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You'd better move quickly if you're holding on to an older MetroPCS cellphone. The T-Mobile-owned carrier has posted a Frequently Asked Questions warning that its outgoing CDMA network will effectively shut off on June 21st. Any legacy phones are "not guaranteed" to work after that, the contract...

May 10th 2015 at 5:29am 0 Comments
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Even though your voice is magically being transported through the air, cellular phone calls actually work more or less the same as their land-line counterparts. T-Mobile is finally ditching the old-school circuit-switched method for Voice over LTE (VoLTE), which sends your sweet lyrical words via...

May 22nd 2014 at 2:59pm 0 Comments
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T-Mobile's efforts to transition customers from MetroPCS' aging CDMA network to its own GSM and LTE frequencies is going quite swimmingly. The company has been bragging that it's well ahead of schedule, and in some markets it's already begun repurposing the smaller carrier's spectrum to deliver fa...

February 25th 2014 at 5:46pm 0 Comments
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MetroPCS has been on a big expansion kick ever since coming under T-Mobile's wing, and it's not about to slow down today. The contract-free carrier has just revealed plans to cover 15 more markets beginning on November 21st. Most of those are notable western cities, including Albuquerque, Denver...

November 5th 2013 at 2:51pm 0 Comments
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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a peek at Motorola's upcoming cheaper version of the Moto X, glimpses of the Lumia 929 for Verizon in white and two new smartphones to MetroPCS. So buy th...

October 5th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought convincing signs that BlackBerry users are moving away from physical keyboards, along with a new budget Android smartphone for MetroPCS and a stumbling bl...

August 31st 2013 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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If you've been holding out for a new $40/month smartphone, you're in luck. We're not even three months separated from T-Mobile's MetroPCS acquisition and the value carrier is already reaping benefits from Ms. Magenta. The Bring-Your-Own-Phone carrier is getting its first Windows 8 Phone handset, t...

July 26th 2013 at 7:56am 0 Comments
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We've known for a while that a MetroPCS-friendly version of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 was in the cards, but the carrier hasn't been very forthcoming with its plans. At least, until now -- the company just posted a teaser on Twitter for a Samsung-based launch next week. While the text is slightly crypti...

July 5th 2013 at 11:54am 0 Comments