Signed up for MetroPCS 2 days ago and bought an Optimus. Got my old # ported yesterday. Everything works fine EXCEPT I cannot receive text messages. I was told it would take up to 3 days to start working. Is this common? Will it actually start to work in 3 days or is this a delay tactic?
my daughter just bought the optimus and a couple of days later got me one and the text working was within minutes.the first one she and i both received was from metro and before we got home with hers she had sent at least 3 and got back a reply on all 3.i can tell you this it sure is a better phone then i thought it would be.
I too Ported a number from verizon into metroPCS, Can do EVERYTHING BUT RECEIVE TEXTS!! Texts are working normally to people that have metroPCS service, but other than that, i can only send, i never receive any texts back from non MetroPCS Customers. MMS Is working normally too. Customer service tells me it may take 72 hours, it's been 48 now.. Ill post if it gets fixed, but im starting to get frustrated.
My solution for now is Textfree, as i am using a droid x.
It can take upwards of 72 hours to port a number completely. Outbound will work immediately it's getting the calls and data inbound to route correctly cane take some time. What I recommend is this: Make sure your OSP phone is physically off, then restart your Metro PCS phone. When I ported in from Verizon this helped me. As soon as I did that (about 50ish hours in) everything kicked in. As it was explained to me is the telephone system is so used to sending taking a route. Now it has to go to a new route. If it sees the old router, it'll try to send it. However if that route is gone it'll go the correct way.
Towards the end of March, I ported my T-Mobile number over to metroPCS on a Friday afternoon at a corporate store.
The FCC indicates a port should take no more than two (2) business days. Business days do not include weekends.
As of the following Tuesday evening, all services were working, except for incoming text. Incoming text apparently began to work overnight Tuesday night, as by the next morning (Wednesday), the phone received an incoming text.
Generally, the speed of a port will depend on how long it takes the losing carrier to release the phone number and how long it takes the receiving carrier to do what it needs to do on the backend of things.
I also have a prepaid TracFone (activated on Verizon) and while I tried to move (via their web site) the service and minutes from another TracFone (activated on T-Mobile) over to the Verizon TracFone, it unexpectedly also ported the phone number along with everything else. To make a long story short, this was done on a Friday evening and by 12 noon (EST) Saturday (the next day), the Verizon TracFone (after *228 programming) received the ported phone number and all services were working. So this port took less than 18 hours.
T-Mobile customer since 2005
America Movil customer since 2004