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MetroPCS Will Flash Existing CDMA Handsets

Consumers Can Now Activate Their Existing CDMA Handsets on MetroPCS' Network, Offering the Freedom to Enjoy the Nation's Most Affordable and Flexible Wireless Service

MetroPCS Communications, Inc., the nation's leading provider of unlimited, flat-rate wireless communications service, announces the launch of MetroFlash, allowing consumers to bring their compatible CDMA handsets to be used on MetroPCS' network. Coupled with its low cost, flat-rate unlimited wireless service, MetroPCS is further broadening consumers' freedom to enjoy more cost efficient, flexible wireless options. MetroFlash will eliminate for many consumers the requirement of having to purchase a new handset when signing up for MetroPCS service.

"Offering consumers the ability to join MetroPCS with their existing handset makes switching carriers easier - and more cost efficient - than ever," said Tom Keys, Chief Operating Officer of MetroPCS. "Not since number portability have consumers been offered such a convenient option in switching service providers. With the rising cost of gas and food, consumers are looking for ways to reduce expenses and the launch of MetroFlash, along with our flat-rate, unlimited low cost service plans, makes MetroPCS a more affordable wireless option."

Customers using MetroFlash will receive a free month of service, plus unlimited local, long distance, voicemail and text messaging for $40 a month and pay a $30 fee. The service will be available at all MetroPCS company owned stores and select authorized dealers in all MetroPCS markets, excluding Las Vegas and Shreveport/Bossier City. Consumers can go to MetroPCS or a MetroPCS company owned store to determine if their phone is compatible with MetroFlash.

MetroPCS' unlimited, flat-rate wireless, no signed contract plans range from $30 to $50 per month and allow subscribers to talk all they want, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Unlike most carriers, MetroPCS does not require a signed contract, which means that consumers can activate service without going through a credit check or paying a deposit. Many of the plans include unlimited features such as voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, text and picture messaging, push e-mail, mobile Internet browsing, mobile instant messaging, and Metro411, a voice-activated, premium directory assistance service. Additionally, MetroPCS offers unlimited family plans for an affordable low price.

With approximately 4.4 million subscribers nationwide, continued consumer demand for MetroPCS' affordable, flexible, predictable, unlimited, no signed contract, flat-rate wireless service has been the driving factor behind the company's expansion across the country.
Consumers can visit any of MetroPCS' authorized dealer locations and company-owned retail locations or visit MetroPCS' web site here to sign up for service plans, and choose from a lineup of wireless phones from the top handset manufacturers. /PR/FierceWireless

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Mister B said:

If you need a Palm Treo smartphone PDA device that already works on the Metro PCS network -- visit http://www.flash2metropcs.com -- you can also send in your pre-owned unit to get it flashed. Once programmed you will have full talk, text, internet, and picture messaging.

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