MetroPCS starts its BYOD service today

MetroPCS starts its BYOD service today
As we told you earlier this month that it would, MetroPCS has launched its own Bring Your Own Device service starting today. Subscribers to the plan can bring their own GSM flavored Android or Windows Phone model or specific versions of the Apple iPhone. The service is available in Boston, Dallas, Hartford, Conn., and Las Vegas. Taking advantage of the GSM pipeline used by T-Mobile, and the CDMA and LTE networks used by MetroPCS, the plan supports AT&T and T-Mobile branded iPhones and the Verizon and Sprint branded Apple iPhone 5.

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.

source: MetroPCS via FierceWireless



1. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

does the phone have to be unlocked?

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

What about Metro to T-mobile, how simple is that?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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: Jun 12, 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.

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