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@ttw - LOL....same thing I do bro.....its just duuumn and retarted to di skmething like this...smh -_-
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Quick google search.
Very Interesting I noticed there's a WiFi hotspot on the phone
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It's here. See press release below and it's on Metro's site.
Gingerbread, 3.5" screen and 800 Mhz CPU? Not impressed. If Metro had done this ONE year ago -- when they promised 6 LTE Androids in 2011 it -- would have been great. Now, it's "Really? We waited for THIS?" By the way, this is only the 5th LTE Android phone Metro has ever released (and only 4 are currently for sale; the Samsung Indulge was discontinued). Halfway through 2012 and they still have never delivered on their 2011 "half a dozen" LTE Androids promise.
Oh, they also promised total overlay of LTE signal to CDMA map by end of 2011. Then, they said end of 1st quarter 2012 -- now it's end of 3rd quarter 2012.
MetroPCS Introduces Latest 4G LTE Smartphone and Huawei's First in the U.S with the Huawei Activa(TM) 4G
Huawei Activa 4G is fifth 4G LTE smartphone from the nation's only no-contract 4G LTE provider
(FIFTH. Metro promised SIX LTE Androids in 2011 alone and they've only released FIVE in 2011 and 2012. They only released TWO LTE Androids in 2011 after repeatedly promising to media and investors much more.)
DALLAS, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. PCS +0.32% and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, are making 4G LTE service available to all MetroPCS customers with the introduction of the Activa(TM) 4G smartphone. The Activa 4G is the latest smartphone in MetroPCS' growing 4G LTE line-up and is Huawei's first 4G LTE handset in the United States.
"MetroPCS is committed to bringing 4G LTE handsets to consumers with a range of price points and features to ensure that 4G LTE is available to everyone and offers the experience that is right for them," said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS. "The addition of Huawei as a new 4G LTE handset provider is a great step for us as we continue to expand our portfolio of affordable, feature-rich 4G LTE devices at an exceptional value."
The Huawei Activa 4G is a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen smartphone powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and equipped with a 5.0 megapixel camera with single LED flash and front-facing VGA camera. The 4G LTE device is powered by GCT's GDM7240 single-chip 4G LTE solution.
"We are honored to bring our first 4G LTE device to U.S. audiences with the support of MetroPCS' powerful and expansive network," said Michael Chuang, executive vice president of Huawei Device USA. "MetroPCS is committed to providing customers with advanced, flexible and affordable smartphone options through its no-annual contract services, and is the ideal partner for Huawei's entrance into a new era for smartphones and handsets."
The Huawei Activa 4G is available in stores and online for $149, plus tax, following mail-in and instant rebate, for a limited time.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; 06-08-2012 at 11:41 AM.
Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.
Also, when I found myself arguing with the idiotic Sprint-buyout denier I realized how low I had stooped. People like that don't deserve the time of day, much less 10 or 15 mnutes trying to cite the "proof" they will never accept either because they are Metro management trolls sent to the boards to obfuscate the truth or they are flat-earthers who will never accept satellite photos proving the Earth is round. Sprint board members said MetroPCS CEO Lindquist was personally involved in all the negotiations and had even INITIATED the merger/buyout by contacting Sprint and begging to be bought. Seeing what all Metro has NOT done since last year, that explains a whole lot.
A MetroPCS employee told me that Liar Lindquist ALLEGEDLY sent an INTERNAL memo to MetroPCS employees when the news first broke, denying all this -- but that was before he knew the Sprint board would rat him out completely. (and between the two, Lindquist has no credibility whatsover). I know how business works (courtesy a Business Administration degree), and I know that Lindquist will NEVER issue a public denial of this attempted Sprint deal, because that would be a lie for which he could be punished. Since he is an officer of a public company listed on the stock exchange, propagating false information about that company would open him up to SEC fines and harsher action, as well as shareholder lawsuits. So, he will lie to employees but won't risk repeating that in external communication.
NO, he's going to keep his mouth shut publicly -- and may even be on risky ground with that company-wide memo, if it exists and if it ever became public. If it is real, I would be interested to see the exact wording, to see any weasel phrasing (it depends on what the meaning of "is" is).
I'm not even going to comment on the Deutsche Telekom/T-mobile situation because that was just TALKS. TALKS happen all the time. The Sprint thing was MONTHS of negotiation and a formal Sprint board VOTE.
