Wireless Industry News

T-Mobile US is notifying customers of its MetroPCS prepaid brand in New England and Las Vegas that they will need to upgrade their devices as T-Mobile prepares to shut off MetroPCS' legacy CDMA network in those areas and move customers to its GSM-based network.

A MetroPCS web page tells customers in those areas they should check to see if their phone is eligible for an upgrade credit so they can get a new, GSM-based phone. Some phones will be free plus sales tax. Customers need to upgrade by June 30.

The website notes: "Don't wait--customers on the legacy network in New England and Las Vegas will need to upgrade by 6/30/14. Phones operating on this legacy network will no longer work effective 7/1/14." Read the full article