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Metro PCS Home Signal Boosters:
Boost signal in homes, offices, apartments, cottages, farms, and small buildings.
Metro PCS Vehicle Signal Boosters:
Boost signal in cars, trucks, RVs, boats, and other vehicles.
Metro PCS M2M Signal Boosters:
Boost signal for machine to machine applications such as fleet telematics, ATMs, vending machines, asset tracking systems and remote monitoring control systems such as monitored alarms, etc.
Metro PCS is a subsidiary of T-Mobile and that means its 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks operate on standard dual band frequencies. That means all dual band signal amplifiers are compatible with their networks. Metro PCS’ 4G LTE utilises 700 MHz frequency on Band 12 and the AWS band, which are the 1700/2100 MHz frequencies on Band 4. The latter is the same frequency band pairing used by T-Mobile. If you are going to use Metro PCS LTE data network, then look for a booster that works for Metro PCS or T-Mobile networks.
About Metro PCS
Metro PCS is a prepaid wireless communication service in the US that is a subsidiary of T-Mobile. It is known as the sixth largest mobile communication carrier in the United States. It utilises code division multiple access or CDMA technology but the network is scheduled to be decommissioned on June 21, 2015. The carrier was established in 1994 and originally known as General Wireless, Inc., and eventually became Metro PCS.
Metro PCS 3G Signal Boosters
Metro PCS’s 2G Voice (GSM) and 3G (HSPA and HSPA+) networks run on the same frequencies, which are 1700 MHz and 2100 MHz the frequencies are the same with T-Mobile’s networks. Purchasing dual-band Metro PCS cell phone signal boosters can help improve your Metro PCS reception because they can amplify both frequencies at the same time.
Metro PCS 3G HSPA+
There are some parts of the United States in which Metro PCS upgraded its network to HSPA+ technology. There was a time when the HSPA+ network was branded as 4G, even if it is still a 3G technology. It utilizes the same 3G frequencies and you can amplify its signal with the use of dual-band boosters.
Metro PCS 4G LTE
Metro PCS uses the T-Mobile’s own 4G LTE network, which is faster than its 3G network. It utilises the 700 MHz frequency on Band 12, and 1700/2100 MHz frequencies on Band 4. The latter is known as the Advanced Wireless Services band, which is also used by T-Mobile for its UMTS network. If you need to boost the 4G LTE network, as well as the 2G and 3G networks, then choose multi-band Metro PCS signal amplifier.
If you own a 3G Metro PCS phone, then you can use any of the standard dual band signal amplifier to boost your signal with the network. But if you own a smartphone that can connect to a 4G LTE network, then you are better off with a tri-band or five-band signal booster that can amplify the signals of 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE networks. Make sure that the booster has been designed to work with Metro PCS or T-Mobile network. That way you can ensure that you will get a strong signal whenever the Metro PCS booster is in use. MetroPCS runs some 3G over 1900 MHz so a dual-band range extender would help in that situation. They also use the AWS frequencies (1700/2100 MHz) for some 3G and for their Advanced 4G LTE network. If you're not sure which frequency your phone is on, try calling their customer service and asking for clarification.
All signal boosting products listed above will work to boost reception on all phones on Metro PCS cellular network. All the ones that state "3G" in their product name will amplify voice, text, and 3G data connections. All items that have "4G" listed in their name will amplify voice, text, 3G as well as 4G, 4G LTE, and 4G Advanced LTE wireless data connections to Metro PCS mobile towers.