1. mikeyyyownz's Avatar
    I'm a Verizon man, so I have no idea. I know T-Mobile owns Metro (I think), but its so confusing.

    My little bro in law has an LG Motion, and I'm looking to get him something comparable or better, USED. But I want to bring him to the dark side of WP8.

    Which phones work for Metro (4g LTE) and will be eventually upgradeable to 8.1?

    Switching companies is not an option. He's a kid, and I don't pay his phone bill.

    Thanks guys.
    03-19-2014 03:14 PM
  2. Gawain's Avatar
    The Nokia Lumia 521 and Lumia 925 for T-Mobile should work with no issues. MetroPCS is selling the T-Mo network now, no more lines are being activated on the old CDMA network so those two devices are your best shot.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-19-2014 04:31 PM
  3. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    MetroPCS runs on the T-mobile network. It's a MVNO. The 521 doesn't get 4GLTE speeds. The 925 does. Both should be upgradeable to 8.1
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-19-2014 04:35 PM
  4. mikeyyyownz's Avatar
    I'll look into the 925. Thanks guys!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-23-2014 12:10 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'll look into the 925. Thanks guys!
    It won't need to be unlocked, since MetroPCS is now a T-Mobile MVNO. If you get a T-Mobile branded device, it will work fine.
    mikeyyyownz likes this.
    03-23-2014 12:21 AM
  6. regi7's Avatar
    I bought my mom the Lumia 520 on Metro PCS. She loves it.
    Laura Knotek and mikeyyyownz like this.
    03-23-2014 12:38 AM
  7. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    It won't need to be unlocked, since MetroPCS is now a T-Mobile MVNO. If you get a T-Mobile branded device, it will work fine.
    FWIW, I asked in the carrier forum if I had to wait until I could unlock my T-Mobile phone before switching and the only answers I got were that it would not work until I unlocked it. I am a little disappointed to find out there is something untrue on the internet.
    mikeyyyownz and yeewiz like this.
    03-23-2014 10:24 AM
  8. mikeyyyownz's Avatar
    Just an update, if anyone was wondering. Bought a brand new 925 on eBay. T-Mobile "locked" version. Works flawlessly with Metro. Just needed a sim and called and activated. No issues whatsoever.


    Thanks for everyone's help.
    05-07-2014 10:43 AM
  9. knowname's Avatar
    Thanks. Helpful. I went to metro today and sales guy told me that tmobile phones have to be unlocked before they work with metro
    05-29-2016 03:32 PM
  10. Player Piano's Avatar
    Unlocked Lumia 735 works brilliantly on T-Mo as well. I had 2 nieces using these phones after upgrading their 521s on T-Mo.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-29-2016 03:55 PM

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