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Metro PCS getting the Samsung Galaxy S III, roadmap leaks

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Metro PCS getting the Samsung Galaxy S III, roadmap leaks
Metro PCS is widely known to be the first US carrier to launch a 4G LTE network way before Verizon did, but the two can hardly be compared - Metro PCS offers noticeably lower speeds. Still, it’s one of the better regional carriers, offering decent prices and now a strong portfolio of devices.

Why? Simple - the Samsung Galaxy S III, probably the best Android device money can buy right now, is landing on the carrier in the very near future.

But it’s not the only new phone Metro PCS is launching - it’s whole portfolio of upcoming devices leaked from an anonymous insider. The phones you see below will roll out from the first week of August and until November, but not much besides the release date is known about them. The price is also already determined, but this could change along the way, so the source didn’t provide it. With no further ado, here’s what’s coming on MetroPCS.

source: Android Forums

Thanks, Jessica!

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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:11 1

1. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

Hope they become a great national carrier they do need to refresh there image though.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:31

2. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)

Well I think its great for those people who dnt want to be stuck in a looong two year contract . I had metro my only complaint was that coverage was not that good in LA IT was ok but if I were to travel to like riverside or glendale I would not have service along the way anymore or if I did it would be very crappyy till I got to the other city then it would be good , data speed on LTE was ok a respectable 5-10 mbps also another complaint I had was that signal was not that good inside buildings other than that it was ok cuz I didn't pay a lot as much as what I pay now on at&t and data speeds were ok . Also if they were to get the s3 would it run on there LTE network ?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 10:51

3. avasponge (Posts: 44; Member since: 03 May 2012)


posted on 30 Jul 2012, 11:08 1

4. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

Finally, all the kids who have metro at my school all have the same phone, the Samsung admire.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:07

8. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

I know. That has to be the most popular Android phone Metro sells. I can see why but people need to spend the extra $50 and get the Huawei Activa. It is LTE at least.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 11:18 1

5. sc5sdanny (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

The game changer!!!

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 11:29

6. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Scared to see what this will cost off contract. I'm sure it will be worth it though

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 15:46

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

I'd expect a 450-500 price tag.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:05

7. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

From what I've been told it will be in the neighborhood of $450 for GSIII and is supposed to be LTE. Got to have a hands on with the CoolPad. Nice phone and an improvement over most of their other phones.
Metro's plan is to have all of their lineup to be LTE Android phones with a flip (Contour 2) and another basic phone. Some LTE phones should also be $100 after MIR. Not bad at all.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 01:15

10. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

finally metro stepping it up

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