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MetroPCS Launches LTE In Boston, NYC, Sacramento
Nine markets now available, more on the way soon
by Karl Bode 08:40AM Wednesday Dec 15 2010
MetroPCS this morning announced that the company has launched their LTE wireless broadband network in portions of Boston, New York City, and Sacramento. The specifics are unchanged from their last few launches: $55 a month (including taxes and fees) will net you unlimited data, voice and text. Though on the flip side the Samsung Craft is the only device supported, there's still no tethering or laptop support, and MetroPCS' version of LTE arrives at 3G speeds (around 768kbps or so). With today's launch that's nine total markets now served, and the company says that launches in Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa are on the way. As for broader device support, the company recently stated they'd offer a "half dozen or so" LTE handsets by mid 2011.

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michieru
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I hope this keeps up it's momentum, hopefully when I get back stateside they will offer services within the area I am currently stationed at, because I know if I go back home they automatically will upgrade that area soon enough.

I know this is unrelated but I wonder how many jobs they are adding as they continue to expand.

FFH5
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MetroPCS is limited in coverage. But if you live in 1 of the cities they service and don't travel much, it can be a good deal.
glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY

Damn lol

768Kbps or so?? lmao, what would T-Mobile have to say about that 4G speed hahahaha. I guess cheap customers deserve cheap service and whatever they get with the price.

C0deZer0
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Re: Damn lol

So I guess you're trying to say that you don't like unlimited minutes, texting and data, all while paying the advertised price and not a penny more?

Welcome to earth, then. Enjoy your stay.
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glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY

Re: Damn lol

Oh yea, unl min, text and data is always good but look at their coverage and their super 4G speeds! yay!

C0deZer0
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Re: Damn lol

So you'd rather overpay on bullshit taxes and data overages when you don't have to?

glinc

join:2009-04-07
New York, NY

Re: Damn lol

Not overpay but paying for quality service yes. When talking to couple of friends with MetroPCS and Boost I can clearly tell the difference and not to mention Metro coverage also sucks in NYC and Long Island.

C0deZer0
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Re: Damn lol

then... move?

Metro works for me, and I'm clearly getting a better deal for it.

stumbling

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Re: Damn lol

No your not your paying for soso crap lol, stop kidding yourself.

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said by C0deZer0:

then... move?

Metro works for me, and I'm clearly getting a better deal for it.

Actually, I pay almost exactly the same for t-Mobile, I get a better phone (highly subsidized), a way better (and bigger) network, the fastest data speeds on the market, tethering, and the #1 customer service... all for around $60 per line after corporate discount (which ain't hard to get).

My point is, MetroPCS is inadequate for many people, and isn't even always the best "deal".
hottboiinnc
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Re: Damn lol

Metro is for people who don't travel and want a fixed rate. They include taxes; people know what they get. They also are month to month; your TMO service has a contract. but TMO also does offer mont to month but you gotta pay for the phone.

C0deZer0
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Um, last I checked, T-Mobile still does the same "low advertised rate", but then charges a shitload of extra taxes that they don't advertise or tell you about until after you sign the dotted line.

And I could be wrong, but do they even have unlimited data plans anymore?

My other problem with these carriers is that the contract also locks you into a phone that magically becomes a piece of junk by the end of the first year; if you're lucky, you're still within warranty. If not, they want you to pay $800+ for a new phone, or extend that contract even further still. Then the company refuses to help you in any way, but you're still legally required to continue paying for service you can't use because the phone decides to become garbage. And even if you decide to pay the ETF (which is bullshit to me at this point) you still gotta then go through the whole thing all over again to get a phone that works. And then they want this extortion fee to actually do something about it, when for how much they want to charge with all these BS taxes and rates should have more than covered it already.

Never with AT&T have I actually had a phone that didn't become crap after year one on a plan. While they may be just one company, the collusion in terms of rates, overages, taxes and basically handling the "crap-phone" scenario has left a bad taste in my mouth. I pined like crazy for a true "no commitment" thing, but then any phone that was even worth using were all between $6-800 MSRP... you could almost get a car for that kinda money. And I don't know of any sensible person that would spend that much when they shouldn't have to.

Finding Metro, and finding it works well where I live, is a boon. Phones are much more reasonably priced, and there's no commitment or lock to stay on a plan, or stay with a phone. They will soon be getting an LTE phone on Android according to the news; had I been with any other carrier, they'd want $800 or more just to change phones without suffering another two years to the "lock-in". Yet because I'm on Metro, all I have to pay for, is the price of the phone (which at worst would be $349) and they'll migrate my data from my old one to the new one for it. Given the plan I already have with them now, I'm at worst looking at maybe another $10/month for the 4G service... $60/month, every month. Doesn't matter how much data I use, how many texts I send, how many calls I make... and that's a good thing. With Metro, I'd been able to cut the home phone with no regret, and as a whole, saving about $40/month there.
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Re: Damn lol

Boost Mobile is WAY WAY Better the Metro, and they include all the taxes ext also..

Metro is pretty much for the trash on the US...

michieru
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People are stupid, that's just the way it is. There is a reason why companies can add a new bogus tax and increase overages every so often, because people are stupid enough to pay for it.

MetroPCS is excellent for residential customers who don't travel much and just stay to large cities. I use T-mobile because I travel and I need the flexibility of GSM but my bill is nowhere near as outrageous as Verizon or AT&T.