When you think of LTE, regional carrier Metro PCS may not be the first thing that comes to mind. That will change soon, however, as Metro PCS has announced that they will be bringing an LTE-capable handset onto its 4G network called the Samsung Craft. The Craft is the same device we saw about a week ago passing through the FCC as the SCH-R900, and will cost around the same as Metro PCS's other smartphone offerings, around $250-$280. Metro PCS plans to launch its LTE network later this year in Las Vegas, and they'll be adding the Dallas-Ft. Worth area early next year.
No matter what carrier pushes it out, I know I'm excited to finally see some LTE phones hit the market. The fact that the Craft is hitting Metro PCS, known to be more of a budget-friendly carrier, just adds to the excitement. With around 7 million subscribers, Metro PCS may not be the biggest wireless carrier out there, but they definitely seem to be one of the most aggressive when it comes to 4G, and I love them for it.