MetroPCS has updated its $25/month Unlimited Talk and Text plan terms to allow the use of two new feature phones which run on the T-Mobile GSM network. Previously only phones that used the old MetroPCS CDMA network were allowed with this plan.
The new phones are the:
- Alcatel 668, a $49.99 flip phone with a 2.4" 240x320px screen, 2MP camera with video capture, FM radio and MP3 player.
- Samsung Freeform M, a $59.99 BlackBerry style QWERTY with 2.4" 320x240px screen, 2MP camera with video capture, MP3 player, email client, 3G and WiFi.
The $25 plan includes unlimited voice minutes and SMS messages. MMS picture messaging and data are not included. MMS is a available as a $5/month add-on but data is off limits.
The $25 plan only available to new customers and at MetroPCS stores, not online. There is a $10 "promotional" fee to activate and the customer must buy a new MetroPCS feature phone.
Update: a reader pointed out that there's a $30 instant rebate offer on the Alcatel 668 and another offer that lets you buy two Samsung Freeform M's for $50. Both offers are good until Sept 30 and require a new activation and are only available in the following markets:
Austin, Baltimore/Washington D.C, Birmingham, Cleveland/Akron, Corpus Christi, Fresno, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, Rio Grande Valley/Laredo, San Antonio, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Tallahassee, and Toledo/Sandusky.
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