MetroPCS announces "the biggest offer in Sprint's history"

MetroPCS announces
It's easy to remember who owns MetroPCS when you read about the pre-paid carrier's latest promotion. Taking the mickey out of Sprint and its "Biggest Deal in US Wireless History," starting tomorrow Sprint customers can switch to MetroPCS and save 22% to as much as 50% off Sprint's Family Share Pack pricing. And that pricing will stay in force even when MetroPCS stops offering this deal.

The promotion will give those saying "buh bye" to Sprint, two lines each with 2GB of 4G LTE data for $50 a month. That price includes taxes, fees and the usual mish mash that is thrown in. The plan comes with unlimited talk and text, and of course all of this is carried over T-Mobile's high-speed 4G LTE network.

As they say in those late night infomercials, "Wait. There's more." Port over your current Sprint number when you make the switch, and you will receive a free Samsung, LG or Kyocera 4G LTE handset with a value of $50 for each line switched. The handsets included in the offer include the LG Leon, Kyocera Hydro Wave, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, and the LG K7. Or, you can use the $50 rebate toward any phone sold by the carrier.

In addition to Sprint, the deal is good for those moving from Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile (Sprint's pre-paid units) to MetroPCS. According to today's press release, as nearly 5000 customers a day switched to MetroPCS from the Sprint network during the previous quarter. Those taking advantage of the new promotion will be able to use Music Unlimited, the plan that allows subscribers to listen to streamed music from over 40 providers without using any of their precious high-speed data allowance. Those switching will also be able to avail themselves of  Data Maximizer. This is the feature that optimizes streamed video at 480p (DVD quality) allowing customers to watch 3 times the video using the same amount of data that they previously employed.


MetroPCS also has something for their existing customers so that they don't feel left out. Those currently on a $50 or $60 a month plan can add a new line with 5GB of 4G LTE data for just $30 a month. That is a $20 or 40% savings.

The promotion starts tomorrow, January 21st, at participating MetroPCS locations and will be offered for a limited time.


source: MetroPCS

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18 Comments

1. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

To bad metro and tmobile dont work around me

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

That's what I'm thinking also....

9. matistight

Posts: 975; Member since: May 13, 2009

but how does sprint work near you??? It's physically impossible

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

A LOT better than T-Mo does, but I stick with Verizon because I like for my cellphone to work. If T-Mo were feasible Id drop VZW like a bad habit and save the $$$ but their not

14. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I think matistight might be referring to the GN particles? They would probably interfere with the cellular reception.

18. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Actually Verizon's cellular network is the only network that is strong enough to cut through the GN practical interference. Had the AEU, Human Reform League or the Union been using Verizon's network they would have captured Celestial Being and our Gundams, but I guess that we were lucky that they chose to use T-Mobile so they could save the money...LOL...

3. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Metro works like crap in southern California.

4. fahadraj

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 20, 2016

I am using T-Mobile for last 13 years in Chicagoland area. I think just to add more customers T-Mobile's service has gone from bad to worst. Only Reason I am with Tmobile is for it's cheap and Unlimited Plans. I am waiting for AT&T or Verizon to offer cheap Unlimited plans. AT&T already offered an Unlimited plan but has a crazy requirement of Uverse or Direct TV.

6. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

At&t's unlimited is throttled after 22gb

8. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Throttled AT&T is still way better than regular T-Mobile or Metro PCS. (same thing)

5. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Its nice to see a price war between the wireless companies, this really benefits the consumer but with most of them doing away with phone subsidies I would have thought that you would see the same price war between phone manufacturers which obviously isn't going to happen anytime soon.

7. Mrmark

Posts: 383; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Lol since its Sprint do they buy out there own contract?

10. Eclectech

Posts: 346; Member since: May 01, 2013

Ummm MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile

13. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Did anyone deny that?

12. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

I've been using T-Mobile for years now. My Wife has been using Metro PCS for about as long. Never had a problem with data speeds. EVER. Used to live in BTC then NJ. Now we're out about 4 hours from Canada and both still have amazing service. Used to have Sprint and Verizon and couldn't even get a signal with either in Jersey City, the Bronx or Queens.

15. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Sniffing some serious glue to say that you could not get service in Bronx, or Queens. I live in the Bronx and I get service every where that I have been. My son living in Queens has no issues either. When they were rolling out service upgrades it got a lil touch and go for a bit a few years ago. My relative on Tmobile does not get service inside the house or on road trips that we take together. My uncle just switched from Tmobile to Verizon because he got terrible service, and when he traveled rarely got a signal...since he is getting older he felt if he got stuck with no service it would not be good for him. Go for Tmoble if you rarely travel, but every Where we travel with my family member we have to leave him one of our phones to make sure we can reach him when we go out and leave him at home in other states or cities. Metro PCS is just horrible period....go for it if you don't move from your hoe and get service. They are the worst of the worse period.

17. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

No glue sniffing. Just straight facts. I leave the glue sniffing to addicts like you. Places I was in with no service in NYC was 180th in the Bronx and Jamaica Queens. When I lived in Jersey City both Sprint and Verizon had poor coverage there as well. But not in all parts of Jersey City. Just because my experience was different than yours doesn't invalidate it. People like you think just because you like something or had a good experience with something that everyone should. That's retarded. Like I said, I'm four hours away from Canada now. No problems with T-Mobile or Metro PCS whatsoever. My co-workers with Sprint can't say the same though.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I'm not going to question you, maybe that is your experience. However, I travel to the city often and never experienced any problems when I had Verizon. Only reason I switched to Cricket, of course the price.

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