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T-Mobile doubles the reach of MetroPCS in less than three months

Posted: , by Alan F.


T-Mobile doubles the reach of MetroPCS in less than three months
T-Mobile has had less than three months since closing its purchase of MetroPCS to impose its will on the pre-paid carrier. So far, since the deal closed, MetroPCS has doubled its presence across the country and has opened stores in 15 new markets. Connecting to its new parent's HSPA+ and LTE pipeline, the average Metro customer will see speeds on the average 7 times faster than what they had experienced prior to the closing of the acquisition.

MetroPCS' unlimited 4G plans start as low as $40 and are available in the 15 new markets announced on Thursday, doubling the pre-paid carrier's presence to 30 areas. All of the markets will offer the BYOD program, allowing customers to bring their own GSM flavored Windows Phone or Android model. That plan also supports the AT&T and T-Mobile branded Apple iPhone and the Verizon and Sprint branded Apple iPhone 5.

The new markets announced today include Baltimore, MD; Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Fresno, Calif.;
Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; New Orleans, LA; Rio Grande Valley, Texas; San Antonio and Austin, Texas; San Diego, Calif.; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Toledo and Sandusky, Ohio and Washington, DC.

MetroPCS' LTE service now reaches 157 million POPs in 116 million metro areas and phones available include the popular Samsung Galaxy S4, among others.

"We've been beating our no-contract competitors hands-down for value, and now, with the strength of the T-Mobile 4G network behind us, that lead is only going to grow. We're setting a blazing fast trail and, with our retail partners, will compete aggressively with our '$40, period' rate plan to win over consumers one-by-one."-Tom Keys, COO, MetroPCS

source: MetroPCS

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 16:14 2

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Tmobile has the plans down, now they just need the network to back it up (Their coverage outside of cities is pretty crappy).

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 18:52 1

2. stealthd (Posts: 973; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)

Now if they could just double T-Mobile's coverage.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 00:46 1

3. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

tmobile is like cricket coverage wise but tmobile is wayyyy better in every way....yes they really need to expand the network they have and start with all the big cities..they do that i bet they would have TONS of new customers!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 03:11 2

5. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)

I have their $70 unlimited plan and their data usage tab says I have 9.7TB of data before thorttling.

Even if I tried I couldn't use 9.7TB in 31 days.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:40 1

6. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

9.7TB!!!!!!????? ....theres no way any user will hit this mark in 31 days...

my self has 2-3TB of data on my WD hard drive and that took me around 3 years to collect

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 02:51 1

4. MartianMe (unregistered)

Smart move !!! but now please stay independent don't sell out to any one ....we need you.

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