T-Mobile to shut down Metro PCS' CDMA network in Las Vegas and New England

T-Mobile to shut down Metro PCS' CDMA network in Las Vegas and New England
When T-Mobile bought MetroPCs last year, the game plan was for MetroPCS customers to migrate to the T-Mobile network. Eventually, T-Mobile would shut down the MetroPCS pipeline and refarm the spectrum to build out its more advanced LTE pipeline. That process has actually started taking place ahead of schedule, and on Friday it was announced that T-Mobile would be turning off MetroPCS' CDMA network in Las Vegas and in the New England area on July 1st.

T-Mobile is reminding MetroPCS customers in those regions to update to a new phone before June 30th. This new handset needs to support T-Mobile's HSPA+/LTE 4G service. The good news is that T-Mobile will provide discounts on these phones to those who need to switch. You can always saunter into your local MetroPCSstore and see if you are eligible for a discount.

If you're a MetroPCS customer in the New England or Las Vegas area, you can trade in your LG Connect for a $99 credit allowing you to score an LG Optimus F6 for free. Those with the LG Motion will get a $49 instant credit, allowing them to grab for free, the LG Exhibit. And if you're totin' the Huawei Verge or the Samsung Admire, you can trade either for the Samsung Freeform M or the Huawei Valiant at no cost.

July 1st will be here before you know it, so if you are affected by the closing of the MetroPCS CDMA pipeline in your area, you might want to grab your new phone now.


source: MetroPCS via Phonescoop

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3 Comments

1. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I hope AT&T is just as fast with Cricket. The pre paid wars is gonna be the battle to watch.

2. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

It's the take over!

3. maxmppower unregistered

Metro PCS has been a killer in PrePaid vs Cricket, T-Mobile is giving everyone a run in the Post War. Expensive bills is making everyone change.

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