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MetroPCS extends its LTE network into four more markets

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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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posted on 25 Jan 2011, 13:27

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

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

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 00:45

8. ERIK05 (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Mar 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

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 00:49

9. ERIK05 (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 14:05

2. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 14:21

3. Galen20K (Posts: 545; Member since: 26 Dec 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.

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 19:07

4. Rick (unregistered)

Metro's 4G is running at Sprints 3G network actually..

Most people get 600k ish

posted on 25 Jan 2011, 20:03

5. webOSdev2.0 (Posts: 31; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 26 Jan 2011, 07:27

6. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2011, 17:10

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 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.

posted on 28 Mar 2011, 00:51

10. ERIK05 (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Mar 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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