Saturday, July 19, 2008

Want MetroPCS with your phone? MetroFlash it!

Have a supported phone more on that later)? Only want to talk and text (most flashing services like this only allow those two things, though more stuff might work on certain phones)? Want to talk and text on MetroPCS? Then swing by a MetroFlash-enabled retailer and turn your CDMA phone (if it's one of the supported models) into a MetroPCS handset. The cost? $30, plus, it seems, your first month of service.

So what are the phone models? See below...though keep in mind that MetroFlash won't work for you if you're in a MetroPCS AWS-only area like Philadelphia or Las Vegas...

Audiovox (CDM-)
8450
8615
8900
8910
8912
8915
8920
8940

...whether the Virgin Mobile Snapper (8915) or Flasher (8912) handsets are included here I'm not sure, but I'd expect not...

Kyocera
K132
K24 v1003
K323
K342
K404
K433
K483JLC
K493
K612b
KE413
KE424c
KE433c
KX1
KX13
KX16
KX160B
KX18 5DW
KX18 5DO
KX414
KX44
KX444
KX5
KX9c
KX9d
KX9d 125
KX9e

LG
5000
AX 355
AX 490
AX 830
AX/LX/UX 260
AX/UX 145
AX/UX 380
AX/UX 390
DM L200
LX 150
LX 160
LX 350
LX 5450
LX 550
LX 565
LX/VI 125
MM 535
PM 225
PM 325
vx1000
vx10000 (enV series I think)
vx3200
vx3280 (Tracfone?)
vx3300
vx3400
vx3450
vx4400
vx4500
vx4700
vx5200
vx5300
vx5400
vx6000
vx6100
vx6200
vx7000
vx8300
vx8350
vx8500 (Chocolate)
vx8550 (newer Chocolate)
vx8700
vx8800
vx9100
vx9400
vx9800 (LG V)
vx990 (enV)
VX/AX 4270
VX/AX 8600
VX/LS 5500

Motorola
c290
e815
e816 (Amp'd Hollywood)
ic402c (Sprint\Nextel Blend)
ic502 (Sprint\Nextel Buzz)
K1m (KRZR)
L7c (SLVR)
v262
v265
v276
v323i
v325i (Verizon v323i)
v3a (RAZR Lite)
v3c (RAZR)
v3c-2 (RAZR ???)
v3m (newest CDMA Razr)
v710
v9m (Razr2)
Ve (Razr Max)
w315
w385
z6m (Rokr\Rizr)
z6tv

...if you're noticing a pattern here, looks like the vast majority of Verizon phones can be moved over...

Pantech
DM-P100 (Disney Mobile)
PN-210
PN-215
PN-218
PN-300
PN-810

Samsung
SCH-
a310
a475
a530
a595
a605
a610
a630
a645
a650
a655
a670
a685
a725
a790
a815
a850
a870
a890
a895
a915
a930
a950
a970
a990
n330
r200
r400
r410
r500
r510
r610
u340
u340-1 (???)
u470
u510
u540
u620
u740
SPH-
a420
a503
a505
a513
a523
a560
a580
a620
a640
a660
a680
a740
a760
a800
a820
a840
a880
a900
a920
a960
i830 (Palm OS!)
m300
m500
m510
m520
m520-1 (Qwest?)
m620

...looks like you can switch over a lot of Sprint Alltel and US Cellular handsets, too...pretty good selection...

Sanyo
Katana DLX
M1
MM 7200
MM 7300
MM 7400
MM 7500
PM 8200
S1
SCP 200
SCP 2300
SCP 3400
SCP 3100
SCP 3200
SCP 4500
SCP 4900
SCP 4920
SCP 4930
SCP 5300
SCP 5500
SCP 5600
SCP 6550
SCP 6600
SCP 6650
SCP 6650q (Qwest?)
SCP 7000
SCP 8100
SCP 8300
SCP 8400

UTStarCom
CDM 7025
CDM 7025q (Qwest?)

No PDAs except the Samsung i830 (?) and very few Audiovox\UTStarCom models. But if you have a mainstream "just-a-phone" you should be good to go to flash your handset to MetoPCS with MetroFLASH. Grr, I don't like lots of caps in product names...

7 comments:

Ian said...

Great stuff on MetroFLASH. There are some very high-end devices here. The LG vx10000 is the Voyager and the LG vx8800 is the Venus, two top of the line touch screen phones. the Samsung u740 is the Alias, which is QWERTY (as are the enV devices). Is there a direct email where I can contact you? I also work in the wireless business and would be interested in chatting.

gek said...

I thought the UTStarcom PPC-6700 supposed to be in the list???

EocNeb said...

MetroPCS won't flash an LG VX9900, 9800 or 9100...I tried today. Very disappointed. Metro said as of today in this market anyway they're only flashing LG models contrary to all other information provided until now...

EocNeb said...

I meant to say 3 LG models and according to metro, they are the older, lower end....blah blah blah

c said...

The LG 9900,9800 are all supported fine. It can be done. I know for certain. Where was this that you tried? What store location? You should go back and ask them to look at their support page, which will show them that they can in fact do it. If they say they can't, ask them why. I bet it's because they can't program it properly. Tell them to do it with the keyboard open.

camry said...

can they do this model?
audiovox PPC-6700

wubbahubba said...

Can you do the metroFLASH with a blackberry