I have another MetroPCS update, this time related to international travel.
I flew some 5000+ miles to some foreign countries with my MetroPCS-powered iPhone.
First, when I landed, I had no service: no voice, no texting, no SMS. This wasn't a surprise, as MetroPCS is a US-only provider.
But this lack of service is actually a great thing, because it prevents a huge phone bill. I recently traveled internationally with my AT&T-powered iPhone, and a few minutes of Internet usage (exclusively to do a flight check-in) cost me $40. That kind of AT&T gouging won't be happening with MetroPCS.
BUT, there is something more exciting: Wifi Calling from International Locations!
Once I was hooked up to a local Wifi access point, I could make and receive phone calls and texts using my MetroPCS phone number. So in a way, I was very connected, and had zero additional charges.