1. WINDOW LOVIN's Avatar
    I have been with the L521 since it came out. But lately ive been feeling like upgrading. But unfortunately, I can only find the L521 and L630 for Metro Users...So my question is can I buy an ICON and use it with my Metro PCS provider?
    09-25-2014 01:27 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Nope... Metro is traditionally a CDMA company and Icon is a CDMA phone, but Metro won't activate a Vzw phone onto their service.

    Now, the reason you can run SIM based (GSM) models like 521 and 630 on Metro is that they were recently bought by T-Mobile US. Those are actually T-MoUS internals on those phones and they are riding on T-Mo towers. T-Mo bought Metro for the tower capacity and it will all go T-Mo GSM over time.

    You want a T-Mo compatible model. You could look for a T-Mo Branded Lumia 925 on eBay, Swappa or the Marketplace at WPCentral.

    Or you could go "all in" with a 1520.3 - or wait to see what T-Mo unveils later this year for WP. There was a front page article on WPCentral saying HTC One (M8) for Windows is coming to T-Mo this fall...

    MetroPCS Announces Bring-Your-Own-Device Program Opening Up Network To T-Mobile Devices ยป TmoNews

    Always check with a Metro PCS person to make sure your device will run... The big deal is getting the correct 1700 MHz on the 3G/H+ radio and the proper LTE frequencies/classes to match T-Mo.
    09-25-2014 09:26 AM

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