MetroPCS will soon start to allow customers to use the T-Mobile GSM network instead of the existing CDMA one, according to leaked internal documents. The carrier will be adding two new GSM devices to its catalog in the near future, following its successful merger
with T-Mobile, and will start offering a Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) service for GSM devices.
Training images received by Phone Arena
shows the BYOP service as working with unlocked GSM iPhones
, Android devices, Windows Phones and "certain feature phones," but not Blackberry devices. An accompanying URL
, while not currently functioning until June 12th, will apparently help prospective customers work out if their device will work.
Cheat sheets for the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit and LG Optimus L9
were also supplied. The Galaxy Exhibit is said to be a rebranded Galaxy S III Mini
and launched on T-Mobile last month, while the Optimus L9 was added to T-Mobile's roster late last year