     
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    I agree, good to know. I was certain verizon would keep the phone unusable for other american carriers.
     
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    We'll they're not allowed to lock their LTE phones and since they need to start adding the new bands to their phone it all just falls in place.
     
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    Difficult to answer as carriers generally share the blacklisted numbers. but a cdma carrier may not share with a new gsm carrier you could call and try to get it put on.
     
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    only if its bad esn, you have to cross check the imei with t-mobile so you dont buy a shiny paperweight.
     
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    exactly, long as it checks out there, you'll be golden
     
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    checked the esn on that link and this is what i got
    We do not recognize the IMEI number you entered. Please try again or contact Customer Care at 1-877-453-1304.

    any ideas?
     
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    you need to chekc the imei, not the esn. esn is for cdma connections while imei is for gsm.
     
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    thats what I meant lol, thanks shabs
     
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    I accidentally deleted the apn on my unlocked Verizon galaxy s4 with metro pcs. Can someone please help?
     
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    We have the apn settings in a sticky

    There is fast.metropcs.com or fast.tmobile.com for the apn setting I don't remeber the rest, please check the sticky.
     
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    Do you get LTE or just 3G?
     

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