well see u can only use it if you are in a non aws area . most new metro pcs areas in the last year to 18 months are aws so check your zip on metro website to see flashing that thing is easy i can give you help hit me up .
also if you are in a aws area it wont work for you sorry there is no 1700 band on the phone and thats what a aws market is .
you can also chk out the cricket forums thread here they have all the help you want with flashing and you can get all of it working if you arent in a aws area . 1 last thing if you arent in a aws area and you take that phone in to a aws area your phone will not , i repeat will not work @ all no roaming or anything .
A friend of mine just gave me his Touch Pro he no longer uses and i found out that i could switch to MetroPCS. Knowing this i went to the store to get it done and she told me it couldn't be done and she was like "i can flash it but i can't program it to make it work with Metro" so i walked out disappointed.
Doing my own research using the web i've read many stories (even here in this forum) about people flashing the same kind of phone to MetroPCS and so i decided to do it myself, well not really but maybe get some ideas and know the process so i can go back to the store and tell them how do it.
As much as i read through i've got the ideas and concepts used during such flashing. At the store she told me after being flashed the MMS and WEB services wouldn't be available, i had no problem with that and now i found out that you can get such services with a bit more of effort.
I know how to get the SPC ------------- . this is easy
is the phone EVDO or AWS?------------- . evdo is the answer
which would be the best prl file for the phone?----------- . the newest listed for metro
if i ever get it done i could just go the store and tell them to get its ESN into the system and make calls? --------------- , yes and no some arent able to put it in the system rt .
what this person is doing isnt really flashing she changing the prl to 6-zeros and puttting a metro prl on the phone . i monkey could do this given the proper tools and instructions