MetroPCS is now Metro by T-Mobile; adds Amazon Prime and Google One to data plans

MetroPCS is now Metro by T-Mobile; adds Amazon Prime and Google One to data plans
Just over five years ago, T-Mobile and MetroPCS merged together. Since then, the pre-paid carrier has more than doubled its customer base. Despite this, T-Mobile CEO John Legere still believes that the perception of consumers is that of a subpar service. Because of this, the number three carrier has announced that it will be rebranding its pre-paid business and updating its plans in the process.

Moving forward, the MetroPCS name will cease to exist and, in its place, will be the new Metro by T-Mobile branding. This is designed to emphasize the fact that Metro customers have access to the exact same network as T-Mobile ones. In regards to the plans, Metro will be introducing a new data plan that kicks off at $50 for one line and increases to $140 for four lines. This will include unlimited data and 5GB of tethered data for tablets or laptops. Additionally, it will include free Google One storage. Alongside this plan, a slightly more expensive one that starts at $60 per month for one line and $150 for four also offers unlimited data and Google One. However, it ups the tethered data limit to 15GB and also throws in a free Amazon Prime subscription on top.

These two new plans will replace Metro’s current $50 and $60 offerings and will be accompanied by some updates to the cheaper plans. Specifically, the existing $40 plan will now offer 10GB of data instead of five. Also, it’s understood that some updates to the $30 offering will be made too, although what this entails is yet to be specified.

The new Metro by T-Mobile branding and updated data plans will enter into effect starting October. Thus, those interested in the new offerings will have to wait a week. When it comes to existing customers, these will automatically receive the new perks without needing to make any changes.


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8 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

So as a MetroPCS user I would say at $140 for four lines it is not worth it with how bad the store experience is. If I have to pay $140 for 4 lines I'm going to switch back to T-Mobile proper.

2. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

It would seem this is the idea. While John has pledged to keep the mobile carriers in place. I doubt that and think he will eventually merge all pre-paid on the metro by T-mobile branding.

3. libra89

Posts: 2208; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This doesn't sound bad at all for a individual plan.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2248; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

What about the 4 lines of unlimited for $100? What’s going to happen to that plan?

5. OneLove123

Posts: 745; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Grandfathered should be safe.

7. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

I just called in to our local store. I didn't realize the 4 for $100 or 5 for $125 plan was an expired promotion. I hadn't done the math on the new plan pricing. It's $50 for the first unlimited line and $30 per additional unlimited line. So it's already at 4 lines for $140. If at any time I lose my promotional pricing I'm going to switch to T-Mobile postpaid. At my work with their corporate discount it's $140 for 4 lines.

6. kevin1498

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

This sounds like a good deal for me, I wonder if AT&T will respond by changing their Cricket wireless service any?

8. haydenb

Posts: 117; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I wish they would up the $30 month plan to 3gb instead of 2 like it is now because i used just a hair over 2gb last month

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