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.
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.
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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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.
Fallen in love with the Samsung Craft (what, really?) but don't live in Las Vegas to take advantage of MetroPCS' fledgling LTE network? You'll be pleased to hear, then, that the carrier has turned on its next 4G city: the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW).
Metro PCS has followed up on its promise - and beaten far bigger rivals in the process - to launch its 4G LTE network in the US, but it's chosen a less than exciting handset to mark the occasion. $55 per month gets you unlimited, contract-free LTE access in Metro PCS' single initial market - Las Vegas - though you'll also need to shell out $299 (after a $50 rebate) for the Samsung Craft.
All eyes may be on WiMAX and the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint right now, but they won't have the 4G focus for long. MetroPCS have announced that they and Samsung will be rolling out the US' first commercially-availabile LTE network this year, with the first handset being the multimode CDMA/LTE Samsung SCH-r900.
Every time one wireless carrier unveils a new calling plan, it seems like all the other carriers have to match the new plan or better it. Last week Verizon unveiled new unlimited calling plans for its users. Shortly after Verizon made its announcement, AT&T announced its own new calling plans. Today MetroPCS is unveiling new calling plans for pre-paid users.
Kyocera announced the launch and availability of both the Laylo and Domino today with MetroPCS as the network provider. The Laylo is a elegant slider outfitted with a concealed vanity mirror that is revealed upon sliding it open. The Domino is a stream-lined candy-bar phone that shares a platform with the Laylo.