My gf and I both have this phone. I've read through these comments and see all of these problems ppl are stating to have, so far we haven't had a single issue. Then again I've rooted both of our phones in order to take advantage of this phones full potential. This phone by far has been the easiest phone to root too! There's no need to even use a PC to get the job done. Which I love, the majority of phones won't allow you to root w/o using a PC! Again it was amazingly simple to root. I temp rooted using kingroot.net then downloaded the twrp to flash supersu and bam you have a permanent rooted phone! Quick and simple! I've yet to have not one single issue and my phone is blazing fast. I've clocked both the CPU and GPU on the max settings! This is one of the greatest phones you can get. Especially with the deal metro has $99 plus real unlimited 4glte and 7gb hotspot teather you can't beat that. I recommend rooting this device, just do a simple Google search, there's even a great tutorial on YouTube showing you how. Once you root you can then flash any custom ROM you choose. I'm already running lollipop 5.1 and its amazing! Never had a phone that was so user friendly and could be rooted w/o using a PC! This phone is the best bang for your money by far! Once rooted its just as good as any top tier phone such as the Galaxy and Nexus and for a fraction of the price! Now of course the only downside I have is the pesky notifications to update the system software. I can't seem to get rid of that? I know better than to update and risk loosing my root or worse ruin NY phone! The system update itself is garbage you can do better things to your phone from using any custom ROM. And I doubt they'd be updating to lollipop os at all? If you've already updated check your build number if it b10 or higher you can no longer root ur device as of yet. You have to have a Zmax with a build number of B06 or under. Then you're in business! The things you can do to your rooted Zmax are endless! It's fairly simple if you can follow simple directions its easy to do and so worth it! I highly recommend it again make sure your build number is B06 and under. Pretty sure this new update prevents you from rooting this phone. Which is a shame. Don't know why these phone manufacturers don't want ppl to use these phones at their full potential? They govern the speed of the processors. So if you can try to root and unleash the beast!! I'm happy with this phone, have yet to have any issues. Plus since I'm rooted I have the stock os backed up in case anything goes haywire? But that won't happen. Enjoy and if you have no prior knowledge on rooting a device, nor did I. And I got the job done, because its that simple. Goodluck to anyone willing to attempt root again don't update make sure ur build number is b06 and you're in business. And don't worry bout bricking your phone. The process is fool proof and so worth it.
I did a system update because I kept getting the message to do so but every since I did I can't send voice messages on Facebook! Was fine until then... think I need to get rid of this phone I'm having too many problems
I bought my phone on the 7th July. the phone work perfect just that week and after that the charging block gave problems now I reached a point that I have to put it In different positions to charge. and when its fully charged the battery life last 30min max. I am disappointed with this phone. it must be switched off it charges or left on the charger to be start on its own
My phone did a system update on sept 1st and ever since than it goes in and out of service!! I can only use my phone when im at home with wifi and sometimes my appz still dont work
cc, 28 Aug 2015I have my mother on my plan- two separate phones, two separate phone numbers- basically a &quo... moreSet her up with her own free Google account, then take your account off of her phone. Problem solved.
The only thing I can think of is that you are both logged into the same Google account.
jeremy, 29 Aug 2015I've got the same problem.what was your solution?I'm having the same issue with the speaker.
fficiallyjawshh, 27 Jul 2015I don't have any real issues beside the fact that I can't get my little SD cars thing to open ... moreYour phone should've came with a little tool to use to open the SD slot.I hope your able to fix problem
Freddybronx, 08 Aug 2015I have this phone for about 7 months with one problem with the camera but I fixed myself besid... moreHow did your fix your camera issue,I having the sane issue? It still take pictures but not saving or the pics aren't there immediately after taking it.
I have my mother on my plan- two separate phones, two separate phone numbers- basically a "family plan". lately she's been using my apps and reading my emails- there's no help from metro pcs on keeping my info from showing up on her phone. they tell me there's nothing they can do about it. hmmmm. they tell me that any app I have or download to my phone will show up on hers. how can this be? all other carriers with family plans don't share info. anybody have any ideas how to keep a snooping mother out of my personal info?
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mikasa Ackerman, 18 Aug 2015My father bought the ZTE ZMAX one day and loved the phone because of its "phablet" a... moreIf he has the insurance just report it stole and they will give him another one for like 25 to 50 bicks