Interesting. Then they are finally getting serious about moving people to LTE.
Originally Posted by L0GiC4L 3ViL
Before Metro kept saying they wanted to move people to LTE, but yet kept accepting phones from other CDMA carriers which could not run on Metro's LTE. Would run on CDMA only and even then those flashed phones wouldn't work in all of Metro's markets (like New York, Phillie, etc. due to Metro running on AWS frequencies in those areas.)
As long as they kept accepting these phones, which were not compatible with LTE and not even totally compatible with Metro's CDMA in all markets, that was only enlarging the customer base of non-LTE phones.
But Metro management now must have a timeline of when they want to go LTE only? Maybe two years from now or something? And accepting flashed phones hinders that plan...
Well, not flashing "outside" phones is only Step #1. Step #2 is to stop selling CDMA-only phones. When Metro stops introducing new CDMA-only phones, THEN you know we are about a year from LTE only for Metro. (Yeah, I'm looking at you, LG Optimus M+. Coming soon to Metro, and CDMA-only.)
Just to be clear, even when Metro eventually turns off their CDMA transmitters for LTE only, MetroPCS LTE phones will STILL have CDMA chipsets -- so they can handle the CDMA roaming nationwide on other networks with which we have agreements. Only when there's some nationwide LTE roaming network agreement (perhaps with Sprint's new LTE network?) will Metro be able to ditch CDMA chipsets entirely. Until then, all LTE phones will really be LTE + CDMA.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; 04-10-2012 at 07:36 PM.
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