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As of 6/17/13 T-Mobile has finally gotten the iPhone, and their merge with Metro PCS means that they will get the iPhone, too, because the two carriers will begin using each other's bandwidths. The reason this took so long is nicely explained below.

The iPhone will be flashed soon because it was released for Verizon with the CDMA signal Verizon uses. I work at Metro PCS and i know for a fact that you can not use an iPhone with Metro PCS. Metro PCS is only allowed to use phones from Sprint and Verizon because they don't need a SIM card. iPhones need a SiM card, therefore, they will not work with Metro.

While the above answer is basically correct that no current iPhone model (as of May 2010) can work with MetroPCS, the issue isn't related to use of a SIM card. Current iPhones contain only a GSM radio, but MetroPCS uses phones that contain a CDMA radio, so it's physically impossible to get any current iPhone to work with MetroPCS, or any other non-GSM carriers. Swapping SIM cards from CDMA phones, into an iPhone, doesn't somehow make the iPhone radio into a CDMA radio, since a phone's radio circuitry has nothing to do with the SIM card. To work on CDMA carriers, Apple would have to manufacture a new iPhone design that has a CDMA radio. The only other carrier in the US, besides AT&T, that the iPhone will work with, is T-Mobile, since they use GSM, but this requires unlocking your iPhone, which can often (though not always) be a tedious and complex process for people who aren't tech-savvy.

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10y ago

Soon.

Now that T-Mobile has the iPhone and is merging with Metro, we should expect the iPhone to arrive on Metro because the carriers will begin to work on each other's bandwidths.

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12y ago

It is known as first Jailbreaking an Iphone. Once you have it jailbroken you must try to flash it over to Metropcs service. I know it worked on the HTC EVO, so why not an iphone? :p

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MetroPCS does not have the iPhone, but it can surely be flashed.

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Soon.

Once Metro merges with T-Mobile (which also has the iPhone now) the iPhone will be available because Metro will start using T-Mobile's bandwidths.

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Probably soon since T-Mobile has the iPhone and should be merging soon with Metro.

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nope they cant

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If it is properly flashed, yes.

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no

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