MetroPCS extends its LTE network into four more markets

MetroPCS extends its LTE network into four more markets
Now that the 4G race is at a go with the major carriers making a big push into this evolving category this year, big time prepaid wireless carrier MetroPCS aims to keep up with the pack.

Today, they've announced the availability of their LTE network in four additional new markets that include Atlanta, GA; Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; and Orlando, FL. Naturally, it goes to show that they intend to go toe-to-toe in this increasingly competitive market, but they still only offer one LTE enabled handset – which is the Samsung Craft. However, we've seen photos of the Samsung Forte SCH-R910 which is gearing up to be a respectable Android powered smartphone that'll hopefully flaunt the Galaxy S brand.

As it stands right now, MetroPCS has a total of 13 markets covered with their LTE network and we'll hopefully see more light up in the coming year.

source: MetroPCS

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10 Comments

1. jenna_23

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 02, 2010

does any one know if metro pcs 4g is faster than sprints 4g???

8. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Ok so I've tested both and Speedtest gave sprint 6mb/s while my indulge gets an average of 3mb/s. Still, more than what I get from my clear mobile hotspo which is about 1.3 mb/s (at the adress where i get 3mb/s from the indulge) so i'm extremely satisfied with my phone especially since im getting unlimited calls/texts and 500mb of 4G for 35 bucks a month!!! ( im on a family plan) of couse as soon as I can make my phone into a hotspot Ill get the unlimited data for $55

9. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

About last comment, the areas where I tested both phones are about 15 minutes away from the dfw area

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

LTE is faster than Wimaxx unless they are using some uber slowed down LTE.

3. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I think Metro's LTE is currently running at a lower speed than Verizon's. I may be wrong but I'm quite sure I read that a few months back. Please correct me if I'm not.

4. Rick unregistered

Metro's 4G is running at Sprints 3G network actually.. Most people get 600k ish

5. webOSdev2.0

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Rick is right Metro is using 4G as there 3G so there not so focused on the speed

6. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Haha even Metro is doing better than T-mobile! Poor T-mo, thinks HSPA+ is 4G. And now AT&T is doing it. At least AT&T and other carriers are upgrading to LTE.

7. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

t-mobile is actually the best(currently), and hspa+ is now considered 4g do your research +plus their "14"mbps(ppl usually get 6mbps) speeds are going to be upgraded to at least 28 mps(http://www.phonearena.com/news/T-Mobile-officially-announces-doubling-its-4G-network-speed-to-42 Mbps-in-2011_id15780) faster than verizons lte(16 mbps, but average is 8mbps) and + tmobile is also going to be running LTE(http://www.phonearena.com/news/T-Mobile-to-offer-budget-friendly-data-plans-and-smartphones-LTE- after-2014_id16132) just like at&t a hspa+/LTE hybrid network. so yeah do ur research be4 posting ur stupid hate lies.

10. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Wow those are some incredible speeds, have you actually tested any of those carriers? if so, what speed did you get?

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