Image of the LTE packing Samsung SCH-R910 for MetroPCS is snapped?
posted by John V. / Jan 10, 2011, 6:06 PM
The device in question is alleged to be packing the usual assortments found on pretty much any other Samsung Galaxy S devices out there – such as a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 5-megapixel camera. In addition to those two, it looks like it'll be boasting a microSD card slot underneath the battery cover as well.
As for the rest, they're pretty much still in the dark, but don't fret because this one should be landing some time soon in Q1 with a price point of around $329 to $399 – no-contract of course!
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does anyone kno how fast metro pcs 4g is?? Is it faster than at&t 3g??
posted on Jan 10, 2011, 8:29 PM 0
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it runs on rented verizon LTE towers, so pretty damn fast.... where you can get it that is.
posted on Jan 10, 2011, 9:32 PM 0
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Actually it's not. The CDMA network that Metro uses is licensed from Sprint. and the LTE Network they are using is not licensed, but they're own. Metro PCS is on an Old revision of LTE and it's at the upper end of the 700Mhz block. When my company tested they're trail it was getting between 4-6MB (Realistic) down. 2.5-4MB on upload. So on average yes it's faster than ATT's 3G network. (I don't care what they say there theoretical speed is). The Metro PCS LTE is just marginally quicker.
posted on Jan 11, 2011, 5:04 AM 1
Ummm correction MetroPCS does not rent towers from SprintNextel they have their own CDMA network running in the 1900MHz range and the 1700MHz range. Second their LTE network is not rented from any carrier, and its slow not fast at all. They have their LTE network in 1700MHz range in 5MHz sequential channels which makes it only hit 1Mbps. Now where are you other people getting your info? Because a simple Google search would have canceled out all of what you all said. MetroPCS uses its own network and is not an MVNO.
posted on Jan 11, 2011, 2:32 PM 0
I can tell you MetroPCS LTE operates on 5MHz channels in Texas and Florida. In Texas MetroPCS uses the AWS band, aka band 4 (1700 up / 2100 Down), and in Florida they operate on the PCS 1900 band, aka band 2 (1800 up/ 1900 down).
posted on Feb 08, 2011, 2:27 PM 0
if it is fast enough as att 3g i am ok because i'm using the iphone 4 and i'm tired of paying $135 every month instead of $60 with metropcs even they do not have service everywhere. I was waiting for a phone like this so I can switch and this is the perfect phone for me.
posted on Jan 17, 2011, 5:14 AM 0
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