MetroPCS 4g tether not allowing http sites fixed
Tonight, I found a solution for this same issue. I was not able to see this review except on the lg-ms770 phone I have with Android 4.0.4. After seeing the term userAgent, and how that seems to be the issue, I tested an Android tablet on my WiFi tether. It worked great! However, this laptop and my desktop could not surf using http.
As my terminology is out of date, and I am a bit overwhelmed at times by all this great achievement, I found something in the Google Play store called Chrome UA Spoofer. It let me change the user agent that MetroPCS sees when using Google Chrome on my Windows XP and 8 computers. Now, I can surf all http sites that I usually use at work. It's a little slow but I think that has to do with local 4G issues that seem persistent to all users of the services here where I live.
At least it helps me save the $10.00/mth I really didn't want to have to pay. I currently shell out $60.00/mth for my phone with "unlimited everything" service, but the http issue was really bugging me. Thanks to your posts and the key term userAgent which was needed for me to first understand the issue and then find a way around it.
Hope I can be helpful in the future.