MetroPCS tempts switchers with 1GB of free LTE data, free Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

MetroPCS, T-Mobile's prepaid subsidiary, recently launched a campaign that attempts to encourage mobile subscribers to ditch their current carrier in its favor. To accomplish this, MetroPCS offers to add more data and will even give away a free LTE-enabled smartphone to carrier switchers.

Port your number from another carrier in the US anytime between now and the end of September, and MetroPCS will add a GB of data for free. This applies to the $40 plan as well as the $50 plan, and with the free GB of data, the new quotas are 2GB and 4GB of data at LTE speeds, respectively. The 1GB of free data will continue to be offered each month, as long as you remain a MetroPCS subscriber.

Furthermore, customers who will switch camps to MetroPCS will be able to get the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Core Prime for free. Alternatively, MetroPCS will offer you a $50 rebate on any of its other smartphones. The offer is only available in stores, but you can head on to the source link below and find a MetroPCS store near you.

The unlocked version of the Galaxy Core Prime can be bought for about $171 on Amazon, meaning that this is a pretty nice deal if you're in the market for an entry-level LTE-capable handset. 

The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime comes with a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of microSD-expandable internal storage, and a 2000mAh battery. Granted, the specs won't blow anyone away, but this is a free smartphone we're talking about.

source: MetroPCS via Phone Scoop



1. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Note that this offer doesn't extend to people on another T-mo MVNO like Family Mobile.

3. marcusxv

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 20, 2015

what about if you were on tmobile ???

4. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Then you don't get the port-in offers.

2. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The $40 and $50 plans already have 2GB and 4GB of data. The MetroPCS webpage is not helpful, but I guess that this option would add an extra 1GB to these plans, making them 3GB and 5GB of data, yes?

5. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015


6. esanto

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

I have 2 metro phones lg stylos I have had them less than a month with the 40.00 plans on 2 phones it is 70.00 a month . with 2g data. how can I get the extra 1 gig on these phones.? or can I? any help I would be grateful thanks

7. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Well it sounds like you either just joined MetroPCS, or you were already with them, but this deal is specifically for NEW customers who are switching to MetroPCS from another carrier other than T-Mobile e.g. Sprint, AT&T, U.S. Cellular, etc.

8. jdubtrye

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 08, 2012

"Alternatively, MetroPCS will offer you a $50 rebate on any of its other smartphones. " what is your source for that? This is because the $30 plan only allowed the galaxy life and LG Leon. You can't get the free phone and put it on the $30 plan if the only free phone is the prime. of course you would be giving up the bonus data but if one gigabyte is all you need why pay for more?

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