Is MetroPCS a GSM or CDMA network?

MetroPCS (stylized as metroPCS) is a prepaid wireless service in the United States that is part of T-Mobile US, Inc.. MetroPCS provides nationwide talk, text, and data depending on the plan services using GSM, HSPA, HSPA+ and 4G LTE networks. The legacy MetroPCS CDMA network was decommissioned on June 21, 2015.
A.

What phones will work on Metro PCS?

It is a GSM phone: Phones that work with the AT&T and T-Mobile networks should be suitable. It is an unlocked phone: Make sure that your BYO phone is not network locked. It is compatible with the MetroPCS frequencies: Primarily 1900MHz (3G) and 700MHz and 1700Mz (4G LTE)
  • Is Metro PCS phones compatible with straight talk?

    U.S. GSM virtual carriers compatible with unlocked phones include Cricket, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Straight Talk, H2O Wireless, Black Wireless, Ready SIM, and many others. Large CDMA carriers, in general, do not accept unlocked phones. The small virtual carrier Page Plus accepts unlocked Verizon phones.
  • Is T mobile GSM network?

    *GSM-capable phones that support Band II (1900 MHz) or IV (1700/2100 MHz) are compatible with T-Mobile's network. CDMA phones are not compatible with the T-Mobile network. Additionally, phones may need to be unlocked to operate on T-Mobile's network.
  • Can you connect a metro phone to Boost Mobile?

    Depends on the phone. MetroPCS uses the T-Mobile GSM network; Boost uses the Sprint CDMA network. Then just get a SIM card from Boost and activate your phone, assuming it's all compatible. (read all of the first link first!)
B.

Is Metro PCS compatible with AT&T?

After doing some research on the said device, it appears to be a GSM device, however, it doesn't show the frequencies it uses. Since MetroPCS phones run on the T-Mobile Network, the phone will be compatible with AT&T HSPA+ service, but you would not see LTE in too many areas due to the Bands utilized by both carriers.
  • Is Metro PCS phone compatible with cricket?

    U.S. GSM virtual carriers compatible with unlocked phones include Cricket, MetroPCS, Simple Mobile, Straight Talk, H2O Wireless, Black Wireless, Ready SIM, and many others. Large CDMA carriers, in general, do not accept unlocked phones. The small virtual carrier Page Plus accepts unlocked Verizon phones.
  • What phones can be used on Metro PCS?

    You can now bring your unlocked GSM phones to receive MetroPCS service. This is significant because it marks the first time that MetroPCS, which was CDMA-only before the merger, is using T-Mobile's GSM network.
  • Can I take the SIM card out of my phone and put it in another?

    You can take the SIM card out, put it into another phone, and if someone calls your number, the new phone will ring. You can also put a different SIM card in your unlocked phone, and your phone will then work with whatever phone number and account is linked to that card. In Europe, almost all phones are GSM.

Updated: 23rd September 2018

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