MetroPCS adds Music Unlimited and Data Maximizer for unlimited music streaming and 3X the video

MetroPCS adds Music Unlimited and Data Maximizer for unlimited music streaming and 3X the video
Yesterday, MetroPCS announced a trio of updates that cover some of its pre-paid packages. First, the T-Mobile owned carrier added 1GB of high-speed data to its most popular plans. Additionally, 2GB of data has been added to its Mobile Hotspot tethering, bringing the monthly data cap to 8GB from 6GB.

The pre-paid carrier also added Music Unlimited. Similar to T-Mobile's Music Freedom, this gives MetroPCS customers paying for 3GB of data or more, the ability to stream music from 33 streaming apps, without it counting against the amount of high-speed data purchased. And with Data Maximizer, video is streamed to customers at DVD quality (480p) allowing users to triple the amount of video they can view with the same amount of data. Simply put, instead of getting video streamed at 1080p, the resolution of the video streamed is lowered. This means less data is consumed when watching streamed video. MetroPCS customers do have the ability to turn this feature off.

The new rates for MetroPCS' family plans (two lines or more) start at $25 a month for unlimited talk and text, unlimited data (1GB at 4G LTE speed for each line), and Data Maximizer. For $35 monthly, the 4G LTE allowance for each line is raised to 3GB, and you get both Music Unlimited and Data Maximizer. At $45 a month, the 4G LTE cap is increased to 5GB, with Music Unlimited and Data Maximizer included. And the top family plan, $55 monthly, gives you unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data, 8GB of mobile Hotspot tethering, and both Music Unlimited and Data Maximizer. Single plans are $5 more for each tier, monthly.

The new plans and features begin on Thursday, November 19th.

source: T-Mobile



3. starjammer

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

While I like what they're trying to do, I'll stick with the $60 unlimited plan. I rather watch Netflix and YouTube in 1080p

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

480p? It'll make my fancy QHD screens look like garbage (and no, resolution upscaling does not cpmpensiate for it) However, for saving data and a few bucks, yeah why not!

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You can always save the hi-def content for when you are on wifi. Also, unlimited music streaming is pretty big if you ask me.

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