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MetroPCS continues 4G LTE assault with Coolpad Quattro

MetroPCS continues 4G LTE assault with Coolpad Quattro

A brand new smartphone has been revealed by the folks at MetroPCS complete with mid-range specifications for those looking to keep their pocketbooks full while they access 4G LTE data speed. This device is the Coolpad Quattro 4G, and it's one of two 4G LTE-capable smartphones on the carrier this summer. This device works with a 4-inch display, single-core 1GHz processor, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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MetroPCS announces new 4G LTE plan, reveals LG Motion 4G

MetroPCS announces new 4G LTE plan, reveals LG Motion 4G

MetroPCS has a new 4G LTE offer for those of you who want unlimited data but don't want to pay out the nose. Announced today, its new 4G LTE plan will cost $55 per month for unlimited talk, text, and of course, 4G LTE data. Everything plans are nothing new, but MetroPCS President Thomas Keys assures CNET that there are "no strings" attached with this one.

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MetroPCS launches world’s first commercially available VoLTE smartphone

MetroPCS launches world’s first commercially available VoLTE smartphone

MetroPCS has announced that it is now offering for sale the world's first commercially available voice over LTE service and compatible 4G LTE smartphone. The smartphone in question is the LG Connect 4G Android device, and it is available in select MetroPCS stores around the country. The wireless carrier says it will continue to roll out VoLTE service and additional handsets in the coming weeks.

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Live mobile TV hits MetroPCS with Dyle on Galaxy S Lightray 4G

Live mobile TV hits MetroPCS with Dyle on Galaxy S Lightray 4G

Live local TV on a smartphone has launched in the US for the first time, with MetroPCS pairing up with Dyle mobile TV to deliver broadcasts on the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G. The awkwardly-named LTE smartphone will be able to access local and national news, sports and other content, with service bundled in with the regular MetroPCS plan.

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T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tipped

T-Mobile MetroPCS merger tipped

After the hassle that T-Mobile went through during the bungled AT&T acquisition proposition, one might think the company is sour on the idea of mergers right now. But then again, it ended up getting billions of dollars in a concession deal with AT&T and it didn't even have to give up anything, so it's not all bad. Nevertheless, T-Mobile's subscription numbers are way down and now it's looking for something to give itself a huge jolt to get back in the game.

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Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon to sell 700MHz spectrum to gain AWS cable spectrum

Verizon Wireless announced today that it will be selling all of its block A and B 700MHz spectrum to get approval for its purchase of AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies to expand its 4G LTE network. The move comes as the FCC and the Department of Justice are mulling over the transaction, which has faced opposition from smaller carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

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MetroPCS begins LTE throttling, but adds unlimted $70 plan

MetroPCS begins LTE throttling, but adds unlimted $70 plan

Discount carrier MetroPCS has put a damper on its unlimited LTE data plans by adding usage caps and throttling. The company announced today that its original $60 unlimited LTE data plan will now be limited to 5GB, while its $50 plan caps at 2.5GB and its $40 plan at 250MB. But its not ditching unlimited data plans completely as it now offers a $70 unlimited LTE data plan.

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MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS VoLTE delayed

MetroPCS has been forced to delay its launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) until the second half of this year, having missed its original target of a functioning service in Q1 2012. Ed Chao, senior vice president of engineering and network operations did not give any specific reasons for the postponement when he confirmed the slipped schedule to FierceBroadbandWireless, but the carrier is expected to have at least one VoLTE device on the market before the year is out.

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HTC One V heading to Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile and US Cellular

HTC One V heading to Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile and US Cellular

HTC recently announced a trio of Android handsets at MWC 2012 in a new "One" series, which includes the One X, One S, and the One V. The One X is heading to AT&T, the One S is set for T-Mobile, but the cheaper One V's destination remained a mystery. Well, now it looks like the device is being prepped for Metro PCS, Virgin Mobile, and US Cellular, according to PhoneScoop citing an HTC spokesperson, although no official announcements have been made just yet.

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Sprint’s possible MetroPCS buyout is off the table

Sprint’s possible MetroPCS buyout is off the table

Sprint had been discussing the possibility of buying out rival low-cost carrier MetroPCS for a whopping $8 billion, but those talks have come to an end and no deal will be made, according to a Business Week report. The deal was shut down not by MetroPCS, but internally by Sprint. The company's board of directors reportedly rejected it before any serious back-and-forth between the carriers began.

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MetroPCS eyes VoIP roll out in early 2012

MetroPCS eyes VoIP roll out in early 2012

The amount of bandwidth that all wireless carriers have for voice calls and data use is finite. There comes a point where the bandwidth just isn't there to support more calls and more services in some areas. To help alleviate this bandwidth issue and speed the network overall, most of the major carriers and even some of the smaller ones are moving to carrier VoIP solutions to help spread the load of voice calls over to other parts of the network.

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Huawei Glory Revealed, Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone for MetroPCS

Huawei Glory Revealed, Inexpensive Gingerbread Superphone for MetroPCS

It's not often that we speak of Huawei at all, much less on how they're creating a superphone for Android. This device is what's possibly a dual-core but by all evidences a single-core processor*-having superphone running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and rocking a 4-inch 854x480 pixel resolution display with an 8-megapixel camera on the back. Sound like a phone that's going to run you $400 or more? How does sub-$300 off contract sound to you?

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