$99 Nokia Lumia 521 Sold-Out, LG F3 4 & More MetroPCS

MetroPCS in now available in 15 more markets since it has merged with T-Mobile. MetroPCS will be switching spectrum in new markets where data speed will be increased seven-times. Once again the feature-packed bargain-priced Nokia Lumia 521 sold-out. It is no longer available online but can be found at some MetroPCS stores

MetroPCS is now offering its “Bring Your Own Phone” program to all of its customers with compatible phones.

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MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy S3 (III) Update to 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android Jelly Bean 4.1

Android Jelly Bean 4.1In time for Easter, there are many Jelly Bean updates rolling out this week.  The MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy S III is getting updated too, along with the HTC One X and Droid RAZR/MAXX.  Your Samsung Galaxy S III must be connected to Wi-Fi for the update to work.

The servers were so busy some owners had to wait to download the update. Be sure that your Samsung Galaxy S III is at least 50% charged.  DO NOT STOP the process during the update, like we did with out AT&T model (see video).

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AT&T vs Verizon LTE Test 4 Fastest --Metro PCS Loser

Verizon vs AT&T LTE Tests

Verizon vs AT&T LTE TestsWe've been watching the latest commercial for Verizon LTE "hiking" claiming that the network is "astonishing." MetroPCS calls its data 4G LTE. While AT&T does not advertise its speed. Which is really the fastest? What do real speed tests show? Which is the best for you? (video follows).

OpenSignal has an app that shows download and upload speeds.  We ran tests indoors with a Samsung Galaxy S III on the AT&T network and Droid RAZR MAXX HD on the Verizon 4G LTE network along with a standard dual-core Motorola Atrix using a Wi-Fi connection.

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