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Searching SVC phone was working then said intial programming needed then manually programmed with customer service now says SEARCHING SVC

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  • drtyrock Jan 22, 2008

    the phone worked fine for while now i cant get a signal anymore

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008


  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    They told me the hard drive in the phone was broken and I just needed to get a new phone

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    Same issue... I cannot get it to go BACK to "Initial Programming" either. The signal indicator has the "Telephone Pole" symbol as usual, and right next to it is a red colored circle with the backslash through it, kinda like a "No Smoking" sign (picture the cigarette behind the red circle with the backslash through it).



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I work for metro and yes we treat our customers like shi* because you all are shi*. I dont even own a effin metro phone but I sell the shi* all day. work arounds because I hate the company and customers... if you live in the city change your address to outside the city to lower your monthly cost. this avoids city taxes which could be 5-$7. and shop online for prices then go buy a phone because you might get caught up spending 10-$40 more on a phone. fu*kers I hate you metro customers so take this tip and shove it up your a-hole

Posted on Jun 08, 2009



Mexicans are what make the world go round, you should be flattered. I would like to see you out in the fields earning an honest day's pay.

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I feel like i fingered a diseased smelly ****** when I touch the mexican pay my phone bill machine in the metro store. I feel like a *** dumpster. I finger my *** while looking in the mirror and spitting at myself. ******** mexico

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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