So today we both got voicemails saying we should come in and swap out out phones. I’ve been a MetroPCS subscriber for several years now. They were bought by T-Mobile a year or two ago.
The reason they’re having people upgrade is because they’re switching to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network. Got two Samsung Exhibits for a total of a tad under the $7 in tax. So now Keyron and I have the same exact phone. That makes it easier to show him where things are.
The phones are loaded with Android Jelly Bean on them. Big advance. Other features – both forward facing and rear facing cameras. And the rear camera has a flash too. Plus the rear cam is a 5MP unit.
The CPU is only 1GHZ but it’s a dual core chip. Yeah, in a phone. I know. It also means the 5.7Wh battery isn’t going to cut it. I’ve already priced out extended battery packs for it.
The display is a lot sharper on these phones too.
One interesting thing about the phone – there are zero carrier markings on it. Not a one. The only logos on it are the Samsung logo on front and back. Otherwise nada for Metro or T-Mobile.
Did have to setup voicemail though – it’s now T-Mobiles voicemail so the commands are all different. Lovely.
And I have to wonder – when are they going to merge the customer databases between Metro and T-Mobile. I say this because I have a close to $60 credit balance on the T-Mobile side.