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'''MetroPCS Communications, Inc.''' ({{nyse|PCS}}) is a provider of [[CDMA]] wireless communications services in the greater [[Boston]], [[New York]], [[Rhode Island]], [[New Jersey]], [[Miami]], [[Tampa]], [[Jacksonville]], [[Sarasota, Florida|Sarasota]], [[Fort Myers, Florida|Fort Myers]], [[Atlanta]], [[San Francisco]], [[Los Angeles]], [[Las Vegas, Nevada|Las Vegas]], [[Daytona, Florida|Daytona]], [[Dallas]], [[Detroit]], [[Orlando, Florida|Orlando]], [[Philadelphia]], [[Shreveport]], [[Sacramento]], and the [[Inland Empire (California)|Inland Empire]] metropolitan areas. It is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States. They currently serve about 6.3 million customers.<ref>http://www.cellular-news.com/story/39579.php</ref>
 
'''MetroPCS Communications, Inc.''' ({{nyse|PCS}}) is a provider of [[CDMA]] wireless communications services in the greater [[Boston]], [[New York]], [[Rhode Island]], [[New Jersey]], [[Miami]], [[Tampa]], [[Jacksonville]], [[Sarasota, Florida|Sarasota]], [[Fort Myers, Florida|Fort Myers]], [[Atlanta]], [[San Francisco]], [[Los Angeles]], [[Las Vegas, Nevada|Las Vegas]], [[Daytona, Florida|Daytona]], [[Dallas]], [[Detroit]], [[Orlando, Florida|Orlando]], [[Philadelphia]], [[Shreveport]], [[Sacramento]], and the [[Inland Empire (California)|Inland Empire]] metropolitan areas. It is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States. They currently serve about 6.3 million customers.<ref>http://www.cellular-news.com/story/39579.php</ref>
   

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MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Public (NYSEPCS)
Industry Wireless Services
Founded 1994[citation needed]
Headquarters Richardson, Texas
Key people
Roger D. Linquist, Chairman & CEO
Products CDMA in the 1900 MHz PCS and 1700 MHz AWS band
Website metropcs.com

HELLO HELLO HELLO DING!

Headline text

] MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSEPCS) is a provider of CDMA wireless communications services in the greater Boston, New York, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Atlanta, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Daytona, Dallas, Detroit, Orlando, Philadelphia, Shreveport, Sacramento, and the Inland Empire metropolitan areas. It is the fifth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States. They currently serve about 6.3 million customers.[1]

News

  • MetroPCS intends to use the money raised from their recent IPO to extend its network into New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and San Diego[citation needed]. As of December 3, 2007, MetroPCS expanded service to the Daytona Beach and Melbourne areas, and is now planning on expanding to Ocala, Gainesville and St Augustine, Florida by September 2009.[2] MetroPCS also plans to build in Jacksonville, which will allow the company to begin offering service during the second quarter of 2008 to an estimated population of approximately 1.5 million people.
  • On September 4, 2007, MetroPCS announced a proposal that MetroPCS and Leap Wireless could merge into a single wireless company.[3] The proposal was withdrawn less than two months later on November 1, 2007. However, due to Leap's financial situation, some analysts still believe that a merger will take place.[4]
  • On September 19, 2007, MetroPCS launched service in Los Angeles. [5]
  • On March 28, 2008 MetroPCS launched service in Las Vegas, NV.[6] Three days later, on March 31, 2008, MetroPCS launched service in Bakersfield, CA.[7]
  • On April 17, 2008 MetroPCS announced ChatLINK, the first push-to-talk feature that works with landlines and across different cell service providers. The service is offered for $5 a month, and includes unlimited push-to-talk service.[8]
  • On June 26, 2008, MetroPCS launched MetroFLASH, which allows individuals the opportunity to activate CDMA phones from other carriers onto their network, including, Motorola, Audiovox, Kyocera, LG, Pantech, Samsung, Sanyo, and UTstarcom, within their supported carrier list, at a cost of US$40 for activation. A day later, on June 27, 2008, Metro PCS launched service in Philadelphia, PA.
  • On August 1, 2008, MetroPCS announced Loopt the first GPS locator that allows you to share your location with anyone on your contact list or AIM Buddy List, and see their locations as well. Loopt is included in the US$50 plan. It is also available for $4.00/month with the $40, $35, & $45 plans.
  • On September 29, 2008 MetroPCS Announced that they entered into a 10 year roaming agreement with Cricket Communications that covers both companies existing and future markets, they also entered into a spectrum exchange agreement covering licenses in certain markets, (Leap acquiring an additional 10 MHz of spectrum in San Diego, Fresno, Seattle and certain other Washington and Oregon markets, and MetroPCS acquiring an additional 10 MHz of spectrum in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Shreveport-Bossier City, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida and certain other North Texas markets) and have settled all outstanding litigation between them.[9]
  • On November 6, 2008 MetroPCS announced "MetroPCS Unlimited Nationwide" offering an expanded service area that includes all Cricket Communications markets to current customers on the $45 and $50 service plans and can be added for $5 per month on other qualified service plans. [10]
  • On February 4, 2009 MetroPCS launched its services in Boston and Greater New York market, which includes, New York City along with all its boroughs, Long Island, Westchester County, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut.[11]
  • On April 1, 2009, Metro PCS introduced MetroNavigator, a GPS navigation system that allows subscribers to receive voice-guided turn-by-turn directions to any desired address in the United States.[12]
  • On April 2, 2009, Metro PCS introduced the Samsung Finesse, its first touch screen phone. This handset operates on the SmartPhone plan.[13]
  • On August 1, 2009, MetroPCS revamped their plan structure:

