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Metro PCS Android Phones

Metro PCS Android Phones - MetroPCS's new Android-powered smartphones will automatically link up with 500,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots and come with software to hook up to 200,000 more, two companies said in press releases.

Most Android phones connect to Wi-Fi, of course. But the difference with MetroPCS's new Huawei Ascend and LG Optimus M devices are the preloaded DeviceScape and Boingo clients, which can potentially seek out and link up with Wi-Fi hotspots without users having to search, log in, or pay much attention at all. They'll just see faster Internet connections.

Metro PCS Android Phones

The more impressive option is DeviceScape's Easy WiFi, because it's free. Running in the background, DeviceScape periodically checks to see if you're near one of a half million free Wi-Fi hotspots - for instance a Starbucks or a McDonald's. You don't actually have to be in the Starbucks; you could just be near enough to grab the signal. Then DeviceScape silently signs you on, invisibly clicking through any service agreements, and you find you have faster Internet.
At least that's how it's supposed to work. Mixed reviews on the Android Market and Apple App Store show complaints from users who say the app doesn't automatically log into many hotspots, so we'll have to try it out.

The phones also come preloaded with Boingo's client. Boingo Mobile is a $7.95/month subscription service that gives phone users access to paid hotspots at hotels, airports, and other locations.

Metro PCS Android Phones


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