Last November (2010) Metro signed an anonymous nationwide roaming agreement with a major national CDMA carrier (cough * Sprint * cough). But speeds are capped at what Metro has on their own network (avg. 100 kps) -- not the true "3G" speeds that Sprint/Virgin/Cricket customers enjoy on Sprint's CDMA network. However, for voice calls data speed is not important. This voice/100kps nationwide roaming does not cost any extra. It's how Metro brags they have "nationwide coverage"!
Originally Posted by cajunsongs
Here's the press release: http://goo.gl/dZgcL (November 4, 2010) -- but note they never mention the name "Sprint". However, if you look at Sprint's "nationwide" coverage map it exactly matches Metro's.
Also, to supplement that, Metro has a "Travel Talk" roaming agreement with Verizon. But you cannot make any outgoing calls on that network -- you can receive incoming calls for $0.19 per minute. (At least I have not been able to make any outgoing calls on Travel Talk...) But to use Travel Talk you have to already have money in your MetroConnect account. I keep like $10 in there for that purpose, for when traveling out of state. You can also send/receive texts via this connection.
Between Sprint's roaming and Verizon's roaming on Metro, you should be truly covered. Only problem with Verizon's roaming is making outgoing calls -- at least for me.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; 07-10-2011 at 12:25 PM.
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