MetroPCS shuts off its old phone network on June 21st

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-free network says. It's no secret that the end was nigh given that MetroPCS began winding down CDMA last year. However, we won't blame you if this early transition is catching you off-guard. T-Mobile only said it was turning off MetroPCS' old network sometime in the second half of the year -- it's clearly eager to conduct some spring cleaning, even if it means asking people to upgrade sooner than expected.

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