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Get $100 For Porting Your Number and Using your Own Phone on Metro PCS



MetroPCS has a couple of new promotions that can give customers migrating to MetroPCS GSM service a $100 rebate.

There are two promotions:

  • A $50 mail in rebate for porting a number to MetroPCS by Jan. 1, 2014. T-Mobile and T-Mobile MVNO numbers are not eligible, unfortunately.
  • A separate $50 mail in rebate for activating your own compatible GSM phone on MetroPCS by Jan. 15, 2014. To be eligible, the phone must never have been active on the T-Mobile network.
Both offers are for new activations only and require that MetroPCS service be kept active for at least 35 days. Customers who meet all requirements will receive their rebates in the form of a prepaid MasterCard within 12 weeks after their rebate form has been received and verified.

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  1. aww... it sucks... I'm Tmobile MVNO

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  2. We have time to port out of Tmobile MVNO or Tmobile, then port to MetroPCS.

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  3. I have a tmobile number that i ported out of tmobile like 6+ years ago to att and then later currently on Boost. Is this also ineligible?

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    1. I think you're OK as long as it wasn't on T-Mobile at the time of the port to Metro.

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  4. Does T-Mobile allow Metro customers access to it's LTE network and is it in NYC?

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    1. T-Mobile in the early stages of merging the MetroPCS & T-Mobile LTE networks. I don't think the integration has started yet in NYC.

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    2. From a Aug 9 Fierce Wireless article:
      "MetroPCS, which is now owned by T-Mobile US, has expanded its service to 15 additional markets. In addition, the company is able to offer customers access to T-Mobile's LTE network thanks to the deployment of a unified core network between the two offerings, giving customers nearly seven times the speed without customers having to upgrade their handsets. Plus, MetroPCS' service is now being sold by an additional 325 resellers."
      http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/t-mobile-fueling-metropcs-renaissance-will-att-do-same-leap/2013-08-09

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    3. An older article that explains how MetroPCS LTE phones can use the Tmobile LTE network until the two networks are merged:
      http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2410644,00.asp

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    4. Another good, older article that explains the Tmobile-MetroPCS tech migration and how it affects customers. Nice pictures, too:
      http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/137442-t-mobile-and-metropcs-a-match-in-lte-heaven

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  5. Does this means If the phone was used...on a tmobile mvno before it's not eligible? What does "never activated on tmobile network" means really for a gsm phone where you just move a sim from one device to another?

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    1. I agree that it doesn't make much sense but that's what the terms of the offer say.

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  6. is means phones ever "used" with tmobile mvno sims are excluded? What does "never activated on tmobile network" means for a gsm phone where you only move sim from one device into another. There's really no such thing as activation.

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    1. GSM carriers detect the IMEI when the phone connects to their network. Whether and for how long each carrier stores this info, only they and the intel agencies know for sure. They have caught terrorists by tracking the approximate location of IMEI.

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  7. The fine print in the BYOD terms also exclude the Tmobile iPhone 5. You cannot buy an unlocked Tmobile iPhone, activate it with a SIM at a MetroPCS store and collect the rebate. You could activate a SIM in an older iPhone, collect the rebate and then put the (cut or replaced) SIM in a Tmobile iPhone 5 to get LTE, I believe.

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    1. The terms include ALL T-Mobile phones, not just the iPhone.

      You might need to use the non-T-Mobile SIM until you got the rebate before switching the SIM to a T-Mobile SIM as operators can detect which phone your are using.

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    2. Right.
      >MetroPCS SIM in my older, AT&T iPhone until I collect the rebate.
      >Then cut and switch the MetroPCS SIM to an iPhone 5.
      >Enjoy Tmobile LTE and HSPA+ service.

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  8. And the cheapos are already looking for a way to scheme.

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    1. We're all cheapos on this bus. Are you lost? ;-)

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  9. I have a Tmobile phone - I bought it and used it for foreign travel, but never activated it on Tmobile network got an unlock code on internet.). I read the fine print, should be OK, but I bet they may see it differently.

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  10. HoFo Id: Grateful4adviceSeptember 8, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    Does anyone have experience with Metro paying / not paying rebates?

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