MetroPCS has broadened its horizons for the second time this year by expanding its LTE connectivity service to 15 new markets. The announcement was made in a single press release on the carrier’s website yesterday. The newly announced locations mean that the operator now provides 4G coverage in 45 markets across the United States.
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Samsung’s largest Android-powered smartphone, the mammoth 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega, has been available in both Europe and Asia for the past couple of months now, and recently launched in the U.S. on AT&T. And just yesterday, MetroPCS officially announced that it will also start selling the Mega 6.3, starting next Monday, November 25.
A leaked image revealing Samsung’s mammoth 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega powering-up, with a MetroPCS-branded boot logo has emerged, thus confirming weeks of suspicion suggesting that the handset is headed to the U.S. carrier. The handset is expected to ship sim-locked to Metro, however, there’s no word on whether it will eventually make its way to T-Mobile or not.
LG announced its affordable mid-range Android smartphone, the Optimus F6, back in August and now we have confirmation that it’s available to purchase on MetroPCS, for $199 off-contract.
MetroPCS, the largest prepaid service in the U.S., has officially announced that it will carry Huawei’s latest ultra-affordable Android smartphone, the Valiant, which is available to purchase from the carrier’s website as from today.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available to purchase from MetroPCS for $550. You can get it with the carrier’s $40 per month unlimited everything plan, which gives you 4G LTE data where available. But it’s initially only available in stores in “select markets.”
MetroPCS is now ready to start selling devices that run on T-Mobile’s 3G HSPA+ network, which means this is the beginning of customer migration from MetroPCS to T-Mobile. The migration has begun ahead of schedule, coming just six weeks after the newly-appointed T-Mobile began trading.
Not long after an FCC approval, a planned shareholder vote, and a revised deal on T-Mobiles front, MetroPCS shareholders have voted to approve the reverse merger between T-Mobile and MetroPCS. In the so-called “reverse merger,” the significantly smaller company, MetroPCS, will be buying into the networking giant, T-Mobile.
T-Mobile USA will finally start selling the iPhone and enforce its plan to eliminate subsidies in “three to four months,” according to the company’s chief executive, John Legere. It will be the first time T-Mobile has offered in the iPhone in the United States since the handset was first released launched in 2007.
MetroPCS has added another affordable smartphone to its 4G lineup this morning in the form of the ZTE Avid 4G. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sports a “crystal-clear” 4-inch display — all for just $149 with no annual contract.