1. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    I just ordered the lumia 925, and I plan on putting it on Metro PCS, because they now run on Tmobile's network and are significantly cheaper for the same service. Is there any chance Tmobile will unlock my device, or will I need to pay a third party? Although Metro and Tmobile are the same company, the phone must be unlocked to accept the Merto PCS branded sim
    10-28-2013 01:56 PM
  2. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    T-Mo has always unlocked their phones very easily and for free. If you bought it with a down payment plan, you may need to pay it in full first.
    10-28-2013 02:15 PM
  3. metalchick719's Avatar
    From what I've been told, you will have to have the phone 40 days first. Not sure if that means you have to be using it with a T-Mobile account for those 40 days, but I would guess so.
    10-28-2013 02:33 PM
  4. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    I bought the phone at full price with no service plan, and I've heard all sorts of things about waiting 7 days or waiting 40 days, and I'm having trouble finding a definite answer
    10-28-2013 02:39 PM
  5. tofu.'s Avatar
    From what I've been told, you will have to have the phone 40 days first. Not sure if that means you have to be using it with a T-Mobile account for those 40 days, but I would guess so.
    never heard of that... i think you just need to be in good standing

    it's likely just a roll of the dice depending on which CSR you speak to.
    10-28-2013 08:27 PM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    never heard of that... i think you just need to be in good standing

    it's likely just a roll of the dice depending on which CSR you speak to.
    Someone I know who has a 925 told me that when he was suggesting I get my 810 unlocked.
    10-28-2013 08:38 PM
  7. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    I tried talking to them, but they won't unlock it because I dont have a tmobile service plan
    10-29-2013 09:37 AM
  8. wpeightuser's Avatar
    Why not use T-Mobile's $30 prepaid plan for 2 months and then get it unlocked? Can't imagine Metro PCS being that much cheaper.
    10-29-2013 10:54 AM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    Also, I wonder if you just use it on MetroPCS for 40 days since T-Mobile owns it, maybe they'll unlock it for you after that time? Worth a try...
    10-29-2013 11:52 AM
  10. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    Metro is $10 cheaper for the same unlimited 4g plan, plus taxes and fees are included so it ends up being $30 cheaper per month for the same service
    10-29-2013 03:17 PM
  11. rdubmu's Avatar
    Since metro runs on tmobile airways, I would imagine you wouldn't need it unlock. A locked at&t phone works fine on straight talk.

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    10-29-2013 03:45 PM
  12. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    Since metro runs on tmobile airways, I would imagine you wouldn't need it unlock. A locked at&t phone works fine on straight talk.

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    Do you think I'd still get Tmobile updates or would I need to update manually?
    10-29-2013 06:45 PM
  13. rdubmu's Avatar
    Do you think I'd still get Tmobile updates or would I need to update manually?
    You would only get T-Mobile updates. Not 100% thou if you do need your device unlocked or not

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    10-29-2013 07:14 PM
  14. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    You would only get T-Mobile updates. Not 100% thou if you do need your device unlocked or not

    Sent from my LG-D801 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    I'll try with a Metro sim tomorrow, but im assuming that I wouldn't get any updates if I run the phone on Metro right?
    10-29-2013 10:41 PM
  15. rdubmu's Avatar
    I'll try with a Metro sim tomorrow, but im assuming that I wouldn't get any updates if I run the phone on Metro right?
    Incorrect, you would still get updates when T-Mobile releases them

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    10-30-2013 12:55 AM
  16. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    I can confirm that the locked tmobile nokia lumia 925 works with a metro pcs sim card, no unlocking is required!
    10-30-2013 12:09 PM
  17. Johnhob's Avatar
    That's great! I was thinking of getting a 928 because it's unlocked and will handle GSM too, but they don't list it as compatible on Metro's website (it's native Verizon CDMA, but does GSM as well). I notice that they don't list the Lumia 925 either, so great news that yours works on Metro.

    Did you check everything:

    Data
    SMS send/receive
    MMS
    Local Scout

    Thanks -

    John
    10-30-2013 07:26 PM
  18. Kevin Spring's Avatar
    data- yes (4glte, 4ghspa+, and I havent been dropped to a signal lower than that yet but I assume 3g and other bands work)
    sms and mms are perfect, very fast delivery for mms
    local scout, here maps and driving- yes yes yes
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    11-01-2013 08:35 AM
  19. DGNY's Avatar
    Since metro runs on tmobile airways, I would imagine you wouldn't need it unlock. A locked at&t phone works fine on straight talk.
    Wow. Are you sure a locked AT&T 925 works on StraightTalk at LTE? They won't confirm that on the phone. Thx. :Dani
    11-20-2013 01:46 PM
  20. ajaykc's Avatar
    Hi Kevin,

    I just got Lumia 925 T-Mobile locked version and I called MetroPCS to activate it. They couldn't find it on their system and asked me to go to T-Mobile store and ask them unlock code. I installed the MetroPCS SIM in Lumia 925 and it doesn't work as you described. Did you do more than just putting your MetroPCS SIM into locked Lumia 925 to make it work?
    03-03-2014 09:30 PM
  21. TheGreenSDude's Avatar
    Hey were you able to use the 925 with metro pcs?

    thanks!
    03-20-2014 10:58 PM
  22. djrams80's Avatar
    My mother in law wants to switch to Metro PCS, because they have an excellent $10 Mexico calling plan that you can add to your normal plan. I want to buy a T-Mobile 925 for her off Ebay or something, so she can have a nice Windows phone. Will it work? This thread seems to provide conflicting info.

    Thanks.
    05-04-2014 08:39 PM
  23. metalchick719's Avatar
    My mother in law wants to switch to Metro PCS, because they have an excellent $10 Mexico calling plan that you can add to your normal plan. I want to buy a T-Mobile 925 for her off Ebay or something, so she can have a nice Windows phone. Will it work? This thread seems to provide conflicting info.

    Thanks.
    Yes, it will work because T-Mobile owns MetroPCS. Because Metro is an MVNO of T-Mobile, there's no need to have the phone unlocked.
    05-04-2014 09:39 PM
  24. djrams80's Avatar
    Yes, it will work because T-Mobile owns MetroPCS. Because Metro is an MVNO of T-Mobile, there's no need to have the phone unlocked.
    Thanks! That's what I thought. That said, it does seem strange that the poster above, ajaykc, had difficulties doing this. Also, the 925 doesn't show up in Metro PCS's compatible phone list, although it wouldn't exactly shock me if the list wasn't up to date.

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    05-04-2014 10:23 PM

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