As I sit here on the often overlooked, but very beautiful (Rincon area) island of Puerto Rico... I can say NO MY METRO PCS phone from south florida does NOT work here, nor has it ever since I got here 6/17/09. Like any thrifty phone geek I bought a "NET10" phone. $29 with 300 minutes and a 1.5x multiplier if I phone home, and $ 0.15 per text message.
Now who wants to buy an LG "NTLG300G" when I get home? LOL With some minutes left... AND a "787" area code?
Metro users can call here all day long, but NOT use our phones here.
Thanks for asking, and BTW "the weather is here, I wish you were beautiful. The beer is too cold, and the daquiri's too frutiful." OR something to that effect.
I DID SEE SOME CRAZY CHINESE PHONES WHILE HERE (totally generic) iphone clones, and stretched out BB's whee.
determined to learn from the gurus... AND post it all in one place; so that others can learn too, without all the fruitless searches.