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Metro By T-Mobile In 2020: What You Need To Know

In this guide, I will explain everything you need to know about MetroPCS before you subscribe. I want you to learn the ins and outs of MetroPCS so that you can make an informed decision on if this is the best place for you to spend your hard earned cash.

MetroPCS Deals


Metro $200 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard Offer And $40 Unlimited Plan

Metro $200 BYOD Credit

Bring your own phone to Metro and get a $200 virtual Visa prepaid card. Bonus, bring your phone to Metro and get a $40 unlimited plan.

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Metro By T-Mobile 4 Lines $100

Get 4 unlimited LTE data lines for $120



Here’s Everything You Should Know Before Subscribing


MetroPCS At A Glance

Logo:
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Year Founded: 1994
Networks Used: T-Mobile
LTE Bands Used: 2, 4, 5, 12, 66, 71,
Support For BYOD: Yes
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? Yes
Online Payment Options: Credit Cards, Debit Cards

Overview

MetroPCS originally launched in 1994 as General Wireless INC, which was a company whose purpose was to bid on, and acquire and operate broadband PCS licenses ((source)).

General Wireless INC changed its name to MetroPCS INC in 1999 ((Bloomberg)) and the company provided cellular service as a CDMA network.

In 2007 MetroPCS became a publicly traded company when it launched its IPO. ((Reuters))

In 2010 MetroPCS made history by becoming the first carrier in the USA to offer service on an LTE network with an LTE handset ((Gigaom)).

Shortly thereafter, in 2012, the company reached a deal with T-Mobile to merge to help T-Mobile better compete with other national providers.  In 2015 MetroPCS’s legacy CDMA network was fully shutdown and replaced by T-Mobile’s LTE network.  Today MetroPCS operates as a no contract prepaid provider that is still owned by T-Mobile.

In October of 2018 MetroPCS was rebranded to Metro By T-Mobile.  Also in October, the company became the first prepaid brand to commit to launching 5G wireless service.

Network speeds are equivalent to T-Mobile’s.


A Summary Of MetroPCS Phone Plans

No Credit Check Single Line Monthly Prepaid Plans

Talk
Text
Data
Price
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Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$30

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 30
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$40

Network Used: T-Mobile


Metro By T-Mobile Switcher Unlimited
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Unlimited
Unlimited
10 GB
$40

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 40
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$50

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 50
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$60

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS Unlimited
   

No Credit Prepaid Plans With Family Discounts


Talk
Text
Data
Price 2-Lines
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Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$50

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 30
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Unlimited
Unlimited
10 GB
$70

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 40
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$80

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 50
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$90

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS Unlimited
   
Talk
Text
Data
Price 3-Lines
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Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$75

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 30
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Unlimited
Unlimited
10 GB
$100

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 40
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$110

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 50
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$120

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS Unlimited
   
Talk
Text
Data
Price 4-Lines
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Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$100

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 30
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Unlimited
Unlimited
10 GB
$130

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 40
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$140

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 50
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$150

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS Unlimited
   
Talk
Text
Data
Price 5-Lines
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Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$125

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 30
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Unlimited
Unlimited
10 GB
$160

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 40
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$170

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS 50
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Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$180

Network Used: T-Mobile


MetroPCS Unlimited
   

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Supported Phones And BYOD Devices

The company sells and supports a variety of phones from high end iPhone’s and Samsung Galaxy devices to budget offerings from many of the top brands. Customers can bring their own phones to the network as long as they are compatible with T-Mobile and are out of contract, paid off in full and not reported lost or stolen.  A majority of phones that work with AT&T will also work as long as the phone has been unlocked.  Universally unlocked phones from manufacturer’s such as Motorola and Samsung are also compatible.

Where To Buy Service Plans And SIM Cards

Metro By T-Mobile cell phone plans and SIM cards can be purchased online directly through Metro By T-Mobile, from independent dealers and are available from various brick and mortar retail stores.


Customer Support

Metro By T-Mobile offers customer support in it’s retail stores, and over the phone.  Phone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact Information

Website:
Phone Number: 1-888-863-8768
Address/Headquarters:

2250 Lakeside Blvd
Richardson, TX 75082
United States


Social Media Accounts
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Phone Unlock Policy

Metro By T-Mobile will unlock your Metro By T-Mobile purchased phone, as long as it been used on the network for at least 6 months.




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Fred Garner

Beware of Metro PCS. After 18 months with Metro PCS, I just ditched them for another MVNO. Metro PCS claims to offer no-contract, prepaid service. However, Metro PCS will lock you into a due date, and you are bound to it. Let’s say one pays for the $30/month service, and the date is January 1st. That person has a reasonable (and I’m pretty sure a legal one) expectation that Metro PCS will provide 30 days of service. After all, said person just shelled out $30 to Metro PCS for the advertised month of service. Now when February 1st rolls around, said person doesn’t pay for another month, yet. (It’s easy enough to do, especially if one rarely makes/receives calls, but rather mostly uses WiFi, which facilitates email, internet access, and messaging/calls via various apps). Then on February 5th,said person makes a $30 payment on Metro PCS website. And so, one would expect 30 days of service, and the next payment (to “Avoid service interruption”) would be on March 5th. Because, after all, there is no contract. And this was the case with 2 previous MVNOs, both of which provided 30 days of service and then just adjusted the date for next payment. But NOT Metro PCS. Your payment will not result in 30 days of service. Metro PCS expects payment on the “Due date” and as such, even though one has paid for 30 days service, Metro PCS will only provide service from February 5th to March 1st. For me, it’s not about money, it’s the principal. What Metro PCS does is not legal. I’ve read comments posted by Metro PCS customers on other websites, (e.g. consumer affairs, ripoff report, BBB) that have posted the same complaint. Also, it’s near impossible to speak with a customer service person. The automated phone system is setup to make it very difficult to speak with a person. I had to look up Metro PCS corporate information, and call numbers in the directory until i was able to speak with a person. I DO NOT recommend metro PCS!