MetroPCS
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MetroPCS Cell Phone Plans

Provider
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Text
Data
Price
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MetroPCS 30

Network Used: T-Mobile

Unlimited
Unlimited
2 GB
$30
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MetroPCS 40

Network Used: T-Mobile

Unlimited
Unlimited
5 GB
$40
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MetroPCS 50

Network Used: T-Mobile

Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$50
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MetroPCS Unlimited

Network Used: T-Mobile

Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited GB
$60
   

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Things To Know About MetroPCS

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 1)source.

General Wireless INC changed its name to MetroPCS INC in 1999 2)Bloomberg and the company provided cellular service as a CDMA network.

In 2007 MetroPCS became a publicly traded company when it launched its IPO. 3)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 4)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 MVNO that is still owned by T-Mobile.

MetroPCS cell phone plans can be purchased online through MetroPCS and are available from various brick and mortar retail stores. Network speeds are equivalent to T-Mobile’s.

Supported Phones

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.

Customer Support

MetroPCS offers customer support in it’s retail stores, and over the phone.  Phone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Fine Print/Sources   [ + ]

1. source
2. Bloomberg
3. Reuters
4. Gigaom

Company Highlights

Logo:
MetroPCS Logo
Year Founded: 1994
Networks Used: T-Mobile
Support For BYOD: Yes
Sells Phones: Yes
All Taxes And Fees Included In Price? Yes

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

MetroPCS Unlock Policy

MetroPCS will unlock your MetroPCS purchased phone, as long as it been used on the network for at least 6 months.


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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,… Read more »