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    Default Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    This is probably old news for some of you guys, but I had to write about it because I was still very confused if it did work or not. And I'm sure some of you out there are still confused as well. Some of the older sim cards will not work on the Nexus 5 so I ended up purchasing a new one which cost me $25 and $10 to activate it. 5 minutes later I was up and running enjoy my new Nexus 5. So there you go, no more confusion. It does work and I'm happy as hell with it. Happy Holidays folks.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    I put my Nexus 5 on order at the ten minute mark on day one. The day I got my Nexus 5 I walked into Metro PCS and walked out after about three minutes with it working on Metro PCS. It would have been faster but the guy keep trying to pop the back off the N5 since he didn't see the SIM tray below the power button. I paid $35 for the Sim and activation.

    The only thing is I am on the T-Mobile network since the Metro PCS is shutting down their CDMA network by 2014. I pay $35 a month per phone for unlimited everything on Metro under the family plan with two phones. I do have a 500mb speed bump from going from 4G LTE to 3G on data but never came close to that yet since I am always around wi-fi.
    Last edited by Shilohcane; 12-26-2013 at 08:45 PM.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    What I'm more interested in is the $60 unlimited plan by metro and how its compared to T-Mobile $70 unlimited, even though metro is using T-Mobile network anyway, or vice verse with the LTE, I'd like to know if there are any catch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shilohcane View Post
    The only thing is I am on the T-Mobile network since the Metro PCS is shutting down their CDMA network by 2014. I pay $35 a month per phone for unlimited everything on Metro under the family plan with two phones. I do have a 500mb speed bump from going from 4G LTE to 3G on data but never came close to that yet since I am always around wi-fi.
    You do aware that MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile now and use their GSM network, unless you want to continue to use their CDMA network exclusively for some reason.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    What I'm more interested in is the $60 unlimited plan by metro and how its compared to T-Mobile $70 unlimited, even though metro is using T-Mobile network anyway, or vice verse with the LTE, I'd like to know if there are any catch.

    You do aware that MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile now and use their GSM network, unless you want to continue to use their CDMA network exclusively for some reason.
    T-Mobile is shutting down Metro's CDMA network by the end of 2014 after they migrate all their Metro PCS customers from CDMA to GSM phones. Metro PCS will still be a separate service from T-Mobile but both will get much faster data. These 40MHz LTE zones will support full Category 4 speeds, which top out at 150Mbps on the downlink and 51Mbps on the uplink. This article tells the story better.

    Last edited by Shilohcane; 12-27-2013 at 11:15 AM.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    It costs $35 to get a SIM in the US - Here SIM swaps are free and new SIM's cost $2 including activation...

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    What I'm more interested in is the $60 unlimited plan by metro and how its compared to T-Mobile $70 unlimited, even though metro is using T-Mobile network anyway, or vice verse with the LTE, I'd like to know if there are any catch.

    You do aware that MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile now and use their GSM network, unless you want to continue to use their CDMA network exclusively for some reason.
    I don't know of any mvno which doesn't either throttle data after 1 or 2 or 2.5 gigs or give slower speeds than postpaid, or both. With Boost Mobile they supposedly throttle, and they did seem to before I remembered my WiFi password, but since going on WiFi here I don't even get 500 MBs from BM. Plus their speeds are maybe a third of Sprint postpaid's which is already like molasses here. It's not even a data service. It totally sucks.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 does work on MetroPCS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by someguy01234 View Post
    What I'm more interested in is the $60 unlimited plan by metro and how its compared to T-Mobile $70 unlimited, even though metro is using T-Mobile network anyway, or vice verse with the LTE, I'd like to know if there are any catch.

    You do aware that MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile now and use their GSM network, unless you want to continue to use their CDMA network exclusively for some reason.
    With the T-Mobile 70 plan you get 2.5GB of hotspot. I don't think you get this with the metro PCs $60 plan.

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