its a speculation but if we all remembered the threats about accounts being canceled for tethering that was a huge bluff and so it is for boosting your 3g speeds, bottom line is your too valuable to metro if they start to cancel accounts that means a loss of profit which means bad idea on metro.
They ask this question 4 times, and then ask it again.
Originally Posted by sniper1087
I dont know what to tell you, let me know the steps you took? because it detects phone when it gets connected, but when I do Service programming,
It Shows phone:Unknown
ESN :Esn Here
Phone Number: Phone Number here, not my phone number though, kind of odd lol
Banner: Nothing here
Port: COM9 in my case
I am not sure whats going on, why is not working I ran as administrator and didnt work same error Online "Connection Failure: Unspecified Error"
I have the same issue when I tried. This is really weird because it worked perfectly fine when I used it to update my prl back when 3025 first came out.
Anyways, since then, my phone has been rooted, and is on a different kernel. I'm not sure if that's the cause of that same error that you are getting or not.
I was able to get my phone to get detected by qpst by uninstalling my drivers, uninstalling qpst, and then reinstalling both, but did not find the option to change the option to "simple IP." I tried different ways but it reverted back to being undetected newest again.
So I finally gave up trying. I do wish I had a reliable backup to the LTE because jumping from 3-5mbps to .1mbps is pretty crappy. Please post if you find a solution for LTE phones.
I would REALLY like to see MetroPCS get some top-of-the-line 4G phones. There are a lot of people who like not having to deal with exorbitant prices, with a contract, with being bled for overages and fees that weren't properly disclosed, and with very poor service from the Big Three.
I am out in the boondocks, a good 30 miles north of Atlanta. When I had Verizon 3G, I was getting about 40 kb download speed at best, sometimes dropping to 2 kb and often getting dropped; their 4G network hasn't made it here yet, or hadn't when I switched to MetroPCS. I'm currently getting pretty consistent 1 MB with MetroPCS 4G. The only other internet connection I can get is dial-up, so I use my phone for everything.
Back when I bought my phone, the MetroPCS store just had the Indulge and Esteem. I chose the Samsung Indulge, because I had read so many bad reports about the Esteem having a power cycling issue. I like my phone, but it's really hard on the battery. You only really get maybe a couple hours of standby time with a factory battery. If Samsung had invested an extra $10 into extended life batteries for the phones (Found them on eBay for $8.50, including shipping, new in package; I'm sure Samsung wouldn't pay much more than the eBay sellers for them), they could have probably raised the price by $25-$50 easily, and had a much happier customer base.
I would have liked having a larger selection of phones to choose from. I was in the MetroPCS store a few days ago and they still only have 3 4G phones. If they had a dozen or so, ranging from a cheap one for kids to a top-of-the-line phone, they would probably be able to increase sales substantially. They really need a lower-end 4G Android phone for kids; that $60 per month for a package with Rhapsody would go over well with them, but their parents aren't likely to shell out $300 or more for a phone that's going to be wrecked first time they get in a fight, or dropped on the bus and stepped on, or lost in a couple of months, and MetroPCS doesn't have a good insurance policy; you still have to pay the majority of the cost of a new phone. On the other end, a lot of older folks like me would like a phone with a larger screen to watch Netflix and Youtube. We need a real keyboard; our fine motor control has suffered, as has our eyesight and hearing. I really like the keyboard on my Indulge; since it was discontinued, NONE of the 4G phones have one. Us older folks could care less for a front-facing camera to show just how old and ugly we've gotten; we would much rather think of ourselves as that strapping 20 year old we were a few decades ago. Even my 88 year old uncle has an Android phone these days; everybody plays up the youth segment of the market, but the people who have the cash to pay for those high-end phones are the folks in their 40s and over. Keeping us in mind would be highly profitable.
After 4 years of dealing with Verizon and their constant price gouging, overages, fees, poor customer service, throttling, deceptive advertising ("unlimited" with an asterisk), salespeople angling for commissions, misrepresentations, a useless feature that the salesperson said was a "free trial" when I bought the phone, and had said I could cancel anytime in the next 30 days, but the free trial offer turned out to have expired, and cost me over $100 to get rid of, with customer service only allowed to say "I'm sorry. I can't do anything about it, but I'm really sorry", etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. I'm really happy to never have to deal with a contract again.
If MetroPCS gets some of the best new phones, they may notice that their customer base will begin going more upscale, as well. A lot of us are just now figuring out that MetroPCS isn't just another third-rate, cheapo prepaid phone. There are a lot of people who have put up with so much crap from the Big Three that there's a big market for a hassle-free, no-contract alternative, but a lot of them don't think of MetroPCS just because it has a reputation as being exclusively tied to the low end of the market. If a friend hadn't shown me that he had 4G at my house on his phone on MetroPCS, I would have never have thought of it. After all, my ex-wife's 4G verizon phone had never picked up a 4G signal within 5 miles of my house. Needless to say, when I figured out MetroPCS had built their 4G network this far out, the next day I was switching.
Dude...sell your Indulge and get the Esteem. I had the Indulge too...that phone is honestly horrible. My Esteem never had a power cycle issue. The ones that did, were pretty much fixed by the ZVD update!
I love the Esteem... there is no comparison between the two!