    MetroPCS’ $40 plan will include MetroPCS Unlimited NationwideSM service for talk, text and MetroWEB® and its flagship $45 plan will now include unlimited email, navigation and social networking applications. MetroPCS’ $30 and $35 local unlimited plans will now include caller ID and call waiting. The $50 plan continues to offer smartphone customers complete HTML Web browsing and enterprise wireless email.[14]

Coverage

The MetroPCS Home Area has coverage in cities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah. Coverage will soon be launched in Arkansas, Connecticut, and Maryland. Their Extended Home Area covers many major cities.[15] In many of it's new AWS 1700Mhz areas, such as New York City, Boston, and Lansing, MI, MetroPCS is building out it's network using a combination of macro cell sites, as well as a DAS network.[16] In the New York City area, MetroPCS has contracted with NextG to build a DAS node system for them.[17] The DAS network gives MetroPCS a running start in these areas, as the process to build macro cell sites can sometimes take years to finish.


Phones

The company offers phones manufactured by Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Kyocera, UTStarcom, Huawei, ZTE, and BlackBerry[18]. The phones come preloaded with portals to their shop that offers downloadable content, such as games, ringtones, wallpapers, etc. New phones have a portal to @metro and the phones usually have preloaded ringtones on them.

Current Phone Models

From MetroPCS's website[19]

  • BlackBerry Curve 8330
  • Kyocera K312P
  • Kyocera Mako S4000
  • Kyocera Melo
  • Motorola Hint QA20
  • Motorola MOTO VE240
  • Motorola MOTORAZR V3s
  • Motorola MOTOROKR Z6m
  • Nokia 1006
  • Nokia 1606
  • Samsung Byline
  • Samsung Finesse
  • Samsung Messager II
  • Samsung Messager r450 (Mister Cartoon Edition)
  • Samsung Tint
  • ZTE C78
  • ZTE C79

Past Phone Models

  • Audiovox 8900
  • Audiovox 8910
  • Huawei M318
  • Huawei M328
  • Kyocera E2000 Tempo
  • Kyocera Strobe
  • LG VX3200
  • Motorola RAZR V3a
  • Motorola RAZR V3c
  • Motorola RAZR V3m
  • Motorola SLVR L7c
  • Motorola V323
  • Motorola W315
  • Motorola W385
  • Nokia 2125
  • Nokia 2270
  • Nokia 2865
  • Nokia 3205
  • Nokia 6235
  • Nokia 6265i
  • Samsung A570
  • Samsung A645
  • Samsung A670
  • Samsung A850
  • Samsung A870
  • Samsung N330
  • Samsung R210 Spex
  • Samsung R300
  • Samsung R400
  • Samsung R410
  • Samsung U520
  • UTStarcom 7125
  • UTStarcom 7126

References

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