MetroPCS Sells Spectrum To Verizon Wireless — EV-DO In The Bay Area?

While Verizon Wireless has been aggressively rolling out their EV-DO 3G service, one spot that is noticeably absent from rollout plans has been the San Francisco Bay Area. This struck some as odd, since Silicon Valley would be an obvious early adopter area. The problem, though (which Verizon won’t admit publicly, of course) is that they just don’t have the spectrum to do it. That might be changing. MetroPCS, who does have the spectrum, has agreed to sell a bunch of its Bay Area spectrum to Verizon Wireless for $230 million and a nationwide roaming agreement. So, for folks in the Bay Area waiting for EV-DO from Verizon Wireless, be happy.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Did you know

Did you know if you spen Hundreds of dollars on MetroPcs phones and have to move out of the area, your phone is now a paper wieght??? Shocking, even though other companies may sell the exact same phone you are unable to get the service switched, or if the phone is over a year old they wont refund you money. Hmmm now I dont quite know how I feel about that. That and corporate wont even give out a number to make a complaint. That is just bad business in my mind, who am I right, the unknowing consumer

DollarBill says:

There are other options

I travel between 3 MetroPCS areas… one phone. Just dial *228 and it will update your PRL and voila.

MetroPCS is not for everybody. But my coworkers average cell phone bills of 400$ and I go about $150. Now with the nationwide agreement with VZW.. I may be able to drop that down even more…

so I save 250.00 a month and my phone cost me $149. Do the math. I will buy my own phone Thank You.

IF you have moved out of a MetroPCS service area.. you can sell your phone on Ebay. There is a very active market for used MetroPCS phones.

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