So, when trolls won't accept that, you can't argue with them. I realized then was the time to step back a little and do some other things that needed to be done.
I must admit I am disappointed with Metro not executing their business plans the way they should. At the international media company for which I work, if we publicly promise something will be done, then it WILL be done. And if it doesn't get done on time, then those people responsible will have to find somewhere else to work. And then the plan still gets done. So many times Metro promises and never delivers and I don't see any accountability. Therefore, that attitude has to emanate from the top down.
Metro has had a for-sale sign on their foreheads since last summer.
- That's why they only released 2 LTE Androids last year, when they promised 6.
- That's why they didn't finish the LTE coverage rollout by end of 2011, and will only finish it now by the end of Q3 2012.
All that takes money (operating capital) and they wanted to keep their balance sheets looking like they had excess money.
Last edited by ChazzMatt; 06-08-2012 at 11:48 AM.
i dont think the kungfu panda cheesy video makes the phone worth anymore....but atleast it does have rebates to bring it down to $150 which i gotta say its alot better than the optimus m+ lol what a joke....
I saw this last night(2AM for me lol) on the website when I was trying to recommend the LG Connect to a coworker.
Yeah I agree chazz a lot of people argue without any fundamentals ideas they just throw words up in the air metro has failed in many ways I just simply think management does not care and they are for sale
Going back to this phone is not a bad addition specially at that price there will be people going for it of course the phone is here a little too late but hey maybe in 3 months we might see the big one
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would you say this would be a legit upgrade from a Samsung Indulge? dude on my job is really having a headache about its battery life.
it was kind of humorous having him ask me "what's the battery life like?". he asked that when I showed him the Connect and when we looked at this Activa. I was like man, you aren't going to get Nook-like battery life with a 4G phone unless you get a RAZR Maxx with Verizon and that's $150 a month lol.
Great after almost two,months of hearing news of this phone its about to hit stores in week or so but for us dealers this phone will just be collecting dust metro advertises this phone like its a breakthrough of more cheap handsets to come with cheap ram space we all understand that its the first to,offer lte no contract phones but this,phone will just get discontinue more,quicker than the esteem for a bit,morr,get the attain but then again all of,metro phones have issues. Its just experince you guys.
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U know what gets me Is this phone was 2 come out n April & with the Optimus M+ (with the same specs) @ the same price but with 4g seems like the price on the Lg would come down. Guess now metro will push that Samsung out now that Cricket & Virgin r getting the I-phone
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Okay, is it an upgrade to an Indulge? In my opinion NO! I think the Indulge would be an upgrade to this, just based on memory issues. True it does have a nice front camera for video chat & a flash on the back but.... That's just not enough. Even a Razr MAXX won't get super battery life (though it is pretty good) but the Indulge is quite old now, there are lots of cool tricks out there, especially if you root the phone, to extend your battery life. It's been a while since I really paid attention but mine lasts a long time, probably close to a week or so. Although I have several phones so I admit I don't use it as much as someone for whome it's their only phone but still, there's a lot you can do to extend the battery life.
Why is the Optimus M+ a joke? I like that phone. It has 512MB RAM, 3GB internal storage, 800MHz processor, 5MP camera, & a flash. It's pretty thin & has a sliding door over the USB port. I think it's a great phone, the best we have (Android, non-4G) period. Please don't respond comparing to the Droid 4 or something, we don't have those phones. It's not the best in the world no but its a pretty decent phone, not too much $$ on a cheap no contract unlimited plan.
I just shudder at the thought of all those customers bringing their phones back complaining about those out-of-memory errors they'll be getting with this Activa thing. The HTC was bad enough, this is a 4G phone and actually has LESS. How dumb is that? I don't make the rules but it should have been $200 instead of $250, minus all the rebate things bringing it down to $100 for a promo special. Everyone knows how Metro sends out their mail in rebates right? So this will be $200. We have a LG Connect on sale for $250 with a 1.2 dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, all kinds of cool stuff & it's by LG. It will be a piece of cake talking customers into spending that extra $50 to get them into a good phone!
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I see this phones going down to $150 after one month with no mail in rabate!!!. i dont think metro will keep highter than that. it is $150 now but i hate mail in rebate, costumer doesnt liket to wait for their money. $150 is not a bad price for this phone. the lg optimus is 150 and is not a 4g phone. I say this phone will make me a couple more sales per day.