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Old 08-29-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Is it really unlimited internet? I think the first gig is 4g and then is the rest slow but usable?

Did you have to pay an activation fee or just the phone and the $30?

or any other comments or experiences thanks.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:01 PM
 
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Is it really unlimited internet? I think the first gig is 4g and then is the rest slow but usable?.
Only the first GB is at up to 4G (LTE) speeds. I think you are only guaranteed some kind of 4G speed.Typically they only guarantee 2G after that. Sometimes you get 3G, but they won't promise anything because of the lawsuits.

MetroPCS expects customers with broadband-capable GSM devices and qualifying service will experience the following speeds on our network:**

Download
4G (LTE) network: typical download speeds of 6-20 Mbps.
4G (HSPA+ Dual Carrier/42 UMTS) network: typical download speeds of 4-11 Mbps.
4G (HSPA+ 21 UMTS) network: typical download speeds of 2 - 6 Mbps.
3G (HSPA UMTS) network: typical download speeds of 400 – 700 Kbps.
2G network: typical download speeds of 40Kbps-200Kbps.

Upload
4G (LTE) network:upload speeds of 2 - 5 Mbps.
4G (HSPA+ Dual Carrier/42 UMTS) network: upload speeds of 500-1800 Kbps.
4G (HSPA+ 21 UMTS) network: upload speeds of 500– 1800 Kbps.
3G (HSPA UMTS) network: upload speeds of 100 - 250 Kbps.
2G network: upload speeds of 20-80 Kbps.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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Only the first GB is at up to 4G (LTE) speeds. I think you are only guaranteed some kind of 4G speed.Typically they only guarantee 2G after that. Sometimes you get 3G, but they won't promise anything because of the lawsuits.

MetroPCS expects customers with broadband-capable GSM devices and qualifying service will experience the following speeds on our network:**

Download
4G (LTE) network: typical download speeds of 6-20 Mbps.
4G (HSPA+ Dual Carrier/42 UMTS) network: typical download speeds of 4-11 Mbps.
4G (HSPA+ 21 UMTS) network: typical download speeds of 2 - 6 Mbps.
3G (HSPA UMTS) network: typical download speeds of 400 – 700 Kbps.
2G network: typical download speeds of 40Kbps-200Kbps.

Upload
4G (LTE) network:upload speeds of 2 - 5 Mbps.
4G (HSPA+ Dual Carrier/42 UMTS) network: upload speeds of 500-1800 Kbps.
4G (HSPA+ 21 UMTS) network: upload speeds of 500– 1800 Kbps.
3G (HSPA UMTS) network: upload speeds of 100 - 250 Kbps.
2G network: upload speeds of 20-80 Kbps.
Awesome thanks for the info.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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Awesome thanks for the info.
I am under the impression that carriers are only promising 2G data speeds after the cap runs out. These fines are huge and it is better to give consumers speeds faster than promised, than to give slower speeds.

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The FCC said that it is fining AT&T $100 million for misleading mobile customers about its "unlimited" data plans.
AT&T subjected its unlimited data plan customers to significantly slower speeds after they used more than 3 GB of 3G data or 5 GB of 4G data in a single billing cycle. AT&T then failed to adequately notify its customers that their speeds would be throttled after they crossed a certain data threshold, the FCC said.

"Consumers deserve to get what they pay for," said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in a statement. "Broadband providers must be upfront and transparent about the services they provide. The FCC will not stand idly by while consumers are deceived by misleading marketing materials and insufficient disclosure."

AT&T stopped offering unlimited data plans to new customers in 2009, but some customers have been grandfathered into the old plans. In 2011, AT&T instituted a "maximum bit rate" policy, capping speeds at about a half megabit per second for heavy data users (compared to around 15 Mbps to 20 Mbps for typical 4G download speeds, the same as a home broadband connection).
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