Apple iPhone coming to MetroPCS?
Even though Android has nearly 60% of the U.S. market according to Kantar's latest data, the Apple iPhone remains the number one smartphone in the states, which is why most pre and post-paid carriers still want to have the device in their lineup. T-Mobile CFO Mike Sievert said this week that T-Mobile would be interested in offering the iPhone to its MetroPCS pre-paid customers.
It's not like MetroPCS customers haven't been able to buy high-end models. The Samsung Galaxy S5, for example, is available on the MetroPCS line-up. And the process of adding the iPhone to MetroPCS might be easier than you think. Considering that T-Mobile has been very successful in getting MetroPCS customers to migrate to its network, T-Mobile could ask Apple to merely divert some of the handsets that were supposed to be sent to the post-paid carrier, to the pre-paid operator. The branding is the big thing that would have to be changed.
Half of MetroPCS' customers are using a device that also works on the T-Mobile pipeline, and T-Mobile has already grabbed half of Metro's spectrum so that it can refarm it for its enhanced LTE offering.
source: Recode via SlashGear
2. Planterz (Posts: 756; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Does an unlocked iPhone not work on MetroPCS?
5. andynaija (Posts: 458; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
It does so I don't really see the point of adding the phone to their lineup.
My only concern is the network speed probably going down if they do, and the network already isn't that fast.
7. Planterz (Posts: 756; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Depends on where you are. In some areas MetroPCS is on the old CDMA network, in others they're on T-Mobiles (their new parent company) GSM network.
3. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2962; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Finally, the iPhone on a carrier where people won't notice that the iPhone's reception is bad. Well, after Sprint, anyway.
4. Sauce (unregistered)
I'd upload a SS with 5 bars right now, but thats too much effort for my drunk a** to try and change your ignorance lolll;
6. Finalflash (Posts: 1723; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Huh, so facts are ignorance now, must be nice up there on BS mountain.
8. Sauce (unregistered)
Can't hear you down there