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MetroPCS offers unlimited 4G LTE for $50 a month; Samsung Galaxy Light just $49

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MetroPCS offers unlimited 4G LTE for $50 a month; Samsung Galaxy Light just $49
T-Mobile CEO John Legere and crew have been working on some deals for the carrier's MetroPCS pre-paid subsidiary, and are now offering unlimited 4G LTE service for $50 a month if you sign up before April 5th. You need to be toting a MetroPCS LTE enabled handset to be eligible for the deal. MetroPCS is making it easier to obtain the latter by offering the Samsung Galaxy Light for only $49, and the LG Optimus F60 for just $59. This pricing is good for new customers or those upgrading their handsets before April 5th.

The Samsung Galaxy Light has a 4-inch, 480 x 800 resolution display and is powered by a quad-core processor. It features 1GB of RAM inside and a 5MP rear camera with a .3MP snapper upfront. 8GB of native storage is available. The LG Optimus F60 has a slightly larger 4.5-inch glass with the same 480 x 800 resolution. Also powered by a quad-core CPU with 1GB of RAM inside, this unit has back and front-facing cameras weighing in at 5MP and .3MP respectively. 4GB of usable storage can be expanded using the microSD slot.

MetroPCS customers can choose from three tiers of service for their smartphones, all coming with unlimited talk and text. Starting today, MetroPCS is tossing in a free GB of data for all those with a 4G LTE data bucket. With that in mind, for a monthly payment of $40, you now receive 2GB of high-speed data (at up to 4G LTE speeds). $50 a month will give you 4GB of data (at up to 4G LTE speeds), and $60 will buy you unlimited talk, text and data. As we previously mentioned, sign up by April 5th for the $60 tier with a MetroPCS 4G LTE handset, and you will pay just $50 a month for unlimited service.

"MetroPCS has a solid track record of giving customers the best value in prepaid wireless and schooling the competition at the same time. MetroPCS is at it again today with 4G LTE Unlimited for just $50 bucks, the best value anywhere!"-John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile

source: T-Mobile

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 09:36 5

1. DurTeeDee (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


that is how you use an MVNO, Metro has now got the best deal out there 50 bucks for true unlimited that is CRAZY!!!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:14

7. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


im doing it today!!!!
only thin is i have an At&t sammy Galaxy S3 i wish to bring over to metro.
think ill still get the deal??

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 04:18

11. andynaija (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I believe you can just make sure your GS3 is unlocked and compatible with MetroPCS/T-Mobile LTE and GSM network bands.

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 14:41 1

12. wiggy237 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jan 2015)


Will only work with MetroPCS 4G LTE devices. Bringing your own phone/device will not work with the $50 unlimited data promotion.

Source: I am a MetroPCS store manager

posted on 06 Feb 2015, 14:14

15. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Can I buy a $50 branded phone, toss it in a drawer, put the SIM card in my Nexus and enjoy unlimited data for just $50?

posted on 07 Feb 2015, 08:14 1

16. wiggy237 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jan 2015)


Unfortunately not. That would be awesome though. Reason why is because Metro isn't like T-Mobile and AT&T where they mainly rely on the sim card for all services. In Metro your phone's IMEI has to be paired with the SIM card in order for services to function normally. Even if you buy a cheap Metro 4G LTE device with the $50 unlimited and then try switching to the Nexus in your case, we would have to update your account with your Nexus' IMEI and thus you would not qualify for the $50 unlimited 4G LTE promo plan

posted on 07 Feb 2015, 14:49

17. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Thanks for your help.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:20 1

2. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Good price for the phone. I have the T-Mobile one, and it's definitely a love/hate relationship. For having a quad-core 1.4GHz, it's absurdly sluggish when loading apps. I can cold-load Facebook faster on my Nexus 4 than I can load it on the Galaxy Light with it still resident in memory. Cold-loading FB on the Light seriously takes 20+ seconds. Fast LTE speeds don't mean much if the processor takes forever to render graphics and images. I use mine mainly as an internet mule at home, and a back-up to the pathetic battery on my Nexus 4 at work.

Can't go wrong for only $50 though. Even if you've got a much better phone through MetroPCS, it wouldn't be a bad idea to grab one of these as a back-up.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:31 1

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Can't expect much for $49...

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:47 1

5. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


It was $240 a year ago. I got mine in April off eBay for $110 as it was all I could afford at the time, and I still consider it money well spent.

Obviously, you can't expect too much for what you pay for, but it has 4G LTE, 8gb built-in, microSD card slot (up to 64gb), 5mp autofocus camera with flash, replaceable battery, etc. You'd have to spend at least 3X that much on a Moto G LTE or Galaxy Avant to do better.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:16

8. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


n all that STILL makes it better than the iphone!!!!!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:17

9. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


true..

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 11:33 1

4. defcon888 (Posts: 39; Member since: 03 Nov 2014)


I had Metro for a few years 11 years ago....I moved to Verizon because the Metro service was horrible. I guess it is better now that they are part of T-Mo which is my new carrier....loveing them!

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:11

6. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Straight Talk is $45 for completely unlimited. Plus you can bring your own device so Nexus 6 or OnePlus vs some cheap piece of crap.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:18 1

10. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


is it better tho? i thought data was unlimited, but u only got like 3 gigs of LTE service, then got kicked down to 3G or 2G speed

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 14:44

13. wiggy237 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jan 2015)


Straight talk throttles your data after a certain amount. MetroPCS is UNLIMITED with no data throttling if on the promotional $50 unlimited data plan going on now or the standard $60 unlimited data plan (for those wondering, if you have a $60 unlimited data plan on a 4G LTE devices, yes you can switch it to the promotional $50 unlimited data plan.

Source: I am a MetroPCS store manager

posted on 24 Jan 2015, 00:46

14. andynaija (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


MetroPCS just keeps getting better and better, my family has been with Metro since 2008 and it's nice to see how they've developed into the network that they are today. Great job Metro!

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