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Metro PC good or bad?

In my quest for a new cell phone ( actually a smart phone) it looks like Metro PC has a very good plan. All you can eat for $60.00 a month total. Tax and fees..... Almost too good to be true!

Anyone using them ? Are you satisfied?

I did a quick Google search and came up with a web site on Customer Service and out of 203 responses, 198 were negative for Metro PC!

I have had T-Mobile for 8+ years and have never had a complaint, but that is strictly cellular service.

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Dan,

Someone who I had worked with would laugh that here in the metro Atlanta area his Metro PCS phone (and later Metro Blackberry) where his wife's AT&T company phone didn't. Everyone I've known has either a love or hate attitude towards them. They are ruthless about cutting you off for late payments I've been told.

On my end I'll say that I've always been very happy with Verizon service. There are very few places I've gone where I have not had service. I'll get flamed for this but I've always been satisfied with customer service when I've needed them. I've had them since 1993 when they were AirTouch.

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I have had T-Mobile for 8+ years and have never had a complaint, but that is strictly cellular service.
I believe you're mistaken about strictly cell service. T-mobile.com show several smart phones & plans. I'm thinking about switching to them.

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I'm going to Metro PCS from Sprint this next month. I'll only have texting and voice but can do without the data. I had unlimited everything (except voice- 1500min- never came close) with Sprint but now they want to charge me an additional $10 per phone for the data. With Metro PCS I'll be saving over $100/month for 2 phones. Sprint's comparable plan would be abourt $40/month more than Metro's. I'll give them a try. If it turns out to be a bust I'll go w/Verizon but at a higher cost than Metro and not much lower than Sprint's.

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The biggest thing is, go where you go frequently and see if you get service. It does not matter who your provider is, or how much you save if you cannot use your phone where you need it. Verizon is the only provider where I work that works everywhere including the elevators. I see lots of people standing at the windows to try get service on their phones.

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I believe you're mistaken about strictly cell service. T-mobile.com show several smart phones & plans. I'm thinking about switching to them.
I mis-communicated.... I know that T Mobile has smart phones.. I was looking at their monthly plans... Meto for 2 lines is a flat $120.00 unlimited everything..

T Mobile is about 50% more. My wife and I are not heavy users and the lightest plan will probable work. Now I'm hearing from friends about the reliability of the new smart phone and or un-reliability... and short battery life.

I might just stick with my very reliable pure cell phone!

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First you have to understand why smartphones have short battery life. It's what they're used for and that they're always doing "something". Droids for example. People load apps that continuously check weather, automatically tell them friends facebook status, news, skype, vonage, animated wallpapers (just to name a few). If you don't actually shut these apps down, they're still running in the back, using battery power.

Me personally have had Blackberries in the past (since before Verizon even required a data plan) and was very happy with the battery life of 4-5 days. Last year I went back to a Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone), the HTC Ozone from Verizon. I checks local weather hourly (except for overnight), has 2 email accounts "pushed" to the phone, one of the accounts also wirelessly syncs my live.com come address book, calendar & task list. I'll read news and check facebook periodically throughout the day. I don't constantly send text messages, play games or have the display on. I usually get 3 days before I think I need a charge. I guess I'm a light data user.

It's the apps that kill the battery life of a smartphone.

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Re: Metro PC good or bad?

Dan, Metro's price is right, BUT, in exchange you have limited coverage. Make sure to ask them for a trial period so you can confirm that the phone works where you need it to.

As far as coverage goes, Verizon is the best. My Verizon phone has better coverage than my unlocked phone which works on both ATT and T-Mobile's networks, together. BUT, even Verizon has numerous poor coverage areas. So really all that matters is does the phone have coverage where you need it.

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