MetroPCS starts its BYOD service today
MetroPCS, which was recently acquired by T-Mobile, hopes to expand the program to other cities in the future. Subscribers have the option of selecting from MetroPCS' $40, $50 and $60 monthly pre-paid plan. T-Mobile hopes to add 100 million POPs to MetroPCS' footprint over the next 6 quarters. Currently, T-Mobile offers its own pre-paid service under the T-Mobile and GoSmart names.
T-Mobile's ultimate goal is to get all MetroPCS' subscribers to migrate to its own service which will eventually take over MetroPCS' pipelines. But right this moment, you can move your device onto MetroPCS' network. Click on the sourcelink to see if your phone is eligible to be used with the plan.
Bring your own GSM Android or Windows Phone device, or certain Apple iPhone model, to MetroPCS starting today
source: MetroPCS via FierceWireless
2. Synack (Posts: 624; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
most phones yes, but if you already have a t-mobile phone, a simple SIM swap will work 99% of the time. I just swapped my phone from t-mo to Solavei (t-mobile MNVO like Metro) with a simple SIM swap, no extra effort required.
3. grapeseed87 (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
What about Metro to T-mobile, how simple is that?
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2801; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I don't think you can. Correct me if I'm wrong but this BYOD service is for GSM devices, not CDMA. Metro's phones are all(currently) CDMA, T-Mobile does not yet use CDMA.
Basically this will allow you to save a little more and use T-Mobile's GSM service on MetroPCS.
I think that's how it works.
5. thecellphoneguy-sd (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
How does the iphone 5 for Sprint work? The Gsm portion is locked and USA sims can't be used. Does metro roam off sprint towers? This same news article on other websites says nothing about the sprint iPhone 5. Can anyone help clarify.