MetroPCS hikes the amount of data on two of its plans by 500MB

MetroPCS hikes the amount of data on two of its plans by 500MB
Competition in the pre-paid market is heating up. On Tuesday, Boost Mobile doubled the amount of high-speed data it offers, for those signing up with the mobile operator through November 3rd. Today, MetroPCS added 500MB of data to a pair of its plans. For example, subscribers who pay $40 a month (after taxes and fees) for unlimited talk, text and 500MB of data, will now have 1GB of data to consume each month. MetroPCS customers paying $50 a month for unlimited talk, text and 2.5GB of data, will now have 3GB of the sweet stuff to use each month. The carrier will apply the changes automatically, and customers don't have to do anything to receive the extra data.

Additionally, MetroPCS has expanded to ten additional regions. New locations can be found in Chattanooga, TN; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN; Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA; Richmond-Petersburg, VA; Salt Lake City, UT; St. Louis, MO;
and Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA.


The prepaid carrier has.thrived under the ownership of T-Mobile. In the last 18 months, MetroPCS has gone from 6000 points of sale in 15 metro areas, to 11,000 points of sale in 55 metro markets.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidCentral

FEATURED VIDEO

6 Comments

1. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

What of GoSmart, another cheap offering by TMUS? Here's how they seem to me to rank: - T-Mobile is the full-service, full-speed brand - MetroPCS is the cheap service, full-speed brand - GoSmart is the cheap service, 3G-speed brand On the other side of the GSM hand, here's how the ATT brands seem to me to rank: - AT&T is the full-service, full-speed brand - Cricket is the cheap service, 3G-speed brand Price-wise, they rank thusly: - AT&T - T-mobile - MetroPCS - Cricket - GoSmart I am tempted at leaving T-mobile for GoSmart. However, for a bit more, Cricket, with the wider coverage, is a better deal. I doubt that upgrading the network to almost completely 4G is going to make TMUS coverage equivalent to ATT. So, even then Cricket might be a better deal. But what of roaming by the cheaper brands? Am I missing something from this picture?

2. Itoldyouso

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Boost also just upped their plans to double each and also dropped each plan by $5. 35- 1gb high speed data 45- 5gb high speed data 55 10gb high speed data. cheaper and more data.

3. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Boost, cricket, metropcs etc dont have LTE ever. just 4g/3g. Might aswell pay 10$ more for 4glte tmus

4. andynaija

Posts: 1256; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

You obviously don't know what your talking about because MetroPCS does have 3G/4G, and LTE as I am a LTE customer on their network, and I can speak for myself on that. I'm sure that Boost Mobile and Cricket have LTE coverage on their networks as well.

5. khul00

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Yeah your full of crap. They do get lte.

6. SickRick

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

I've gotten at least a 10Mbit download on MetroPCS.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.