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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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MetroPCS May be the Biggest Winner in AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

MetroPCS May be the Biggest Winner in AT&T/T-Mobile Deal

With T-Mobile soon to be swallowed up by AT&T (probably), MetroPCS will be the most likely choice for many T-Mobile customers looking for a new carrier. That would most likely make Metro PCS the nation's new fourth-largest wireless carrier, and that is why MetroPCS's stock jumped up 5% upon the merger announcement. MetroPCS currently has 8.1 million subscribers, up 35% over the last two years (a time period, we should mention, in which T-Mobile lost customers).

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Snoop Dogg Promotes Samsung Galaxy Indulge on MetroPCS

Snoop Dogg Promotes Samsung Galaxy Indulge on MetroPCS

If you don't know everyone in the video you're about to watch, you might not get the depth. However, the smoothness of the 4G LTE connection is as apparent as the additional Gs in Snoops new name, thustly MetroPCS has done their job well. See Snoop Dogg (with a double dose of Gs,) Warren G, model Brittany Dailey, and Ted Williams - the man with the Golden Voice all work together to bring you The G Connection in promotion of MetroPCS and the Samsung Galaxy Indulge.

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MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy Indulge adds 4G LTE to Android

MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy Indulge adds 4G LTE to Android

If MetroPCS's 4G LTE service appealed, but the Samsung Craft didn't, then worry not: the carrier has a second Samsung LTE smartphone for you, and this time it runs Android 2.2 Froyo. The Samsung Galaxy Indulge has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, with a 3-megapixel camera on the back and Samsung's 1GHz Hummingbird processor inside.

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MetroPCS tweak 4G LTE plans: new $40 tariff

MetroPCS tweak 4G LTE plans: new $40 tariff

MetroPCS always told us that the carrier was testing the waters with its $55 unlimited 4G plan, and with the new year come three new packages. The good news is that unlimited 4G - with some limits - is now on offer from $40 a month, including unlimited talk, text and YouTube video access. However, if you use streaming services, real-time internet gaming or want to download video or music, you'll have to pay a little more.

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MetroPCS 4G LTE turned on in Boston, NYC and Sacramento

MetroPCS 4G LTE turned on in Boston, NYC and Sacramento

We may have been all over Verizon's LTE offering in recent weeks, but let's not forget that MetroPCS got there before them. The carrier has turned on its 4G coverage in three new markets - Boston, New York City and Sacramento - though it still only has a single device you can actually access it on, the Samsung Craft.

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The Daily Slash: November 23 2010

The Daily Slash: November 23 2010

Oh you beast, Acer, you are such a beast. How dare you sillies release a slew of tablets right before a holiday when I'm going to get so much good food to eat? I can't believe it! But we'll still write about it. All of it, in a row. Then we've got a fancy review of the rough and ready Motorola Defy, a hands-on video of Marvell's Android tablet, a questioning article pondering designer 3D glasses, and another review on the Droid Pro! Android beats out Symbian in Asia, Skyfire 3.0 launches with Facebook Connect, and our big huge "A Week With" NOOKcolor continues with what might be the most important part of the whole device: reading! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

Also World War III may have just started in North and South Korea. No biggie.

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MetroPCS and textPlus team for free texting to multiple people

MetroPCS and textPlus team for free texting to multiple people

If you are on the contract free MetroPCS mobile network here in the US and use an Android device, textPlus and MetroPCS have announced a new partnership that brings free group texting to the Android users on the network. The application can be downloaded free on the Android Market right now.

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