Showing posts from August, 2011

Almost 40 Days with Metro PCS

After spending 40 days with my work flip phone (see previous post), I was forced to get my own phone. I chose to get the Huawei Ascend from Metro PCS, that was 40* days ago. Why did I chose Metro PCS: It was cheap, $50 dollars per month for unlimited everything. Compare that to ~$100 per month for the big three carriers (e.g.,Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon). T-mobile you are still dead to me. There is no contract! Imagine that. What I do not like about Metro PCS: Their internet connection is slow which makes it difficult to watch videos or stream music. Think back to the first generation of DSL/cable modems which came after 56K modems. You will constantly connect at 100 kbps or below. What I like about the Huawei Ascend: The phone is cheap, at around $100 without a contract. The phone runs Android 2.2. What I do not like about Huawei Ascend: The phone lags a lot, especially when multitasking. The phone does not have a standard 3.5 mm jack, this is annoying